Madagascar Music. The musical rhythm of Madagascar’s Verreaux’s sifaka lemur when they decend to the ground. On the ground their bipedal locomotion of hops and leaps are as magical as the country itself. Madagascar is a mission, plain and simple. It is a mission to travel to, a mission to get around, and a now a mission to save. Nothing is even remotely simple in the most wildlife diverse country on the planet. I have been very fortunate to have spent almost 5 weeks on this magical island, these are my favorite images. Madagascar Dreaming. Ringtail lemurs are the sun-worshiper’s of...Read More
Mt Toubkal, the highest summit in Morocco, the Atlas mountain range and North Africa. Standing at 4,167 metres (13,671 ft) this makes for a memorable experience trekking to and up. This truly wasn’t a case of turning up and walking up the mountain. The goal was to trek through valleys, over passes, up the side of other mountains and culminating in the Mt Toubkal summit itself after enjoying the journey. Every step was a joy in a wonderful country over spectacular terrain. The contrast… Leaving the cold wet hills of Northumberland in the morning and landing in the hot temperatures over...Read More
People know I don’t like to just stop at Travel, hiking or views. Popping up on social media I see many many people championing the nature side of travel as well as sharing expert insights. A delight in the stream is Sarah Rees. Knowledgable, sharing and always positive. A pleasure to learn from and quite incredible with a camera. I was honoured she chose to share the wildlife, captures and insights on one particular trip here. From the desk and camera of Sarah……… Everywhere you look in Kenya there is a photo to be taken, or a story to...Read More
Ahhhh the memories. Standing at 5,893 metres (19,334 ft) wrapped up in thick clothing, standing on a glacier and watching the sun rise up over the Serengeti. In my opinion Kilimanjaro is the perfect climb to start with if you plan any high altitude ascents. With a good backup team and good planning this can be one of the best ‘short’ high altitude ascents done in 6 or 7 days. Teamwork, great attitudes, great sights and an amazing country (Tanzania) with it’s wonderful people help to make it an experience of a lifetime. As any traveller knows, photographs never make...Read More
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