I'm reminded that the most important thing about expeditions and fieldwork is legacy.
On the day that the final Landrover Defender rolls off the production line, I wanted to share some of my fondest memories of a vehicle that changed the world.
Photography is an incredibly important tool in conservation. You can have all the data and research papers in the world, but unless you inspire action then conservation will remain an uphill struggle.
Most people probably don't know that Spain (and a little bit of Portugal) are home simultaneously the worlds rarest cat and one of conservations biggest success stories - the Iberian Lynx.
It's remarkably easy to sit in a centrally heated office, cosily hatching plans through the Winter. Distances look shorter, methods seem simpler and the prospect of a summer of fieldwork in the hills sounds positively straight forward.