Category Archives: photography

Readers’ wildlife photographs

I’m a bit less neurotic since several readers have rushed into the breach and provided me with a bunch of photos. But of course you’re welcome to send your good snaps any time. Some readers send only one or two photos at a time, so today we’ll feature a grab-bag of pictures that came in ones […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

I appeal again for your photos, for we’re in danger of running out soon. Now you wouldn’t want that, would you? We have birds and leps today. First, two bird snaps from reader Cameron Way: I was in the mountains this weekend and shot some pictures of Mountain Chickadees [Poecile gambeli]. Thought you might enjoy. And a […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Don’t forget to keep those photos coming in; the tank is only half full. Today we have unusual subjects: architecture, Darwin and gravesites. First, some photos by reader Tom Hennessy: This time of year it can be difficult to find good subjects for photograph, but I am fortunate to be a member of the Lewis Ginter […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Reader James Blilie sent a bunch of photos from his perambulations in Glacier National Park. I’ll show about a third of them today, all displaying the magnificent mountain goat in spectacular scenery: Glacier National Park, 1990: Getting close to Mountain goats (Oreamnos americanus). More mountain goats, Glacier NP again, 2006: Here’s their range (from Wikipedia). The mountain goat is […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

A request: keep sending in your wildlife photos. While I have about a week’s worth on hand, I’d be comfortable with a larger backlog! Lou Jost writes in from Ecuador with a scary spider photo, and asks for an ID: I just came back from our new reserve in northwest Ecuador where we found this monstrous tarantula […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs (and spot the nightjar!)

Reader Jonathan Wallace from Britain has sent some old photos, which were scanned from slides, but still worth a look (especially those nefarious rollers!): I recently scanned some old 35 mm slides of mine taken in Senegal and Guinea-Bissau in West Africa in the pre-digital past.  I am not sure that the quality of the […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Mark Sturtevant has some biology lessons along with his insect photos: When I go out to hunt for arthropods with my camera, I am pretty content to get pictures of a critter just sitting on a leaf. But it is a bonus if I can capture images of interesting behaviors. Here are two examples of […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Ah, animals after my own heart. We have some dipterans from reader Mike McDowell: an array of photos that truly shows the diversity and beauty of this group. His notes: How about cool flies? Sometimes when the birding is slow and I’m not in tiger beetle country, I search for interesting flies. It’s astounding what’s […]

Why nature photography is so wonderful

Professional nature photography, or so I’m told, is a life of tedium and routine, but the downs are more than outweighed by not only the great photos one gets, but by the experience of communing with nature—especially animals.  That experience is shown in an piece on deMilked called “20 pictures showing that nature photographers have […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

This morning we have a panoply of bird photos by reader Karen Bartelt. There was a mixup with the photos, so I’m doing best I can with the IDs. I’m sure, though, I messed up some of them, so I ask readers to help correct the woodpeckers. [JAC: I think all photos are properly labeled now.] Most […]

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