Category Archives: photography

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today’s photos comprise an underwater montage from reader Peter Klaver. Peter’s notes are indented. Here are some diving pictures of ‘(mostly) static’ underwater wildlife, shot on diving trips in Mozambique, Malaysian Borneo, and Australia. The first four are hard corals in the genus Acropora. The one on the first photo may be Acropora digitifera. The two […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Bruce Lyon is back with some wonderful photos of his peregrine falcons (Falco peregrinus), who have bred in California. His notes are indented. Bruce often drops by to answer questions, so if you have any please post them in the comments. Over the past five years I have been observing a pair of nesting peregrine […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

We’re back to readers’ wildlife snaps, and, appropriately, we begin with photos from Stephen Barnard in Idaho, whose notes are indented: Some photos of swallows in flight, feeding on tiny midges (Chironomidae) over Loving Creek. I’ll note that the light was challenging — this has been the coldest, wettest spring I’ve seen here. To get […]

Writer’s wildlife photos

by Greg Mayer Although Jerry has been receiving fresh wildlife photos from readers, I thought I’d chip in with a few of mine and my correspondents from San Diego. We begin with a wild inhabitant of the San Diego Zoo, the introduced green anole, Anolis carolinensis. Native to the southeastern United States, they became established […]

A visit to Salem

On Friday my friends Tim and Betsy drove us to Salem, a historic town in coastal Massachusetts and, of course, notorious for the Salem Witch Trials.  Those trials, in 1692 and 1693, wound up with the kangaroo-court conviction and execution of 19 people: 14 women and 5 men accused of witchcraft. But we went there […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Kiwi reader Keith sent a batch of photos which he’ll leave to you to identify. His notes are below: Here is a collection all taken with my cellphone, I’m going to leave them “silent”. I have no idea what some species are, while others speak for themselves. They’re all taken around or from my home […]

Reader’s wildlife photo

Well, it’s not really wildlife, but on this site astronomy photos fall under that rubric. Reader Tim Anderson from Australia sent us a nice galaxy pic. His notes (click photo to enlarge): The Southern Pinwheel Galaxy lies approximately 15 million light-years away in the constellation Hydra. It will be about 14.999 million years before I […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Duncan McCaskill from Canberra sent us a series of photos, à la Eadweard Muybridge, of a kangaroo hopping, and three lagniappe ‘roos. His notes are indented: Here is a sequence of 7 photos of an Eastern Grey Kangaroo (Macropus giganteus) hopping. They were taken at about 10 frames per second, so the sequence covers […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Please send in your good wildlife photos, or rather, get them together to send to me in a week or so when I return from Boston. Today we have some lovely plants from Australian researcher, naturalist, and photographer Tony Eales. His notes are indented: So I got to go back to Western Australia—only my second […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have several photos of a rodential nature, and from two readers, whose comments are indented. As lagniappe, there’s a crustacean and a bird. The first batch comes from Gary Womble: Only whole grains for this little guy: I would not want to get between him/her and those nuggets: And finally, the kill! A […]