Category Archives: plants

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Reader Ed Kroc from the Vancouver, B.C. area sent some photos from the shore, and a story of his encounter with a pair of one of the world’s smartest birds, the raven. Here are some wildlife pictures for your consideration. This is a batch from a trip to Tofino back in February. First is a Purple […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Reader Donn Ingle sent a variety of photos from his South African homeland (he lives in Betty’s Bay at the southern tip of the country). The captions are his: Bee dancing in Protea repens: Drososera sundew of unknown appetite: Hoverfly on Nivenia: Southern double-collared sunbird [Cinnyris chalybeus]: Spider catching a bee: The sassy ass of a […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Today we have a combination of plant, animal, and landscape photos by reader James Billie, taken on a trek up Mount Kenya: This photo of an “LBB”  [little brown bird] is not that great (though I like the sharpness and the frost on the tent fly) but it may be of interest due to the location: […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Well, these aren’t precisely “readers’ wildlife photographs,” but rather “photographs by friends of readers.” So while these adorable puffin photos are labeled with the name of reader Mike Howe, they were taken by his friend Mike Alexander, and as far as I know haven’t appeared anywhere except on Howe’s website. Is there any bird more adorable […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

I’m pleased that several readers sent in photographs for the first time. One of them is Donn Ingle, who sent two dozen or so photos, many of  them plants. He introduces himself this way: My story, quickly. I live in Betty’s Bay on (not quite) the southern tip of Africa. I’ve been taking arty pics of […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

The tank is running low again, so if you have good photos (and by “good,” I mean photos of the quality comparable to those that regularly appear here), by all means send them to me. Today we have two photos by a new contributor, reader Helen Iwanik, who photographed these mangrove tree crabs (Aratus pisonii) in […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

We’ll begin (as we often do) with the photos of Stephen Barnard in Idaho, who is following the adventures of his “pet” bald eagles, Desi and Lucy (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), as they prepare to nest and breed. Here are two photos of the pair, with the first an enlargement of the second. There are also camera notes: […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Let’s start with an update on Lucy and Desi (and you should all know where those names come from), Stephen Barnard’s pair-bonded eagles who will soon produce a family. Stephen took two pictures and also supplied a caption that can apply to both: “I’m outta here. See ya later.” “Bring back a fish!” Bald Eagles […]

A botanical valentine

I thought this photo was appropriate for Valentine’s day because it has flowers, it’s about reproduction, and it’s red. It comes from reader Don, who notes, “Our dawdling amaryllis has finally bloomed.”

Readers’ wildlife photographs

I’m broadening the wildlife category to include landscapes, travel and people photos, and so on. I wouldn’t want to leave out good readers’ pictures that don’t include animals or plants. Today we have a diverse array from reader Ken Phelps; his notes are indented: Since you seem to be suffering the aggravations associated with wintery weather, […]

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