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A herd of beautiful Impala – Botswana 2023

A herd of beautiful Impala – Botswana 2023

A herd of beautiful Impala in Botswana. A large herd of Impala made an appearance at the waterhole in Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana. They were being very cautious in case there were predators about. Finally, they settled down and a good drink. Flocks of Red-billed...

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Lunge-feeding Humpback whales – Alaska 2023

Lunge-feeding Humpback whales – Alaska 2023

Lunge-feeding Humpback whales.  It was a gloriously sunny day in Gull Cove on North Chichagof Island, in South East Alaska. The snow covered mountains created the perfect backdrop. We spotted large numbers of gulls, mostly Kittiwakes dipping and diving into the sea....

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Polar Bear on a seal kill – Svalbard 2023

Polar Bear on a seal kill – Svalbard 2023

Polar Bear on a seal kill.  As we pushed through the ice heading into Raudfjord, Svalbard we could see many Glaucous Gulls in the distance. This indicated the presence of a carcass. As we got closer it was evident that a Polar Bear had taken a Bearded Seal. There was...

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Kittiwakes follow our ship – Svalbard 2023

Kittiwakes follow our ship – Svalbard 2023

Kittiwakes follow our ship. There was a lot of ice around Svalbard in the summer of 2023. As our ship pushed through the ice north of Svalbard Polar Cod were exposed from below the ice. This brought in lots of Kittiwakes as they like to feast on these delicacies. The...

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Coyote on a Trumpeter Swan kill – Yellowstone, USA 2023

Coyote on a Trumpeter Swan kill – Yellowstone, USA 2023

Coyote on a Trumpeter Swan kill. As we drove along The Hayden Valley in Yellowstone National Park, we came upon this Coyote which had taken a Trumpeter Swan. The Coyote was exhausted from taking such a large and powerful bird. The extent of the struggle could be seen...

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Hyacinth Macaws – Pantanal, Brazil 2022

Hyacinth Macaws – Pantanal, Brazil 2022

Hyacinth Macaws.  As we drove around Caiman Lodge’s extensive grounds in Brazil’s Southern Pantanal, we had several nice encounters with Hyacinth Macaws. Sometimes they were on the ground, in trees or flying around making their characteristic calls. It is hard to miss...

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With the Wolf pack – Finland 2022

With the Wolf pack – Finland 2022

With the Wolf pack.  Our visit to northeast Finland was blessed with a stunning hoar frost which lasted for our entire stay. The resident wolf pack had produced 6 pups in the spring: five males and one female. It was very much a waiting game hoping the wolves would...

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Common Ravens on the lake shore – Finland 2021

Common Ravens on the lake shore – Finland 2021

Common Ravens on the lake shore. The Taiga forest in northeast Finland is a magical place. Its beautiful silence is often broken by the distinctive call of the Ravens. We often saw them in large flocks and they tended to appear when the large predators were around:...

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Hawks fishing on the Pixiam River – Pantanal, Brazil 2019

Hawks fishing on the Pixiam River – Pantanal, Brazil 2019

Hawks fishing on the Pixiam River. One of the highlights of a boat trip on the Pixiam River in the Pantanal, Brazil is having the boatsman throw fish for the local birds to swoop down and pick them from the river. Watching Great Black Hawks and Black-collared Hawks...

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Adelie penguins by the icy sea – Antarctica, 2020

Adelie penguins by the icy sea – Antarctica, 2020

Adelie penguins by the icy sea.In the cool evening light we landed on Torgensen Island having pushed our way through the ice to get ashore. Adelie penguins were scattered around the beach. Some were heading out to fish whilst others arrived leaping from the sea and...

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Hungry Gentoo Penguin Chicks – Antarctica, 2020

Hungry Gentoo Penguin Chicks – Antarctica, 2020

Hungry Gentoo Penguin Chicks. It was an overcast, cold and blustery day with occasional snow flurries as we landed on D’Hainaut Island on the Antarctic Peninsular. It was a short hike to reach the Gentoo Penguin colony with a most impressive glacier as a backdrop....

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Gentoo Penguins at dawn – Antarctica, 2020

Gentoo Penguins at dawn – Antarctica, 2020

Gentoo Penguins at dawn. It was a very early start on Pléneau Island to catch the Gentoo Penguin colony as the sun rose over the mountains and icebergs in the background. Despite the cold, it was well worth the effort. Gentoo Penguins are the third largest of all the...

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Adelie penguins and their chicks – Antarctica, 2020

Adelie penguins and their chicks – Antarctica, 2020

Adelie penguins and their chicks. The Adelie Penguin colonies on the Yalour Islands in Antarctica were a hive of activity. Birds were coming and going from the colonies with food for the chicks. Some were sitting on eggs, some had very young chicks and others were...

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Adelie Penguins in the snow – Antarctica, 2020

Adelie Penguins in the snow – Antarctica, 2020

Adelie Penguins in the snow. The Adelie penguins in the colonies on Yalour Islands can be filthy. In this film they are returning from a fishing expedition and so are nice and clean. They are making their way from the sea across the snow to the colonies perched high...

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Buzzards successfully raise a chick – Cheshire, UK 2020

Buzzards successfully raise a chick – Cheshire, UK 2020

Buzzards successfully raise a chick. In mid-April 2020 a pair of Buzzards were spotted building a nest in a pine tree visible from our house and garden in Cheshire, UK. Over the next three months we were to watch this pair build the nest, incubate the egg(s), raise a...

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