Category Archives: photography

Readers’ wildlife photos

Here’s a selection of  lovely insect photos from reader Mark Jones. Stay tuned for his next contribution, “The storks return to England”!  Mark’s notes and IDs are indented: A few more macros, this time a variety of shield type bugs. They are pretty strange looking beasts but as usual the complexity revealed at the macro […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

We continue today with Susan Hoffman’s series of photos from South Africa (first installment here). Susan’s notes and IDs are indented. I saw your appeal for more pics, so I’m finally pulling out some photos that I promised to you quite a while ago, from a trip we made in 2017 to the area near Port […]

It’s too damn hot! (Duck photos)

It’s 90°F (32.2º C) at the duck pond now, and, having fed both broods—we still have six offspring from Dorothy’s second brood, but Honey’s juveniles are flying away daily, so we’re down from 17 to 10—I’m covered with sweat. It’s too damn hot to do anything, and, as you’ll see below, the ducks know that, […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Tony Eales from Brisbane is back with another dollop of lovely photos. Tony’s words are indented (be sure to check out the second and last photos!): I’m kind of fascinated by Neuropteran larvae. They are so alien and so very unlike the adults. They are also diverse in lifestyle and form—except for those giant jaws, […]

Sunday’s Duck O’ the Week

Evolutionist John Avise is educating us, Sunday by Sunday, about the ducks of North America. Your job is to look at the pictures below, then go below the fold to see the ID, some duck facts, and a range map of the species. John’s introduction:: The drakes of this week’s species look like creatures that […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have a second installment (first one here) of reader Doug Hayes’s photos of the birds that frequent his backyard feeder. The title is “The breakfast crew.” Doug’s IDs and captions are indented: More scenes from the bird feeders in our backyard here in Richmond, Virginia. A male House finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) feeds a […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Do send in your photos! Thanks to kind readers, the tank has risen a bit, but I could always use more (don’t forget the Latin binomial as well). Today’s photos come from Susan Hoffman, an evolutionary geneticist at Miami University. Susan’s notes and IDs are indented. I saw your appeal for more pics, so I’m […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Bring out your photos! I have a fair few, but always worry that they’ll run out. Today’s contributor is Mark Sturtevant, whose notes and IDs are indented: This batch finishes the queue of pictures of arthropods from two years ago. It is not unusual in this hobby to discover much later that I had taken […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

While evolutionist John Avise sends us a “Duck O’ the Week” every Sunday, I also get regular non-duck contributions from him (birds, of course, as he’s a keen birder). Rather than hold onto them until the duck series is done, I’ll post his latest batch. John’s notes are indented. I’ll let you identify the species, […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today’s photos come from reader Doug Hayes, and all the notes (indented) are his. My own title is “At the feeder,” and it shows the diversity of wildlife you can see (including mammals) by putting out bird feeders. Since we put up the bird feeders, more birds and a couple of mammals have been frequenting […]