Category Archives: mammals

Threatened by a hungry polar bear!

Here’s a scary clip from BBC Earth showing a guy who feels secure in his anti-polar-bear cage, but gets a bit nervous when the bear tries to extract him.  The caption: “Gordon Buchanan comes face to face with a huge wild polar bear who is keen to get to what smells like a tasty meal.” […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

If you haven’t sent me your choice for the World’s Most Beautiful bird, see the rules here and email a choice! Reader Joe Dickinson sent a second moiety of his three-part series on Alaska (his first set is here). Joe’s notes are indented: I’ll begin with another shot of Denali from the train just because […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Well, it’s time to importune you to send me some good wildlife photos. The drill is that I’d like no more than ten photos, please identify all organisms with the Latin binomial scientific name if you can, and send good photos!  Thanks. Reader Rachel Wilmoth sent some photos from Africa; her captions are indented. Readers are […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

I’m scheduled to go to Antarctica in the fall of next year, lecturing on evolution on two separate cruises to Patagonia, Antarctica, and the Falklands, so I was excited when reader Daniel Shoskes sent me some photos of a trip he took recently to Antarctica and Chile. I present his photos (bonus Darwiniana!), with Daniel’s […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

As happened once before, reader Lorraine sent in some photos taken by her friend Doug Hayes, who allowed them to be posted here.  One batch included DUCKS. Lorraine’s commentary: My friend Doug Hayes has taken more photos of the local wildlife. Since you’re missing your ducks, I’m attaching his photos of a duck bathing at […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have the first of several sets of photos taken by reader Joe Dickinson in Alaska. His notes are indented: Here is the first of perhaps four sets of photos from a trip to Alaska about five years ago.   I’ll start with a landscape, a crystal clear Denali seen from a train going from Anchorage […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Time to think about sending me photos again; seven dollops a week really lowers the tank.  And if you’re reader Peter Ayling, please contact me, as I seem to have no copies of the photos you sent. Today we have some lovely photos from reader Terry Milewski, who has appeared on this site before (see […]

Otter cries for treats

This is the instantiation of “nom nom nom”: a hungry otter getting treats. There is no YouTube information on this, nor do you need any:

Readers’ wildlife photos and videos

We have photos and videos today. The videos first, leading off with a contribution from Tara Tanaka, whom we haven’t seen in a while. This was in fact posted in October. Here’s her encounter with javelinas (also known as collared peccaries, Pecari tajacu. Once in Big Bend National Park I was accosted by a herd […]

Surrounded by 13 polar bears!

This clip, from BBC Earth, shows 13 specimens of Ursus maritimus, the world’s largest land carnivores. I presume these scientists had a rifle with them, just in case. (As the YouTube notes say, “Gordon Buchanan and his crew find themselves surrounded by thirteen cute but incredibly dangerous polar bears: cubs and their deadly mothers.”) Some […]