Category Archives: photography

Readers’ wildlife photographs: Special travel edition

Reader Susan Heller sent me a bunch of photos from her recent (April) trip to Istanbul, a city I’ve visited three times and absolutely love. So did she. Her are her “wildlife photos” from that fabled town. I’m not in the habit of posting travel photos, so keep on sending me wildlife , but these were […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

As per the new policy, we’ll have a shorter selection of photographs on Saturday because Caturday Felids counts as photographs! But today we have three nice space photos from reader Tim Anderson in Oz. Click twice (with a break in between) to see the pictures enlarged, and by themselves: This is a nightscape showing part of […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Reader John Harshman sent these photos of a kildeer and eggs on April 20: Yesterday I went out to Charleston Slough on San Francisco Bay, and this very brave killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) began doing threat displays at me. Eventually I figured out why, but I nearly stepped on the nest before I saw it. Sorry, no nightjars […]

Chicago, sunset

About three days ago, though some enterprising reader can surely get the information from the photo. If you want a big version, click on it once, wait, and then click again.

Readers’ wildlife photographs, part deux: A heron right outside!

Okay, how many professors get to see Great Blue Herons (Aredea herodias) right outside their office? This morning one of the office staff called me to inform me that a very big heron-ish bird was standing beside the pond right outside my building. Of course I grabbed my camera and rushed outside, and, sure enough, […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Do send in your GOOD photos: I have a fairly comfortable backlog, but could always use more. I saw an adorable squirrel photograph on Pete Moulton’s Facebook page (one of the advantages of having Facebook!), and begged him for more squirrel photos. Here are the results, with bonus birds: Per your request, here are a […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

First, four pictures from Stephen Barnard, who has a huge backlog in the queue. These include a cryptic animal; can you spot it? The eaglets (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) are growing fast. A Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) attacking a Northern Harrier ( Circus cyaneus) that was robbing nests. American Avocets (Recurvirostra americana): Meadow Vole (Microtus pennsylvanicus) :-) : […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Reader Russell Collins sent a bunch of photos from southern Africa taken in 2011. I’ve put them below with his captions, but he hastens to add that some of the species identifications may be wrong, and welcomes corrections: Angolan Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis angolensis) Etosha N.P., Namibia. Giraffes are perhaps my favourite (non-predator) ‘safari’ animal. They […]

The woodpecker-riding weasel gets its own sign

Last March I posted about what may turn out to be the most famous natural-history photograph of all time. It’s this one, taken by Martin Le-May in Hornchurch Country Park, and shows a stunning encounter between a European green woodpecker (Picus viridis) and a weasel who tried to jump it, probably a least weasel (Musetla nivalis). […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Reader Donn Ingle from South Africa has sent photos before (see here), but here’s a new batch. Donn specializes in his local flora, and sends the following information: I live in Betty’s Bay on (not quite) the southern tip of Africa. I’ve been taking arty pics of my surrounds for a couple of years. I’m not trained […]


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