Category Archives: astronomy

Readers’ wildlife photos

Once again I importune you to send in your wildlife photos, as I’m running a bit low and may ultimately have to suspend this feature.  Thanks! We have some diverse photos today. The first is from Gary Womble, who had an encounter of the Sandhill Crane kind: These two dinosaurs (Antigone canadensis) walked right up […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

We have contributions from two readers today. First, Tim Anderson of Oz sent some nice astronomy photos; his notes are indented: This is an image of the Helix Planetary Nebula taken on 5 September. Planetary nebulae have nothing to do with planets, early European astronomers thought they looked like planets and the name stuck, Rather, […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

We have some animals and some astronomy today. First, three photos from reader Tim Anderson of Australia, who appeared in “photos of readers” two days ago. His notes are indented: Last night [August 26] was an extraordinarly clear and still night here at the Manor to Which I Have Become Accustomed. I managed to get […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

I foolishly let my sink overflow (well, to be sure, a beaker fell into the drain and blocked it when I was running the water)*, so I must now clean up a big mess. But we have one good wildlife (or rather astronomy) photo today, from reader Tim Anderson in Oz. His notes are indented: […]

Reader’s wildlife photo

Remember that on this website, astronomy and nature photos count as “wildlife”. This is a photo from reader Tim Anderson in Australia, whose words are indented: This is a picture of the Trifid Nebula or NGC6514. Its name has nothing to do with the John Wyndham novel “Day of the Triffids”, but instead derives from […]

Readers’ wildlife photos and video

Today we have two disparate but engaging items: a photo and a video. The video (no ducks were harmed in this clip!) comes from our friend Tara Tanaka, whose note are indented (her Vimeo site is here, and her Flickr site is here). Be sure to enlarge the video before watching. (Tara promises more video of young […]

Reader’s wildlife photo

Well, it’s not really wildlife, but on this site astronomy photos fall under that rubric. Reader Tim Anderson from Australia sent us a nice galaxy pic. His notes (click photo to enlarge): The Southern Pinwheel Galaxy lies approximately 15 million light-years away in the constellation Hydra. It will be about 14.999 million years before I […]

Reader’s wildlife video and photo

Tara Tanaka (Vimeo site here, and Flickr site here) is back with a lovely video of inter-sibling rivalry between two Great Egret (Ardea alba) chicks. Her description of this avian Frog Fight is below. Six days after videoing three young Great Egrets in this nest, I returned to find only two. The feeding process is brutal, […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

We’re going to count astronomy as wildlife today, as it’s Honorary Wildlife®. These two swell Cosmos Photos come from reader Tim Anderson in Australia, and I’ve indented his notes. As always, click on the photos to enlarge them. It is the galaxy season in the Southern Hemisphere, which is to say that there are large […]

Readers’ wildlife photos (and video)

Be sure to think of this site (and the readers!) when you have some good wildlife photos to send. I have a decent backlog, but, you know, posting once every day exhausts that pretty quickly. We have mixed media today, starting with the photos of Stephen Barnard in Idaho. There are DUCKS! Everyone’s comments are […]