Category Archives: photography

Readers’ wildlife photos (and a contest winner)

Reader Rik Gern sent some lovely pictures of dandelions as well as some of his digital science-based art, one piece of which got a nod from Scientific American. His captions are indented. First, the dandelions: For now, here are some pictures of dandelions (Leontodon taraxacum) gone to seed. My neighbors probably won’t appreciate the fact […]

Readers’ wildlife photos (and videos)

I implore you once again to send me your wildlife photos (or videos). Within a week or so I may have to stop posting here due to lack of material. Reader Garry VanGelderen sent a sea-loving odonate, and weigh in if you can identify it. Not at all sure  what kind of dragonfly this is. […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Thanks to the readers who have sent me photos in response to my plea. I still need other ones, though, so send in your good photos—and thanks! Today’s photos come from Mark Sturtevant, who says, “The pictures tell a story that is only a tiny bit sad.” His narrative is indented:  I have always been […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

My photo tank is getting lower, so please send in your good wildlife photos. Today’s contribution is a passel of “semi-slugs” from Tony Eales, who hails from Queensland. His notes are brief. (I had no idea that there were “semi-slugs”! Since for some of these the shell can hardly be of any use for survival, […]

Readers’ wildlife photos (and a video)

We have a potpourri of videos and photos today, for sometimes readers send only a few photos. And we have a duck video! From reader Barry Lyons, a Procyon lotor and offspring: This is from my sister Annette, who lives in Salem, Massachusetts. This is from her back yard. Weird halo effect on that baby […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today’s photos came from reader Liz Strahle, who dedicates them to our late friend (see below). Her notes are indented: Here are some wildlife pictures I took in the last few months. Most of them are birds. There is one dragonfly picture. Most were taken in the spring of this year and a few in […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have some nice photos and a video from reader Michael Coon. They feature a subject not often seen here: manatees. There are three species of manatees, all in the genus Trichechus. The one Michael et al. saw, which is the sole manatee living the U.S., is the West Indian manatee, Trichechus manatus. Michael’s […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

My photo tank is about half full, which means that I’ll importune you once again to send in your good wildlife photos. Today’s contribution comes from Mark Sturtevant, crack arthropod photographer. His notes are indented: The small moths in the first two pictures at first seemed too plain to bother with photographing, but they turned […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have part 3 of Bruce Lyon‘s birding trip to Alaska; today there’s a lot of science, so be sure to read the text. It’s about mutual sexual selection: a theory meant to explain why, in some species, both males and females are ornamented or brightly colored. (In most species that are ornamented or […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have some lovely dragonfly photos by Mark Sturtevant, whose notes and IDs are indented (the links are also his): This will be the first of many occasional posts about the dragonflies that I had photographed over the previous summer. I enjoy looking for all insects when out with the camera, but it must be admitted […]