Category Archives: photography

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Mark Sturtevant, a crack photographer of arthropods, sends some photos he took last summer. His notes are indented: Spiders are generally rather good parents since they guard their eggs and young for a time. The first four pictures are about the nursery web spider – so the very name of these spiders suggests their […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Danish Meman sent some lovely photos, many in black and white, of animals in zoos. His notes are below, and I’ve given his IDs of the animals: All of the photos presented here come from a larger set of photos taken at various zoos in the UK and USA. I know that people feel […]

Readers’ wildlife photos (and videos)

Reader Graham found that he had mis-gendered his fox (a crime in Canada), and sent these notes: It would appear that I’ve made a rather large mistake in regard to Mr Fox. He’s not Mr Fox, SHE is Ms Fox! I came into my kitchen this morning to see Ms Fox on the lawn with […]

Readers’ wildlife photos (spider mimics frog!)

We have only two photos today, both from Lou Jost, who’s been busy in the rain forests of Ecuador. But they’re great pictures, and one apparently shows a form of mimicry new to me: an insect mimicking a frog. Lou sent this yesterday: In honor of your mimicry post today, here are two more mimics […]

It’s National Moth Week!

The first tw**t (I added others when I saw where this came from) is from naturalist and photographer Gil Wizen, who, like me, is a fan of mimicry. He’s given me permission to reproduce some of his stories and photos (like this amazing account of sexually-selected flies), and I’ll soon get around to that. In […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Colin Franks, whose photography website is here and Facebook page here, sent one of his infrequent but beautiful batches of photos. He promises more soon. The identifications are his: Female Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna): Male Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna): [JAC: These next two are especially adorable!] Baby Wood Duck (Aix sponsa): Baby Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos): Northern Flicker (Colaptes […]

Readers’ wildlife photos (and video)

Stephen Barnard from Idaho has sent photos and a video from his frequent bouts of fishing, as well as two photos for lagniappe. First, the video, with Stephen’s notes indented: Shot this video this morning. [July 19]. There are Callibaetis and Trico spinners on the water — plenty of both. The Callibaetis are the large […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Don McCrady sent some astronomy pictures; his notes are indented: I’ve been collecting some astrophotos this summer, and even an astro-video.  To start with, here’s a couple of recent images taken with my astro-rig. This is the Iris Nebula, part of a vast complex of dust in the constellation of Cepheus.  The central portion […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader John Conoboy sent some photos from Africa; his notes are indented: Here are a few pics from Tanzania. Giraffes (I think this is a Maasai giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi) and African bush elephants (Loxodonta africana), are, of course, very  common to see. It is amazing how close you can get to them, although our guide […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

We have another contribution from Karen Bartelt; her notes are indented: Finishing up my Big Bend photos with some non-avian fauna.  [JAC: earlier installments here, here, and here.] First, a couple of mammals. Javelina, aka collared peccary (Tayassu tajacu).  We saw a herd of about 15 of these near the RV park. Gray fox  (Urocyon cinereoargenteus). This […]