Category Archives: photography

Chicago during the pandemic

This is just fog, but this picture of downtown Chicago, taken from my crib two days ago, makes me think that the fog is a metaphor for the virus plaguing our city—and everywhere else. The big building is the Willis Tower, formerly known as the Sears Tower. Click to enlarge.

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have photos from Chile by Joe Dickinson, who was kind enough to include food photos for my benefit. Joe’s notes are indented: Here are some photos from a recent trip to Chile that we stuck with in careless disregard of CDC admonitions (i.e., that people of our age should in no circumstances get […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Remember, landscapes and astronomical bodies count as “wildlife” here. Please send in your good photos. Today we have both birds and the cosmos. First, some birds from reader Garry VanGelderen, sent on March 5. All IDs and notes are indented. I’d call this “Five Ways of Looking At a Blue Jay”: Since about a week […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Please send me your good wildlife photos because the tank is below the level I’d like. Now that we’re all chilling at home, you should have time to get together ten or so photos. Thanks! Today’s contribution is from Mark Sturtevant, insect photographer par excellence. His words and IDs are indented: Today we have some […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

We have a tripartite piece today, with everyone’s notes and IDs indented: First, from biologist/naturalist/photographer Piotr Naskrecki‘s Facebook page, a wonderful grasshopper from Mozambique. It was such a good example of crypsis that I asked him if I could post it here, and he kindly gave me permission. His caption: Although one of the largest […]

Readers’ wildlife photos: Duck O’ the Day

From now on, every Sunday’s wildlife photos will comprise ducks, for evolutionist John Avise has kindly offered to send weekly allotments of duck photos to get us through the pandemic. Each Sunday will feature one species of duck, and your job is to guess the species. I will put the correct answer below the fold, […]

Reader’s wildlife photos

Today’s photos are a bit different in that they’re not of wildlife but of rocks. These lovely pictures come from Tony Eales of Queensland, who usually sends us insect photos. His notes are indented: I thought I’d send something a little different. Over the years as an archaeologist/anthropologist I’ve had the privilege to see some […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Here we have DUCK PHOTOS from evolutionary biologist John Avise, and he’s posed them as a quiz: “Name the ducks” (there are four species). Try your best, and I’ll post the answers this afternoon (if you access the names of the photos, you’ll also know, but don’t look). John’s notes are indented: Many species of […]

Winners of Nature TTL’s wildlife photography contest

Reader Laurie sent me a link to the BBC’s presentation of some winners of Nature TTL’s Wildlife and Landscape Photography Contest.  I’m having trouble braining today (enforced solitude does that), so, for your delectation, here are my favorites. The BBC’s captions are indented. The fourth photo is a stunning example of crypsis (camouflage). First, the […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

We have two contributions today: frogs and birds. The first set (frogs) comes from reader Jonathan Wallace. All readers’ captions and IDs are indented. These pictures were taken at a small nature reserve near where I live (Newcastle upon Tyne, UK).  My wife and I visited a couple of times after dark this week enabling […]