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The Lion and the Photographer

The Lion and the Photographer

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 30, 2012 7

Every photographer — amateur and professional — who’s been on a Natural Habitat Adventures trip is familiar with that catch-in-the-throat feeling when a wild animal comes within close range of your camera lens. And

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“Thar They Blow”:  Blue Whales Surface en Masse in Monterey Bay

“Thar They Blow”: Blue Whales Surface en Masse in Monterey Bay

Lisa Poppleton August 28, 2012 0

When my son and I visited California’s Monterey Bay in October a few years ago, we were enchanted by our frequent sightings of sea lions and sea otters. This experience seems quaint compared to

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Adventures Alone: First Solo, Unassisted Ski Across Antarctica

Adventures Alone: First Solo, Unassisted Ski Across Antarctica

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 28, 2012 3

In January of this year, a British woman, Felicity Aston, accomplished an incredible feat for adventure annals: she skied solo and unassisted across Antarctica. She is the first woman—and first human—to do so. Dragging

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Discover China’s Wild Lake Country

Discover China’s Wild Lake Country

Lisa Poppleton August 23, 2012 0

Like fragments of glass, 114 lakes shimmer across the landscape of Sichuan’s Jiuzhaigou National Park on the edge of the Tibetan Plateau.  Indeed, legend relates that the lakes originated in the shattering of a

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Has Nature Disappeared from Children’s Books?

Has Nature Disappeared from Children’s Books?

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 21, 2012 30

I used to think that some of the world’s best nature and travel books could be found in the children’s section of my local bookstore. On those dedicated shelves were tales of exotic islands

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Miraculous Monarchs

Miraculous Monarchs

Lisa Poppleton August 14, 2012 1

Butterflies seem to be one of the most fragile of all creatures.  Yet the stately monarch butterfly embarks on an annual migration of 2,000-3,000 miles from locations in the United States and southern Canada

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