natural world

  • 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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  • Mar252010

    Crossing the equator

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    The equator is an imaginary line on the Earth’s surface equidistant from the north and south poles. Last month I…

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  • Mar212010
    naivasha roses

    The terrible price of Kenyan flowers

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    Not so long ago, roses were expensive. Now you can get six blooms for £4 at my local Tescos. The…

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  • Aug082009
    Making a drypoint

    Making a drypoint: Still life in Eynsham

    I’ve just finished making a picture, called Still life in Eynsham, a portrait of the village where I live. I’m…

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  • Apr012009
    New Zealand landscape

    New Zealand landscape

    New Zealand has two outstanding advantages. Firstly, it has a tiny population, only four million, a quarter of which live…

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