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Wasps Are Our Friends: Part II

Wasps Are Our Friends: Part II

The second in our series promoting the breadth and value of wasps features the gorgeous Orasema, a tiny metallic wasp that lives in ant nests.

June 13, 2014 — Alex Wild
Fill Flash In Wide Angle Macro Photography

Fill Flash In Wide Angle Macro Photography

What is the secret to the evenly balanced exposure across both the foreground and background in this fisheye photograph? It is not a clever processing job in photoshop.

April 30, 2014 — Alex Wild

Call of the Orangutan: A Camera Trap Menagerie

In order to get more information about the forest here at the Sikundur research station in North Sumatra, I've set up four camera traps, which I'm using to get a better look at the wildlife around the site.

November 25, 2014 — James Askew

Camera Trap Tuesday: Islands in Los Angeles

“Is Griffith Park an island?” That’s the question that Miguel Ordeana, a wildlife biologist at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles who also does field work in Nicaragua, wanted to know.

January 21, 2014 — Jason G. Goldman
Photoblogging: Gorilla Through Glass

Photoblogging: Gorilla Through Glass

One of the main challenges with photographing the non-human animals at the zoo is shooting through glass. Sometimes you just can’t get an angle without any glare, but sometimes it doesn’t matter.

December 15, 2013 — Jason G. Goldman
Stone-faced Birds Staring Out From Beyond the Grave

Stone-faced Birds Staring Out From Beyond the Grave

The best Halloween stories are true. There is a lake in Tanzania, Lake Natron, that is so hostile to life that only two species, alkaline tilapia and blue-green algae can live in its deadly waters.

October 31, 2013 — Kalliopi Monoyios
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
SciArt in the Crowd

SciArt in the Crowd

Welcome to a new feature here on Symbiartic! SciArt in the Crowd will share some of the most interesting crowdfunding projects by a variety of artists engaged in SciArt.

March 31, 2015 — Glendon Mellow

Build a World-Class Insect Imaging System for under $6,000

Compound Eye has been quiet of late. My silence is for a good cause, though! The past few months have been hectic as I transitioned from freelance photography in Illinois to a new job: Curator of Entomology at the University of Texas in Austin.

February 24, 2015 — Alex Wild
The Ethics of our Brave New Drone Photography World

The Ethics of our Brave New Drone Photography World

It’s a marvelous time to be a photographer. The blossoming tech industry has made us all kids in a candy shop, suddenly realizing the whole street is candy shops, on a street with peppermint cobblestones and licorice fountains.

February 16, 2015 — Alex Wild
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
A simple backlighting trick for microscope photography

A simple backlighting trick for microscope photography

[The following is a guest post by entomologist Guilherme Ide Marques dos Santos, of the Museu de Zoologia da USP, Brazil] Scientific photography is an important part of many publications.

October 2, 2013 — Alex Wild

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

How To Pick A Photoshopped Firefly

Now that firefly season is sparking up our eastern and midwestern summer evenings, I am starting to see not just the insects themselves but the attendant media buzz.

June 28, 2014 — Alex Wild

ScienceArt Exhibits Heat Up This Summer

Take a break from the heat this summer to step into some cool galleries exhibiting scienceart. If the exhibits keep pouring in at this rate, I’ll have to split up this post by region.

June 27, 2014 — Kalliopi Monoyios

Wasps Are Our Friends: Part III

You might think an insect with an extra pointy derriere would pack a fearsome sting, but you’d be wrong. The extended rear appendage of the crown-of-thorns wasp is not a stinger but an egg-laying organ, the ovipositor, used to reach beetle grubs chewing through the wood below.

June 23, 2014 — Alex Wild

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