Category Archives: photography

Readers’ wildlife photos

We’re continuing on with the African adventures of reader Joe Dickinson, who has some FELID PHOTOS for us. His notes are indented: Once more out of Africa, here is a feline-centric bonus set. Remember the Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) profile?  Here is an alternative I like almost as well. Here is the context: A mighty yawn: […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Keep those photos coming in, folks. I have a fair few, but can always use more. (And don’t forget to include the Latin binomial.) Reader Roger Sorensen sent some photos of birds feeding their offspring: Here are some photos of birds tending to the noms for their young. Black-capped Chickadee, Poecile atricapillus. Over in the crabapple snag, […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Stephen Barnard from Idaho sent photos of Trumpeter Swans (Cygnus buccinator), but also another bird (the first photo) that he couldn’t identify at first, but now says is a male House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus).  Stephen’s notes Here are a couple of in-flight sequences of Trumpeter Swans, an adult and a closely following juvenile, over Loving Creek. […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Please keep those photos coming in, for they get depleted quickly! Today we have two sets of photos showing aggressive behavior. The first is from reader Dick Kleinknecht of Washington State. His notes: We have an acre or so meadow just below our house (near Seattle, Washington) that often provides entertainment from wildlife: lots of deer, some elk, […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Joe Dickinson sends some photos from Africa; his notes are indented. There are two other sets of his Africa photos in the queue; they’ll appear presently. Here is a set of photos from the western Serengeti, where we finally caught up with the rain. Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) and other ungulates often are accompanied by […]

New York Times’s favorite travel photographs of 2016

The New York Times has a series of 25 “favorite travel photography of 2016.” The photos were all taken to accompany travel articles, and you can find the link to those articles at the link. Here are my five favorites, though I have to say that in general their submissions aren’t nearly as good as […]

Readers’ wildlife photos and hummingbird cam

We have two Squirrel Photographers today, and an animal cam at the bottom. These two pictures are from reader Justin Martin: As part of your creature feature, I think you may enjoy these, since you seem to also have an affinity for squirrels as I do. This particular squirrel I believe is an Andean squirrel (Sciurus […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

We just had an animal post (below) and now some lovely ferns from reader Marilee Lovit: These are ferns I collected last summer into my plant press, and now have mounted on herbarium paper (using methyl-cellulose for glue). I photographed the mounted specimens before attaching herbarium labels. (I will attach labels with all the collecting […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

All of us must die, and the only solace that animals have is that they have no idea it’s coming. (I still think that we’re the only species whose members are aware of their own personal mortality.) Reader Ed Kroc sent a series of photos detailing the death of a common murre. Such tragedies happen by […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Pete Moulton has, after my usual begging and pleading, sent me some of his lovely bird photos. The notes below are his: Here are a few images you might like to try out on your readers. The winter ducks are only just arriving in Arizona, probably because of mild weather north of us, but […]