Category Archives: mammals

Readers’ wildlife photos

Get any photos you have to me by Thursday, please!  Today’s set is by Joe Dickinson from the Galápagos. If you haven’t gone there, I recommend it very highly. When I went a few years back, I thought, as a jaded evolutionist, it wouldn’t be all that exciting. Boy, was I wrong! Joe’s notes are […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Just a reminder to send in your photos. Today’s come from reader Mark Richardson’s decade-old trip to Alaska. His notes are indented: These are a mixture of wildlife and landscape photos from a 2006 fishing trip in Alaska. We flew into Anchorage and drove south toward the Kenai peninsula. We met our fishing guides at […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

It’s been a while since we had an All Stephen Barnard Post, but I’ve accumulated enough photos to put one together (don’t forget to send me yours!).  Stephen’s notes are indented: This was sent to me after I admired the photo of Deets the D*g on Facebook: You liked this on FB so I’m sending […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we’re finishing up the bird photos of young Jamie Blilie (he’s 12), a series sent in June. The notes are from his dad, reader Jim Blilie:   American Goldfinches (Spinus tristis), male and female: Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea): Jamie birding:   Here are two birds from a new contributor, Adam Mitchell: Adam from Bend […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Don’t forget to send in your good photos, folks. I’ll be here all year (well, till December 15). I am running a bit low. We have a selection today from Stephen Barnard in Idaho. His and IDs are indented. These photos were taken through a spotting scope at full magnification in poor light, so they […]

Readers’ wildlife photos (and video)

Bruce Lyon, professor of ecology and evolution at The University of California at Santa Cruz, sent us another photo-and-video-studded tale of his adventures, this time on a whale-watching trip. His notes are indented. In mid October I went on a whale watching cruise with Sanctuary Cruises out of Moss Landing, California. Every time I go […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have some wildlife photos from reader Joe Dickinson, whose notes and IDs are indented. Don’t forget to send me your good photos! Here are a few shots from a quick trip down to Marina, a few miles north of Monterey [California]. As usual, we looked in at Moss landing on the way down.  […]

Farewell animals

Tomorrow there will be a quick Hili post, but don’t expect much more. I am, however, flying business class, so maybe we’ll have some documentation from the lounge (especially the food). To send myself off, and bid readers a farewell, here are three videos. First, a CATerpillar that looks remarkably catlike. It’s the caterpillar of […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

We have a miscellany today, and the readers’ notes are indented. First, from reader Tim Anderson in Australia, an animal I didn’t know existed: This is a shingleback lizard (Tilaqua rugosa), named for obvious reasons. It is fairly common in inland areas of eastern Australia. In common with many lizard species, it has the ability […]

Binturong kits in Perth (they smell like popcorn!)

I’ll never forget the first time I saw a binturong (Arctictis binturong) though I can’t remember the zoo where I saw it. My first thought was “what the hell is this thing?” The label said it was a binturong, also known as a “bearcat.” Well, it’s neither a bear nor a cat, but a viverrid: in the […]