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On Safari in Kenya: Lions, Cheetahs and the Annual Migration at the Masai Mara Reserve

Wildebeest

Over thousands of wildebeests and zebras sprawl across the vast grasslands, peppering the landscape that runs for miles into the horizon. We’ve seen them before – but now to see them in such big numbers is just impressive. As we drive further along the rolling hills and surprisingly green fields, the sheer sight of the thousands of animals before us leaves us silent in awe. [...]

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Penguins, Seals and Whales: Wildlife in Antarctica

Observing the penguins at close proximity

Etched at the bottom of the world, Antarctica is as far south and remote as you can get. The seventh continent, as some call it, is covered in icebergs, glaciers, mountains and thick layers of snow.  At first glance, Antarctica appears vast and empty – with expansive ice fields stretching for miles without anything or [...]

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Getting Up Close and Personal with the Moose – Sweden’s National Symbol

Thor when lying down

On our last trip to the Swedish Lapland, we heard plenty about the country’s moose, but never had a chance to see them. This time round, by sheer coincidence, we chanced upon a moose park at Dalslands Aktiviteter and found ourselves getting up close and personal to these gentle giants. These moose, known as the national [...]

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A Glimpse of Nicaragua’s Flora and Fauna in San Juan del Sur

Over the Trees

I could hear the sound of waves crashing onto the beach which wasn’t too far, but I could also hear the calls of the howler monkeys, who always seemed to be hiding within the branches of the high trees. Underlying their distinct howl was the jungle orchestra: crickets chirped while frogs croaked. Colorful mud crabs [...]

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Toucans, Flycatchers and Woodpeckers – A Birder’s Paradise in Honduras

A keel-billed toucan

On our last day at Pico Bonito, we awoke before dawn, determined to carry out our mission: to search for the famous toucan. The Pico Bonito National Park is home to a myriad of wildlife, ranging from the world famous toucan bird to the Central American aguti, the elusive jaguar and ocelot (a type of [...]

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Life on the Water: Honduras’ Cuero y Salado Wildlife Refuge

A crocodile in the Salado River

A thick leathery body floated over the glassy green water surface as we glided by the edge of the swamp in our motorized wooden boat. Our local guide Elmer signaled for the boatman to move closer. Once we were within an arm’s length from the body, we found a pair of big marble eyes staring back at us. An enormous [...]

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When the Forest Comes Alive: Pico Bonito at Night

a shiny grasshopper

Darkness engulfs us in the thick of the woods, with the yellow beams of our torches and a faint slither of light from the lodge illuminating the way.  It’s after hours here at the Lodge at Pico Bonito but instead of downing piña coladas, we are hiking along one of the many trails that criss-cross [...]

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In Search of the Toucan – Pico Bonito, Honduras

an iguana

Outside our thatched bungalow, we hear the jungle slowly awaking with the chirping of birds, shrill cries of cicadas and loud croaking sounds of frogs. Together, they form a synchronized jungle orchestra, their natural symphony echoing throughout the forest that surrounds us. Daylight has yet to arrive and the animals are already wide awake. We slip over the [...]

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Up Close and Personal with Tasmanian Devils

A grumpy devil

They growl like ferocious bulldogs, snort like pigs, and have the most disturbing screech I’ve ever heard. They’re strange creatures alright – spotting a stocky and muscular body, clothed in black fur and an incongruous white marking on its chest, point ears and a tail that emits a pungent odor. With ridiculously powerful jaws, they consume all types of carcasses [...]

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Under the Sand: What Lies Beneath Australia’s Red Center

thorny devil

The desert that sprawls across Australia’s Red Center may look vast and barren – but looks can be deceiving. Underneath the sand lies a whole different world. Australia has one of the largest diversity of lizards in the world, with over 860 species throughout the country. Most of them are endemic to the region – which means that they cannot be found anywhere else on the [...]

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My First Penguin Encounter: Danco Island, Antarctica

Gentoo colony

Flippers in the air, a group of penguins tobogganed down the icy slope like kids in a playground. “Weeeeee!” I could almost hear them cheer as they swooshed across my trail one after another. Once on land with their mates, they waddled clumsily back up to the top of the ridge again, for another round on the slope. I [...]

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For the Eyes, Heart, and Soul: The Beauty of Loreto

View from the Club

“You’re going to love this,” said Alejandra, the e-commerce manager of Villa del Palmar, whom I got to know well during my weekend at Loreto. We passed the wall of a rock with anticipation, curious to find out what awaited us. From behind the wall emerged a view unlike no other: Miles of pristine, cerulean-colored [...]

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An Island of Inspiration: Tasmania

Cradle Mountain

We’ve just spent a week exploring Tasmania, an island 150 miles (240 km) away from mainland Australia – so similar yet different in every sense of the word. Having been separated from the continent about 10,000 years ago, Tasmania and its wildlife have evolved into a unique world packed with endemic flora and fauna. It [...]

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Cruising the 10,000 Islands of the Everglades

Alberto on the boat

Across the coast of southwest Florida lies the Ten Thousand Islands, dotting the vast waterways of the Everglades like speckles of stardust. Lush, tropical and foreboding, these tiny islets form the largest expanse of mangrove forest in North America. These islands are also home to a rich diversity of native wildlife, including several endangered species. Despite the name, [...]

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Free eBook: Wildlife Photography Special

s a travel writing and photography team, we have traveled to over 70 countries on six different continents to satiate our curiosity. In the past decade or so, we’ve combed the world in search of unusual experiences – from climbing active volcanoes in Guatemala and Iceland, to swimming with whale sharks in the Philippines and [...]

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