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“An understanding of the natural world and what's in it is a source of not only a great curiosity but great fulfilment.”

Sir David Attenborough

May 14, 2022

Israel’s Cat-astrophe

With approximately two million street cats, Israel has a significant cat problem. At the current rate of street cat reproduction, the cat population will...

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May 3, 2022

International Leopard Day 2022

Today, May 3rd, 2022, is the annual celebration of International Leopard Day. A day to celebrate leopards (Panthera pardus) while at the same time...

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April 24, 2022

Red Elephants

Surprisingly, the only place in the world to see Red Elephants is in Tsavo National Park (TNP). TNP is the largest National Park in...

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April 10, 2022

Black-browed Albatross 

The Black-browed Albatross (Thalassarche melanophris) is also known as a black-browed Mollymawk. These birds are the most common albatross species globally. They were named...

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February 25, 2022

Somalisa Camp ~ the home of the elephants

Somalisa Camp ~ the home of the elephants is in Hwange National Park (HNP). It is a land of contrasts, from dense teak and...

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February 9, 2022

Vultures nature’s cleanup crew

Vultures are nature’s cleanup crew. When one thinks of vultures, several connotations spring to mind. Specifically, scavengers, ugly, gross, vulgar, dirty and diseased, to...

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January 29, 2022

MalaMala ~ ‘home of the Big 5’

MalaMala game reserve is one of the largest and the first privately owned and commercially operated Big 5 game reserve in South Africa. MalaMala...

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Big Tusker, Tuskless elephants in Africa
January 13, 2022

Tuskless Elephants in Africa

Tuskless elephants in Africa is increasing. The iconic feature of elephants is their large off-white tusks of varying sizes. These off-white ivory tusks are...

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January 8, 2022

Port Arthur ~ UNESCO World Heritage Site

History Port Arthur is a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the island of Tasmania. While it is famous as being a penal settlement, it...

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winning image african wildlife category
December 13, 2021

Wilderness Safari Photo Competition

Wilderness Safari Conservation The Wilderness Safari Photo competition has been running since 2017. This year’s photo competition raised ZAR200,000 ($18,000AU) for Children in the...

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November 1, 2021

Eastern Quoll ~ very cute little marsupials

Eastern Quolls (Dasyurus viverrinus) are very cute little marsupials native to Australia.  Once found in south-eastern mainland Australia and Tasmania, they were declared extinct on mainland...

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October 15, 2021

King Billy Pine Forest ~ a walk with giants

King Billy Pines (Athrotaxis selanginoides), also known as King William Pines, is a species of tree endemic to Tasmania. They only grow in the...

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October 1, 2021

Australian White Ibis ~ wetland to urbanland

The Australian White Ibis (Threskiornis molucca), also known as Sacred Ibis, is a protected native bird of Australia under the State Wildlife Nature Conservation...

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juvenile tassie devil in tree
September 19, 2021

Tasmanian Devils ~ feisty carnivorous marsupials

The Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii), also known as the “Tassie Devil”, is a feisty, carnivorous marsupial. They are the largest carnivorous marsupial in the world.  They...

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saltwater crocodile
September 1, 2021

Saltwater crocodile ~ a stealthy, deadly and lurking predator

The saltwater crocodile, estuarine crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) or “saltie”, as they are most commonly called in Australia, are the largest living crocodilian species in...

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August 1, 2021

Waterlilies ~ quiet jewels of the pond

What are waterlilies Waterlilies ~ are the quiet jewels of the pond. The scientific name for the water lily is “Nymphaea”, originating from the...

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July 17, 2021

Mt Borradaile ~ nature and art paradise

Mt Borradaile (Awunbarna) is a registered Aboriginal sacred site in northwest Arnhem Land, Northern Territory (NT) Australia. The traditional owners and custodians of the...

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April 23, 2021

Mana Pools ~ rugged and wild

Mana Pools National Park ~ rugged and wild is one of Zimbabwe’s most remote and least developed safari parks. It is a 220-hectare wildlife...

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April 16, 2021

Save the Elephant Day 2021

Save the Elephant Day 2021 is celebrated on April 16th. A day to honour and raise awareness of these magnificent animals. Furthermore, elephants are...

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March 26, 2021

Antarctica The White Continent

Whenever I thought about Antarctica, The White Continent, all I could think of was the Drake Passage. Given that the turbulence and drama of...

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March 16, 2021

National Giant Panda Day 2021

March 16th is the day to honour the adorable black and white Giant Panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca).  It is also a day to acknowledge National Giant Panda...

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March 12, 2021

Lake Clark Alaska ~ Home of the Bears

Brown bears have made Lake Clark Alaska, their home. Lake Clark National Park and Preserve (LCNPP) is approximately 160 km southwest of Anchorage, Alaska.  It...

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February 26, 2021

Haines Alaska Valley of the Eagles

Haines, Alaska, is known as The Valley of the Eagles. This is due to the large annual influx of bald eagles that descend on...

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February 15, 2021

International Hippopotamus Day 2021

There are two species of hippopotamus International Hippopotamus Day 2021 is 15th February, honouring the hippopotamus. While the origins of International Hippopotamus Day is...

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February 12, 2021

Australian pelicans largest flying bird

Australian pelicans (Pelecanus conspicillatus) are waterbirds. Pelicans make their home in wetlands, waterways, lagoons, swamps, rivers, lakes and coastlines throughout Australia. Australian pelicans are...

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February 7, 2021

The Galapagos Islands nature paradise

The Galapagos Islands nature paradise, with a sordid and scandalous history. The islands are 950 km off the coast of Ecuador. The Islands were...

