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Photoblogging: Seagull in Flight

Photoblogging: Seagull in Flight

Most people in Los Angeles interact with seagulls – that is, the California gull, Larus californicus – mainly by shooing them away from our picnics at the beach.

September 29, 2013 — Jason G. Goldman

Golden Eagle Versus Deer: Eagle Wins

After setting camera traps to study tigers, researchers received a surprise when they found the world's first recorded evidence of a golden eagle attacking a sika deer.

September 25, 2013 — Jason G. Goldman
Photoblogging: More California Gulls

Photoblogging: More California Gulls

Following on last week’s California gull photo, here are a few more from that day. It’s a lesson in composition: the top photo tells a story.

October 6, 2013 — Jason G. Goldman

Science and Art Exhibits To Launch 2015

The number of exhibits combining science and art in some capacity has grown steadily since I began blogging about them in 2011. With exhibits in galleries and museums across the country, there’s something for everyone.

January 12, 2015 — Kalliopi Monoyios
Unfeathered for All the World to See

Unfeathered for All the World to See

One of the most astonishing illustrated books to come out this year is the work of Katrina van Grouw, an ornithologist and fine artist who counts taxidermy among her eclectic skills.

September 19, 2013 — Kalliopi Monoyios

Largest Flying Bird Ever?

With a wingspan of 20 to 24 feet, Pelagornis sandersi may have been the largest flying bird ever to grace the skies of the Earth. Gone now for some 25 million years, the current living contender for that title belongs to the Royal Albatross – at less than half that wingspan.

July 7, 2014 — Brian Malow

Photoblogging: Muppet or Flamingo?

Sometimes, from just the right angle, a flamingo strongly resembles a muppet. Life imitates art, which imitates life. Photo taken July 14, 2013 at the San Diego Zoo with a Canon 60D and Canon 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 telephoto zoom lens.

December 8, 2013 — Jason G. Goldman

A Last-Last Minute ScienceArt Gift Guide

In my efforts to make the most original sciart gift guide I could muster earlier this month I overlooked some fantastic books that I want to plug today in case you’re doing any last minute shopping at bookstores.

December 22, 2014 — Kalliopi Monoyios
Photoblogging: Secretary Bird

Photoblogging: Secretary Bird

Photo taken October 11, 2013 at the San Diego Zoo with a Canon 60D and Canon 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 telephoto zoom lens.

November 17, 2013 — Jason G. Goldman

Photoblogging: Airborne Pelicans

It’s interesting what a small change in wing position does to a photo of a single bird. In this first photo of a Brown Pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis, the forward bend in the wings gives the bird a magnificent, almost regal quality.

October 13, 2013 — Jason G. Goldman
Nothing To Gobble At: Social Cognition in Turkeys

Nothing To Gobble At: Social Cognition in Turkeys

We tend to think of the domestic turkey as a fairly unintelligent bird, skilled at little more than waddling around, emitting the occasional gobble, and frying up golden-brown-and-delicious.

November 27, 2013 — Jason G. Goldman
Photoblogging: Blue-Footed Booby

Photoblogging: Blue-Footed Booby

Blue-footed boobies – those birds made famous by their mating dance – are being spotted all over the Los Angeles area and as far north as Marin County.

September 22, 2013 — Jason G. Goldman

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