Category Archives: photography

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have not only animals, but one of my favorite natural phenomena, the aurora borealis.  The first set of photos was taken by reader Roel Wijtmans: I send you some wildlife photographs that I took while hiking in northern Norway and Sweden last August and September. The first one is one of my favorite animals, […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

First, remember to send in (today!) photos of your pets eating Thanksgiving leftovers. As a one-time offer, you can send animals other than cats—even d*gs. (Do not think for a moment, though, that I’m softening on canids.) Back to business: we have some nice photos of molluscs and arthropods from a new contributor, Jonathan Wallace: […]

Readers’ wildlife photos: Happy Thanksgiving!

Apropos the holiday, we have just one species to show, America’s wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo). Happily, these turkeys won’t be eaten, for they’re wild and were photographed by readers. First, we have three photos by reader Al Blazo, who is surrounded by the birds: My wife and I live in an urban area of NE Ohio, […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Robin Elisabeth Cornwell sends what she calls “deer porn,” showing the 14-point mule deer stag (Odocoileus hemionus) enjoying what his big antlers have gained him. Checking out the female’s reproductive status: Making the Big Decision: Making fawns! The gestation period for this species is a little under 7 months. Other does watch, and they, too, may […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Keep ‘em coming in, folks: I’m not happy without a good cushion of photographs on my laptop.  Today we have a selection of “backyard wildlife,” reminding us that we too often neglect the beautiful animals that surround us, with custom having staled their infinite variety. So here are some animals you can find in U.S. towns. […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Marooned in the wilds of rural Canada, reader Diana MacPherson nevertheless takes great wildlife photos of the creatures in her yard.  Here are a sparrow (Passer domesticus) and some chipmunks (Tamias striatus). Sadly, I’ve lost the notes, and am no good at anthropomorphizing, but remember that the sparrow displaced the chipmunk from its seeds. I remember Diana said […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Tim Anderson sends two bird pictures from Tumut, New South Wales, Australia. The first bird is a New Holland Honeyeater (Phylidonyris novaehollandiae) of the race longirostris on account of his elegant bill. The species is fairly common throughout southern coastal Australia. He also plays centre-back for the Geordies. [JAC: This is cryptic to me!] […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

First I have two photos from the reader known as “the shorteared owl,” but sadly I’ve lost the IDs and notes. But readers (or the photographer) can help identify these lepidopterans: Two birds from Stephen Barnard in Idaho: Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) with landing gear retracted. I was photographing some mallards when he flew over […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Posting may be light today as I’m going to the Indian Consulate for my visa, an experience akin to entering a rugby scrum. As Captain Oates purportedly said, “I may be some time.” In the meantime, have a gander at these Arctic photos from reader Bob Johnson, who adds: All these photographs where taken by me […]

BBC shows winners of photography contest for osculating faith

UPDATE AND CORRECTION: The contest wasn’t held by the BBC, but by a pro-religion organization called Faith Through A Lens.  I erroneously assumed the BBC held the contest as I missed the link at the very bottom of the post. Rather than hosting the competition, the BBC simply presented the results as heartening news.  I’ve changed […]

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