Category Archives: photography

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Tony Eales from Australia sent some nice photos of a trip to the desert. His notes are indented: I don’t think I sent in any photos from my trip to the Australian deserts in June-July last year. I had been out to the Strzelecki and Simpson Deserts for work in May 2015 and found […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Kevin, who tells me that he sometimes posts under the name “LittleBoyBrew” (he brews fine ales), sent some pictures of Aussie animals, and several of his cat. His notes are indented: You have mentioned the need to keep pictures coming. I humbly submit my own. Last June my wife and son and I traveled […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Barbara Wilson sent a series of sea lion photos; her notes are indented: Male California Sea Lions (Zalophus californianus) travel far north of their breeding grounds during the winter.  The external ears distinguish sea lions from seals.  Males of this species are identified by the domed heads.  I’m not sure if the one with […]

Readers’ wildlife photos (and video!)

It’s Bird Day, and we have photos and video. First, a video of battling Glossy Ibises (Plegadis falcinellus) by Tara Tanaka (flickr site here, Vimeo channel here), who promises more videos soon. Her notes are indented; be sure to go to the Vimeo site to watch it large and in high-definition. We just got back from a […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Kurt Andreas sent some lovely photos of insects, fungi and slime molds (for some reason we’ve gotten a lot of fungi lately after a long dry spell). His notes are indented.  I have a mixed bag for you today. I was inspired by Jim Stump’s wildlife contributions, as I have tons of fungi and slime […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Send those photos in, folks, as my tank is only about 30% full.  Today we have a mélange of photos from several readers. First, some some lovely fall photos from James Blilie: What I think are all sugar maples (Acer saccharum), all taken in Shawano County, Wisconsin, October 2016.  The sugar maple is the state tree of […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Ed Kroc sent some nice bird pix taken last month in Vancouver; his captions are indented: First up is a Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca), a common ground sparrow that lurks in the leaf litter of Stanley Park (and other forested areas). I love their splash of white chevrons up and down the breast. Also, check out […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Don’t forget to keep those photos coming in, folks! I’ll be here all year. We have more greenery today, as reader/naturalist/photographer Lou Jost sent some photos from Ecuador. His notes:  In honor of your recent post on lichen symbioses, here are some photos of lichens and bryophytes, groups that don’t get much attention otherwise.These are all […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Remember, I’m running low on photos, so send in your good ones! Today we have the final installment of reader Joe Dickinson’s photos from his recent trips to Africa. Birds and one reptile. Joes’s captions are indented. Tanzania was mostly about “big game”, but here are some of the more photogenic non-mammalian species we saw. […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Joe Dickinson sent a photograph of one of the places where Monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) congregate for overwintering (larval and pupal stages cannot survive the cold of the northern U.S.). There are two main areas where they do this: northeast Mexico and southern California/Baja California; for a good overview of the process, see this website […]