Readers’ wildlife photographs

Amazing arthropods and a weaver bird.

Why Evolution Is True

Here are some gorgeous pictures I’ve shamelessly swiped (with permission) from the Facebook page of biologist/naturalist/photographer Piotr Naskrecki, who’s been spending a lot of time in Mozambique. His photography webpage is here; and the captions below (indented) are all his:

And now, for a change, something that we can all agree on – isn’t it the most beautiful grasshopper that you have ever seen? (Monachidium lunum from Guyana.) [JAC: Given its coloration, this must be toxic or somehow noxious.]

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This beautiful grasshopper (Aiolopus thalassinus) is commonly found in Gorongosa National Park and most of Africa. But this photo was not taken there, it was taken in Poland, where until recently it was a rare animal, restricted to a few small populations in the warmest parts of the country. Now it is common everywhere and is steadily moving North. If there ever was any doubt in…

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Author: Mick Talbot

Besotted with nature in all its wondrous formats.

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