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Readers’ wildlife photographs

Robert Lang, who’s documented his trip to Costa Rica, sends some photos of reptiles today. His notes are indented: There were two types of turtle common on the Carrbbean canals: the Black River Turtle (Rhinoclemmys funerea), which is pretty generically turtle-looking: . . . and what our guide called the “Sliding Turtle”, which has a striped neck […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have a panoply of Barnardia: the photos of Stephen Barnard from Idaho.  The notes are his: North American Otters (Lontra canadensis) in the upper pond this morning. They probably have some youngsters around but I didn’t see them. Barn Swallow chick (Hirundo rustica). They’ve tried to nest on this spot over my porch for years […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Reader Karen Bartelt celebrates a Festival of Cardinals; her notes are indented: Our yard is a haven for Northern Cardinals (Cardinalis cardinalis), especially in the winter: However, it’s nice to see them other places, like Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, Kauai, Hawaii. If you got the latest issue of National Wildlife, you already know that […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Reader Anne-Marie Cournoyer in Montreal has named her backyard animal feeder “Le Cafe Sauvage” (I am honorary co-manager), and is documenting the customers. Here are a few: There are also “early bird specials”. . . A satisfied customer: Today’s specials: shelled pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and toasted coconut: Monsieur Lapin gets carrots. Note the reflection […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

We have special treat today: some lovely photos and videos of peregrine falcons taken by reader Bruce Lyon. His notes are indented: Jerry previously posted some of my peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus) photos. This new batch illustrates the photographic fruits from a lucky discovery last year—the peregrines almost always take their prey back to one of two favorite plucking/eating […]

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Sunset the other day.

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Reader Mark Sturtevant sent some lovely photos of butterflies. His notes are indented: We have long winters here in Michigan, and by spring I could wait no longer to get back into macrophotography. So I visited a local butterfly house that opens for a few weeks at our local botanical garden (Dow gardens in Michigan). […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Joe Dickinson finishes up his underwater series from Moorea with several invertebrates: Magnificent anemones (Heteractis magnifica) were plentiful in our part of the lagoon, almost always in association with threespot dascyllus (Dascyllus trimaculatis). To give an idea of scale, when in a “closed” position, as below, these anemones are about the size of a […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

T. J. Hennessy sent a farrago of photos: spiders and birds. His notes are indented. Oh, and it’s time to send me your good wildlife photos, please, for the tank is running a bit low. I have recently retired from my day job and have more time to spend on my photography.  I have a few […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Reader Robert Lang sent some photos of mammals from the Neotropics. His notes are indented: I continue a series of photos from a January trip to Costa Rica; this follows a set of hummingbirds (sent 2/2), butterflies (sent 3/1), and primates (sent 4/8). Today: moar mammals. Back in Monteverde Reserve, we saw a troop of White-Nosed Coatis (or Coatimundis), Nasua narica, nosing […]

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