Category wild travels

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 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 […]

TRAVEL: Slip off the grid in Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest

Great Bear is one of the last remaining tracts of temperate rainforest on the planet – it sprawls along the remote west coast of British Columbia, Canada, almost twice the size of Belgium. And though logging is permitted in some spots, there’s still plenty of virgin old growth forest around Smith Inlet, where you’ll find […]

TRAVEL: Polar Bears & Beluga Whales Of Churchill, Canada

Churchill is no resort town, but it certainly puts on a show for summer. When I visit in July, the tundra’s carpeted in psychedelic shrubs, the estuary looks like it’s boiling with beluga whales, and the polar bears are still chubby from winter feasting. It’s the, er, polar opposite of what you can expect from […]

EXCLUSIVE VIDEOS: Tracking the Amur tiger in Far East Russia

The Amur tiger is living large in Durminskoye Reserve, thanks to custodian Alexander Batalov and his team of five foresters. They patrol this 20,000-hectare slice of the Ussuri Taiga, outsmarting poachers, making sure the tigers’ prey don’t starve in the brutal -40˙C Siberian winters, and spending hours in the forest, on foot and on snowmobiles, setting up […]