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Bonnethead sharks, the second smallest member of the hammerhead family, have been shown to not only eat, but digest seagrass, making them the first omnivorous shark known to scientists
There’s more than enough plastic in the world. That’s why, from now on, our print magazine will be delivered to subscribers in environmentally friendly wrapping
The recent discovery of more than 200 million termite mounds in northeastern Brazil, the extent of which had never been understood before, throws up more questions than it answers
The new year still remains a popular time to set life goals and career targets. There’s no reason why that shouldn’t include your photography, says Keith Wilson
After decades battling environmental crises that threaten to rob the Galápagos Islands of their unique biodiversity, the restoration of giant tortoises is a success story worth celebrating. But more conservation challenges still await the iconic archipelago
As another new year beckons and the fight to protect the climate continues apace, Marco Magrini sends a message to the planet we call home
A half century has passed since the ‘Earthrise’ photograph – widely believed to have launched the global environmental movement – was taken
Are howler monkeys being adversely affected by ingestion of pesticides containing sulphur?
Why unprepared tourists are putting themselves at risk in order to see live volcanic eruptions
The majestic and mighty polar bear is in danger of becoming an animal of the past, consigned to the growing list of extinct species, yet polar bear tourism is increasingly popular, says Keith Wilson
Exciting news for wildlife and photography enthusiasts alike – the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of The Year competition run by the National History Museum has just announced a new award: the LUMIX People’s Choice Award
A new system of robotic aerial vehicles is revolutionising the tracking of migratory species across remote environments
Technology used in creating safe urban environments is now being used in South Africa’s wildlife parks to catch and deter poachers
Brazil’s shift to the right of the political spectrum could be bad news for the natural world, suggests Marco Magrini
Laura Cole travels to Orkney to find out why numbers of harbour seals have fallen by 78 per cent since 2000
The unprecedented frequency of winter tick epidemics have resulted in a 70 per cent death rate for New Hampshire’s moose calves
Ocean debris, mostly composed of plastic, reaches remote Atlantic islands at ten times the levels found just a decade ago

Remote photography

With motion detectors becoming ever more sophisticated, and clearer, crisper image resolution available with even the smallest setup, remote photography is a vital tool in the geographic photographer’s kit bag, says Keith Wilson

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