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PODCAST: With Hervey Bay ‘Whale Whisperer’ Vicki Neville

In this podcast, humpback expert Vicki Neville shares her favourite moments with Hervey Bay’s legendary whales

PODCAST: It’s World Lion Day! Explorer Dereck Joubert shares his unique perspective on these amazing big cats

To celebrate World Lion Day, Emmy-winning film-maker and National Geographic explorer Dereck Joubert talks about his life with big cats. Listen to his intriguing stories now on the Wild Lives by Faunographic podcast

PODCAST: Iconic oceans expert Valerie Taylor on her life with sharks

In our new podcast, legendary oceans expert and conservationist Valerie Taylor shares some of her favourite shark encounters

PODCAST: Wolf expert Douglas Smith on the comeback packs of Yellowstone National Park

  Today, Yellowstone National Park in the United States is one of the very best places on earth to see wolves in the wild – and we can thank Douglas Smith and his team for that. Twenty-three years ago, Doug and his mates at the Yellowstone Wolf Restoration Projectreintroduced 41 wild wolves back into the […]

PODCAST ALERT! Welcome to Wild Lives by Faunographic

If you can’t drop everything to go see your favourite animals in the wild, this brand new podcast will bring them to you. We speak to naturalists, photographers and explorers to get up close to everything from tigers to sharks to curious cassowaries!

IN PICTURES: NATURE’S FIREWORKS AT THE MOUNT YASUR VOLCANO, TANNA ISLAND, VANUATU

As Vanuatu’s Mount Yasur volcano erupts, boulders explode like popcorn and the Earth roars. You realise that you are, in fact, nothing but some loose skin and splintery old bone – and this fire-breathing giant can turn you into ash in cartoon-style slo-mo. Actually, maybe that’s a crap way to describe it – I haven’t […]

INTERVIEW: BEHIND THE SCENES OF CANADA’S YUKON WILDLIFE PRESERVE WITH WILDLIFE EXPERT, LINDSAY CASKENETTE

The Yukon Wildlife Preserve, in Canada’s Yukon Territory, is a must-visit for wildlife photographers and nature lovers who travel to Whitehorse.

TRAVEL: FOR WILDLIFE, SCUBA DIVING AND LIVING THE TROPICAL ISLAND DREAM, HEAD TO ZANZIBAR

  Whoever said, “Blue and green should never be seen” should stop being so judgey and get to Zanzibar, stat. Wherever you look, there’s proof these colours are at their best when they’re working together – here, lush green jungle meets dazzling aqua sea meets deep blue sky. The wildlife is easy on the eye, […]

INTERVIEW: TIGER EXPERT DR SANJAY SHUKLA, ON WHY YOU NEED TO VISIT KANHA NATIONAL PARK, INDIA

  Madhya Pradesh’s wilderness areas inspired Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book – and it’s easy to see why Kanha National Park was a key influence. Its misted meadows and lush sal forests create the perfect setting for the real wildlife drama that unfolds here. And tigers have a starring role. While there are several well-known […]

IN PICTURES: IT’S ALL ABOUT BIG CATS THIS WORLD WILDLIFE DAY, 2018

They’re the apex predators seriously threatened by poaching and shrinking habitats, yet few animals capture the imagination like the big cats. We put their image on everything from car company logos to footy jerseys – yet the reality of life for these sentient wildlings is so far removed from our everyday understanding that it takes […]