Category Archives: Readers’ wildlife

Readers’ wildlife video

While human life is locked down, it behooves us to remember that the rest of nature proceeds as normal—indeed, better than usual without having to worry about people. It’s Spring in Florida, and the birds are active on Tara Tanaka’s wetlands. (See her Vimeo site here and her Flickr site here.) Today we have a […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

We continue with a third batch of reader Ralph Burgess’s lovely bird photos (batch 1 here, batch 2 here), taken in Kruger National Park from September to December of 2019. (We have one more batch to go.) Ralph’s ID’s are indented. Spectacled Weaver (Ploceus ocularis): Two photos of Swainson’s Spurfowl (Pternistis swainsonii): Two photos of […]

Readers’ wildlife photos (and video)

In honor of Ceiling Cat’s Day, we have contributions from two readers today. The first is our Official Website Videographer, Tara Tanaka from Florida. (Her Vimeo site is here and her Flickr site is here.) I much regret having my lecture trip to Florida canceled, as I was going to watch birds from her famous […]

Readers’ wildlife photos and videos

Today we have photos (and one video) of wildlife in captivity: a baby tiger and baby lion. These come from Michael Glenister, whose captions are indented (he also gave me permission to post the video on YouTube). Sorry to do this to you, but I thought you would like to see the photos, even though […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Tony Eales in Queensland sent a bunch of photos (and please don’t forget to send yours!). Tony’s notes and IDs are indented. More stuff from our local subtropical rainforests close to Brisbane, Queensland where I live. I see a lot of these tiny leafhoppers in, I think, the sub-family Cedusinae, on the underside of […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today’s photos come from reader Mark Sturtevant, whose words are indented (note the hint to “embiggen”): Here are more summer pictures of arthropods. Clicking to “embiggen” is generally recommended. The first two pictures are of a large female walking stick, Diapheromera femorata. In the first picture I tried to blur the background, and I think it […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have another batch of photos from reader Ralph Burgess, whose photos I’ve posted twice before (see here for the links). They were taken in Kruger National Park from September to December of last year 2019 (the first batch of that series was here).  The IDs are his, and are indented. Marico sunbird (Cinnyris mariquensis): […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Now is the time, if you’re stuck at home and want something to do, to get together your good wildlife photos and send them to me. Thanks! Today’s batch is from evolutionary geneticist John Avise, who has lately been sending photos with a theme. Today’s theme, and John’s notes, are indented: We may tend to think […]

Monday: Readers’ wildlife photos

Let’s finish up Paul Hughes’s collection of photographs from Antarctica (he was a passenger on the first trip on which I lectured). His first batch of photos, published yesterday, can be seen here. Paul’s notes and IDs are indented. On Half Moon Island we saw another Chinstrap penguin colony (Pygoscelis antarcticus; you can never get […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Paul Hughes was a passenger on the first of my two trips to Antarctica last fall.  He took a gazillion photos, and sent me two batches, the first of which I’ll put up today. Paul’s notes and IDs are indented. (This counts as documentation of my trip, too, since we were on the same […]