The Amazon (part 1)

2014-11-08T14:11:00+00:00By |

A spotlight burst into life, momentarily panning across the far bank, before returning us to darkness. Adolfo slipped the blade of his hand carved hardwood paddle into molasses coloured water, adjusting the course of our dugout canoe with precision developed over a lifetime plying these waters.

In Praise of the Little Guy

2012-06-05T19:53:00+01:00By |

Have you ever heard of the 'Big 5'? Supposedly the five African animals most difficult and dangerous to hunt on foot. Unfortunately, it's more a marketing term aimed at tourists than anything else.

Friday Photo: Into the Amazon

2012-05-23T21:29:18+01:00By |

Traveling from the UK to our research camp in the Peruvian Amazon last year took four long days. By far the most enchanting part of the expedition was journeying from the bustling jungle city of Iquitos up into the Amazon's smaller headwaters..

Science and Expeditions

2014-11-08T14:09:59+00:00By |

Expeditions are about developing an understanding of the environment around you, and frequently - although it might not have been an intended outcome - an understanding of yourself..

Friday Photo: Adolfo

2012-05-21T16:04:28+01:00By |

Without the help and support of local field guides, our work in the Amazon simply could not have happened. This is Adolfo, aged 64, he comes from a village on the edge of the Pacaya-Samiria reserve..

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