natural world

  • Apr302011
    Swimming with dolphins

    Swimming with dolphins in Cuba

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    Two years ago I had a beautiful encounter swimming with dolphins in Kaikoura, New Zealand.  A pod of perhaps 500…

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  • Apr252011
    Bahama mockingbird

    The birds of Cuba

    Although our recent holiday in Cuba wasn’t the typical exploratory journey through the planet’s natural wonders that Moth and me…

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  • Dec082010
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    Audubon’s Birds of America

    “With the exception of the mockingbird, I know no species so gay and frolicksome” Audubon wrote of the red-headed woodpecker…

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  • Oct122010
    Machu Picchu

    Machu Picchu magic

    A lifetime’s ambition is finally achieved with a visit to the ‘lost city of the Incas’, Machu Picchu, Peru.

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  • Oct092010
    Scarlet macaws

    The birds of Peru – jungle

    After watching the birds of the coast and mountains of Peru we flew east to Puerto Maldonado, a frontier town…

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  • Oct032010
    Andean condor

    The birds of Peru – coasts and mountains

    Peru is home to nearly 2,000 species of birds; a fifth of all the world’s bird species. To someone like…

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  • Sep242010

    In praise of Peruvian mammals

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    Our trip to Peru earlier this month was punctuated with sightings of all kinds of wildlife: birds, insects, lizards; and…

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  • Sep232010
    Nazca lines

    Nazca lines, grand designs

    On a high desert plateau in the west of Peru are a spectacular series of massive geoglyphs known as the…

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  • Apr112010
    Zebra running detail 3

    Zebra running

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    We were at Crater Lake game reserve near Naivasha, Kenya,in March 2010, a place where, with a guide, you can…

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  • Mar292010
    wildebeest scratching

    In praise of wildebeest

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    Some people think they’re ugly and stupid, but I think blue wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) are marvellous creatures. What stripes! Such…

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