Category Archives: photography

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Keep the photos coming in, folks.  I’ve got a tank that’s pretty full, but I can always use more snaps. Today’s photos come from reader Mike McDowell, who sends some insects—tiger beetles—that he calls “amazingly cool” (I agree). Here’s his introduction to a series of gorgeous photographs: Below you’ll find links to this summer’s tiger […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Reader Michael Glenister sends snapshots of a family trip in Western Canada. His notes are indented: Young emus (Dromaius novaehollandiae) at the kangaroo farm [JAC: their odd color pattern, so different from the adults, is presumed to camouflage them, but of course we don’t know for sure.] Mountain goat (Oreamnos americanus) hiding at the Calgary […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Today we’re catching up with the backlog of photos I have from Mark Sturtevant. Be sure to keep your own wildlife photos coming in; I prefer to get between 4 and 10 photos, and please give IDs, including Latin binomials. Thanks! Mark’s notes are indented: Here is another installment of arthropods that I have photographed […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Reader Ed Kroc sent some nice photos of the introduced birds of Hawaii. Granted, some of these are replacing or even extirpating the native species, but there’s no harm in looking at pretty birds! His notes are indented. I sent shots of some native Hawaiian birds three months back, and here are finally some shots of a […]

Guardian’s “wildlife photographer of the year” contest

Some day one of my readers is going to win one of these contests. In this case the Guardian has posted 11 pictures taken by the finalists of the 2015 “Wildlife Photographer of the Year” contest. The winner will be announced on October 18. Go look at the 11 photos and pick the winner. Below […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Reader Don McCrady sent a bunch of gorgeous astronomy photos. His notes are indented, and further technical and astronomical notes are at the links. Click to enlarge. Now that the weather in Seattle has turned back to being typical Seattle weather, I’ve finally had a chance to process some of the images I took during August.  […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Send ’em in, folks. I still have a backlog, but the level of the tank is draining. Today we have two contributors who sent bird photos. The first is Karen Bartelt, whose captions are below: A little mute swan (Cygnus olor) love from central Illinois.  This was a family of six.  One juvenile has a knob […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Reader Michael Glenister sent some wildlife vacation snaps. His captions are indented: I just got back from a 2 week road trip from Vancouver to Drumheller with my kids.  So here are a few photos of for your perusal: From Manning Park: ground squirrels, the second being very laid back: A mule deer [Odocoileus hemionus]: Moving on to the Kelowna […]

Reader’s wildlife photos

How about a little Stephen Barnard photography (from Idaho) this rainy Saturday? His captions are indented. Western Wood-Pewee (Contopus sordidulus). I love the common name of this  bird. Usually, the second word in a hyphenated name isn’t capitalized, like Red-tailed Hawk or Yellow-rumped Warbler. This seems to be an exception. Sometimes it’s spelled without the […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Reader Kurt Andreas’s Instagram site describes him as “a naturalist in Queens,” (a borough of New York City) as well as an “amateur dolphinologist and beeologist.”  He sent some varied photos, and his captions are indented: Zabulon Skipper (Poanes zabulon) on Lantana sp., male, Glendale, NY (August 3, 2016) Hoverfly (Toxomerus geminatus; female). Glendale, NY (June 10, 2016): Leopard […]