Category Archives: Readers’ wildlife

Readers’ wildlife photos

Don’t forget to send in your wildlife photos, as the tank is running low. I have a smallish backlog, but it’s not big enough to make me complacent. Thanks! Today we finish up John Avise’s bird photos from Antarctica and the South Atlantic, and we have two species of penguins on show: Macaroni Penguin (Eudyptes […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

In the spirit of last week’s Penguin Appreciation Day, we continue with our series on biologist John Avise’s penguin shots from a recent trip to the Antarctic, the Falklands, and South Georgia. And remember, it’s always Penguin Appreciation Day, as almost all species are endangered by global warming and the breakup of ice. John’s notes and […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

I think we’ll continue with evolutionary biologist John Avise’s Antarctic-region photos until they’re exhausted, which will be a few more days. The rest of them are penguins, which of course I feature with great joy. We’ll have one species each day. John’s captions are indented. Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua):  

Readers’ wildlife photos

We continue on with evolutionary biologist John Avise’s photos from the Antarctic and South Atlantic. Today we have mammals, and John’s captions are indented: Here are some prominent mammals on South Georgia Island. Antarctic Fur Seal (Arctocephalus gazella): Another common mammal on South Georgia, the Southern Elephant Seal (Mirounga leonina): Look at how big they […]

Reader’s wildlife photos

In honor of Penguin Awareness Day (see #PenguinAwarenessDay), we have some lovely penguin photographs taken by evolutionary biologist John Avise from UC Irvine. Here are King Penguins (Aptenodytes patagonicus) from South Georgia. (John’s notes and IDs are indented). Me with a couple of my new buddies: Youngster molting: Adélie Penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae): JAC: I love […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we feature a couple of photos from the past month or so, all sent by reader Christopher Moss. His captions are indented. The first pictures are of a Mystery Bird. I’m stumped with this one! Starling sized, thin beak (unlike a grosbeak or finch beak), yellow breast and vent, with a whitish belly. No […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

I left my folder of readers’ photos in Chicago, but have received recent emails from evolutionary biologist John Avise that I can plunder for photos while I’m out of town. It turns out that John took a cruise to the Antarctic last year, also visiting the Shetlands but, unlike me, also went to South Georgia […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have the second set of bird photos taken by Joe Dickinson on a recent visit to the Merced National Wildlife Refuge in in the California Central Valley near Los Banos (the first set is here). Joe’s captions are indented. This great blue heron (Ardea herodias)  looks to me like it has some blood on […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Evolutionary biologist John Avise sent a supplementary batch of photos from his trip to Antarctica (first batch here). There are also some wonderful photos of penguins from South Georgia to come. John’s notes are indented:  Here are several more bird species from my fabulous Antarctic trip in 2018.  Our cruise to the Falkland Islands, South […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we feature the bird photos of reader and regular contributor Joe Dickinson, whose notes and IDs are indented. Here is the first of two sets of bird photos from a recent visit to the Merced National Wildlife Refuge over in the California Central Valley near Los Banos. By far the most plentiful species are […]