Category Archives: landscapes

Readers’ wildlife photos

Bruce Lyon has returned from Europe with some swell pictures, including many birds. His notes are indented: A selection of alpine and montane birds from my recent visit to France. I was in France to work on papers with my former graduate student Alexis Chaine, now a researcher at a research station at Moulis in […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

It’s time to resume our wildlife photos again; but please send some in. I have a reasonable backlog but it won’t last forever. Today we have a number of “small-scale” nature shots by reader Ken Phelps in British Columbia. The captions are his, and are indented: Dead Arbutus leaves: Slough by Nanaimo River. Shot with […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Tim Anderson, who lives in Cowra, southeastern Australia sent some lovely parrot photos (he adds that there’s a poem about his region by Banjo Patterson). Attached are pictures of Superb Parrots (Polytelis swainsonii), which are currently visiting my neighborhood. This species is somewhat endangered in this area, as land clearing has reduced the number of […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

We have two contributors today with photos of plants and fungi from New England. The first is Rachel Sperling, whose notes are indented. I was hiking Mount Washington in New Hampshire yesterday and snapped some photos of the alpine plants for my dad, who teaches botany in New York. Thought I’d share them with you […]

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 […]