Tag: animals

Pukaha Mount Bruce: National Wildlife Centre, New Zealand

Being the huge fan of our feathery friends that I am, one of my favourite places to visit is Pukaha Mount Bruce, National Wildlife Centre, a wildlife sanctuary situated in the Tararua District, North Island, New Zealand.  Oh Pukaha! How do I love thee, let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth, breadth and height of the 942-hectare, protected forest and wildlife gem that you are.  There is so much to see and do at Pukaha, one visit definitely is not enough. Pukaha Mount Bruce is dedicated to the protection and restoration of New Zealand native...

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Shark Diving in Oahu, Hawaii

I’ve always been an adrenaline junkie, so when we took a family trip to Oahu, Hawaii – I immediately ‘googled’ shark diving. Now, if you do this you will find a long list of ‘cage’ diving experiences. This is where most companies will chum the waters, put you in a cage and have the sharks aggressively eat the bait in front of you for photo opportunities. While it may conjure up your scariest movie moments of Steven Spielberg’s JAWS – this is not the typical behaviour of sharks, nor is it a very respectful or humane way to interact with another beautiful species....

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A Peak At The Island of Pulau Ubin, Singapore

After making some enquiries as to what I could do on a layover in Singapore, a work colleague suggested a trip to Pulau Ubin. He gave me some basic information and the seed was sown. I was up bright and early ready for my adventure. Not wanting to waste time, I took a taxi to the ferry terminal. There was a short wait before we boarded a bumboat that took us across the busy shipping channel to the island. Once off the boat it was a short walk along the jetty to hire a bicycle; my preferred choice on...

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Squirrels and Birds Around Museum Gardens York

It was a frosty and yet sunny day. A day that called for me to have a meeting in York so never went out with a photographic purpose. I will always have a camera on me though when out, be it just the smartphone camera or as today I had my Kodak Pixpro 4KVR360. A handy small camera for capturing the world around in 360. I had a little time before catching my bus back home and called into York Museum Gardens. Always a pleasant place to walk around. And the squirrels were out in force, hunting for nuts...

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Up Close With Fluffy White Seal Pups – England’s East Coast

Did you know that there are beaches in England where you can get up close with over 1600 fluffy white seal pups? There are 4 thriving Grey Seal pupping colonies on England’s East Coast: Donna Nook in Lincolnshire, the Farne Islands off Northumberland and Blakeney and Horsey colonies in Norfolk. I visited Donna Nook in late November, just as pup numbers were reaching their peak.   Seals, seals, as far as the eye can see. Brownish-grey adults laying on the sand intermingled with the bright white fur of newborn pups. Some pups had even opted to snooze right up against the double fence that separates seals and visitors by only half a metre. Close enough to touch – not...

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Walking and Wildlife on the Isles of Scilly

Adrift in the Atlantic, a mere 28 miles from Land’s End, the Isles of Scilly are a walker’s dream. This stunning archipelago of over 150 islands (5 of which are inhabited) is England, but not as you know it. The weather is amongst the mildest and sunniest in the UK, hedgerows bloom with subtropical flowers and white sandy beaches fade into turquoise seas. Well, the islands aren’t designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty for nothing…   I had come to the Isles of Scilly for the WalkScilly Autumn Weekend, the sister event to the annual WalkScilly walking festival – held in April each year (4-14 April 2018). Over a jam-packed programme of guided walks, WalkScilly celebrates the very best that the Isles of Scilly have to...

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