Category Archives: photography

Readers’ wildlife

Tara Tanaka in Florida has been busy editing videos, but I found four new ones on her site and am putting them up. Don’t forget to check out her Vimeo site. Her captions are indented: Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) displaying: I was photographing Wood Ducks from my blind one afternoon, and when there were no ducks in […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Stephen Barnard in Idaho is sending lots of photos, for the owls and the eagles on his property have young about to fledge. Plus he saw BABY COYOTES. So here’s the latest installment: Desi (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) taking off from the nest. When they take off they launch into the air and then drop to pick […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Stephen Barnard once again escaped from the Paradise of Idaho to go fishing—in Florida. He sent us some photos from both places: I photographed three species of swallow in-flight within 2 minutes over Loving Creek. (Check the EXIFs.) Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica), Violet-Green Swallow (Tachycineta thalassina), and Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor). They were feeding on midges. […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Keep sending in the photos, folks. I’ll be here all year! Today we have more lovely bird photos by reader Colin Franks (photography site here, Facebook page here, Instagram page here). Note that the photos below are copyrighted by a professional photographer; I have permission to show them here, but please don’t purloin or reproduce them further. Northern Pintail  […]

Great photographs of 2015

Bright Side has 20 photographs that impressed the editors last year. I’ve chosen a few that impress me.  The captions are theirs. Police d*gs in China queue for lunch. Cheetahs in the Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. A cycling team from Rwanda sees snow for the first time. A herd of sheep pass through a […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Mark Sturtevant gives us a batch of arthropod photos: First, we have the bizarre spinybacked orbweaver (Gasteracantha cancriformis). Common out east, I would see them around when visiting family in New Jersey. This lateral view demonstrates that they are weird on all sides. One day, while walking along a wooded trail, I chanced to […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Don’t forget to keep those photos coming in. While I have a decent backlog, I can always use more good ones. And please, when you send them in, include descriptions of the species (and its Latin binomial) as well as a bit of information about the beast (or plant or landscape), where you photographed it, […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Something unusual today: bird rescue. Reader Garry VanGelderen from Ontario sent some photos of his wife’s bird rescue. And kudos to her! Birds frequently fly into our windows. Here are some pictures of my wife rescuing these poor creatures. Downy woodpecker (Picoides pubescens): Golden crowned kinglet (Regulus satrapa): Rose-breasted grosbeak (female), (Pheucticus ludovicianus): We have tried […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader James Blilie sent some landscapes, plant, and fungi photos; his notes are indented: White pine (Pinus stroba) left foreground and red pine (Pinus resinosa) right foreground and cottonwood trees (Populus deltoides), background, along the St. Croix River.  Minnesota in the foreground, Wisconsin in the background.  Some newly-emerged leaves (not sure of species): Skunk Cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus), an early emergent: Bloodroot (Sanguinaria […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

I have a comfortable backlog of photos, but always welcome good ones to put in the queue. So send along your pix, but again, the good ones. Today we’re featuring Backyard Wildlife: the beauty that we might miss because it’s quotidian. First some photos by Anne-Marie Cournoyer in Montreal: House sparrow (Passer domesticus; male and female): Sexual […]

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