Category Archives: photography

Readers’ wildlife photos (and video)

I just got an email from reader Rick Longworth about Chicago and Mars. His notes: I thought of you, Jerry, while flying over your amazing city. Flying from Houston, TX to Grand Rapids, MI, we overflew Chicago and saw the Red Planet in the eastern sky.  Of all the millions of people down there, how […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

I came to work at 5 a.m. to check on Phoebe and give her some food, and found these photos just sent by reader Tony Eales from Australia. Although I wasn’t going to do a wildlife post today, this is short, sweet, and interesting. Tony’s notes are indented. I came across what turned out to […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Nature can be lovely even close to home. Reader Will Savage in England sent some pictures of the British countryside near his home. His captions are indented: All of these were taken in early summer at a nature reserve not far from my home in Norfolk, England. The reserve runs alongside the River Wensum, which is […]

Readers’ wildlife: My ducks

We’re down to two ducks: Honey and her daughter Phoebe, once a runt but now getting bigger. Phoebe is able to fly (we’ve seen her take to the air twice), but is still hanging around her mom, as she’s a timorous and clinging duck. She is also well fed on corn and mealworms. (Phoebe is […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Tony Eales from Australia sends some camouflaged beasties and a brightly colored spider. His notes are indented. Some camouflage. A Brisbane Two-tailed Spider, Tamopsis brisbanensis, on a mangrove tree trunk. These are very hard to spot. They have a leg span of around 3 or 4 cm. I believe the one in the photograph has some […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

In response to my call for photos, reader Joe Dickinson found some six-year-old shots from a trip to Africa. His notes are indented: Responding to recent requests for more wildlife submissions, I’ve gone to my archives and pulled up photos from my first Africa trip.  Dating from April, 2012, these are from Zimbabwe, Botswana and Zambia […]

Readers’ wildlife photos (and video)

Rick Longworth sent a lovely video of hummingbird interactions at his feeder. Dextrous little buggers! Black Chinned hummingbirds(Archilochus alexandri) feud around the feeder. I was unable to see what was going on between the rivals, so I used several levels of slow motion and freeze frame. The feud takes place in 4 parts: 1. Staying […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Tom Carrolan has personal experience with golden eagles, and sent these photos a while back. His words are indented: Golden Eagles (Aquila chrysaetos) have been extirpated as a nesting species in the eastern lower 48, but breed in the eastern Canadian provinces, as well as in the western states. I have seen this species […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

I ask again for readers to send me their best wildlife photos. My tank is reasonably full, but I can always use more. Today we have photos from two Aussie readers, the first being Tony Eales. His notes: Very excited. I’ve found my first Peacock Jumping Spider. This one is Maratus anomalus and seems to […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

We have the second installment of bird photos from our youngest contributor, Jamie Blilie. His captions are indented. Another group of photos from my 14 year old son, Jamie.  He shoots with a Canon Powershot SX530 HS super-zoom camera. The first group are from our recent escape from Minnesota winter to warm, sunny New Orleans: Snowy egret […]