Category Archives: photography

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Dorsa Amir is a second-year Ph.D. student in Biological Anthropology at Yale University, and has a website. She sent us some photos of primates, along with captions. I didn’t know that there were macaques in Morocco, but Wikipedia tells the tale: The Barbary macaque (Macaca sylvanus), Barbary ape, or magot is a species of macaque unique for its […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Jacques Hausser from Switzerland (he’s an emeritus professor of ecology and evolution at the University of Lausanne) had a trip to the Arctic and sent many photos of birds and terrestrial mammals (you can guess which one). I had the opportunity to visit Svalbard (Spitzbergen) this summer – a fantastic trip – and I’ll […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Nature red in tooth and claw, from reader Peter Nothnagle: Herewith attached, for your possible inclusion among the readers’  wildlife photos, a juvenile Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) dining on an unfortunate sparrow (Passer domesticus), observed by its sibling and an incredulous bunny (Sylvilagus floridanus). Reader Tony Eales has some photos from Oz: I’ve just came back from […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

We have bald eagles today from two readers. Reader Glenn Butler has banded eaglets! Here are his photos and a report. Here are some eaglets (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) being banded at Norfolk Botanical Garden in Virginia. I was lucky enough to give them a ride to and from their nest. Diana MacPherson may think they look like grumpy […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

I think you guys are getting spoiled with all these high-class photos every day. Perhaps you’re getting jaded? There are several unknown species to identify in the series of photos below. First, from reader Michael Day: I’ve attached some pictures I thought you might enjoy. The “main” picture in this set is of a caterpillar–I believe […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Let’s start off with a lovely Idaho landscape by reader Stephen Barnard, which he labeled, “My Maxfield Parrish impression.” And sure enough, it is (Parrish is one of my favorite popular illustrators.) He labeled it an “HDR” landscape, and when I asked what that was, he replied, “It’s three shots on a tripod at +/- […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader John Pears sent several bird photos and an explanation: A recent trip to the Chilterns in Buckinghamshire gave me an opportunity to photograph Red Kite (Milvus milvus) which are a terrific conservation success story. Here is an extract from the UK’s RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) website which tells the story better than […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Jacques Hausser, a professor of ecology and evolution at the University of Lausanne, sent some bizarre caterpillars (fake one: they aren’t lepidopteran larvae but the larvae of hymenopterans) doing some coordinated nomming: Last monday I met these false caterpillars eating poplar leaves. They are the larvae of Craesus septentrionalis, the birch sawfly, a remote […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Well, I’ll be! Pelicans in Iowa! Reader Peter Nothnagle sends the details: I joined some friends this past Sunday, September 21, for a late-season boat ride around Coralville Lake in eastern Iowa.  There were countless gulls, cormorants, herons, egrets, and especially, pelicans (Pelecanus erythrorhynchus) to be seen. The pelicans had an interesting feeding strategy.  They would cruise along together, […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Rick Wayne sent some photos of a hawk couple raising their brood as well a passel of urban foxes (i.e., Honorary Cats™), all from Wisconsin. I’ll show the foxes today. His notes: One of the difficulties with the memory card is that it was also crammed with stills and video of our campus fox […]

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