The Falkland Islands: Frequently Asked Questions

The Falkland Islands: Frequently Asked Questions

In my previous post I shared my experience of what it was like to visit the Falkland Islands and some of the things there are to see and do there. But that post didn’t contain much practical information, so here’s a follow up in which I’ve included …
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Visiting the Falkland Islands on an Expedition Cruise

Visiting the Falkland Islands on an Expedition Cruise

I travelled to the Falkland Islands as part of an expedition cruise that also took in South Georgia and Antarctica. In this post, I hope I’ve captured some of the essence of what the Falklands are like and what there is to see and do there during your short …
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60+ Awesome Antarctica Photography Tips

60+ Awesome Antarctica Photography Tips

Antarctica is a photographer’s dream. The wildlife, the icebergs, the huge open landscapes, the pristine, untouched expanse of it all… it’s fair to say that if you’re planning a trip to Antarctica, photography is going to be right up there on your list of priorities. But for …
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South Georgia & Antarctica: The Trip Of A Lifetime

South Georgia & Antarctica: The Trip Of A Lifetime

Welcome to the first of my posts about my recent trip to South Georgia and Antarctica. In this one, I hope I’ve captured some of the essence of what the trip was like and what we did. If you’re after specific practical information, an account of our full …
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19 Easy Wildlife Photography Tips for Beginners

19 Easy Wildlife Photography Tips for Beginners

It’s fair to say that my absolute favourite type of photography is wildlife photography.  There’s nothing quite like the feeling of getting up close and personal with a beautiful creature, and when all the stars align and the animal is in the right place, at the right time, …
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Sweat And Leather At Chouara Tannery, Morocco

Sweat And Leather At Chouara Tannery, Morocco

Leaning over the balcony rail with my camera, I watched the tannery workers in the courtyard below. Some of them were thigh-deep in vats of brightly-coloured liquid. One heaved skins one by one, wet and heavy, into a deep pool. Another looked up at me as he took a breather&…
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Gorilla Safaris In Uganda – The Real Inside Story

Gorilla Safaris In Uganda – The Real Inside Story

“Does everyone have waterproofs?” asks the ranger, looking around him.  The thirty-two of us, crammed into the tiny room, nod grimly.  Yes, yes we do.  And we know we’re going to need them. The gorilla safari briefing is normally held outside, but today we’ve been shoehorned into the …
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A Boat Cruise on the Kazinga Channel, Uganda

A Boat Cruise on the Kazinga Channel, Uganda

One of the absolute highlights of any trip to Queen Elizabeth National Park is a boat trip on the Kazinga Channel.  On a sunny afternoon there’s literally no better way to relax, enjoy the scenery and feast your eyes on more wildlife than you can shake a stick at, …
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Close Encounters in Queen Elizabeth Park, Uganda

Close Encounters in Queen Elizabeth Park, Uganda

This is Part 2 of my trip to Uganda’s most popular National Park, Queen Elizabeth.  It contains more wonderful wildlife, some song lyrics, and three too-close-for-comfort encounters, so if that sounds good, read on! Part 1 includes epic landscapes and masses of gorgeous photos of animals, including elephants and a…
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Craters & Creatures in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda

Craters & Creatures in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda

No visit to Uganda is complete without a visit to Queen Elizabeth National Park.  If you want to see wildlife, and you only have time for one park, make it this one.  Trust me, you won’t regret it.  You can thank me later. It’s for very good reason …
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An Afternoon in Kibale, Uganda

An Afternoon in Kibale, Uganda

This is the second part of what I got up to in Kibale, Uganda.  Part 1 contains tonnes of information about Chimpanzee Trekking and a wonderful encounter with an impressive chimp named Ssebo. VILLAGE WALK In the afternoon our guide, Hassan, offers us the chance to do a birdwatching walk in&…
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What Happens On A Chimpanzee Trekking Safari In Uganda

What Happens On A Chimpanzee Trekking Safari In Uganda

The 42-year-old chimpanzee lounges lazily on the branch, eyeing us congenially. Far from being bothered by our presence, he seems to be actively enjoying it, striking the sort of poses a catalogue model would be proud of, working the crowd, playing to his audience. This, after all, is almost certainly&…
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A Safari In Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda

A Safari In Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda

While Uganda might not be quite as celebrated as Kenya or Tanzania for its wildlife, there’s no denying that if you’re a nature lover or a safari enthusiast, there’s still plenty here to delight and surprise you. The country has an impressive ten National Parks offering an …
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A Video Producer in Kampala: The Story of Safi and Amir

A Video Producer in Kampala: The Story of Safi and Amir

I recently spent three months in Kampala, Uganda, working as a video producer and photographer for Child’s i Foundation, a charity that works to support vulnerable families so that children don’t end up in damaging orphanages. My main role was to shoot and edit short films, to be …
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Winner: Best Photography at the UK Blog Awards

Winner: Best Photography at the UK Blog Awards

Some of you may remember I wrote a post before Christmas asking for people to vote for me in the UK Blog Awards. It was the first time I’ve ever entered any kind of awards.  I’ve only been writing this blog for about a year and a half, …
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India: a nation of selfie-lovers

India: a nation of selfie-lovers

The India found in the guidebooks is a magical and mysterious place.  Where exquisite palaces gleam and sparkle on the shores of majestic rivers.  Where dark-eyed beauties walk demurely between crumbling temples, their vibrant saris wafting the fragrance of perfume and spices.  Where monkeys play amongst statues of ancient gods …
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