The Biology Photo Blog

Aspiring National Geographic photographer.
Mostly macro photos of interesting things I
come across while communing with nature.
If you know the name of a posted species that has not been named,
or has been named incorrectly, please send me a message.
Cheers, Monty.
Currently operating a Canon T3.
Laetiporus conifericola - Chicken Mushroom

Laetiporus conifericola - Chicken Mushroom

Happy new year, here’s some creeping moss fingers.

Happy new year, here’s some creeping moss fingers.

Calocera cornea - Yellow Fingers. 

Calocera cornea - Yellow Fingers. 

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Selasphorus rufus - Rufous Hummingbird [male] 

"A hummingbird’s brilliant throat color is not caused by feather pigmentation, but rather by iridescence in the arrangement of the feathers and the influence of light level, moisture and other factors." More facts here.

Bryophyta of British Columbia, Monty Davidson. 

Parasola - [Tentative]

Parasola - [Tentative]

Coltricia cinnamomea - Cinnamon Cap 

Coltricia cinnamomea - Cinnamon Cap 

Gaultheria shallon - [Albino] Salal
Although partial or full albinism is rare in plants, it does happen. Unlike albinism in humans, where melanin is being produced in small quantities or not at all, the condition results from a plant’s inability to produce chlorophyl. Because chlorophyl is necessary for plants to photosynthesize, most albino plants do not survive more than a couple of weeks unless they are budding from a parent plant, or have either a symbiotic or parasitic relationship with a fungus. 

Gaultheria shallon - [Albino] Salal

Although partial or full albinism is rare in plants, it does happen. Unlike albinism in humans, where melanin is being produced in small quantities or not at all, the condition results from a plant’s inability to produce chlorophyl. Because chlorophyl is necessary for plants to photosynthesize, most albino plants do not survive more than a couple of weeks unless they are budding from a parent plant, or have either a symbiotic or parasitic relationship with a fungus. 

Peromyscus - Unknown species of mouse, skeleton most likely exposed through pelt by scavenging insects, preserving bones in near-perfect configuration. 

Peromyscus - Unknown species of mouse, skeleton most likely exposed through pelt by scavenging insects, preserving bones in near-perfect configuration. 

Camponotus modoc - Western Carpenter Ant interloping among European Garden Spiderlings (Araneus diadematus).

Camponotus modoc - Western Carpenter Ant interloping among European Garden Spiderlings (Araneus diadematus).

Panellus serotinus - Winter Oyster

Panellus serotinus - Winter Oyster

Peltigera aphtosa - Green Dog Lichen, Leafy Lichen, Felt Lichen, and Common Freckle Pelt.

Peltigera aphtosa - Green Dog Lichen, Leafy Lichen, Felt Lichen, and Common Freckle Pelt.

Platismatia glauca - Rag Lichen 

Platismatia glauca - Rag Lichen 

Arenaria peploides - Seabeach Sandwort 

Arenaria peploides - Seabeach Sandwort 

Ceratiomyxa fruiticulosa - Coral Slime Mold

Ceratiomyxa fruiticulosa - Coral Slime Mold