Category Archives: landscapes

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have a wonderful set of photos, including FOXES (Honorary Cats™), sent by ecologist/ornithologist/evolutionist Bruce Lyon, who’s been traveling in Canada and France. His comments are indented: On my way to France I stopped in at Prince Edward Island (PEI), a small maritime province in Eastern Canada where my parents and sisters live. PEI […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

From reader Mark Jones we have some landscapes and butterflies, as well as one bird that readers should identify (I don’t know it and neither does Mark). Painted Lady (underwing) (Vanessa cardui): Silver-washed Fritillary (Argynnis paphia): Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus): Comma (Polygonia c-album): Gatekeeper (Pyronia tithonus): Also, a bird. Sorry, ornithology not my strong point! Is […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

In response to my call for photos, reader Joe Dickinson found some six-year-old shots from a trip to Africa. His notes are indented: Responding to recent requests for more wildlife submissions, I’ve gone to my archives and pulled up photos from my first Africa trip.  Dating from April, 2012, these are from Zimbabwe, Botswana and Zambia […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

A short one today: two photos from Stephen Barnard of the American kestrels (Falco sparverius; I now know the name by heart) nesting in a box affixed to his garage, and a beautiful landscape from his digs. I believe this first one is the male Boris, as males have slate-gray wings and females chestnut wings: The […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

We have a series of arty Polaroid photos sent by reader Nicholas Hiltner, along with a link to his brother’s NYT piece about the same area. Nicholas’s notes are indented: Here are several Polaroids I took last summer. They’re from Switzerland’s Lauterbrunnen Valley, where I spent a week hiking (and eating and drinking!) with my brother. […]

Readers’ wildlife photos (and video)

Reader Tim Anderson has some astronomy photos for us: Here are three astrophotographs assembled using my 10″ Newtonian telescope and a monochrome camera using narrowband filters to pick out wavelengths emitted by specific kinds of material. The first is the Horsehead Nebula (officially known as Barnard 33 – Barnard was a fascinating personality, well worth […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Ken Phelps sent some artistic photos of nature. His notes are indented: Due to positive feedback on not-always-wildlife images,  Jerry is graciously allowing me to post my Flickr address. Here’s a heavy coating of dew/melted frost on fir saplings. Cladonia fimbriata [a lichen], growing on an old piece of knotted rope hanging in the yard. […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Gareth Price sent us some lovely landscape photos (landscapes count as “wildlife”). His notes are indented and I’ve put his captions under each photo. Here are some landscapes and waterfalls, all taken in Oregon (I live in Portland) except the view of Yosemite. Except for the one of the Punchbowl Falls, they are all […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Remember to send in your photos! We have some shots from a new contributor, Robert Ashton. His notes are below: Photos taken outside Beaumaris Castle, built at the very end of the 13th century. In #1 a female mallard duck [Anas platyrhynchos] and her duckling are in the foreground.  #2 is a close-up.  #3 is […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today have a potpourri of photos from four readers. The first set comes from reader Jim Trice in Australia. Note that the first insect mimics two different models at different stages of its life cycle: ants when young and leaves when older.  The readers’ notes are indented. I thought I’d send some recent shots for […]