Readers’ non-wildlife photos

Reader Joe Routon sent in some photos he took of demonstrations—a timely subject in the U.S. And although these aren’t wildlife photos, I found them sufficiently absorbing to give them a separate post.  Joe’s notes are indented; click photos to enlarge. All photos © 2019 Joseph Routon

With all of the demonstrating going on in the country, I thought you might like to see some demonstration photos that I’ve made.

Fear of contracting the Coronavirus has kept me from photographing any of the current demonstrations.

I’m a professional portrait painter who helped pay for art school in NYC by working as a newspaper photographer.

A demonstration in Philadelphia, at City Hall.

One of my photos from the Starbucks Coffee debacle when two black men, seated at the Philadelphia restaurant, were arrested.

Demonstration during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
Demonstration about Trump’s unwillingness to turn over his tax forms.
During the Starbucks Coffee demonstration.
Demonstration for the environment.



  1. GBJames
    Posted July 21, 2020 at 12:19 pm | Permalink

    Good photos, Joe!

  2. Charles A Sawicki
    Posted July 21, 2020 at 12:30 pm | Permalink

    Nice shots!

  3. Posted July 21, 2020 at 12:41 pm | Permalink

    These are really good!

  4. rickflick
    Posted July 21, 2020 at 1:19 pm | Permalink

    I have rarely attended a protest. Once I joint a Global Warming march. It gave a good feeling of having allies.

  5. Randall Schenck
    Posted July 21, 2020 at 1:50 pm | Permalink

    I think it’s a good idea to show some unique and different things people might have photos of. PCC has done it before. I recall a few years back I sent some farm pictures and he posted them. Photos of demonstrations or people at an outdoor rock concert might be interesting. Might have something really old that I’ll sent.

    • Posted July 21, 2020 at 1:53 pm | Permalink

      Well, let’s start a new feature, then. My only requirement for this one is that the photos must be GOOD, comparable to the quality of stuff I’ve put here before.

  6. Posted July 21, 2020 at 1:52 pm | Permalink

    Nice photos Joe, These could be in Life Magazine. Would love to see more!

  7. Mark R.
    Posted July 21, 2020 at 2:16 pm | Permalink

    Great photos of Americans demonstrating their right to Free Speech.

  8. Posted July 21, 2020 at 8:09 pm | Permalink

    These are very interesting and a nice change in pace. Thanks, Joe.

  9. Posted July 22, 2020 at 12:56 am | Permalink

    excellent. Thank you.
    D.A., NYC

  10. Monika
    Posted July 22, 2020 at 9:57 am | Permalink

    An artist is an artist with a paint brush or a camera. Great photos, each capturing the moments and emotions.

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