Category Archives: photography

Readers’ wildlife photographs and videos

We have two videos today. First, reader Beckie sent a short video of an Atlantic puffin (Fratercula arctica) taking off. These birds seem very awkward in the air, but I guess they do good enough. Stephen Barnard from Idaho sent a fishing video, which you should enlarge and put in HD on its site. His notes: I […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

I’m back in Chicago, so it’s time to start sending me your wildlife photos: the tank is getting a bit too low for my comfort. Thanks! Today I’m putting up the final installment of naturalist/biologist/photographer Lou Jost’s photos from the Tambopata Research Center in Peru. His notes are indented. I especially love the decoy spider in […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Biologist/naturalist/photographer Lou Jost has photographed lots of species at the Tambopata Research Center in Peru (see previous posts here and here). Here’s another installment; his notes are indented: At the Tambopata Research Center we got up around 4:30 am most days, and evenings after dinner there were often talks, so we had little time to explore […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Reader Mike Hannah send some photos from the Land of Kiwis and notes (indented): I understand that you are visiting New Zealand next year – so I have attached three photos of endemic species to whet your appetite. All the pictures were taken in an urban sanctuary called Zealandia situated in the suburbs of Wellington. […]

Readers’ wildlife photos and video

We have two contributions today, the first being two landscapes from Stephen Barnard taken on November 15 from his home in Idaho. His caption: Here’s the sunrise this morning (looking southeast), and its counterpart, a minute or two later, in the northwest. And from reader Tim Anderson in Oz, we have what I believe is […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Bruce Lyon has graced these pages with wonderful photos of peregrine falcons (Falco peregrinus) nesting in California (see here, here and here), and now he adds a third batch to the set. His notes are indented:. More photos of the nesting peregrine falcons (Falco peregrinus) I have been following on the California coast between […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Mirabile dictu, we have contributions sent by two readers today (Tuesday in Hong Kong). For the rest of you who sent photos before I left, they’re all secure in Chicago and I’ll begin posting them when I return in two days. First up, the estimable Stephen Barnard from Idaho. His caption: Northern Harrier [Circus cyaneus] fly-by. […]

Hong Kong: more food and travel

I will be in Hong Kong two more days (including today), heading home on the 16th. The time has flown by on this trip, but it’s been immensely enjoyable and I’ve learned a lot about an area of the world of which I was largely ignorant. I’m using my last two days to see the […]

Readers’ wildlife photograph

We have only two photos today, but they’re both lovely. The first is a picture of one of my favorite bird species, the sexually dimorphic wood duck (Aix sponsa)—a striking instantiation of sexual selection: the coevolution of male traits with female preferences for those traits. One wonders, as in all such cases, what features of that gaudy male gave […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

I doubt I’ll be writing more about the election, at least for a week or so—or perhaps indefinitely. In the meantime, Stephen Barnard of Idaho has sent me some new readers’ wildlife photographs. His caption:  Bull elk (Cervus canadensis) — the biggest and baddest of four bulls in the field across the creek.