Category Archives: photography

Readers’ wildlife photos

[JAC: This edition was written and produced by Matthew Cobb] These were taken by Kate Morgan of St Andrews University in Scotland, who is doing postdoctoral research into nest-building by birds. Once long ago, she was Matthew Cobb’s student at the University of Manchester. Her photos show the brown or European hare, Lepus europaeus. Kate […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

These come from reader Mark Richardson, who adds this (click photos to enlarge, they’re really nice when big): All the photos were taken around my house (in Washington state) with a Nikon D2Xs and a 200mm f/4 micro lens. This is probably my favorite lens, but it requires a tripod so sometimes taking shots of […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

We have photos from four readers today, including me. The first is from regular Diana MacPherson, who’s photographing the young Eastern chipmunks (Tamias striatus) that frequent her yard. She sent a series of three photos of a juvenile nomming a seed. As always, Diana is concerned about the animal’s facial expression and what emotions it conveys: […]

Chicago: four moods and Chinese food

Here are four photos of downtown Chicago I’ve taken from my crib over the last two weeks. The weather has been variable, and I’ve taken them in storm, sun, sunrise, and sunset. Storm coming: After-storm fog; Lake Michigan is still cold from winter, causing fog when the air is warm. Sunrise yesterday: Sunrise this morning: […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Stephen Barnard sent some bird photos from Idaho.  First a kildeer (Charadrius vociferus). Click to enlarge. His notes about the next two pics: Mallards (Anas platyrhynchos) and a Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) . I’m surprised the mallard hen let the chicks get so close to the heron. They’re vicious and would eat a duckling like a snack.

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Tony Eales from Brisbane, Oz, sent three pictures. Every bird here is new to me: A Blue-Faced Honeyeater (Entomyzon cyanotis) kissing its reflection. One of my hands down favourite birds: Red Tailed Black Cockatoos (Calyptorhynchus banksii banksii) which spend hours deftly picking out dust-sized seeds from gum nuts, in this case Corymbia torelliana which is a bit of […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Pete Moulton sends in two photos from Arizona (click to enlarge): We’re still waiting for the Pied-billed Grebes who own this pond at Papago Park in Phoenix to debut this year’s brood, so here are a couple of photos I took in the last ten days or so, just to amuse myself. The three […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Diana MacPherson sent a photo in an email headed “A female grosbeak with a strange look on her face.” See for yourself (click to enlarge). She added: I can’t quite articulate the look on this grosbeak’s face but it does seem almost forlorn. She sat there for a while nibbling seeds. I find grosbeaks to […]

Chicago: panorama and baseball

This panorama of Chicago (above us only sky) was taken with my iPhone, as I didn’t have my camera. I had no idea it could take fisheye-lens-like pictures. This was taken from Promontory Point, a bit of land that sticks out into the lake near my place, and it affords a great view of the city […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Reader Stephen Barnard sends two lovely photos of a great blue heron (Ardea herodias) from Idaho. Click to enlarge:  


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