City Lights

Chicago, Illinois, USA – April 2022 The third-largest city in the U.S. is located on the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan. Although the weather was very changeable, cold…

European Starling

(Sturnus vulgaris) Indiana, USA – November 2020 Originally native to Eurasia, starlings have been introduced to many other parts of the world and are considered one of the…

Cooper’s Hawk

(Accipiter cooperii) Indiana, USA – February 2022 Cooper’s hawk is native to North America, and its range extends from Canada across the United States to Mexico. In the…

Among Vultures

Indiana, USA – November 2021 Vultures are very social birds that like to congregate in large, bare trees. The large turkey vultures (Cathartes aura) with the red heads…

American Museum of Natural History

I am an amateur photographer, I have a website and I occasionally post my photos on the social networks Diaspora and iNaturalist. The reactions to my pictures are…

Monarch butterfly caterpillar

(Danaus plexippus) Indiana, USA – August 2021 Feeding and growing is the main occupation of these impressive caterpillars. These adult specimens are about to pupate. Their food plant…

Eastern Eyed Click Beetle

(Alaus oculatus) Indiana, USA – June 2020 With large eyespots, this beetle deceives predators. It is native to North America and belongs to the click beetle family (Elateridae)….

Picture-Winged Fly

(Delphinia picta) Indiana, USA – June 2020 This strikingly marked fly is a member of the jewel fly family (Ulidiidae) and is distributed primarily in the eastern and…

Fox squirrel

(Sciurus niger) Indiana, USA – May 2020 Friendly smiling and completely relaxed, this squirrel watches me wiggle my camera in front of his nose. Native to the eastern…

Red Admiral

(Vanessa atalanta) Indiana, USA – May 2020 This old campaigner has already lost parts of his hind wings in the course of his life and therefore looks quite…

European Wool Carder Bee

(Anthidium manicatum) Indiana, USA – July 2020 This solitary bee originated in Europe and was introduced to the United States in the middle of the last century. Since…

Renovation of this website

Originally set up as just a photo gallery, over time blog post writing became increasingly important. In these posts there is interesting information about the photos. This can…