Category Archives: photography

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Today, Stephen Barnard is back with a passel of photos from Idaho. First, we have three ways of looking at a black-billed magpie (Pica hudsonia): This is a super common bird, but in my opinion one of the hardest birds to capture. They’re smart, wary, and fast. And Desi, one of the two bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Reader Donn Ingle sent a variety of photos from his South African homeland (he lives in Betty’s Bay at the southern tip of the country). The captions are his: Bee dancing in Protea repens: Drososera sundew of unknown appetite: Hoverfly on Nivenia: Southern double-collared sunbird [Cinnyris chalybeus]: Spider catching a bee: The sassy ass of a […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Three oddments today, the first a trio of rescue birds from reader Joe Dickinson (and yes, non-domestic rescue animals count as wildlife!): Didn’t know rescue birds counted as wildlife.  Here are three from the Sitka Raptor Center, Alaska.  First, a Northern Pygmy Owl (Glaucidium gnoma), then a Snowy Owl (Nyctea scandiaca) and, of course, a […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Send in your photos, folks! Although I have a fairly comfortable backlog, we Jews (cultural or religious) always worry. . . . Today we have two wildlife photos and then some travel photos, since H. sapiens is also wildlife. First, from Stephen Barnard in Idaho: The Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) is incubating eggs in a […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

I’ve been accumulating photos from reader Stephen Barnard (apparently he hasn’t yet been killed by his Cobra), and I’m nearly caught up posting them. Here are a bunch: Sandhill Cranes (Grus canadensis): Northern Harrier (female) (Circus cyaneus): Moose (Alces alces): Marsh Wren (Cistothorus palustris). The Marsh Wren is the best. They’re difficult to capture. This series […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

This morning we have an “all birds” program. First up are two shots from reader Stephen Barnard in Idaho. An American goldfinch (Spinus tristis), noted by Stephen as “coming into its breeding plumage.” When I asked how he got such a close shot, he responded: The bird was at my feeder. The light was pretty good […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Continuing right on with Kestrel Week. . . . Only kidding: I don’t have enough kestrels to fill a week’s worth of posts. But Joe McClain’s photos of kestrels yesterday made me realize that while small birds are cute, small predatory birds are even cuter. There’s something especially adorable about a tiny owl, like a […]

Wellcome Image Awards for 2015

Wellcome Images, a famous and extensive source of medical and biological imagery, held a contest for the best biological/medical photos of 2014, and you can see the twenty winning images in a slideshow at the link just above. I’ll show just four, with one of them having an accompanying video. I prefer the non-medical ones, but by […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

We have some unusual photos today, but to ease you into them, here’s a flying sandhill crane (Grus canadensis) photographed in Idaho by Stephen Barnard. You should be starting to pick up some of the Latin binomials by now. Do you remember the scientific name of the red-tailed hawk? (Note: when a photo is overlapped by […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Today we have photos from two regulars, showing animals in their backyards—that is, if you consider Stephen Barnard’s backyard to be a huge swatch of Idaho.  Here are Stephen’s photos: Mule Deer (Odocoileus hemionus): Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) I spooked while walking my d*g. Trumpeter Swans (Cygnus buccinator) are gathering into flocks, preparing for migration. […]

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