Easter in the Wildlife Calendar

Easter is a holiday that a lot of us look forward to, especially in the Northern Hemisphere, and even more especially when you’re involved in wildlife conservation and have a general interest in wildlife. Easter marks the start or very near start of baby season in the wild and in a lot of farm animalsContinue reading “Easter in the Wildlife Calendar”

Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius)

Total length: 3.4-4.2m Shoulder Height: 1.5m Tail length: 30-50cm Weight (mass): 1,000-2,000 kg (males), 1,000-1,700kg (females) IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable  Population Trend: Stable Population numbers: estimated at 115,000 – 130,000 individuals Hippos are semi-aquatic mammals, spending most of their day in water. They are large animals, with smooth, hairless skin, short legs and aContinue reading “Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius)”

Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes)

The Red Fox is the only member of the Canid (dog) family in the UK. A lot of the time, they are seen as pests by farmers and the public as they have a reputation for stealing chickens and going through our rubbish when scavenging for food.  Red Foxes however do have quite a variedContinue reading “Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes)”

Spotted Hyaena (Crocuta crocuta)

The Spotted Hyaena (Crocuta crocuta) is a fairly common animal to spot on safari in Africa, with them being found mostly in protected nature reserves. They have otherwise been eliminated throughout South Africa, southern Namibia, and central Zimbabwe. Other than these areas, they are found in most African countries, as far north as Guinea, GhanaContinue reading “Spotted Hyaena (Crocuta crocuta)”

Photography for Conservation

Using photography as a tool to spark interest in saving species has been a method used for at least the last decade, if not, the last two. Images stick to the mind and paint a better picture than just words on a page as people are able to see the animals that need to beContinue reading “Photography for Conservation”

Wildlife Conservation

What exactly is wildlife conservation? Wildlife conservation is primarily working to protect plant and animal species, and their natural habitats.  Who is involved in wildlife conservation? There are many organisations and individuals involved in conservation; from environmental law makers, to wildlife rehabilitators, to wildlife veterinarians, safari guides, game rangers, ecologists among many others. Some big,Continue reading “Wildlife Conservation”

The Basics to Wildlife Photography

Selecting the right kit The first step of getting into photography is actually choosing your kit; from the many options available it can be rather difficult to decide. Budget is the biggest factor in kit selection and can often be the reason you have to go for something other than what you were hoping toContinue reading “The Basics to Wildlife Photography”

Adventures in Africa – Story 4

In December 2016, I very sadly made the decision to leave university after struggling with a bunch of mental health issues which had an impact on my ability to complete one of the modules of my first year. In the summer before I left, June 2016, I was supposed to have gone on a month-longContinue reading “Adventures in Africa – Story 4”

Adventures in Africa – Story 3

The third adventure to Africa happened in a rushed style compared to the previous two trips. I had only started to book it about 6 weeks before I wanted to be heading out. I had developed a strong passion for wanting to learn wildlife photography, and what could be better than learning a new skill,Continue reading “Adventures in Africa – Story 3”