Category Archives: photography

Readers’ wildlife photos

We haven’t heard from Lou Jost in Ecuador for a while, but he came through this week with some pictures of a spectacular tropical katydid; probably a new species. His notes are indented: This is most definitely NOT in the your “Spot-the-*” series! Both a male and female of this ornate katydid came to a […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Here’s part two of reader Linden Gledhill’s photographs of animals from Costa Rica—mostly birds. (See part one from yesterday.) Linden’s notes are indented: Elegant Trogon (Trogon elegans). Wow, what a stunning bird! I spent two hours with a guide searching for this species in woods next to an open field.  This was the only shot I […]

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, […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have some of the most beautiful wild cat photos I’ve posted here. They were sent by reader Steve Adams, and his notes are indented: This is Steve Adams. I sent you some images last July of baby foxes. I was recently going through photos from a safari my wife and I took to […]

Readers’ wildlife photos (with “spot the. . .” lagniappe)

We have some odds and ends today, but they’re none the worse for that. First, Diana MacPherson sends a raccoon (Procyon lotor): Since you’re back, I thought I’d send you this picture of a raccoon I took in December. It was in a tree in my yard after Kala, my dog, barked him up there. […]

Readers’ fieldwork pictures

I’ve put up posts before from Dorsa Amir, a graduate student in biological anthropology at Yale. Here’s her latest contribution: a set of photos from her fieldwork (more photos here). Dorsa’s notes are indented: As an anthropologist, one of my goals is to explore human behavioral variation across diverse contexts. In conjunction with the larger […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have a grab-bag of photos by Aussie Tony Eales, whose notes are indented. Here’s a grab bag of odds and ends to keep the tank topped-up The first is a close-up of a Blowfly—I think from the family Calliphoridae. It’s interesting that there appear to be two distinctive types of compound eyes, the […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

We have two contributors today, each sending photos of a cool animal. First up is reader Karen Bartelt, whose notes are indented: One of our winter quests was to see a snowy owl [Bubo scandiacus]. “In some years, some North American Snowy Owls remain on their breeding grounds year-round, while others migrate in winter to southern […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Our regular Mark Sturtevant is back with some swell insect photos. Mark’s notes are indented: Here is another batch of pictures that I took last summer, and there are plenty more where these came from. The first two are of a tiny fly, and although the pictures are not that great, it is a neat […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

I’m late today, for there are a million things to do and I’m trying to multitask. But let’s relax and look at some lovely moths by reader Paul Doerder. (And please send me your wildlife photos; it’s getting a bit low!). Paul’s notes are indented: Here are some moth photos, the results of my new […]