Category Archives: photography

BBC Astronomy contest winners

The BBC has announced the winners of its Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest, and although I’m not showing the prize-winning image (it doesn’t move me), here are a few I especially liked.  Go over and see the others. The BBC’s captions are indented: The runner-up in this section was also a composite image. Taken […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Today’s photos are by a father-and-son team, reader James Blilie and his 12-year-old son Jamie. The first batch is from Jamie, and James’s photos are at bottom. Their notes are indented: These [first batch below] were all taken this summer by my 12-year old son Jamie.  All were taken in Oregon and (mostly) Washington state, in June and July […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Once again I have wheedled Peter Moulton out of some Facebook photos, which constitute our offering for today. His notes: Here are a few new images, including some you specifically asked for. My significant other and are just back from our annual Labor Day weekend trip to the east side of the Huachuca Mountains in southeastern Arizona, […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Lou Jost, a biologist, naturalist, artist, and photographer who works in Ecuador, but I have a feeling we’ll have more photos from him soon (and, if Hillary wins, he’ll owe me some dosh). The first batch of his pictures sent shows a marvelous bird. His notes are indented: […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Reader Joe Dickinson is back with some photos from the Rockies. By the way, my photo tank is running low, and if new ones don’t come in, I’ll have to stop this endeavor in a week. You know what to do. Joes’s notes are indented. Here are some photos from a recent trip to Glacier National […]

Black and white cat photos

I think the true beauty and mystery of cats—their status as living sculptures—is best conveyed in black and white photography. Top 13.net has a serious of lovely pictures in its post “The mysterious lives of cats in black & white photographs“. Here are my favorites to end the week:

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Reader Joe Dickinson sent some photos of a big passel of bats (what’s the correct term?) living under a road that I drove on often when I lived in Davis, California. I had no idea there were bats there! Joe’s notes are indented: We recently attended a Bat Talk and Walk at the Yolo Bypass […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Today we have bird photos from three folks, the first being reader Karen Bartelt. Her notes: I just got back from a trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos.  I thought I’d send things as they get processed.  These hummingbirds are from a rural area near the town of Ibarra in northern Ecuador.  The first is a Sparkling […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

We’ve been treated over the last year with some splendid photos of peregrine falcons taken by reader Bruce Lyon by the California coast (see here and here for previous installments). This is the latest batch, the result of what Bruce called “one of his top natural history encounters, ever.” His notes are indented: Here is […]

Winners: British wildlife photography contest

Here are a few of my favorites pictures from among the winners of the British Wildlife Photography Awards shown at the Guardian. My four top picks are all by Robert E. Fuller. All depicting least weasels (Mustela nivalis), they won in the four “British season” categories: summer, autumn, winter, and spring, shown in order. I love the weasl […]