Readers’ wildlife photographs

May 26, 2015 • 8:00 am

I have a big backlog of photographs from Stephen Barnard in Idaho; these are what I have from the last two days alone. They include a wonderful pygmy rabbit, which Stephen is feeding with carrots and kale, and a newborn moose. The second photo shows Desi and Lucy’s chicks; look how fast they’ve grown! Only about two weeks ago they were ugly little fluffballs.

Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus) and adult Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) feeding two juveniles. It’s amazing how fast they grow.



Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus) in the nest with a juvenile:


And these photos are lovely; look at that baby moose!

Newborn moose (Alces alces) following its mama. This calf was born last night or this morning [JAC: sent yesterday]:




Pygmy Rabbit (Brachylagus idahoensis), and also a Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) in flight.



Great horned owlets:


14 thoughts on “Readers’ wildlife photographs

  1. This is why I consider you my favorite macro-wildlife photographer! I have been trying to take pictures of Canadian geese with chicks, and they look like crap next your stuff. 🙂

    1. Thanks for the compliment. I have excellent gear and live in a place teeming with wildlife, which helps.

      1. I have an ancient Tamron zoom lens that goes to 300 mm, and it has so much chromatic aberration that the pictures look, well, ‘artistic’ would be to put it kindly.

  2. Great horned owlets:

    All they need is a crown of thorns (a starfish) and a turban (a non-Arabic headdress) and they’d be dead ringers for Jesus ‘n’ Mo.

  3. Stephen, these are some of your best shots yet. The light on the Pygmy rabbit is perfect!
    I’ve never seen a moose that young, what a neat sight.
    The owlets and eaglets are splendid. Those eaglets are huge!
    Thanks for sharing.

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