PhotoShare: Kissed by the Sun

It’s been a while since I shared a photo outright on my blog for the sake of just sharing a photo. Here’s one I processed last night from a 2012 trip to the Kalahari. The first rays of sunlight were just enveloping this lone giraffe and I loved the mood. What do you think? The […]

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Pine marten numbers recovering according to survey

One of Scotland’s rarest carnivores is showing signs of recovery after years of declining populations, a new report has suggested. A joint survey by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and the Vincent Wildlife Trust (VWT) has found the number of pine marten appears to be growing. The mammal is said to be “established” in Caithness, Moray, […]

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Lost World revealing its stripes

With the ever-increasing globalization and homogenization of our world it is a miracle that some relatively unexplored places are still left on the face of the earth. South Sudan is one such place. Torn by civil wars for the larger part of the past century, the state has only gained its independence in 2011. With […]

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Uncommon Beauty…

The only thing common about these dolphins is their name: the Common Dolphin (Delphinus capensis). They are an amazingly beautiful species and live in coastal waters in several parts of the globe. This individual was part of a mega-pod of about five hundred hunting in the waters of False Bay. Somewhere in False Bay, South […]

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Amur leopard population rises to 50 animals, but at risk from tigers, poachers

In the remote Russian far east, amid pine forests and long winters, a great cat may be beginning to make a recovery. A new survey estimates that the Amur leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis) population has risen to as many as 50 individuals. While this may not sound like much, it’s a far cry from the […]

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Once In a Lifetime Shot?

Shooting wildlife is a thrilling endeavor. It’s hard work, can involve travel to remote locations, and sometimes requires braving the elements. And yet, even on a bad day, it is thrilling. The ultimate thrill is when everything comes together to procude a high quality artistic image of the creature engaged its natural behavior in its […]

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A Deaf Whale is a Dead Whale: Keep the Atlantic Free of Seismic Testing

According to government estimates, 138,500 whales and dolphins will soon be injured and possibly killed along the East Coast if exploration companies are allowed to use dangerous blasts of noise to search for offshore oil and gas. These loud blasts are used on a recurring basis, going off every ten seconds, for 24 hours a […]

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Passerines seen in April

In the dictionary the word passerine is described thus: passerine |ˈpasərin, -ˌrīn|Ornithology adjective – of, relating to, or denoting birds of a large order distinguished by feet that are adapted for perching, including all songbirds. noun – a passerine bird; a perching bird. The order Passeriformes comprises more than half of all bird species, the […]

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South Georgia Reindeer Slaughtered By Hunters In Mass Extermination Attempt

Hunters have slaughtered 3,500 reindeer on a British island near Antarctica in a step to get rid of animals that were brought from Norway a century ago and are an increasing threat to native wildlife. The reindeer on South Georgia were corralled into pens and slaughtered by a 16-strong team, mostly Sami reindeer herders from […]

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