Category Archives: fish

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today’s photos of animals, all from diverse groups, come from David Campbell, who relates a scary mallard story too—though it turns out all right. David’s captions and tales are indented: Another batch of photographs.  The duck narrative has a happy ending although I didn’t expect one when it happened. Mantispid (Dicromantispa interrupta). Convergent evolution at […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Stephen Barnard, whose photos may have initiated this regular feature, has been taking a break and fishing. But today he’s back with a new batch of pictures of birds, fish, and flies. His captions are indented. All photos except the last are in chronological order. Sandhill Cranes (Grus canadensis) This time of year they gather […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Stephen Barnard has been busy fishing, but he favors us today with a new batch of photos from Idaho. His captions are indented. The first four are rufous hummingbirds (Selasphorus rufus). They migrate through in August and put on quite a show at the feeders. They’re gone now. Next is a moose (Alces alces) across […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

We have some underwater photos today, pictures taken by reader Peter Klaver. His descriptions are indented, and note that there are several of his movies linked to the text. Last month two friends and I had a week of diving in the Red Sea. The underwater life there is simply stunning. The highlight of the […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

It’s been too long since we’ve had some photos by Stephen Barnard from Idaho, but he came through with this nice batch (and an explanation). His captions are indented. I haven’t been doing much photography, for a variety of reasons, one of which is that I’ve been doing a lot of fishing. This is my  […]

Spot the fish!

Here’s a small (about 1.5 cm) camouflaged fish that I spotted in a lava tide pool along the beach south of Captain Cook. Can you spot it? It may be “pretty easy,” but the camouflage, I thought, was remarkable. If you spot it and can identify the species, let me know (but please don’t reveal […]

Hawaii: A trip to the Waikiki Aquarium (and lunch)

Two days ago we went to the Waikiki Aquarium, which had mixed reviews on the Internet for being small. But I found it fascinating. And yes, it’s not a Sea World with trained mammals (ecch!), but it specializes in tropical reef fish, and that it does very well. It also has a great series of […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Stephen Barnard is back with some general photos from Idaho. His IDs (such as they are!) are indented. The American Mink (Neovison vison). It’s a sneaky, vicious little bastard. 🙂 Some recent photos from Aubrey Spring Ranch: Sandhill Cranes, Red-winged Blackbird, cow Moose with twin calves, Green-winged Teal, Brown Trout, and Downy Woodpecker. The scientific […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

I suspect this will be the last installment here for about two weeks, but if you’ve sent in photos, never fear: I have them all here in Chicago. Today’s contribution is from Joe Dickinson, whose notes are indented: Not technically “wildlife”, nevertheless here are some photos from the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The first two are […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Carl Sufit has contributed some additional underwater shots; his commentary is indented. A few more from Cayman Brac.  I have loads of images to go through from past few trips to Bonaire (going public is a good incentive to actually do so), and can consider sending some after I’ve done so. Many phyla and […]