Category Archives: photography

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we’ll see the last of Bruce Lyon’s lovely hummingbird pictures (with two miscellaneous photos). Here’s a bit of background taken from the last set (March 8): On my annual family trip to Costa Rica I spent a couple of days at Monteverde, a cloud forest site well known to both biologists and tourists. Cloud forest […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

We have photos from two readers today: a new contributor and an old one. The first is reader Susan Heller, who sent birds and mammals on March 2: This mourning dove [Zenaida macroura] nested just outside my backdoor: I got to watch from egg to fledgling, with the parents feeding these babies. Baby and mom […]

Google Doodle celebrates Anna Atkins

This is my 9,970th post, which means that within the week we’ll get to post number 10,000. I’m still pondering the 172 comments on the thread following “The 10,000th post: what shall it be?“, in which readers suggested way to celebrate this landmark. If I decide to use one of those suggestions, that reader gets an […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

When I beefed that my tank of readers’ photos was low, reader Russ Collins came through in spades, with a bunch of lovely Big Cat pictures from Africa. I’ve often thought of contributing to your reader’s wildlife photos series, but never seem to get around to doing it. Your mentioning that the ‘tank was low’ […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

This spot must be a favorite for birders, as the majority of what I get are pictures of living dinosaurs. Today’s photos are from one of our best bird photographers, the famous Stephen Barnard of Idaho. Canada Goose (Branta canadensis):  Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus): Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis): And for those invertebrate lovers, here are three insect […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Reader Joe Dickinson sent a dozen pictures of reef fish and other beasts, ending his series on the South Pacific.  The last three pictures make me itchy to travel there. A final set from French Polynesia, emphasizing invertebrates plus some landscapes.  The first three are general shots of coral reef. Then we have a couple of […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

I’ve noticed that comments have been a bit sparse on the readers’ wildlife photographs. That means either that people aren’t looking at them, or, more likely, that people look but have nothing to say. I want to remind readers that many of the photographers are first-time contributors of any sort, and some are a bit nervous about the quality of […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Well, these aren’t precisely “readers’ wildlife photographs,” but rather “photographs by friends of readers.” So while these adorable puffin photos are labeled with the name of reader Mike Howe, they were taken by his friend Mike Alexander, and as far as I know haven’t appeared anywhere except on Howe’s website. Is there any bird more adorable […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

This morning we have another batch of photos from reader Stephen Barnard in Idaho, and he snuck a d*g photo in with them! Feeling amiable, I’ll include it for the caninophiles: Downy Woodpecker (Dryobates pubescens):  Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon): Yet another Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos): Yet another Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis): Twin goats [Capra aegagrus hircus] born yesterday, with […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Rick Mark sends us some photos of colorful nudibranches, which are shell-less gastropod mollusks. Rick notes that he loves nature photography, including birds and wildflowers (he produced a guide to wildflowers in an Indiana nature preserve as part of his master’s thesis). I’m sending some photos of the bizarre life found in tide pools […]

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