Category Archives: photography

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have arthropods and mammals, covering many bases of our readers’ interests. The arthropod pictures come from Al Denelsbeck, who shows a more extensive sequence of the molting mantis at his website, Walkabout. His notes: Attached are five photos: four of a Chinese mantis (Tenodera aridifolia sinensis) and one of an unidentified cicada – I tried […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

A while ago, reader Karen Bartelt submitted two batches of photos from a trip to the Galápagos, but I lost the captions and descriptions for the second batch (the first group, published in June, is here). Having failed to contact her, I’ll publish them anyway in the hopes that she’ll comment with IDs, or that other readers will also identify […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

First, some more weather pictures from the recent Midwest storm system. These were send by reader Tom Czarny in an email called “Some photos from the End of the World”. His notes: Or so it seemed as this storm (since termed a mesocyclone) swept into my hometown of Traverse City in northwestern Michigan yesterday about 4 […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

We have a curious fish today from reader Lou Jost in Ecuador, who seems to regularly encounter all things bizarre and beautiful: If the earth’s land surfaces weren’t already full of vertebrates, you can bet this guy’s descendants would soon be everywhere! It has four muscular fins and it even has something like hairs on the […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Those readers who sent me wildlife photos before I left, please bear with me before I get to the backlog. The pile of mail I have to deal with is beyond belief.  So today, enjoy yesterday’s batch of photos from Stephen Barnard in Paradise, Idaho. His email was called “not hummingbirds,” and the caption was […]

Chicago: Sky

This is a panorama (taken with an iPhone) of the sky over Chicago at about 3 p.m. yesterday. To see this in its full glory, click twice (in succession, but with a pause in between) to enlarge it without the marginalia. What struck me was the lighter clouds to the left, but most of all the […]

Eagle Flight

by Grania Because I am most charitably described as a nerd, the moment I saw this I immediately thought of Bilbo Baggins and his escape from wolves by eagle, you know, the bit that goes: At the best of times heights made Bilbo giddy. He used to turn queer if he looked over the edge […]

Readers’ Wildlife Photos: birds

Being back home, I can now begin catching up on the backlog of readers’ wildlife photos, but before I do I’ll put up some pictures that came in just a few days ago from the ever-diligent Stephen Barnard, who is moving on to new animals: I’ve been taking a lot of hummingbird photos and getting […]

Readers’ Wildlife Photos: Hummingbirds & a Tanager

Biologist and naturalist Lou Jost, who lives and works in Ecuador who regularly sends WEIT examples of his amazing photography and art has sent in some more photographs of hummingbirds, this time with a difference. Here’s what he wrote to Jerry. In case people think that all hummingbirds are like the little buzzy things we have […]

Readers’ Wildlife Photos: fledgling harriers

WEIT regular Bruce Lyon sent Jerry fantastic photographs of some young harriers that we have visited before here and here in June when the parents were nesting.   As always, click through on a photograph twice to see it in its original size.   Bruce writes: Jerry kindly posted two previous batches of photos of nesting harriers I […]

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