Category Archives: mammals

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have some photos from reader Don McCrady, whose work hasn’t appeared here for a while. These are some of 5,000 photos he took on a recent trip to Namibia, and we’re promised more. Don’s captions are indented. Here are a few shots of some of the wildlife we could see at the Erindi […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have a selection by reader Jim Trice, whose notes are indented: Three vertebrates, a true bug, and bonus cat for your tank.Ringtail possum, Pseudocheirus peregrinus, sheltering in our climbing rose by our back veranda. This one hung around for a few days before moving on. They are fairly common around here, and generally rather […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have the final installment of Joe Dickinson’s photos from his trip to Africa in 2012. Joe’s captions are indented: There were some female greater kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros) in previous sets, including one facing down a leopard.  Here is a nice male. We often saw bush elephants (Loxodonta africana) proceeding in line with a large […]

Readers’ wildlife photos (and video)

Today I’ll put up photos from one reader and a video from another. The video comes from Rick Longworth, who also sent a photo montage from that video. His comments are indented: In early September, with night temperatures into the high 40s,  the rufous hummingbirds (Selasphorus rufus) begin to pack up for Mexico.  Their numbers peaked here in […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

I’m BAAACK! Thanks to Grania for filling it with some great Hilis (and other posts) in my absence. We’re returning to our regular readers’ wildlife feature, and I have a reasonable backlog to tide us over. We’ll begin with some doings on Stephen Barnard’s property in Idaho; winter is coming on and it’s migration season, […]

Nevertheless, he persisted: Sammy the seal begs for fish

In a small seaside town in Ireland, Sammy the seal makes a daily appearance to beg fish from the fishmonger. I don’t know how this behavior started, but I suspect someone from the store gave him a fish. The rest is history. The YouTube notes: Sammy the Seal begs for fish outside a restaurant in […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

This will be the last dollop of photos until mid-November, but if you’ve sent them to me, they will appear eventually. Today Reader Tony Eales from Brisbane has some great photos from Brunei. His notes and IDs are indented. So I went to Brunei as a paying volunteer on a taxonomic expedition with a group […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Stephen Barnard is back with some lovely photos from Idaho—including mallards! His notes are indented: First, a couple of photos of some elk (Cervus canadensis) I found in my backyard after I came home from a weekend trip. This group is part of a larger herd of at least 100. It appears to be dominated […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have the penultimate set of photos from reader Joe Dickinson’s trip to Africa in 2012. His notes are indented: It is pretty common to see a warthog (Phacochoerus africanus) kneeling to graze.  You can tell from the hose in the background that this one is on the grounds of one of our hotels. The […]

Otter cries for noms

As you read this, I will be speaking in a fancy Zagreb theater on religion vs. science. But I’ve scheduled this in advance so you can hear this lovely otter vocalize as I vocalize less cutely. The YouTube notes: Boo the pet otter loves his food and is always excited for dinner time, so much […]