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Don’t be afraid to look a little closer

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A bird in the hand is definitely worth two in the bush – at least in terms of inspiring young people to take an interest in wildlife and conservation…

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Mountains and Molehills

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If you’re tired or hungry or fruitlessly laboring, it’s easy to make mountains out of mole hills..

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The Best and Worst Expedition Food

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For those that know me, you’ll know I like to dabble in the kitchen. That too extends to expeditions in the field, although I can’t comment on my ability, most others aren’t alive to do so now either.

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8 reasons to go on your first expedition (and one not to)

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Embarking on my first was a fluke. Back in the days of ‘msn’ I heard from a friend about an expedition to Svalbard. Sounded interesting, though I confess to not having a clue what Svalbard was..

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My Top Ten Photos

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A few weeks ago I posted ten interesting photos as ranked by those clever folks at Flickr. I didn’t really agree with them, in fact, I think a lot of those photos are quite dull..

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The Importance of Expedition Hardships

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I often get asked why I go on expeditions. What’s the point? Why put up with hardships and trials and bad days? Why go far away from the comforts of civilization and stability?

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6 Wild Places on my Wishlist

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The more you know, the saying goes, that more you realise you know nothing. The same is true for traveling, I think..

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Two things I carried on my last expediton

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Whilst packing for Oman I was aware that whatever I decided to take, I would probably have to carry. That’s a wonderful incentive for packing light.

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Friday Photo: Unexpected Visitors

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They say that a camel can smell water. I’m not sure if that’s true, but they do have a knack of turning up at camp..

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8 Expedition Lows

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Expeditions aren’t all fun all of the time. Low points can leave you wondering why you’re there, pushing you towards giving up, amplified by the very nature of expedition life..

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Good things happen when you least expect it

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On one particularly tiring and long day, the very instant my head hit the pillow (insert: a sandy pair of rather grim trousers) the valley boomed with the rasping bellow of an Arabian Leopard.

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Ten Interesting Photos

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I’ve developed a love of photography as a means to help tell stories..

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