Tag Archives: big cats

PODCAST: Naturalist James Rogerson on the wild tigers of Kanha, India

Naturalist and photographer James Rogerson shares his incredible encounters with tigers, barasingha, and birdlife in Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh, India

PODCAST: With world-renowned cheetah expert Dr Laurie Marker

In this podcast, legendary big cat expert Dr Laurie Marker shares the fascinating tales of her life with cheetahs in both Namibia and her early days in the Unites States.

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

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 […]

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 […]

INTERVIEW: Cheetah expert Dr Laurie Marker’s big wins for big cats

  If you’ve ever had the privilege of seeing a wild cheetah, you’ll understand Dr Laurie Marker’s lifelong obsession – there’s plenty to love about these intriguing (and mega photogenic) felines. They have a tough time coexisting with bigger predators like lions, hyenas and leopards – yet they can hit speeds of 120km/h and purr like domestic […]

INTERVIEW: Emmy winner & Nat Geo Explorer Dereck Joubert on lions and rhinos

Oh, serendipity… I was recently staying at the Mara Plains Camp in the Masai Mara, Kenya, at the exact same time as two of my all-time heroes – Dereck and Beverly Joubert. They’re conservation experts, Emmy-winning wildlife doco makers, TED talkers, National Geographic Explorers in Residence, and partners with Great Plains Conservation (as well as […]

TRAVEL: Hiking with cheetahs in Namibia

  “Don’t. Run,” Jonas whispers. Seeing me twitch, Nicholas adds: “Only dinner runs, hahaha!”
 It’s not the first time I’ve heard the “running dinner” thing since
 arriving in Namibia, but it’s the first time it’s likely – I’m pants-peeingly terrified. Less than 15m away, 4 cheetahs have stopped hunting to eye us off. I glance […]

NEWS: Win for Africa’s most important wetland

Unesco has finally declared Botswana’s Okavango Delta a World Heritage Site, protecting Africa’s biggest wetland system for future generations. Applause please, because: The area is an epic wilderness that spans 16,000 km². That’s nearly 7 times the size of the Australian Capital Territory. Big? Yep. Stunning, too. It’s a Faunographer’s happy place – 128 species of mammal […]