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January 31, 2021

International Zebra Day 2021

January 31st is designated International Zebra Day. These amazing black and white striped animals definitely deserve their own special day!  Zebras (Equus quagga) belong...

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January 29, 2021

Yellowstone National Park winter wonderland

Yellowstone National Park (YNP) was the first national park in the U.S., and at the same time, is the first in the world. Possessing...

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December 14, 2020

World Monkey Day 2020

December 14th is a day to celebrate all of our “monkey” friends and non-human primates (apes, tarsiers and lemurs).  monkey and primate family tree...

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December 13, 2020

National Day of the Horse 2020

Every year on December 13th  is National National Day of the Horse. Humans and horses have shared a strong relationship over many thousands of...

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December 4, 2020

Wildlife Conservation Day 2020

Wildlife Conservation Day is celebrated on December 4th every year. Not only does this relate to the protection of plants, it also relates to...

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December 4, 2020

International Cheetah Day

December 4th is International Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) Day. A day to honour and raise awareness for the ongoing threats that cheetahs face daily. The word...

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November 29, 2020

Urban Decay Obsession

Urban Decay Obsession and Urbay Decay Photography a new fascination with decaying places? Is it an obsession in the making? What is now termed...

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September 28, 2020

Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island is situated 15 km off the coast of South Australia. The Island measures 155 km long and 55 km wide, with 4400...

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September 24, 2020

World Gorilla Day 2020

World gorilla day 2020 is the day to celebrate Gorillas. It is the same day that Dian Fossey established Karisoke Research Centre in 1967. ...

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September 22, 2020

World Rhino Day 2020

September 22nd is World Rhino Day 2020. According, it is a day for celebrating and raise awareness for the world’s last five remaining rhinoceros (Rhinocerotidae):...

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September 19, 2020

International Red Panda Day 2020

The red panda (Ailurus fulgens) is a small mammal species. They are part of their own distinct and unique family ~ the Ailuridae. They...

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September 5, 2020

Kamchatka wild and untamed

The Kamchatka Peninsula is wild and untamed. It measures 1250 km long and 480 km wide at its largest point. The landmass is a 370,000 km² peninsula....

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August 25, 2020

World African Painted Dog Day 2020

As one of the worlds most endangered animals, celebrating World African Painted Dog Day is a way to educate and bring awareness to these...

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August 20, 2020

Chameleons colourful and unique

Chameleons (Chamaeleonidae) are best known for being colourful and unique. In addition to their exotic colours and their ability to change those colours. They...

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August 12, 2020

World Elephant Day 2020

World Elephant Day is a day to honour elephants, spread awareness about the critical threats elephants face, and support organisations protecting elephants worldwide. Why do we love...

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August 10, 2020

World Lion Day 2020

WORLD LION DAY celebrates one of the most majestic species on Earth. World Lion day is celebrated on August 10th. This day was designated...

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International Tiger Day
July 29, 2020

International Tiger Day 2020

July 29th is International Tiger Day 2020. It is an annual worldwide celebration for Tigers. These big cats are some of the most impressive animals...

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July 28, 2020

World Nature Conservation 2020

World Nature Conservation Day is celebrated worldwide each year on July 28th.  Nature Conservation Day is observed to raise awareness and address. In essence,...

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King penguin colony
July 18, 2020

Falkland Islands wildlife rules

Brief History The islands were first sighted in 1592 by English navigator John Davis on his ship, the Desire. Early settlers to the islands...

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World Chimpanzee Day
July 14, 2020

World Chimpanzee Day 2020

World Chimpanzee Day 2020 is a day to celebrate these amazing animals while raising awareness about the urgent need to protect chimpanzees, both in...

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June 22, 2020

World Camel Day 2020

A day to recognize camels and their importance for many people’s livelihood.  There are two species of camels (Camelus). The Dromedary with a single...

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June 21, 2020

World Giraffe Day 2020

World Giraffe Day 2020 (Giraffa camelopardalis) is an annual event initiated by the Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF), the only NGO that focuses exclusively on...

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May 23, 2020

World Turtle Day 2020

World Turtle Day is celebrated to raise awareness, increase knowledge and respect for all turtles, tortoises, and terrapins, which all belong to a group...

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May 2, 2020

Wild Koala Day 2020

The Wild Koala of Australia’s is the most famous and favourite animal and a national symbol of Australia’s unique wildlife. Over the past five...

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April 25, 2020

World Penguin Day 2020

World Penguin Day is celebrated to honour penguins, one of the world’s most unique birds. It coincides with the annual northern migration of the...

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April 22, 2020

Earth Day 2020

Coincidentally, I created my new website on the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, April 22nd 2020. By way of history, Earth Day began on...

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September 13, 2018

Photographing East Greenland

On my photography expedition to East Greenland, I spent 10 full days sailing in the Scoresby Sound. The sound extends from the Greenland Sea, winding its way...

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July 20, 2018

Madagascar a great adventure

Exploring Madagascar A land of lemurs, baobabs, and chameleons. Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world.  Situated off the southeast coast of...

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May 19, 2018

Bamurru Plains NT

My ‘Outback Australian‘ experience began in early May 2018.  I was attending, a 4-day photography workshop at Wild Bush Luxury Camp.  The camp is...

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April 22, 2018

Wadi Rum in 24 hours

Wadi Rum is known as ‘The desert of Mountains’.  It lies in the south of Jordan and is an area of stunning red and...

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April 22, 2018

Three days in Jordan

On a recent trip to Israel, I decided to do a side trip and do three days in Jordan,  My destination was the UNESCO...

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