Category Archives: astronomy

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have some photos from reader Don McCrady, whose work hasn’t appeared here for a while. These are some of 5,000 photos he took on a recent trip to Namibia, and we’re promised more. Don’s captions are indented. Here are a few shots of some of the wildlife we could see at the Erindi […]

Readers’ wildlife photos (and video)

We have some wildlife photos and one space picture today. The wildlife pictures come from reader Tony Eales of Brisbane, Australia, whose notes are indented: More pics from my trip to Brunei, Borneo. Enter the arthropods. Here’s a collection of the more unusual creatures in the rainforest at Ulu Temburong National Park.  Colourful rainforest crabs […]

Readers’ wildlife photograph

Posting may be light today as I have some science to do (working on my last research paper!), and we’ll have but one wildlife photo, an astronomy photo by reader Tim Anderson. But I love the astronomy shots, and this is a good one. Tim’s notes: This is a picture of the Sculptor Galaxy, NGC […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

We have a potpourri today. First, photos from Margaret Shofner, who says this about the Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana): The whole world loves cat food. We get possums and raccoons when I forget to bring in the porch kitties’ food. We live in a small town in north-central Texas. I’m rarely without a lap cat, […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs (and videos)

Reader Olen Rambow sent a video demonstrating = convergent evolution: a “hummingbird moth”, one of several species that hovers before flowers like hummingbirds and sucks nectar from them with a large proboscis. This one is probably the white-lined sphinx moth, Hyles lineata. His notes are indented: While visiting Santa Fe, NM, I ran across a moth […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

I ask again for readers to send me their best wildlife photos. My tank is reasonably full, but I can always use more. Today we have photos from two Aussie readers, the first being Tony Eales. His notes: Very excited. I’ve found my first Peacock Jumping Spider. This one is Maratus anomalus and seems to […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

First, a report from Jacques Hausser in Switzerland: Nice eclipse tonight (in Eurasia and Africa), the moon with a very luminous Mars (Mars is a bit hazy here.Five minutes later, clouds did hide everything…) You can read more about the eclipse at; it was visible from Australia, Africa, Europe, Asia, and South America, but […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Jamie Blilie, the 14-year-old son of reader James Blilie, sent some pictures a while back, and this is the second installment (first here), which includes a video of lightning. Jamie is, I believe, our youngest contributor. The captions are indented. More wildlife photos from my 14-year old son, Jamie (He uses a Canon Powershot SX530 […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we leave the confines of Earth and look at the vast universe; we have photos from two readers, and their notes are indented. Click on photos to enlarge them. We have a nebula from Tim Anderson: Attached is an astrophotograph of NGC6523, also known as the Lagoon Nebula. It is a composite of fifteen […]

Readers’ wildlife photos (and video):

We have another batch of photos (this is part one) from our youngest contributor, forwarded by James Blilie. The IDs from James are indented: More wildlife photos from my 14-year old son, Jamie (He uses a Canon Powershot SX530 HS superzoom camera). These were all taken in our yard or within a few hundred feet of […]