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The Common frogs have arrived at the garden pond to spawn. And despite their name they are not so 'common' these days with farm and village ponds being…

I recently inherited about 1000 family photos, over 300 letters and various birth, marriage and death certificates, some going back to the 19th century. I…

Queensland’s coast has a migration route bringing some 33,000 humpback whales each year from the cold waters of Antarctica to calving grounds on the Great…

Francis Blackwood on the HMS Fly discovered the cay in 1843 while looking for shipping channels through the Great Barrier Reef. The ship’s geologist named it…

Even in the so-called dead of winter, there are signs of spring. The earliest of spring flowers are showing. Many of the birds which visit out garden are…

There are 125 mammal species in Sri Lanka, of which I can show you just a few. I shall not give full descriptions of the mammals posted here but refer you to…

I really enjoy the challenge and rewards of photographing wild birds. I have been nowhere better than Sri Lanka for doing so. The bird life there is very rich…

Sri Lanka has 181 species of reptiles. We saw just a few. That I guess is the problem with spending relatively little time on foot safaris. But Saltwater…

This blog includes photos of local people going about their daily lives and covers cultural and historical sites which are frequented by tourists like us but…

Five years ago we visited Sri Lanka, combining eco-tourism, culture, and a short beach holiday. Sri Lanka is a beautiful country with diverse wildlife, highly…

There are more than 500 species of birds recorded in the Mara. Here are just a small selection, mainly of larger birds to which my cameras then could do justice…

The Mara River basin covers about 14,000 km2 (5400 sq miles) with approximately 65% in Kenya and 35% in Tanzania. The River lies across the migration path of…

An earlier blog reported on our stay at Porini camps in the Maasai Mara as guests of the local Maasai community who lease their land for conservation and…

Large numbers of grazing animals support numerous and diverse populations of predators. We saw several prides of lions in our stay on the Mara, including the…

Ten years ago my wife and I safaried at Porini Camps in the Maasai Mara, Kenya. Sir David Attenborough said of Porini Amboseli "What a marvellous example of how…
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