Category Archives: photography

Readers’ wildlife photos

Don’t forget to send in your good photos. I have a decent backlog, so if your pics haven’t appeared yet, don’t be concerned. They will. Stephen Barnard has sent photos of birds in flight, but left the identification to you. His comment: A few of the BIFs (birds in flight) photos I’ve taken recently. Species […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader John Conoboy went to Africa and photographed some birds. Weird birds. Here are his photos, with his notes indented: We saw a lot of birds. Here are a few pics of my favorites. First is the Kori Bustard (Ardeotis kori struthiunculus). These were  pretty common and although they are the largest flying bird in […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Now that I’m back, be sure to send me your good wildlife photos (please): Reader Anne-Marie Cournoyer, with some urging from me, established the “Cafe Sauvage” in Brossard, outside Montreal. It’s basically a large feeding station for birds and mammals in her backyard, colorfully painted and bearing a warning sign, “Do not eat the other customers.”  Here […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have a series of photos by reader Keira McKenzie that might be called “Eight Ways of Looking at a Raven (and Two Ways of Looking at a Cat)”.  The photos are from Oz, featuring the Australian raven (Corvus coronoides) and Felis catus. The ravens of Matilda Bay (a reserve on the Swan River, adjacent […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Tony Eales sent some lovely spider photos from Queensland, in a country where everything is poisonous! His notes are indented: A few of my favourite spider shots. The first is a cute little orb-weaving spider Araneus rotundulus. Only a few millimetres across, it can roll up into an almost perfect ball. JAC: Here it […]

Readers’ wildlife photos and video, and more on New Zealand

Several days before I left New Zealand, Gayle Ferguson was kind enough to drive me to the Muriwai Gannet Colony near Auckland. I’d never seen a gannet before, and didn’t know what to expect, but it turned out to be a fantastic experience. Here’s where it is–near Auckland (colony is starred): We brought Bob the […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Stephen Barnard has returned from fishing in New Zealand (sadly, I didn’t see him there), and has graced us with a new round of photos. His captions are indented: Turkey Vultures (Cathartes aura). Isn’t nature beautiful? Their bald, featherless, hideous heads are clearly an adaptation to deal with carrion. They have an acute sense of […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Once again I have begged some lovely animal photos from Pete Moulton. He lives in Phoenix, where these photos were taken, and his descriptions are indented.  I haven’t traveled too far from home lately, so these are all from my usual haunts at Papago Park and the Gilbert Water Ranch. American Avocet, Recurvirostra americana, in basic plumage, […]

Readers’ wildlife photos (and video)

Reader Greg Geisler sent some additional photos of Western Screech Owls (Megascops kennicottii), with bonus chicks! His notes are indented: You may recall the photos of the adult Western Screech Owl I sent a while back that you posted. This weekend we noticed some furry little heads poking out of the roosting box when mom […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have another batch of fantastic photos of peregrine falcons taken by Bruce Lyon. It even has a title! His text is indented. Peregrines during Jerry’s peregrinations Jerry’s put up previous posts on these bird s(see here, here, here, here, and here), and it’s nesting season again for the pair of peregrine falcons (Falco peregrinus) I […]