Category Archives: photography

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Tony Eales from Australia is back with another batch of lovely insect photos. His captions are indented. A quick tank top up: First up two odd looking species of Leaf Beetle (family Chrysomelidae). Eurispa vittata (gahnia leaf beetle) and Hispellinus multispinosus (Spiny leaf beetle). Both seen to like grasses/sedges.   Next is a Shore Fly (family Ephydridae) […]

A deceased reader’s wildlife photos

Today we have photos from Andreas Kay, a superb  nature photographer who lived in Ecuador and who came to my notice when he rediscovered the frog Atelopus coynei and wrote to inform me in 2012. Andreas died of brain cancer last October at only 56. Lou Jost, who knew Andreas and now has custody of his […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

We’re coming down to an empty tank, so I may have to stop putting up this feature every day. To prevent this, please send in your good wildlife photos, as I ask daily. Thanks! Fortunately, I have a few batches of photos from evolutionary ecologist John Avise.  Today’s photos have a theme (John’s captions are […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Our tank is running low, though I have a reserve from just a few photographers. Please send in your good wildlife photos lest I be forced to deep-six this feature. Thanks! Today we have four photos from reader Garry VanGelderen from Ontario, whose captions are indented. Here is an American Red squirrel (also known as […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Please send in your good wildlife photos (roughly ten to a dozen if you have that many, though fewer are also welcome). And please supply locations and Latin binomials.  Thanks! Today’s batch comes from regular Mark Sturtevant, whose comments are indented. Note that in his first sentence Mark says, “I do me”! Here are more […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have another batch of photos from evolutionary geneticist John Avise. This time they have a theme (his notes and IDs are indented): “Avian mug shots”.  Here are some of the responses I got when I asked these birds to look straight into the camera: California Gull (Larus californicus): Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna): Barn […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Lenora good sent some photos of waterfowl and rodents, and she likes to give many of her pictures anthropomorphic captions, which are included below (all her notes and captions are indented): Canada Goose (Branta canadensis), Immature Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias), American white pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos).  “Have I missed any good gossip?” Canada Geese (Branta canadensis) and (I […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

We have a new contributor today: Avi Burstein. His comments are indented. Most of the species are obvious, but I’ve put “ID?” for ones that readers can help identify. Here are some photos I thought I’d share with you. There’s some variety of bluejay, woodpecker, wild turkey, hummingbird, turtle, hawk and some other small bird […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

I implore you once again to send in your good photos. I have a reserve, but it’s not large. Today’s aliquot (you should have learned that word by now) comes from reader William Savage, and comprises lovely bird and landscape photos. (There’s a reptile in there, too.) His captions and IDs are indented: Here are […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Please send in your good wildlife photos (and photos of yourself for the “photos of readers” feature, which is temporarily defunct).  We have two contributors today, whose captions are indented. The first comes from reader Patrick May: Here’s a whitetail doe (Odocoileus virginianus) resting in my backyard.  This is in southern Connecticut.  The deer herd can’t be […]