Category Archives: photography

2015 Audubon photography awards

Over 9000 images were submitted to Audubon Magazine’s 2015 photography contest (all birds, of course), and the judges have chosen the top 100, which you can see here. All of them are superb. I’ve selected only ten below, but you really should go over, take a bit of time, and look at them all. I […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Reader Karen Bartelt sent two sets of photos from the Galápagos; I’ll post the first group today with her notes. I had been thinking of sending some Galapagos photos anyway. After seeing today’s blog [JAC: I will forgive her], my husband and I realized it was time to go back (armed with better cameras).  These are all […]

Chicago, evening and fog

Two photos of the lovely skyline from my crib: a closeup evening shot and one from last night in the fog:

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Reader Jacques Hausser in Switzerland sent some nice insect photos, one showing parental care. Here are some pictures of Hemipterans [JAC: “true” bugs], showing a) some parental care and b) aposematic colorations. Elasmucha grisea (Family Acanthosomatidae), the “parent bug”. Female protecting her eggs. Females not only protect the eggs, but also the young larvae through the […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

The first set of photos, of both animals and Roman architecture, are by reader  Jonathan Wallace: The first picture shows a group of white storks [Ciconia ciconia] on battlements at Meknes in northern Morocco and the second shows a stork on a nest at the Roman ruins of Volubilis nearby to Meknes.  White storks evolved as […]

Readers’ wildlife photos (Monday bumper edition)

The photo tank, dear readers, is running a bit low, so please send me your good wildlife photos for consideration.  Today we have photos by four readers. First, regular Diana MacPherson is still snapping her eastern chipmunks (Tamias striatus), and she got a great photo yesterday: This guy was shovelling seeds into his mouth to put […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Reader Christopher Moss, who lives on the north shore of Nova Scotia, sent snaps of two varieties of mammals: I was looking through past years in LightRoom, and found a few to amuse you. First the Great Northern Snow Squirrel (that’s official – around this household anyway) enjoying his morning snack of cookies [JAC: There […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Reader Tony Eales send some photos by the seashore in Queensland, Oz: My most recent trip, this time to Elliot Heads, near the sugar cane town of Bundaberg on the Coral Coast. This was a family type holiday with fewer opportunities to spend the time just wandering around photographing but the wildlife was always there. […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Again, a truncated version today, as most of my photos are back in Chicago. Fortunately, two readers have kept the tank from running dry. From Stephen Barnard of Idaho, a bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), with the photo labeled “Talons!” Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) harassing a Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus) And his photo of a Western Tiger […]

More beasts from the Vancouver Aquarium

Here are some more photos I took at the Vancouver Aquarium, with today’s concentrating on the beasts shown me by frog researcher and conservationist Kris Rossing, my host. Arriving at Stanley Park to walk to the Aquarium, I was struck by the number of black squirrels. I noticed a lot more yesterday on the campus of the […]


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