wildlife

Photographer Spotlight: Paul Sorrell

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Always entranced by birds, I can never get enough of birdwatching–whether outside in real life, or (especially in winter) via books and the internet. We were lucky enough to publish an excerpt from renowned wildlife photographer Paul Sorrell’s new book, Getting Closer

Snow Tracks

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Publisher's note: we LOVE the amazing articles from our US Fish and Wildlife Service about our natural world. Here's one about tracks in the snow!

Who goes there? Winter is a great time to find out. The snow tells secrets about the natural world.

In woods and plains and less trafficked city streets, the movements of many shy creatures can be revealed in a fresh cover of snow.

Story in the Snow at the National Elk Refuge, Wyoming

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Snow can reveal the mysterious lives of critters in the night.

These tracks were made by elk. The tracks indicate that elk were zig-zagging through the snow, digging for vegetation buried beneath.

Story in the Snow at the National Elk Refuge, Wyoming

Getting Closer: Paul Sorrell’s Best Tips for Photographing Birds In Your Own Backyard

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Renowned photographer Paul Sorrell has a new book out, entitled Getting Closer: Rediscovering nature through bird photography. In this fascinating book, he details ways to best photograph birds and other wildlife. 

Getting Closer: Paul Sorrell’s Best Tips for Photographing Birds In Your Own Backyard

For the Love of Aussie Wildlife

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To our Wandering Educator community,

10 of the Best Experiences on a Safari in Africa

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Those of you who have gone on an Africa safari will vouch for the fact that it is an adventurous, terrifying, and strangely soothing experience. 

Sunrise, Serengeti. From 10 of the Best Experiences on a Safari in Africa

Sunrise, Serengeti. Lucas Bruihler 

Intriguing Destinations to See Animals in Their Natural Habitats

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There is nothing quite like getting back to nature on your vacation. You will quickly forget about the monotony of your daily life as you explore nature and see animals as they were meant to be seen - in the wild. Here are 5 intriguing destinations where you can see animals in their natural habitats. 

5 Intriguing Destinations to See Animals in Their Natural Habitats

Best Safari Parks in Tanzania

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Whether you’ve experienced the concept of a safari, or are a newbie, a Tanzanian safari is sure to leave you mesmerized, awestruck with its natural beauty and exotic animals. The country is believed to host some of the best safaris on the planet and its vast untouched national parks are ideal ways of diving into the wild, exploring nature at her best. Here are the five best safari parks in Tanzania - and best times to visit. After all, not all experiences are created the same!

Dolphins, Penguins, and the Clearest Water You've Ever Seen, in Chile

by Stephane Alexandre / Dec 02, 2016 /
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This past weekend was surreal! As part of our study abroad program, the program director invited us this past weekend to La Serena and Vicuna, a six-hour drive north of Santiago. I am so grateful that we took rest stops to stretch our legs, because I would have gone insane. Given that our trip is coming to an end in less than a month, it was such a perfect way to spend time together as a group.

6 places you can only get to by a cruise

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While air travel has undoubtedly enabled us to visit an astoundingly wide range of destinations that may have previously been virtually unreachable, there are still certain remote places to which you are unable to gain access unless you climb aboard a cruise ship.

Here are just six of our favourites. 

6 places you can only get to by a cruise

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