Readers’ wildlife photos

Why Evolution Is True

Due to a dearth of submissions (my own fault), we have only two photographs today, but later I’ll put up the winners of London’s Natural History Museum Photographer of the Year contest.

First, from regular Stephen Barnard in Idaho:

While walking my d*g this morning I heard the familiar red-tailed hawk  (Buteo jamaicensis) call, turned around and got a shot before he spooked.


Reader Doug Finn also sends us some urban wildlife—a leaf-mimic (either a leafhopper or a planthopper; readers can identify it), which he photographed at the Reservoir bus stop in Boston. Notice the exoskeleton crenulations that mimic a midrib and the veins of a leaf. It’s not very well camouflaged on cement, however!


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