Category Archives: mammals

Readers’ wildlife photographs (and a video)

Reader Joe Dickinson has another set of photos from a recent trip to Africa; his notes are indented. Here’s another set from Tanzania.  The Ngorongoro caldera is another site with year-round water (from the surrounding highlands), so it has resident populations that do not migrate. Cape buffalo (Syncerus caffer) often move between the highlands and […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

I have only about five days’ worth of readers’ photos in the tank, so do send me your good wildlife pics! Reader Rob Bate sent two pictures of an Antarctic fur seal (Arctocephalus gazella)and a gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua), and I’ve recovered his notes, which he kindly re-sent. His trip to the polar regions, which was […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Reader Carl Sufit sent us some underwater shots of cephalopods; his notes are indented: I’ll start with some images from Bonaire, of my (and many others’) favorite Order(?),  Octopoda(?) Although they are generally nocturnal hunters, we do get to see them during the day, although they tend to retreat back into a tiny hole in the […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

I found an old readers’ wildlife post from October, and can’t see that I actually posted it; I believe I was traveling when I prepared it. The photos are from Stephen Barnard, one of our most faithful contributors (and one of the best photographers), so it’s appropriate to start the new year with his work. […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

We’re featuring again today the photos of our youngest contributor, Jamie Blilie (12). His dad James gives the descriptions (indented): My 12-year-old son Jamie has been busy with his camera again! [JAC: it’s a Canon Powershot SX 530 “super zoom” camera.]  I am amazed at how vivid their colors are in winter. Our feeders are really […]

Animals get Christmas goodies at the Cincinnati Zoo

Every year Santa brings Christmas gifts—noms, of course—to the animals at the Cincinnati Zoo. The big cats get gift-wrapped meat at 0:43, but as for the sea lion at the end, I have no idea what they’re giving him—and I think the beast is a bit wary!

Readers’ wildlife photos

We’re continuing on with the African adventures of reader Joe Dickinson, who has some FELID PHOTOS for us. His notes are indented: Once more out of Africa, here is a feline-centric bonus set. Remember the Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) profile?  Here is an alternative I like almost as well. Here is the context: A mighty yawn: […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Please keep those photos coming in, for they get depleted quickly! Today we have two sets of photos showing aggressive behavior. The first is from reader Dick Kleinknecht of Washington State. His notes: We have an acre or so meadow just below our house (near Seattle, Washington) that often provides entertainment from wildlife: lots of deer, some elk, […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Joe Dickinson sends some photos from Africa; his notes are indented. There are two other sets of his Africa photos in the queue; they’ll appear presently. Here is a set of photos from the western Serengeti, where we finally caught up with the rain. Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) and other ungulates often are accompanied by […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Joe Dickinson sent some gorgeous photos from the Serengeti. The cheetah profile is one of the finest wildlife pictures I’ve put on this site. Joe’s notes are indented: Here is a set from eastern and central Serengeti, where the rains still had not arrived. As you can see, we had very good luck with […]