Category Archive for 'Travel'

North America ticks all the boxes when it comes to trees – they have the tallest, oldest and biggest! The Coastal Redwood, the tallest living thing on earth towers skywards (110+ metres) leaving you feeling ant-like, among the ferns. The Bristlecone Pine, the oldest living thing on earth, approx 5000 years old, endures a harsh […]

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Traveling to the Mojave Desert was a pilgrimage of sorts for me. I am a desert lover and the idea of camping out under a desert sky and sleeping under Joshua trees had been living in my imagination for years, actually, decades. I can’t remember the first time I heard about Joshua Trees and the […]

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Have you ever done internet dating? We haven’t, but sometimes it felt as if we were; setting forth across north America for three months to meet some of our nature sound recording colleagues. In all, we met over a dozen professionals who, each in their own way, share our deep passion for recording the soundscapes […]

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Our mornings begin early – 4am early! We are ready to go by 4.20am and meet up with Twomey (pronounced Too-mee), our local guide and companion while on Tetepare island. We walk one and a half kilometres along the shoreline, passing small estuaries, swamps, mangroves and limestone outcrops, before heading into the rainforest. Tweet

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We have just returned from 23 days walking the Larapinta Trail, which snakes its way for 223km – up ridge and down gorge – through the Macdonnell Ranges in arid central Australia. Tweet

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After 30 days of driving on Tanzanian roads our bodies (and gear) were feeling battered, bruised and we seemed to have as much dust on the inside of the Land Rover as on the road surface! Nevertheless, we felt some anticipation at the prospect of going to Ruaha National Park, a little visited national park […]

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Nagzira Wildlife Reserve protects a forested and hilly area in central India where Tigers still roam, and the woodlands are filled with birdsong. First light across Nagzira Lake. Tweet

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Women of India

Although our work is about all things natural, I thought I would share a few of my ‘people’ images. These images were taken in 2006 during our last trip to India. Tweet

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Late Winter Birdsong in the Australian Bush by Listening Earth Ah, it is so good to be home! After our four month field trip in Turkey, Sweden and the UK, Sarah and I arrived back to our bush home last Wednesday evening. We were tired, but happy to be back in familiar surroundings. Tweet

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Puffin heaven! – 38,000 of these adorable little birds pack onto the Farne Islands, a dozen rocky islets off the north-east coast of England. We set out from Seahouses, a small town on the east Northumberland coast. It was a sunny day with barely a puff of wind, which boded well for Andrew who was […]

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