As always, I’m continuing to rethink how I go about shooting the photos that I do. I purchased a portable hide thinking that it would be a great way to get even closer to birds and other wildlife, but I haven’t used it yet. That’s because I have been able to get as close as […]

via More of the same — Quiet Solo Pursuits

Beautiful Kingfisher

Nancy, you’ve put up a challenge I can’t resist today: “Birds.” Since you’ve posted a hummingbird shot, I won’t. Instead, I’ll share a photo of a belted kingfisher that I took several years ago. On my way back from watching some fishing birds, egrets and herons, I happened to look up. There at the end […]

via A Photo a Week: Birds…belted kingfisher — This, that and the other thing

Fences built across Europe to stop refugees are threatening the continent’s wildlife

In 1989, the fall of the Iron Curtain and the removal of border fences along the edges of the former Soviet Union wasn’t only the first step in today’s borderless Europe where citizens are able to travel more freely. It also created the backbone of the so-called European Green Belt: a movement for environmental protection…

via The fences built across Europe to stop refugees are threatening the continent’s wildlife — Quartz

So why do male seahorses get pregnant?

With their distinctive snouts and vertical posture, seahorses are some of the most unique creatures in the ocean. And with new genetic research, scientists are getting important insight into what made them that way. In a new report published in Nature, researchers have pinpointed a gene activated in one of seahorses’ most intriguing adaptations: the…

via Scientists just made an important discovery about why male seahorses get pregnant — Quartz