Category Archives: photography

Hong Kong

I didn’t have the usual leisure time in the past week to post pictures and information about my trip, for I’m doing a lot of stuff here. But my last three days after Friday are free days, which I’ll use for sightseeing, eating, and maybe finding some nice tea to take back home. (Any recommendations for […]

Singapore: noms and other stuff

Here are some noms and other miscellaneous photos of Singapore from yesterday (and lunch from today). Melissa and her friend Donald Low (a dean and professor of public policy at the National University of Singapore), took me on a tour of the city, concentrating on the old Chinese regions, with low storefronts and houses built […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Robert Lang made a trip to Costa Rica earlier this year, and sent some photos of arthropods. His captions are indented: We saw fewer arthropods (other than butterflies) than I expected in the various wet forest environments, but the ones we did see were quite spectacular. The Blue Land Crab (Cardisoma guanhumi) was shot […]

Photomicrography winners

Today we’ll dispense with readers’ wildlife photographs, as I want to save some until I return from Asia in about 3 weeks. Instead, reader John O’Neall called my attention to Nikon’s Small World Photomicrography Champions, and I’ll like to present a few of the winners. They give us an idea of the marvels of nature […]

Fall photos

The leaves are beginning to turn here, and are falling from the trees into Botany Pond, right next to my building. They make the surface of the pond look like an Impressionist painting. The vegetation in this photo is nearly all reflections in the pond. Only the branch in the center, and a bit at […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

A year ago, reader Benjamin Taylor went on a camping trip around southern Africa (Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Zambia) and took lots of photos. I’m continuing his series today, and his captions are indented. There are bonus kittens!  Tawny eagle (Aquila rapax).  A white-backed vulture (Gyps africanus) on its nest. Common impala (Aepyceros melampus), Chobe National Park, Botswana. […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we continue (and conclude) Lou Jost’s photographs of orthopterans (grasshoppers, katydids, and crickets), all photographed at the Tambopata Research Center in Peru. His notes are indented: At the Tambopata Research Center we got up around 4:30 am most days, and evenings after dinner there were often talks, so we had little time to explore […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Keira McKenzie from Oz continues her series of gorgeous flower photographs, with lagniappe: a photo of Plushie, her beloved black cat. Keira’s captions are indented. These images are the various presentations of what are known as Granny Bonnets (Isotropis cunifolia, not to be confused with columbines).  The backs of this tiny flower are more spectacular than their […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have pictures of one fat hummingbird (and a few other birds) taken by Andrei Volkov: I think this is a young male ruby-throated hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) because all these spots on the neck and a single ruby-colored feather, barely visible in the second picture: The metallic rod he is perching on used to support some […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Reader Lou Jost, a biologist, naturalist, and photographer living in Ecuador, sent some photos from the Tambopata National Reserve in the Peruvian Amazon. His notes are indented, and this is just part one of a two-part series of orthopterans. At the Tambopata Research Center we got up around 4:30 am most days, and evenings after […]