I’m running out of photos to post, so once again I importune readers to send me their good wildlife/landscape/street photos. The need is urgent. Thanks!
Today we have a melange of photos from several readers. Their captions are indented, and you can enlarge the photos by clicking on them.
First up are moose and elk photos from Stephen Barnard in Idaho.
I had another visit from mama moose and the twins. Not knowing the moose [Alces alces] were in the front yard, I let my dogs out to confront them face-to-face. The dogs started barking like crazy, of course, but obediently came back in. Mama and the twins were unperturbed and kept browsing on my shrubbery, finally crossing the creek in the usual place.
I don’t normally see elk [Cervus canadensis] herds in this field this time of year, because I’m normally growing barley or alfalfa so the farm hands scare them off. This year, because of the irrigation restrictions, I’m not growing anything, so there’s no one to bother them. The air is clouded with smoke from wildfires.
From Leo Glenn:
Here are a few that I took back in May of a white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) doe and newborn fawn. This was just beyond our orchard in our back yard, in western Pennsylvania.
From Laurie Berg:
Immature eagle with former mouse
Limpets from Ken Phelps:
And from Diana MacPherson:
I took this on my iPhone of the tiny little thing. This pseudoscorpion lives in my bathroom enjoying the humidity. Isn’t he/she cute?
10 thoughts on “Readers’ wildlife photos”
Lovely pictures. How tiny is that pseudoscorpion? Its cuteness depends on your answer.
Pseudo scorpions are tiny- maybe an eighth of an inch long. I find them also ( but seldom)in carpets and on the kitchen floor. Cell phone cameras are quite astonishing in their capabilities these days.
Yes the pseudo scorpion is just tiny maybe half a centimetre.
Heehee. It is a cutie.
The first pix of the twin elk babies look just like their tiny plastic realistic replicas you can get at finer toy stores. How close were you? And did Mom mind?
I was maybe 12 meters away. Mom was chill, even as the dogs went berserk.
Nice photo smorgasbord. Thanks everyone for the submissions. The fawn and moose twins are adorable. Were the moose born this year or are they yearlings?
Born this year.