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Wild cats of Deramakot

Just weeks after our successful trip to Borneo’s Deramakot Forest Reserve (trip report can be found here), Mike – our guide filmed this incredible footage of a female Clouded leopard with two cubs. The female in […]

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Valley of the Waters: Photo roundup

The Valley of the Waters is one of the most picturesque tracks in the Blue Mountains. With its sweeping vistas of the valley, near vertical descends and seven waterfalls it packs quite a punch into […]

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Wild nights in Borneo

This story first appeared in Escape section of Sunday Telegraph on 8 October 2017 The moonless tropical night is perfectly still, as we cruise along Borneo’s Kinabatangan River in search of nocturnal wildlife. The beam […]

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Postcards from Australian Outback – Old Andado

Welcome to the wild west of Australian Outback – the land of bright red sand dunes and abundant wildlife. The Station Lying on the edge of the Simpson Desert, about 330 km south-east of Alice […]

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Bundeena to Marley Beach track in Royal National Park

Sydney’s most scenic walk  Only an hour’s drive from Sydney, Bundeena to Marley Beach track in Royal National Park follows the most spectacular stretch of coastline within the easy reach of the city. It is […]

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Grand Canyon Loop Track in the Blue Mountains

By the time we arrive in Blackheath, the thermometer shows 8.8 degrees, about 9 degrees cooler than Sydney. We make our way to the Grand Canyon Loop car park and watch the occasional hikers walk […]

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A stunning cave in Thailand that you have never heard of

Phu Ma Dang cave is another hidden gem of Kanchanaburi Province. It is known only by the locals and doesn’t feature on any of the tourist itineraries. The cave sits near the top of Na Kon Mountain […]

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Improve your travel photography

Three non-technical tips to instantly improve your travel photography 1. Get up early. Really early We’ve all been there. You turn up to see a famous landmark, but all you see are hundreds of people […]

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In search of the Clouded leopard

I returned to Borneo in February 2017, with the specific focus of looking for the Sunda Clouded leopard. The Clouded leopard used to be a notoriously difficult cat to see in the wild. Mainly, because no […]

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Wildlife watching in Deramakot, Borneo

Day 7  Another travel day across the countryside.  A short boat ride after breakfast brought us to the jetty on the other side of the river, where we parked our car two days ago.  There […]

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Wildlife watching on Kinabatangan River, Borneo

Day 5 Most of today was taken up by travelling from Danum Valley to Sukau for our stay at Osman Homestay on Kinabatangan River. We left the field centre at about 8am and saw a group […]

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Wildlife watching in Danum Valley, Borneo

I have had my eye on Danum Valley for a number of years, ever since I first heard about it while living in Thailand. A field station surrounded by ancient rainforest, where Clouded leopards and […]

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Wild cats on the Roof of the World

I step out of the car into complete darkness and immediately feel the chill of the Tibetan Plateau. The car thermometer shows 6 degrees, but it is probably closer to zero, factoring in the windchill. […]

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Jerusalem Bay track in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

Only an hour north of Sydney, Jerusalem Bay track in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park offers an excellent opportunity to get a taste of the Great North Walk that runs for 250 kilometres between Sydney and […]

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Return to Kangaroo Island

As spring arrived in Australia, Alexi and I made a spur of the moment decision to spend a weekend in South Australia. And even more on the spur of the moment, we made an ambitious […]

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