Category Archives: photography

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have some photos from the Galápagos, taken by reader Karen Bartelt (see her earlier photos of giant tortoises). Some miscellaneous photos from the Galapagos First three are Sally Lightfoot crabs (Grapsus grapsus).  Pic 1 molting, pic 2 reproducing, pic 3 hanging out – all shot on Fernandina: \ Red billed tropicbird (Phaethon aethereus) […]

Readers’ wildlife photos: A wood duck fairy tale

Reader Bruce Lyon sent what he calls a “wood duck fairy tale.”  Well, like the old timey fairy tales, it’s not all beer and skittles, but does have a happy ending. And there’s some nice biology included. The story stars a beleaguered mother wood duck (Aix sponsa), some predatory California scrub jays (Aphelocoma californica), and a […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Two shots by Garry VanGelderen from Ontario: Here are three shots of a red fox (Vulpes vulpes) that visits our back yard almost daily. They are a little off on colour as they are taken through glass. The same fox was seen catching a squirrel just this afternoon [December 2]: And four photos by Stephen Barnard […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Remember to send in your photos! I have a small backlog, but more is better. Today we have pictures from two regulars, the first being Mark Sturtevant. His captions are indented: The first picture is an odd little moth that I have probably seen on many occasions, but this one got my attention because it landed near […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Send in your photos soon if you got ’em, please! Reader Joe Dickinson, to complement the elephant photos he sent earlier, now gives us lions and zebras from Tanzania. His notes are indented. Here is the first of several sets of photos from a recent trip to Tanzania.  We first visited one of the less well […]

Finalists: BBC wildlife photographer of the year contest

In place of “Readers’ Wildlife Photos” today I’m putting up some of the BBC’s “Wildlife photographer of the year finalist entries,” and you can vote for the “People’s Choice” award here. The captions and credits are those given on the BBC Website, which shows 25 pictures. These are my ten favorites:             […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

We have some photographs of Tanzania by reader Joe Dickinson. He sent a previous set featuring lions, zebras, and their interaction (!), but I’ll put this set up first because it arrived just now and it’s easy to post. Joe’s notes are indented. Here is a set to finish out Tarangire NP, Tanzania.   More to […]

Readers’ wildlife videos

Our Official Website Videographer™, Tara Tanaka, has been back after a journey out West to do more filming. She’s given us a peek at four videos that will soon be on her Vimeo page but are now on her Flickr page. To see these best, go to the Flickr page (click on the video to see […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Reader Mike McDowell sent us some splendid photos of dipterans—robber flies. His notes and IDs are indented. Robber flies share some of the same microhabitats as tiger beetles, with the latter often falling prey to the former. Thus, when in the field photographing tiger beetles, I often come across a variety of robber flies. They’re equally […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

I request once again that readers send me their good wildlife photos. Reader Tony Eales from Australia sent some lovely bee photos; his notes are indented: It’s been a while but the insect photography is going great. I’m particularly enamoured of native Australian bees, apparently, I’m told, there are something like 1600 species in Australia. […]