Picture of the week: Raja Ampat landscape

Oscar Ramirez (@oscarramirezphoto)  was so kind as to share his fabulous underwater picture of light and color.  Taken at Raja Ampat, Indonesia with Nikon D850, a Sigma 15mm F/2.8 Fisheye lens,  settings SO 320, f/9, 1/200s.

News: Great Barrier Reef Bleaching reaching the South

Australia's Great Barrier Reef  has experienced its most widespread bleaching event on record, with the south of the reef bleaching extensively for the first time, a new survey has found

News: A note from the Fallows

A note from the  Fallows during these challenging times. About  the hard life of male lions in the Kalahari desert and New Zealand  Great Whites

Highlighted: How an Olympic champion stays fit

Olympic champion swimmer Sharon van Rouwendaal from Holland shows how inventive athletes can be to stay fit in these Corona dominated months. A small inflatable pool In her back garden.

News: Beluga likes to play

This beautiful beluga whale behaves just like your dog, it loves to fetch a ball thrown by it master The beluga whale (Delphinapterus leucas) is an Arctic and sub-Arctic cetacean. Some have been trained by the Russian Navy for military purposes. Beluga whales in the wild have been reported to imitate human voices



Highlighted: Wild life markets

Wild life markets could be a serious health risk, because their meat may contain viruses that are specifically harmful to humans.  This demand is part of the reason for the current crocodile farming craze in Africa, where 85% of the crocodile export go to China, Hong Kong and Taiwan combined



Highlighted: E-book update

This ‘E-book’  contains an updated collection of around 80  blog articles from the last three years.  I here provide two separate content lists, a list in which the articles are ordered according to the five most often recurring themes, and a chronological list. A simple click on the title will hopefully guide you to the article of your choice. For download,  click  next to the  PDF icon below