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Category: Conservation

Landscape of near Brixham at sea

I had an amazing day yesterday on the Dolphin Watch UK boat guiding for them. It’s a very precious moment for me. In the same way that when I’ve worked at AfriCat in Namibia I’m privileged to being given a ring side seat in return for documenting their work. The boat gives me a brief glimpse into the world ...

Chubby Unicorn

A few years ago I had the absolute pleasure of taking photographs of some “chubby unicorns” in Namibia. Its stems back to a time when the only photograph I had of a Rhino was a backside disappearing into the bush! But, after a long association with the folks at AfriCat, they arranged for me to take a series ...

Cheetah

In the 21st Century we are constantly reminded of the issues of politics. Governments are at loggerheads with each other, trying to protect their interests which, sometimes, even extend to the population of their country. In this century we’ve also been reminded of how fragile our place in this world is by ...

Dolphin in Torbay

This year I'm branching out into some very wet safaris! Sea based ones to be precise. But in the process, there is always a period of getting up to speed and learning new things.

But, one thing I've learned from the past is that humans, even now after everything that is going on in the world. Can exhibit ...

Minke Whale

Yes, Okay, I'm really very sorry for that!

But it might have made you smile...or cry!

We've been hearing about that fact that as the seas have been a lot quieter over the lock down, we have been fortunate enough to be treated to species close up!

Recently I got a phone call from a friend ...

Minke Whale

At the end of this week the new Sir David Attenborough programme goes live on Apple TV. It looks at the world through the eyes of the last year. The world, without the predominant specie out and about. How has nature dealt with the lack of humans, both on land and in the oceans of the world.

The message ...

Cheetah relaxing

We live in an amazing world. The importance of observing animals and developing an understanding of their behaviours is critical both to appreciate how they interact, but also when possible changes can indicate new developments.

Allo-mothering is a behaviour that you can see in some predators, and other ...

Empty landscape with rusting car

Last night I watched the Attenborough Witness Statement. I cannot describe the level of emotions I went through. Everything from absolute love for this man through guilt, helplessness, hopelessness, anger and then a small glimmer of hope.

Afterwards, while sitting talking with Cate, I discussed the fact ...

Elephant

We have known for a long time that the matriarchs in herds have passed on critical information to others in that herd. It's a logical thing, considering humans as mammals do the same. We look to our parents to pass on their experiences to us, and they craft and shape how we think as we grow up. Sadly, sometimes ...

Elephant

It has been a long journey to this moment.

Back in 2018 a law was introduced through the UK Parliament that would effectively close many of the routes through the UK for illegal Ivory. It stemmed from an investigation by the UK's Environmental Investigation Agency. This charity, which is seen worldwide ...

Cheetah Cubs

We live in interesting times. Who would have thought that we would be writing off 2020 as the year we didn't do anything?

Well, not traveling aside, there are so many things that are happening right now, that when we do eventually come out of this forced hibernation will be a shock to us. Nature has ...

This is a post that may not help me with corporations, or perhaps it will?

In the past I've always taken the view that corporations were the evil empire, and I don't suppose I'm the only one! However, part of that might actually be because of my experience in the corporate world, and more specifically ...

Red Panda

Even though we have all been enjoying the Christmas break, something that has not escaped anyone's view has been the awful fires that have destroyed huge amounts of Australia. Now this isn't going to be a post about global warming, as we can all now accept easily the evidence.

No, my thoughts are that ...

Turnstone wader with damaged legged

Something that is marvelous to watch in Brixham are the numerous "bold as brass" Turnstones. In Summer with their striking livery or as now with their Winter coats. These little birds will wander around and under the feet of many of the locals or tourists that come to Brixham.

On my first walk ...


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