A tantalising glimpse of the electric blue and orange stripe of a kingfisher streaking past me and I was hooked.
The puffins have been elusive to us this year. We were in Scotland hoping to sail from Anstruther, in Fife, to the Isle Of May to visit them, but bad weather kept cancelling the boat.
How to make the most of your camera in the Galapagos. Stuart Conway, an award-winning photographer, tells Julie Conway .
Splat. A splodge of goo landed right on my lens. It had been snorted out of the nose of a Marine Iguana sitting inches from my camera. Another narrowly missed my arm. This dragon-like creature wasn’t telling me to get out of his space; he was expelling salt water taken in while feeding.
Captain Paul Watson has dedicated his life to saving the planet. As a founder member of Greenpeace and creator of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society the story of his life reads like an action thriller.
By Julie Conway
When he was 12-years-old Paul Watson shot a boy in the bottom with a B B gun.
‘He was shooting birds and I wanted him to know how it felt,’ he explains unapologetically. ‘I felt it was terribly unfair that I got into so much trouble, the local authorities thought I was crazy. I thought it was the boy who was the crazy one.’
When he was just nine, he destroyed the traps that killed his best friend, a beaver.
Fifteen years later people from around the world watched Watson, numb with shock, as he became the first man to put himself between a harpoon and a whale.
Just 160 kilometres northwest of one of the busiest and most congested cities in the world, over 1,000 black bears lurk in the wilderness, coyotes taunt and terrify domestic cats and mountain lions stalk their prey.
By Julie Conway
The road to wilderness from New York City is surprisingly simple. Head north on the Henry Hudson Parkway taking care to avoid the yellow taxis erratically changing lanes.
Drive straight over the George Washington Bridge and within two hours of the skyline disappearing from view you’ll be in bear country.
The Catskill mountains encompass over 9,000 square kilometers and are often referred to as America’s first wilderness because scholars trace the beginnings of the environmental conservation movement to this area.