Readers’ wildlife photos

Send in your good wildlife photos, as the tank is running a bit low.

We have some diverse contributors today. First up is Chris Taylor from Oz. All the readers’ captions are indented.

I had to go out to get some hardware for a new drain, and when I came back I found that this little one was sitting in one of the trees around the dam pond which is close to our house.  This was the first time that we had noticed a koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) in our place!

A gif from another Aussie, Peter, who lives in Brisbane:

I just took this photo as a live photo which I’ve also included as a gif and video. I like seeing the short clip of the pelicans moving as I think it gives that brief context.

From Mark Sturtevant:

Here are a few pictures (of insects, naturally) that might go into one of your posts from several contributors. It is slightly frivolous, but I hope you find it interesting.

I thought to try some trick photography with a woolly bear caterpillar (Pyrrharctia isabella). What would happen if several pictures of one were taken as a caterpillar crawled past a camera, and then the pictures were merged in a stacking program? As hoped, the effect is that they are sort of joined together to make one very long caterpillar. I recommend that readers click to enlarge to better see the weird effect. If you enlarge the second picture, one can get the impression that they look like a charging herd of alien buffalo.



  1. ThyroidPlanet
    Posted August 17, 2020 at 7:55 am | Permalink

    Interesting and amusing set!

  2. DutchA
    Posted August 17, 2020 at 8:10 am | Permalink

    Lovely pictures!

  3. eric
    Posted August 17, 2020 at 8:25 am | Permalink

    The vicious drop bear! 🙂 Good pics.

  4. Hempenstein
    Posted August 17, 2020 at 11:01 am | Permalink

    What do koalas eat in the absence of fresh Eucalyptus?

  5. sugould
    Posted August 17, 2020 at 11:07 am | Permalink

    Looks like koala was trying so hard to be inconspicuous. • Have never seen a live photo posted online before. Take many of them just by mistake, but now I see the usefulness of them; it does add a lot to the moment. • And.. they *do* look like a charging herd of alien buffalo!

  6. rickflick
    Posted August 17, 2020 at 1:48 pm | Permalink

    Nice effects, and critters.

  7. Posted August 17, 2020 at 2:06 pm | Permalink

    I like the multiplied woolly bears!

  8. Mark R.
    Posted August 17, 2020 at 9:02 pm | Permalink

    Woolly bear march was fun.
    Koalas in my trees? Like you, I would be very excited…especially if it happened here in the states 😉 .

  9. Posted August 18, 2020 at 1:55 pm | Permalink

    Very interesting, Chris and Peter!

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