Photo Blog: Wildlife of Chile and Patagonia

It's World Wildlife Day, a day that fills me with joy and where I dig out all my favourite Attenborough documentaries. The natural world is extraordinary seen through the lens of a film camera, but it's even more extraordinary when you can witness it first hand. Having been to plenty of zoos and wildlife parks... Continue Reading →

The Legacy of the Blue Macaw

I don't have many connections to Sao Paolo. Passing through it's bustling and somewhat cold airport a few months ago, I couldn't have felt further from Brazil's rich rainforests, immense diversity and un-contacted tribes. Yet this place was thrown in front of me a couple of days ago, when news of extinct blue parrots started... Continue Reading →

Art Diaries: Chilean Wildlife

Today I decided to do some quick and loose sketches of Chilean wildlife from my trip. Sketching in watercolour is great fun: it loosens up the wrists and allows you to create a quick impression of what it is your painting. There were several amazing wildlife spots that we stumbled upon. Of course, if you... Continue Reading →

Penguin Awareness Day

We call ourselves animal lovers, but, we have to admit, there are far fewer of us that love cockroaches than furry, four legged bundles and beats. And seeing as today is #PenguinAwarenessDay, I thought I'd talk a bit about one of my personal favourite species, and why they do (and do not) appear in my... Continue Reading →

Art for Conservation

As a child, and I confess even as an adult, it is the work of people such as David Attenborough and Jane Goodall that warm my south, and inspire me to believe that there is good in this world, and we are making positive steps towards change. In the face of climate change, globalisation, war... Continue Reading →

Cheating

Over 12 million people in the UK tuned in to watch the opening episode of David Attenborough's Planet Earth II - and if you are anything like me, you were watching and you were moved by the male buller's albatross, waiting patiently on his nest for his mate to return to him after many months... Continue Reading →

No Forest Too Far

The world is quite literally on our doorstep. Thanks to globalisation, immigration, airline travel and our amplified imagination, almost every corner of the world has been discovered, trampled on, and had a selfie taken with it. Yet there are still places in the world that most of us have never heard of. Species we've never... Continue Reading →

Our Place in the Universe

Rulers of the sky, No vulture ever soared so high As to see its own creation. No butterfly ever flapped its wings And changed the beating of our planet's heart. Rulers of the land, Our footprints trampling the carbon Out of stardust-turned fossils. The lion never left so much waste That the decomposers decomposed. Rulers... Continue Reading →

Do We Really Need Zoos?

I've visited many zoos around the world in my twenty five years on this planet, and I always looked forward to indulging in my love of nature in whatever small, humble way I could, land-locked in the centre of the UK or, more recently, relocated on a tiny Mediterranean island with virtually no native mammal... Continue Reading →

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