Marwell Wildlife announces Photographer of the Year winners

Photographers from across the UK have been celebrating the essence of nature in Marwell Wildlife’s annual photography competition. From a hilarious image of a slippery squirrel caught in the act and a Japanese monkey taking a dip in a thermal pool, to a captivating critically endangered Amur leopard and the best of British nature, the prestigious competition highlighted spell binding animals from all over the world.

Judges had the difficult task of selecting their favourite images over four categories - Native Wildlife, Cute and Funny, Marwell Zoo Residents and Marwell Zoo Endangered. The competition’s overall adult winner was Lawrie Brailey who caught the magical moment between a female fox and her cub.… Read on


Free flights on selected Galápagos voyages

Travel to the Galápagos Islands before the end of 2015 on board La Pinta or Santa Cruz vessels and get free domestic flights up to a value of US$500 per person.

Having never been connected to another landmass, these volcanic islands have a unique biological identity, and due to the absence of large predators, wildlife shows little or no fear of man. It is therefore possible to approach and photograph birds, mammals and reptiles openly and very closely.… Read on


Alex Hyde - Award Winner

We are delighted that macro wildlife photographer Alex Hyde has won the ‘Hidden Britain’ category at the 2015 British Wildlife Photography Awards, designed to celebrate the beauty and diversity of our wildlife.

By understanding the behaviour of his subjects, Alex is able to capture intimate portraits of spiders, insects and other invertebrates in their natural habitats, and he explains how he came to take this superb image of a crane fly in Derbyshire’s Peak District National Park: “Early on a… Read on


Bear viewing at Grizzly Camp

Every day that I was at Grizzly Camp I was up at around 7am for breakfast and then out to one of the bear viewing spots by 0830am. It sounds late for being out wildlife watching, but in fact there are bears everywhere, so whether it was up at 5am and out at 6am, or up at 9am and out at 10am, it seems that quality of bear viewing and the number of bears around are likely to be the same. Some days of bear viewing were better than others of course, and overall the bear-viewing was probably better in the evening actually, but every day was excellent and all the sightings were superb.

In addition to watching the bears from the deck at camp - which is undoubtedly one of the prime locations for bear-viewing - there are two up-river spots that alternated between each day. Cameras and binoculars in hand I sat (with a knowledgeable bear guide) patiently waiting and watching, careful… Read on


A Borneo blog by Immy Breen aged 11

In May 2015 I went on holiday with my Dad, Chris, to a place in Malaysia called Borneo. Dad said I need to write a blog about it so I could tell people whether it was good or not. And boy is it good!!! I will name some following reasons below. Every hotel was luxury serving divine food and had outstanding staff. They will do whatever they can to make your stay more than perfect. Not to mention that the wildlife at EVERY place we stayed in was incredible and included a wide range of birds

- Borneo is well known for its birds… we saw loads, for example...  rufous-tailed shama, Malaysian blue flycatcher, Asian paradise-flycatcher, black napped monarch, black naped monarch, storms stork, lesser adjutant, purple heron, little egret, great (white) egret, darter… Read on


Discovering Namibia and the 1937 Powell-Cotton Expedition

Enjoy a fascinating evening on Thursday 24 September discovering the contrasting landscapes of Namibia - one of the most hauntingly beautiful countries on the planet - and hear accounts from the diaries of Christopher and Percy Powell-Cotton's 1937 expedition to the country.

Whilst also illustrating the route and story of  Percy Powell Cotton’s penultimate expedition, this engaging, insightful and emphatic presentation will walk people through the seemingly limitless opportunities for wildlife and discovery in Namibia, and its addictive-qualities that have… Read on


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