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Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Ed Kroc weighed in with a passle of photos; his notes are indented: Here are some wildlife photos for your consideration. These were all taken in and around Kelowna, in central British Columbia, this past weekend. I was attending a conference and naturally budgeted time to peruse the local birdlife. This is batch #1 of […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Ants are more than a picnic pest, but have their own beauty. Reader Tony Eales shows us some lovely pismires from Australia. His notes are indented: Ants. I don’t personally know a lot about ants but I do find them fascinating, if challenging, photographic subjects. Because of my arthritis all these species are typically found […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Joe Dickinson sends California sea otters (Enhydra lutris) for us today! They’re surely among the world’s cutest mammals, especially as pups. Here are his notes: My wife and I went down to Moss Landing today to check on the sea otters. We were surprised to see four or five otters lying on a beach (never seen before […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Mark Jones sent in some African photos taken by his friends; Mark’s notes are indented, and the photos are high-resolution, so click to enlarge. I enjoyed the Namibia photos you posted last year, and my friends Keith and Alison Thompson have recently returned from there too, with some lovely photos. They gave me permission […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Darrell Ernst sent photos of an epic battle: Eagle Versus Osprey Smackdown. His notes are indented. A week or so ago as we entered our neighborhood on our way home, we noticed a large number of vultures on the shore of our community lake. Hoping for something interesting, as soon as I parked I ran […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

I have a comfortable backlog of photos, but please keep them coming in—I can never have too many. Today we have an unusual contribution documenting ancient human activity in Africa. The photos come from Richard Bond, and his notes are indented: I have wavered for a couple of years over whether these photographs would interest you, […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Roger Latour sent what he describes as “a couple of pictures showing the spring flora on mount Royal in Montreal. A must-see when in Montreal!”  Roger’s notes are indented. On the left: Erythronium americanum (yellow trout lily) and on the right Acer saccharum (sugar maple): Podophyllum peltatum, a sequence showing emergence of the very rare (here […]

Readers’ wildllife photos

Reader Mark Sturtevant has sent some lovely arthropod photos with his notes (indented): I am answering the call for more WWP’s. First, a while back I had introduced a ginormous Chinese mantis (Tenodera sinensis) that I had brought home from the field. ‘Mrs. Mantis’, as I called her, was always hungry and she kept me busy bringing home live prey […]

Wildlife and other photos from New Zealand: Tiritiri Matangi Reserve

A few days before I regretfully left New Zealand, reader Gayle Ferguson took me on an all-day expedition to Tiritiri Matangi Island, a small (2.2 km² [1 square mile] reserve located on an island only about 3 km from the shore. Here’s where it is. It is a reserve that was denuded by farming and […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Joe Dickinson is back with some swell bird photos. His notes are indented. Camping last month at Pinnacles National Park, we were struck by the density of the population of turkey vultures (Cathartes aura) around the campground.  In the morning (when I took my d*g for a walk) they were clustered in a few […]