Category Archives: photography

Readers’ wildlife photographs

As I’m away, and my folder of readers’ photos is in Chicago, we’ll have only four pictures today, all of which were sent yesterday. Stephen Barnard in Idaho sent two pictures of a Swainson’s Hawk (Buteo swainsoni). These hawks migrate all the way to Argentina. This is the first I’ve seen this season. I don’t know […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Reader Ed Kroc from British Columbia sent some diverse photos: Here are some wildlife photos for your perusal. From early this week, a shot of the very first baby birds of the season! Five baby Mallards (Anas platyrhynchos) and their mother on Lost Lagoon. Next up, a pair of juveniles Hooded Mergansers (Lophodytes cucullatus) resting in […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Reader John Pears from the UK sends some nice photos of a species much beloved by our own Matthew Cobb—the Barn Swallow. John’s notes follow: At this time of year in the UK we eagerly await the return of the Swallows, Swifts and Martins, which signals that spring is here and summer is not far away.  […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

We have many felids today, and a damn duck as well—with two photos (including the duck) taken by Professor Ceiling Cat. Most of the cat photos, lions (Panthera leo) come from reader Bob Lundgren: Attached are some photos of lions from my trip to Tanzania in January. The first two photos are a front and rear view of tree […]

The cycle of life: the birds and the bees and the moths and the spider

by Matthew Cobb Spring has most definitely sprung in the UK (I have seen my first swallow and house martin – my beloved swifts will turn up at the end of the month). And a pair of the local blue tits (Cyanistes caeruleus) have been inspecting the nest box we have fixed to the side […]

Chicago, gathering storm

There are a few odds and ends to post today before anything substantive goes up—if it does! Here’s a sunset photo of Chicago taken from my crib two evenings ago, right before the storm that night: I see from the dust spot at the upper left that I’ll need to get my sensor cleaned; dusty sensors […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Photographer Pete Moulton, who’s supplied us with some great pictures, always forgets about us, and I have to go onto his Facebook page and beg him for some of the photos he posts there. Here’s a batch of herp photos I wheedled out of him: Per your request, here are a few lizards. A lot of people […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

We have bobcats today from reader Debra, who found one found sitting outside her house in California.  She also added another member of the group, her own cat, Woodstock. (Note: I was just reminded that I’d already posted these photos, which were taken with a cellphone in Telluride, Colorado. Well, I’ll leave them up anyway. You can’t […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

For those of you who sent photos but haven’t seen them yet, don’t worry; I’ve saved everything, and am back in Chicago where the pictures reside. Today, however, we’ll have photos by two of our regulars. First, Stephen Barnard of Idaho, who rarely sends mammals besides moose and his border collie Deets: There was a […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Reader Joe Dickinson sent some heron, and one herring-loving heron: I had a nice look yesterday at a great blue heron (Ardea herodias) at Neary Lagoon, a wetland/wildlife preserve in the middle of Santa Cruz, CA.  Back in January, I had a closer look in better (softer) light at the Santa Cruz Small Craft Harbor. […]


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