You’re already familiar with Lonesome George and frisky Diego, and it turns out the creatures of the Galapagos Islands are pretty familiar with people, too – in fact, they barely flinch when you slowly creep up to them with an extended lens. I clicked hundreds of reptile pics during my recent cruise with Aurora Expeditions – the Ecuadorian islands are home to 28 reptile species but they look different wherever you go, so you can’t help but get snap-happy. Three different types of Galapagos land iguana, for example, can be found on a handful of the islands, and their colouration ranges from bright yellow to beige. Same same, but different. Similarly, tiny lava lizards look like peaches on some islands, chocolate chip biccies on others. And marine iguanas can range from ashtray grey to Rastafarian. Here, a peek at some of my favourite scalies from the trip, including some giant tortoises on Santa Cruz. Click on a thumbnail below to see the full-size pic and shooting info.
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Bandhavgarh National Park langur nailing that Tuesday feeeeeling. 🖤
Happy Sunday mates! Hey if you get a chance, do have a listen to my exclusive podcast with the legendary Dr Jane Goodall. I still can't believe it happened, to be honest! A few years ago I got to meet Dr Jane in person – and I was so in awe that I could barely speak (check out my crazy face in this pic!). Luckily I’m marginally less tongue-tied when I’m recording my podcast – but I was still in awe when we recorded this year. After all, she’s basically changed the way we see both animals and humans. At 85 years young Dr Jane is still working hard, travelling 300 days of the year to share her discoveries. In this episode she introduces us to the chimpanzee that changed her life, tells us exactly what we need to do to clean up the mess we've made, and shares how she wants to be remembered. This episode is short but very, very sweet. Let me know what you reckon? Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Can you believe this is the last week of Wild Lives podcast season 2 releases? AND we’re going out with a bang, clang and a rama-lama-ding-dang. Yep, in our final 3 episodes of this season we go on patrol in South Africa with the world’s first women-only anti-poaching unit, the legendary Black Mambas; we chat exclusively to Dr Jane Goodall (aka, the most influential wildlifer of all time) and we also hang out with ranger Mel Tyas and find out about Sydney’s secret colony of wild penguins. I CAN’T WAIT for you to listen to these episodes! Head to the Faunographic website (see bio) to hear them and let me know what you think!
You know you're missing the whales when you tear up at the sight of humpies in the background of Aquaman. So here's a snap from one of my favourite days during the northbound migration, off Manly. Miss that winter light