Category Archives: photography

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Today I’m featuring photos by our most regular regular, Stephen Barnard of Idaho. His notes are indented: Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus) looking at Deets [the border collie]: Sandhill Cranes (Grus canadensis). The was a large wolf across the creek in the field this morning and Deets was going nuts. European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris). These introduced birds are […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

It is a fact universally acknowledged that most of the photographs that readers send me are of birds. There are millions of birders out there, but why so few “snailers” or “froggers”? I suppose it’s because birds are beautiful, colorful, and abundant. Their beauty is certainly on tap in these photos sent by reader Damon Williford, who […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we feature some of the backlog of photos I have from Stephen Barnard, photographer par excellence of birds, fancy cars, artiodactyls, and border collies. Red-tailed Hawks (Buteo jamaicensis): Sandhill Cranes (Grus canadensis). They’re gathering into flocks prior to migration: These Swainson’s Hawks (Buteo swainsoni) were looking at me and Deets with a considerable degree of suspicion. […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have a grab-bag of diverse photos from several readers, some sans wildlife. The first is from Brandon Cooper, who collaborates with my ex-student Daniel Matute collecting Drosophila flies in Africa: I recently returned from Zambia, Malawi, and Namibia where Matute and I collected a nice transect of melanogaster and simulans. While collecting in […]

Readers’ wildlife photos: Special lovers’ edition

If it were Valentine’s Day, this would serve as a special post, but I’ll just celebrate the Act of Love itself (taken from five orders of insects) with these photos from reader Jacques Hausser of Switzerland. His note was simply this: “I send you here some pictures of insects caught in the act or just […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs (and video)

The photo tank is beginning to empty, so do send any GOOD photos that you have. Meanwhile, today we have a treat for arachnophiles: two lovely spider photos and video today from reader Al Denelsbeck. His notes: Sending along photos of a magnolia green jumping spider, Lyssomanes viridis. This is a juvenile female, 4mm in body […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

As I’m in a rush, we’ll have a truncated version of Reader’s Wildlife Photos today; fortunately, the stalwart Stephen Barnard sent three photos this morning: Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss): Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula): Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias):

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Today we feature the bird photos of reader Damon Williford from Texas. Black-bellied whistling-duck (Dendrocygna autumnalis): Buff-bellied hummingbird (Amazilia yucatanensis): Buff-breasted sandpiper (Calidris subruficollis): Dickcissel (Spiza americana): Golden-fronted woodpecker (Melanerpes aurifrons): Green jay (Cyanocorax yncas): Hooded oriole (Icterus cucullatus):

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Today we have the birds and the bees. First, reader Mark Sturtevant sent some hymenopterans—bees in the family Halictidae, sometimes called “sweat bees.” His notes are indented: The halictid bees would often go spelunking into the trumpet vine flowers that cover one end of our house. When I would loom in to take a picture, for […]

Readers’ wildlife (astronomy) photographs

As most of you know, last night there was a special total lunar eclipse, one producing a large reddish”blood moon.” It’s not the red color that was unusual, for that occurs during all lunar eclipses (it’s due to the scattering of reflected light by our atmosphere), but that the moon was at its perigee: the lowest […]


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