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Readers’ wildlife photographs

Remember: send in any good wildlife photos you have, please. The picture tank is getting inexorably lower. Reader Karl Elvis MacRae (where did he get his middle name?) sent us a photo of a tufted puffin (Fratercula cirrhata) with the note: I don’t know if this is ‘wild’ enough since it was shot in the Oregon […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader John O’Neall sent some splendid pictures of African birds along with his notes (indented):  You asked for animal pix and I have some. They were taken in October 2012 in Tanzania. Folks usually go ape over big mammals in Africa, and with good reason. But I found the birds to be more fascinating because […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

I’m getting a bit antsy that the photo tank is running low, so, readers, BRING OUT YOUR PICTURES and send me the good ones. We still have a backlog, though. Reader Bob Lundgren sent some lovely photographs of elephants. The notes are his: Thought I would send along some photos of African elephants (Loxodanta africana) we […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

We still have a reasonable backlog of photos, but readers who have good pictures of wildlife (broadly construed) might consider sending them to me. Today marks another error by Professor Ceiling Cat. I received these nice photos from Stephen Barnard on March 29, but I lost the identifying email, and he trashed it in the interim. […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

I think we’ve been suffering from a dearth of beetles around here. Fortunately, reader Mike McDowell has fixed that issue, sending eight lovely photos of tiger beetles and adding that “All were photographed at various locations in Wisconsin during May and July.” First, a word about the group from that unimpeachable source (until Greg writes his post about […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Reader Jacques Hausser in Switzerland is an aficionado of lepidopterans, and sent two batches of photos. This is the first, which includes his captions and his usual informative notes, all indented: Maniola jurtina (Nymphalidae), the Meadow Brown (the french name is nicer: Myrtil). Very common in Europe and not very spectacular, but famous among biologists because its […]

Readers’ wildlife photos (and video)

Reader Rebecca Large-Swoope sent a very short video of a puffin taking off. I swear that these birds seem so awkward that I don’t know how they stay airborne. But this one appears to simply leap into the air, beating its wings frantically, and it’s gone: I recently returned from a trip to Wales. I highly […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

We’re back to the Galápagos today. Reader Robert Lang, who is overly modest, sent a bunch of photos a while back, adding some notes (indented): I am a longtime reader of your website and have enjoyed and admired the readers’ photos, while considering that photos of such quality are generally beyond my equipment/skills/access. But I […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have arthropods and mammals, covering many bases of our readers’ interests. The arthropod pictures come from Al Denelsbeck, who shows a more extensive sequence of the molting mantis at his website, Walkabout. His notes: Attached are five photos: four of a Chinese mantis (Tenodera aridifolia sinensis) and one of an unidentified cicada – I tried […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

A while ago, reader Karen Bartelt submitted two batches of photos from a trip to the Galápagos, but I lost the captions and descriptions for the second batch (the first group, published in June, is here). Having failed to contact her, I’ll publish them anyway in the hopes that she’ll comment with IDs, or that other readers will also identify […]

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