Category Archives: photography

Readers’ wildlife photos

We have a few non-animal photos today: abstracts from nature. The first three are from reader Ken Phelps with this note: Last day of frosty weather here, so went out and got a few shots of hoar frost, snow on twig, and an icicle with an odd face inside. Wood siding on cabin gave the […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Karen Bartelt has sent some photos of birds from Panama. Her notes: All of these were from areas near the Canopy Tower (ie, within the old Canal Zone) [see her other pictures, and the Tower, here]: White-vented Plumeleteer (Chalybura buffonii), female: Blue-chested hummingbird (Amazilla amaiblis): Broad-billed motmot (Electron platyrhynchum): Whooping motmot (Momatus subrufescens): Common […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

We have two contributors today. Reader Ivar sent some diverse photos, and we’ll have some moths (not from readers) later today. His notes are indented. I bought an exceptionally versatile new lens that has helped create beautiful bird images as well as bugs in good detail. Grasshopper– I don’t know for species details [readers?]- caught […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Please keep your photos coming in; I have a decent backlog, but you know how I worry. . . Today we have some photos of fossilized wildlife, all taken by reader Mark Sturtevant. His notes are indented. As a change from the usual stuff that I have been submitting, I thought to share pictures of some specimens […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Tony Eales from Brisbane sent some lovely photos of models and mimics in an email called “Lycid beetle mimicry”. These beetles, in the family Lycidae, are toxic. When a tasty species (“mimic”) imitates a toxic one, it’s called Batesian mimicry. When distasteful species resemble each other, it’s called Müllerian mimicry. All readers should have learned […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs (and a video)

Reader Joe Dickinson has another set of photos from a recent trip to Africa; his notes are indented. Here’s another set from Tanzania.  The Ngorongoro caldera is another site with year-round water (from the surrounding highlands), so it has resident populations that do not migrate. Cape buffalo (Syncerus caffer) often move between the highlands and […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Today we have a fantastic set of photos from reader Linden Gledhill (flickr site here, professional website here, and don’t miss his macro photos of butterfly wings), along with a pic of setup he uses to photograph the insects (last photo). Linden’s notes are indented: I noticed you had run out of readers’ nature photos to post.  I […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Reader Carl Sufit sent us some underwater shots of cephalopods; his notes are indented: I’ll start with some images from Bonaire, of my (and many others’) favorite Order(?),  Octopoda(?) Although they are generally nocturnal hunters, we do get to see them during the day, although they tend to retreat back into a tiny hole in the […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Reader Tony Eales from Queensland sendt some lovely photos; his notes are indented.  The first one is, I think, one of the finest insect photos that’s ever appeared here: A few more insects from down under. First is a Botany Bay Diamond Weevil, Chrysolopus spectabilis: Next is a Sand Wasp genus Bembix, probably Bembix variabilis: Then a Stilt […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Thank you to the readers who have sent me photos in response to my plea, but do keep sending them. I can never have too many. Speaking of pleas, I’ve once again begged some lovely bird photos from Pete Moulton, whose work I often see on his Facebook page. After a sufficient period of my begging […]