I have only about five days’ worth of readers’ photos in the tank, so do send me your good wildlife pics!
Reader Rob Bate sent two pictures of an Antarctic fur seal (Arctocephalus gazella)and a gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua), and I’ve recovered his notes, which he kindly re-sent. His trip to the polar regions, which was just last month, is diagrammed below:
The daddy Fur Seal was at a colony at Salisbury Plain on the eastern shore of South Georgia Island. He was beaming because his mate had just given birth.
The Gentoo Penguin was coming out of the water to join the rest of his colony mates at Brown Bluff on the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula.
A dragonfly from Kevin:
This is type of dragonfly we see quite a lot (also in red) – I would appreciate an identification because all the blue Hawkers look alike to me.
And here are some pelicans resting and in flight from reader Esther Mandeno. Her notes:
My husband and I were kayaking Elkhorn Slough near Monterey, California. The pelicans were everywhere, as were the kayakers. Every now and then, the two clashed and the pelicans would take flight, but would settle down only a few feet away.