Category Archives: mammals

Readers’ wildlife photos

We continue on with evolutionary biologist John Avise’s photos from the Antarctic and South Atlantic. Today we have mammals, and John’s captions are indented: Here are some prominent mammals on South Georgia Island. Antarctic Fur Seal (Arctocephalus gazella): Another common mammal on South Georgia, the Southern Elephant Seal (Mirounga leonina): Look at how big they […]

Reader’s wildlife video

It’s been a while since we heard from Tara Tanaka, but she’s back with a lovely video called “One fine morning in my backyard blind” (her Vimeo page is here and her Flickr page here). There’s a substantial description (indented): The water has been low in our cypress swamp for months now, but is holding unusually […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we feature a couple of photos from the past month or so, all sent by reader Christopher Moss. His captions are indented. The first pictures are of a Mystery Bird. I’m stumped with this one! Starling sized, thin beak (unlike a grosbeak or finch beak), yellow breast and vent, with a whitish belly. No […]

Central Park squirrel census

Because of a paucity of readers’ wildlife photos (I do have some, so if you sent them have patience), I’m deferring posting those till tomorrow, replacing them with a SQUIRREL CENSUS post by Greg: by Greg Mayer We’ve long been fans of squirrels here at WEIT, and so I was quite pleased to come across […]

Readers’ wildlife videos

Today we have three videos taken by reader Rick Longworth, as well as illustrative photos that were taken by others (credits are in the photo captions). Rick’s notes are indented: Three short films – butterflies, goldfinch, squirrel.  I added still shots – not my own. 1.) Butterflies. Filmed in my garden in NY. Silver-spotted Skipper – […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have a series of hyenas from Ralph Burgess, whose notes are indented. The photos were taken in Kruger National Park in South Africa. In September you posted some of my pictures of spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta) cubs that are being raised in a culvert that several females in a hyena clan have used for […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Regular Stephen Barnard has been busy this winter, explaining the dearth of photos from him. But today he sent a batch which weren’t labeled. However, you can recognize the animals, including Deets the Wonder Dog. The landscapes are taken on his property.               And three landscapes. Stephen called the […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

If you’ve got some good wildlife photos lying around, think about sending them to me! Today we have some photos by reader William Savage, taken when he used to live in Arizona. His notes and IDs are indented. These photos were taken in the yard of the house where we lived in Tucson, AZ, during […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

I’ve put up a selection of bird and mammal photos from Ralph Burgess, sent on September 19. His IDs and notes are indented (I’ve added links and the common name). Here are some pictures taken in Kruger Nation Park over the past couple of weeks. Perhaps I could also make a case for you to […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

We have a new contributor today: Samuel Kornstein, who sent this just a few days ago. His notes are indented, and he has a great wildlife photography site here. I have a bunch of wildlife photos to share. These are all from last week, taken during a family trip to Manuel Antonio and Lake Arenal […]