Humanity is closely linked to the natural world; we depend on the natural world for our livelihood, protection shelter and nourishment. At times, these lines become blurred.

Tens of thousands of people will lose their lives because of Covid-19. Millions more will become...

January 17, 2020

My love affair with Canon is slowly waning as I become infatuated with Nikon gear.

As a wildlife photographer, finding the right camera that fits your photography style can be challenging. Canon has always been my go-to brand ever since I switched to digital photography...

December 13, 2019

The five lionesses were fast asleep, the skin on their bellies taunt having gorged on the oryx they had just killed. A large number of jackals were in the vicinity of the lionesses, some sleeping, some tentatively approaching the kill hoping for a bite to eat.

We were t...

February 12, 2019

 Sunrise over the ger camp in the Jargalant range

Autumn in western and central Mongolia is a bright palette of yellows, browns, oranges and cream, set in vast horizons and endless mountain ranges. Red deer begin their rut and as they exhale in the chilly mornings, they...

July 19, 2018

In all my travels across Africa, I have never encountered elephants with tusks as long and as heavy as those in southern Kenya. In many parts of Africa, large-tusked elephants have all but vanished, eliminated by the reversal of natural selection through human activity...

May 27, 2018

I consider myself to be among the lucky ones; I visited Socotra while it still was a near pristine paradise. 

It is the stuff fairy tales and vivid imaginations are made of but instead of filling books and movies, they exist right here in a remote island in th...

May 17, 2018

A paper was recently published in Conservation Letters highlighting the effects of armed conflicts on local biodiversity in the Sahara-Sahel region. The authors, led by Dr. José Brito, studied the impacts of armed conflicts on wildlife based on the best available data...

May 16, 2018

Protecting a carnivorous species is never an easy task especially when the livelihood and culture of communities is at stake. The local population uniformly fears the leopard and until now, were not concerned for the welfare of the species. It is interesting to note th...

Motherhood is not easy, whatever species you might be. Successfully raising one or several young to adulthood, feeding, protecting and teaching them how to find food is a great feat. But being a mother from a solitary species like leopards, things can get exceptionally...

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