Category Archives: photography

Readers’ wildlife photos

We have another contribution from Karen Bartelt; her notes are indented: Finishing up my Big Bend photos with some non-avian fauna.  [JAC: earlier installments here, here, and here.] First, a couple of mammals. Javelina, aka collared peccary (Tayassu tajacu).  We saw a herd of about 15 of these near the RV park. Gray fox  (Urocyon cinereoargenteus). This […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

We have a new contributor who sent some lovely photos of fox kits. There are too many to post, even with the selection Steve sent, so I’ll pick some of my favorites. His notes are indented; My name is Steve Adams and I’ve been a long time reader of your website and of your books. […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Thanks to the several readers who have sent me photos. Be assured that they’re all in the queue and will eventually appear.  Today I’ll do a potpourri from readers sending just one or a few photos. This one is from reader Bob Felton, who sent a note: I’m sure this is small-time compared to most […]

Readers’ wildlife photos (and videos)

Professor Bruce Lyon continues to regale us with stories, pictures, and his own videos about his group’s research on the fascinating American Coot (Fulica americana). There’s a lot of good science in these, so don’t skip the text! I especially like the “tousling” behavior described below. One lesson is that if you watch an animal […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Send in those photos, folks: this is an Official Plea™ from Professor Ceiling Cat (Emeritus). Today we have two batches of photos; the first is by reader Gregory Zoinerowich, an professor of entomology at Kansas State University. His notes are indented: I  had been out experimenting with a new camera, so attached are some photos […]

Some winners of the 2017 Audubon Photography Contest

The Atlantic has published some absolutely stunning photos that are the winners of the 2017 Audubon Magazine photography contest: The winners of the the eighth annual Audubon Photography Awards competition have just been announced.  Photographers entered images in three categories: professional, amateur, and youth. More than 5,500 images depicting birdlife from 49 states and eight Canadian provinces, […]

Readers’ wildlife photos (and video)

We have a bird video from reader Art in Ohio: We have been following the development of three noisy but adorable wood thrush chicks (Hylocichla mustelina) and their industrious parents. Here is a short video of them feeding. And reader Will from Morris, Illinois sends a strange example of animal behavior. Today, I observed and photographed (attached) […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

It’s been a while since we’ve had a collection of photos from Stephen Barnard in Idaho, though I’ve posted his documentation of The Gadwell Clan. Here are some non-duck photos with his captions: I look for these Common Nighthawks (Chordeiles minor) when I’m fishing. When they show up in numbers (which they do most mornings and […]

Readers wildlife photos

Keep those photos coming in, folks, or we’ll never get to 50,000 subscribers (see next post).  Reader Ed Croc has sent us some gulls: This has been an insanely busy summer for me so far and I have a large backlog of photos that I would like to send your way. It’s difficult for me […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

I’m beginning to get a bit nervous as the photo tank empties, so please remember to send in your good photos, please. Fortunately, I have at least a week’s worth, but remember, I can’t do this without the readers’ help. Mark Sturtevant sent some lovely insect photos, and his notes are indented (don’t miss the […]