Category Archives: photography

Readers’ wildlife photos (and a video)

If you’ve sent photos, I have them, so please be patient and I’ll let you know when yours are up.  Today we’re featuring more photos taken by Lou Jost on his recent visit to the Tambopata National Reserve in the Peruvian Amazon. I’ve just come back from a visit to a remote part of the Peruvian […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Reader Karen Bartelt sends picture of Giant Tortoises from the Galápagos, despite the variation, they are all subspecies of one species, Chelonidis nigra. Karen describes them as Geochelone, which is the genus of the ancestral species from South America, but there may have been some taxonomic revision of the group. It’s not easy to see tortoises […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Today we have a bunch of swell photographs from a new contributor, Chetiya Sahabandu, who took these photos at Yala National Park in Sri Lanka. Ceylon Green Bee-Eater (Merops orientalis ceylonicus): White-Breasted Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis): (also in MG 2514  Indian Pond Heron (Ardeola grayii): Crested Hawk-Eagle (Nisaetus cirrhatus ceylanensis):  Grey Headed Fish Eagle (Ichthyophaga ichthyaetus):  Spotted Deer (Axis […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs (and Spot the caimans!)

Reader Lou Jost sent me a multipart series of photographs from a recent trip he took to the Tambopata National Reserve in the Peruvian Amazon. This is the last set of photographs, but because I’m at home, leaving early to go downtown, this is the only one I have, so I’ll put it up today. […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

We’re nearing the end of the photos that Benjamin Taylor sent from his trip to southern Africa last year, but they remain wonderful. Here are a few more (his captions are indented): Red-billed oxpecker (Buphagus erythrorhynchus) resting on the neck of a Namibian giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis angolensis): John Harshman recently sent oxpecker photos as well […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Today we have a passel of birds from reader Ed Kroc, whose notes are indented: Here’s a batch of photos from San Diego taken this past summer. I was along the California coast for about a week in July collecting data on urban-nesting gulls, but of course I always try to make time for a […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Here are some gorgeous pictures I’ve shamelessly swiped (with permission) from the Facebook page of biologist/naturalist/photographer Piotr Naskrecki, who’s been spending a lot of time in Mozambique. His photography webpage is here; and the captions below (indented) are all his: And now, for a change, something that we can all agree on – isn’t it the […]

Readers’ wildlife photos (and videos)

Reader Lou Jost has some spectacular photos and videos from a recent foray into the rain forest. There will be several parts of this trip spread over the next week. Lou’s notes are indented: Tambopata Research Center Part 1: Clay licks   I’ve just come back from a visit to a remote part of the Peruvian […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Today we have some snaps by reader Susan Heller, as well as some d*g pictures proffered after popular demand. Susan’s notes are indented: Here are a couple of photos from the Best Coast; doing a little local natural history. We finally got some RAIN for the first time in months. Beach at Torrey Pines State Reserve […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

We have some diverse photos today. First are photos of moose and pronghorn taken by Stephen Barnard in Idaho. His notes are indented: I had some visitors this morning [Sept. 12]. Moose (Alces alces) — a tautonym: An apparently very healthy young male moose (Alces alces) in my yard this afternoon [Sept. 20], with his mom […]