Dune Prowler

During our recent family safari to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, we came across two male cheetahs who were strolling down the dry Auob riverbed with full bellies (having made a kill earlier that morning). We drove next to them for probably 8km, and after they slaked their thirst at the Kamfersboom waterhole, they crossed over […]

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Results of the Best Photo of the Week Ended 25 Jan 2014

We are delighted to announce the RESULTS of our latest “Best Photo of the Week” Competition. First Prize is awarded to Michael Tweddle for his outstanding photo ‘Inca Tern’. Thomas Nierle wins Second Prize with ‘Winter – European pygmy owl’ and Third Prize goes to Lisa J. Waggoner for ‘Baby Love’ (see images below). Submit your Photo for the […]

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Bromeliads may actually protect fruit trees from pest damage

Imagine a plant. Now remove the soil, for it’s not essential. In fact, an estimated one-tenth of all plant species have liberated themselves from soil and evolved into epiphytes—plants that grow on other plants. Although growing on others can seem parasitic, botanists have traditionally acquitted epiphytes of stealing from their hosts—except for the parasitic mistletoe—regarding […]

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Nostalgic look back in time at Scotland’s first pioneering golden eagle photographer.

Between the years 1906 and 1910, pioneering Harry Macphearson laboured long and hard amongst the Scottish Grampian highlands to create the first photographic record of breeding Golden Eagles in Scotland. Now Terry Pickford recounts the exploits of this unsung Highland warrior from a past era. “In a wild deer-forest in the heart of the Grampian […]

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Key highland habitat for rare condor protected in Ecuador

Conservationists have acquired a 2,800-ha (7,000-acre) property that completes the acquisition of some 108,000 ha of key Andean Condor habitat in Ecuador. The lands will serve as a buffer zone for the Antisana Ecological Reserve, an area that protects 140,000 ha of high-altitude forests, canyons, and páramo grasslands around the 5,758 m (18,714-foot) Antisana Volcano. […]

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