Category Archives: mammals

Readers’ wildlife photos

Thanks to the many readers who sent me photos, and remember that I can always use good ones. Today we have a panoply from several readers. Reader “DiscoveredJoys” sent some photos of gulls, whose beauty—like that of starlings—is often ignored because they’re common. His comments (and those of all photographers) are indented. A couple of […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Thanks to all for sending in photos, and remember that I’m always looking for good new ones. The first one today, sent by reader Hempenstein, shows a brown inchworm from Vermont, the larva of a geometrid moth. The resemblance to a twig is stunning: Perhaps Lou Jost in Ecuador can help with this one, but […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Keep sending in your good photos, folks—I’ll be here all year. The first two photos come from reader James, but he says to credit the photo to “Lusoman”. It’s a very unusual deer, and here are his notes: This is a piebald Columbian black-tailed deer (Odocoileus hemionus columbianus) that was born last spring, and which we […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs (and videos)

Stephen Barnard is making videos, and graces us with two of them that show hummingbirds in slow motion. Be sure to watch them full screen by clicking on the word “vimeo” at lower right. Stephen’s descriptions are indented: Rufous Hummingbirds (Selasphorus rufus) in slow motion. This time of year the hummers migrate through here. I get […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Okay, the photo tank is a bit lower than I’d like, so all you temporizing readers with good photos, please send them along. Today we feature the photos of Tony Eales from Australia, who took these photos on holiday in Tasmania. His notes are indented: Just came back from a holiday in the Island state […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Today we have a potpourri of photos from various people who sent in one or a few. The first is from regular Stephen Barnard (all photographers’ notes are indented): Cedar Waxwings (Bombycilla cedrorum) sharing a large insect of undetermined species. Reader Ivan Romic found a mimetic moth larva of a kind I’ve mentioned before; it […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Danish Meman sent some lovely photos, many in black and white, of animals in zoos. His notes are below, and I’ve given his IDs of the animals: All of the photos presented here come from a larger set of photos taken at various zoos in the UK and USA. I know that people feel […]

22 humpback whale breaches

What a treat to have seen these breaches! I’ve put the YouTube notes on this video below. The coolest thing, which you can see in the video’s screenshot, and then twice in the film, is a humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) jumping completely out of the water. I haven’t see a breach like that before. And […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader John Conoboy sent some photos from Africa; his notes are indented: Here are a few pics from Tanzania. Giraffes (I think this is a Maasai giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi) and African bush elephants (Loxodonta africana), are, of course, very  common to see. It is amazing how close you can get to them, although our guide […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

We have another contribution from Karen Bartelt; her notes are indented: Finishing up my Big Bend photos with some non-avian fauna.  [JAC: earlier installments here, here, and here.] First, a couple of mammals. Javelina, aka collared peccary (Tayassu tajacu).  We saw a herd of about 15 of these near the RV park. Gray fox  (Urocyon cinereoargenteus). This […]