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Ruby-throated Hummingbird

(Archilochus colubris) Indiana, USA – August 2022 A male sits in a juniper bush and shows his iridescent, metallic shimmering throat, to which this hummingbird owes its name….

Barn Swallows

(Hirundo rustica) Ohio, USA – June 2022 Barn swallows are common around the world and are among the most abundant birds of all. This alert pair nests with…

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…

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

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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…