Costa Rica 2016 Trip Report: First Impressions for Photography

Costa Rica is a diminutive country that has long been an established wildlife destination. Renowned for its remarkable biodiversity, well protected forests (one third of the land mass is national parks and private reserves), accessibility and high standards. Its proximity to the States has certainly been influential and it is already a very popular winter…

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Papua New Guinea 2016 Trip Report

Papua New Guinea is one of the world’s least-explored regions. Few destinations conjure more remote or evocative visions, with many areas still largely untouched by time and Western influence. It is a place where pristine rainforests harbor an intriguing array of wildlife, and tribal peoples live in ways that have changed little in centuries. Not…

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Patagonia 2016 Trip Report: Pumas Paws & Condors Soar

Punta Arenas in Chile is one of those places that has an ‘edge of the earth’ feel about it. It’s a busting, vibrant little town, but sitting as it does at the very southern tip of South America, it is effectively hemmed in by cold, open oceans on three sides and the imposing Andes to…

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Yellowstone 2016 Trip Report: Wildlife in White

There was a sense of anticipation as the two snow coaches pulled up outside our lodge in West Yellowstone. Another significant overnight snowfall blanketed the ground and flurries of large, soft flakes still danced in the air. There was a lovely, pleasing crunch under foot. Male Bison sparing in the Lamar Valley The previous four…

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Size Matters with Nikon’s New Lens

Nikkor 300mm F4 AF-S PF ED VR Without a great deal of pomp, but with considerable anticipation, Nikon have just released a new version of their 300mm f/4 lens. So what makes the Nikkor 300mm f/4 AF-S PF ED VR unusual and special? Nikon’s new PF lens effectively bends light through a greater angle, which…

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Golden Cat Revealed

The African golden cat is one of the world’s least-known and most elusive felines. A team of scientists has captured the first ever video of the species during daylight in Kibale National Park, Uganda. One video, taken by camera trap, shows a golden cats’ attempted predation of red colobus monkeys, as they feed on the…

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Tigers on the Up?

Are Tiger’s walking into the sunset? The Government of India has just released (on 21st January) the ‘preliminary’ findings on the ‘Status of Tigers in India in 2014’. These new figures are proclaiming that the country’s tiger populations have risen by 30% in the past 4 years! Time to celebrate? “Easy tiger” – a note…

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India 2014 Trip Report

After experiencing the tranquil joys of Satpura and some excellent tiger viewing elsewhere, Nick rekindles his interest in India and its fascinating wildlife

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Madagascar 2014 Trip Report

A night-time encounter with the bizarre and elusive Aye-aye proves to be the highlight of a tour that was filled with thrills from start to finish.

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Pantanal 2014 Trip Report

Seeing a jaguar cub in the wild is very rare, getting worthwhile photos is rarer still. There maybe only a handful of photographers who have had such a privilege, but those who were with Nick on his most recent tour to the Pantanal can now join that very exclusive club.

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