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December 2016

 

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sacredAngela and Jonathan Scott

PHOTOSTORY: SACRED NATURE

Award-winning photographers, Angela and Jonathan Scott offer an insight into the variety and majesty of wildlife that exists across the continent of Africa

 

nomadsNick Middleton

CULTURES: THE LAST OF THE NOMADS

In one of the planet’s harshest environments, nomadic herders ply their trade. But as those on the Chinese side of the Gobi Desert modernise, Mongolian herders still live along more traditional lines. Nick Middleton reports

 

perspectivesNightman1965 

PERSPECTIVES: THE ARCTIC

From resources to shipping, climate to people. Geographical asked four experts on the Arctic to give their unique insights into the polar region

 

lpotyJustin Minns

GALLERY: RAINBOW NATION

The Landscape Photographer of the Year competition regularly shows off the UK at its breathtaking best. This selection from the 2016 entries shows a land of colour

 

bessieClare Kendall

HERITAGE: SAILING THROUGH HISTORY

As Britain’s last working wooden ketch swaps cargo for tourists, Hazel Southam discovers how a hundred-year-old trading ship is finding an exhilarating new lease of life

 

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TRAVEL: THE MELTING POT

Sarah Gilbert discovers the team helping to unearth Bolivia’s hidden food culture and in doing so, help locals stay in touch with their culinary roots

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