Category Archives: mammals

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Joe Dickson sent me many batches of pictures, and here’s one with diverse wildlife.  His notes are indented. First, the “teaser”: We returned just today from a trip to the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge complex, about 200 miles north of this pair.  I have about 1500 photos, so it will take a couple of […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Joe Dickinson sent some photos of elephant seals; his notes are indented. Here are some photos of northern elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris) taken in late December at the Año Nuevo rookery about 20 miles up the coast from Santa Cruz.  This was early in the birthing and mating season and included my first ever […]

Readers’ wildlife photos (and video)

Readers: please send in your GOOD wildlife (or landscape) photos, as I can use more. Today is Duck Day! A “Festival of Ducks”, or so reader Karen Bartelt titled her group of photos. Her notes are indented: “In line, in line, it’s all in line, my ducks are all in a rowThey do not change, […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

We have some New Zealand pictures from reader Michael Hannah, whose notes are indented. Hannah is an associate professor of paleontology and evolution at the School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences at Victoria University of Wellington. Numbers 1 – 6 were all taken at Pukaha Mt Bruce sanctuary–  I know you visited there on your […]

Readers’ wildlife photos (and videos)

James Blilie sent some photos by his son; the date for the first batch is January 3, and the last batch was sent January 28. James’s notes are indented: Here are some more photos from my son, Jamie (13).  He shoots with a Canon PowerShot SX530 “super zoom” camera.   This fall, we built a […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

It’s time for me to put out the call for MOAR PHOTOS. I have a decent backlog, but am getting a bit nervous. . . We have a potpourri again today. First, some Northern cardinals, Cardinalis cardinalis (and a blue jay, Cyanocitta cristata) at the feeder from reader Paul Doerder (sadly, I’ve lost his email […]

Readers’ wildlife photos (and video)

Besides a meteor video (our first), we have a collection of photos taken by reader Joe Dickinson. His notes are indented: Here are shots from a December trip primarily to see wintering waterfowl in the Merced and San Louis National Wildlife Refuges over in the California Central Valley, with some nice non-waterfowl bonuses. The most […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

We have a potpourri today. All readers’ comments are indented, and the first come from reader Jackie: I’m sending photos of a Black-tailed Deer (Odocoileus hemionus columbianus) from our Portland, Oregon backyard this past summer. They are called “The Ghosts of the Pacific” because they are so stealthy. He came up the creek bed to eat strawberry […]

Arctic fox wants a fish

Arctic foxes (Vulpes lagopus) are especially beautiful in the winter when they turn white and fluffy (they’re brown in summer). In this video, a Russian ice fisherman repeatedly fends off a fox who wants a fish that the man has apparently stored, live, in a hole in the ice. After repeatedly rebuking and driving off […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Linden Gledhill sent a bunch of nice pictures from Costa Rica, and I’ll divide them between two posts. Here’s the first; Linden’s notes are indented: Guanacaste, Costa Rica is located in the northwestern region along the Pacific Ocean coast.  It experiences little rain and is a hot tropical dry forests habitat. We stayed in the all-inclusive resort of the Riu Palace, […]