Category Archives: video

Friday wildlife: science gif “wildoff”

Matthew Cobb informs me that “Twi**er is having a #wildoff science gif competition. You can find the gifs here.” I’ll put up a few of the more impressive ones, but go have a look at the many submissions. Matthew thinks this one is the best. It’s damn good, but I always flinch at the sight of […]

Rubin report: Faisal Saeed Al Mutar and Melissa Chen

Faisal Saeed Al Mutar is the founder of the Global Secular Humanist Movement, and Melissa Chen helps him run it; they’re from Iraq and Singapore respectively. I’m proud to join them and others as a moderator of the Global Secular Humanist Movement Facebook page, which has a huge readership (336,000 “likes”) and, to our credit, has been […]

Readers’ wildlife videos

Tara Tanaka (flickr site here, Vimeo site here ) is brightening up our Friday with this lovely video of a determined brown thrasher (Toxostoma rufum) taking a bath. I’m hoping to put up one of her videos every Friday. Tara’s notes: I’ve been slowly, painfully working my way through over 400GB of video I shot since August – […]

Readers’ wildlife videos

It’s Saturday again, and we’ll take a break from photos to show readers’ videos. And by “reader,” I of course mean Tara Tanaka in Florida (Vimeo site here, flickr site here), from whose collection I’ve chosen two digiscoped clips. The first (“Bart tries to kill Billy, taken with the GH4”) is an attempted murder of one […]

Readers’ wildlife videos

As a Saturday special, I’ll show two digiscoped videos made by reader Tara Tanaka (Vimeo site here, photography site here).  The first shows male and female Northern Cardinals (Cardinalis cardinalis) bathing (note the sexual dimorphism), and a bonus vireo. Tara adds that if you follow the Vimeo link in the lower-right corner of the video and watch […]

Readers’ wildlife videos

As a Friday treat, I’ll put up two videos from among reader Tara Tanaka’s many wonderful digiscoped vignettes from Florida and elsewhere. Her Vimeo page, which has 188 videos, is here, and her Flickr site with photos is here. Tara’s notes are indented below. The first one, from June, 2014, shows a brood of wood ducks, Aix […]

Readers’ wildlife videos

Today we have two lovely videos from reader Tara Tanaka, a Floridian whose Vimeo channel is here. You can enlarge these (and you should enlarge these) by clicking on the four diverging arrows at the video’s lower right, which will take it to full screen, and then press “escape” to return here. The first is […]

Reader’s wildlife video

It usually takes a bit of time to assemble this feature every morning, but fortunately reader Ernie Cooper called my attention to a video he’d made a few years ago. It’s a rare one, showing a bumblebee queen mating with a drone, something few of us would ever get to see. The species is Bombus […]

Readers’ wildlife videos

Today we have “readers’ videos” rather than photos, and the reader is Tara Tanaka, whose superb videos of a hunting red egret and wood ducks fledging were posted not long ago. Today we have two more short videos; Tara’s notes are indented. The first shows egg theft by female wood ducks: After the Pileated [woodpecker; […]

Readers’ wildlife videos: teamwork in ducks

I am pleased to now include Tara Tanaka, videographer and creator of the great “Big Red” egret video we saw the other day, as a Reader. With that status, she has permitted me to post her fantastic wildlife videos. Tara and her husband own a 45-acre cypress swamp, providing lots of opportunities for animal shots. So today, in […]


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