Category Archives: photography

Readers’ wildlife photos

I importune, implore, and beseech you to send in your good wildlife photos, as my tank is inexorably running dry. But today we have some gorgeous photos of wasps taken by Alan Clark from Liverpool. His caption (there’s just the introduction) is indented. Here are some photos of German Wasps, Vespula germanica. They were photographed […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Please send your good wildlife (or people) photos in, folks; I am getting a bit nervous. Yes, that’s my default state, but I do need photos. We have three contributors today, the first being from Joshua Lincoln, who contributes a lovely fly: I was looking for dragonflies and butterflies by the Otter Creek near Middlebury, […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Evolutionary ecologist Bruce Lyon has returned with part II of his Cooper’s Hawk saga. His words are indented. Cooper’s hawks as dinosaurs Bruce Lyon I am following up on a previous post (here) about the Cooper’s hawks (Accipiter cooperi) that nested near my house. I will start with the fledglings, obsessed with food but hopeless as hunters. […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

It’s been a while since we’ve had a contribution from ace bird photographer Colin Franks, but it was worth the wait. The IDs are Colin’s. His web page is here, his Facebook page here (sign up, great bird photos daily), and his Instagram page is here. Varied Thrush (Ixoreus naevius): Northern Hawk Owl (Surnia ulula): […]

Comedy wildlife photos

Mashable has a selection of a readers’ favorite: the finalists of the annual Comedy Wildlife Photo contest.  Their article can be seen by clicking on the screenshot below, and the notes just below direct you to the contest website where you can vote for your favorite. Founded by Paul Joynson-Hicks and Tom Sullam and supported […]

Sunday’s Duck o’ the Week

It’s time for John Avise‘s weekly photographic effort to educate readers about the ducks of North America. Your job is to look at the photos and then guess the species. After you try, go below the fold for the ID and information. We have a clue this week: To help identify this week’s duck, readers […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Please send your photos in, as to keep this feature going I need seven contributions per week. We don’t want to lose our beastie pics, right? Today we have diverse photos from reader Dave Campbell, whose notes and IDs I’ve indented: Here are some photos to replenish the cache with accompanying text.  I tossed in […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have artistic photos of plants courtesy of reader Bryan Lepore and desert photos courtesy of Lenora Good. I’ve indented their captions. I submit candidates for Reader’s Wildlife Photos… but these are cultivated plants, so, it’s worth a shot. Collard Greens (Brassica oleracea, cultivar group Acephala). The morning dew has collected on the leaves […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Many thanks to the several readers who sent in photos so the daily feature could be saved. I can always use more, though, so don’t forget about me! Here’s a batch from Paul Peed; he sent them to me in the beginning of August and I lost them. Fortunately, he re-sent them, and I’ve put […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Thanks to the several readers who responded to my plea for wildlife photos. I now have at least a week’s worth. One of the kind respondents was Stephen Barnard, who hasn’t been here for a while. He sent a batch of lovely photos, and I’ve indented his notes below. A few “wildlife” photos for you […]