Today is a day for odds and ends: those photos that came in singletons or doubletons. All readers’ captions are indented:
First, a mystery organism from Bryan Lepore:
I submit an entry for Reader’s Wildlife Photos. It appears beautifully life-like, however I am puzzled. I need to read and also hopefully observe this object again. It is hard to the touch (stick), so my best guess is a pink fungus growing from an oak leaf structure:
Can you ID this alien organism?
UPDATE: Bryan reports that he cracked it open with a hammer, and it appears to be some kind of fruit or seed pod (photo below). I haven’t looked to see if readers identified it, but here’s the inside:
From Roger Lambert, with DUCKS:
Attached please find a Landscape with ducks. Waterfront walk in Burlington, Vermont.
From Ron Black:
Grey Heron [Ardea cineria] just before lockdown. I arrived early to find the bird close to the lake bank. I used my Sony A7r4 +200-600. It seemed to take ages looking at the fish, then took off low over the water before diving head first. There was a huge splash and it appeared with the fish. I hit my shutter and prayed they would be in focus. The Location was Lancashire United Kingdom. North West.