Category Archives: photography

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader John Conoboy sent. . . CATS!  His notes are indented: Here are some photos from my recent trip to Tanzania. I will start with cats. Lions, leopards and cheetahs are the big draws, and the guides all communicate by radio whenever there is a sighting and swarms of vehicles converge at the site and […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Readers: send in your photos! With six or seven photo posts a week, the tank empties quickly. Tony Eales from Queensland sent some photos of carnivorous plants. His captions are indented: The first one is from the Drosera peltata complex—probably D. peltata subsp. auriculata [“shield sundew”], Giraween National Park: Next is the really common sundew […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

This is the 16,000th post I’ve put up since this website started in 2009. Next landmark: getting 50,000 subscribers! I am posting part 2 of reader Loren Russell’s photos of insects he found on the snow in a hike in Oregon. Part 1 was posted yesterday with this introduction: A new camera and an email from […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Loren Russell managed to take photos of arthopods on a snowy hike. Yes, the creatures were on top of the snow! His notes are indented, and we’ll have another batch of ice fauna soon. Arthropods on snow A new camera and an email from a friend in Montana prodded me to combine two of […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Ed Kroc sent some “vacation” snaps from Vancouver Island; his notes are indented: I just got back from a few days around Pacific Rim National Park on Vancouver Island and thought I would send along some wildlife photos. The first shot is of a Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), mid-descent. Someone was cleaning fish near […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

After an absence, Jacques Hausser, emeritus professor of ecology and evolution at the University of Lausanne, has returned with three photos of squirrels, which of course are Honorary Cats™. His notes are indented. A small refugee population: Visiting the beautiful Isles of Scilly, off Cornwall, for one very windy week, I was surprised to discover a […]

Readers’ wildlife photos (and a video)

Reader Joe Dickinson sent some lovely photos of elephant seals; his comments are indented: Historically, the northern elephant seal (Mirounga angustirostris) had rookeries only on islands, presumably to avoid terrestrial predators.  With the extirpation of all large predators, several mainland rookeries have been established since the 1960s by a rebounding population (from near extinction in the early […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Stephen Barnard is still fishing and traveling in New Zealand (sadly, our visits won’t overlap). He’s now moved to the North Island, and sent back a photo and a movie of the aquatic inhabitants. Had an excellent  first day fishing in North Island — caught about a dozen rainbow trout  (Oncorhynchus mykiss) this size, and lost a […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have some bird photos from reader Karen Bartelt; her notes are indented: Just a potpourri of “dueling birds” at my feeders last month. Dueling male northern cardinals (Cardinalis cardinalis) looking at a red-bellied woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus): Dueling downy woodpeckers (Picoides pubescens); two females and a male/female confrontation: Dueling northern flickers (Colaptes auratus): We went […]

Readers’ wildlife photos (with bonus science)

Reader Bruce Lyon, who happens to be a professor of ecology and evolution at the University of California at Santa Cruz (America’s most beautiful campus), sent a group of photos illustrating a research project, so we can haz some pictures and some science as well. His notes are indented: Golden-crowned Sparrows (Zonotrichia atricapilla) are migratory songbirds that breed […]