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The soft touch

So much photographic theory is dedicated to image sharpness that you may think it best to delete any images that are soft or blurred. But this doesn’t mean pictures which are deliberately blurred or out of focus should be eschewed

Into the lions' den

Changing temperatures in East Africa are set to upset a delicate balance between wild lions and cattle herders

Tides - Strange Eden

In this extract from his new book, Tides, mountain climber and critically-acclaimed author Nick Bullock recounts an eventful climb in the French Alps, one with echoes of a much more tragic past
The biological wonders of Mozambique’s mountains have only recently been unveiled after years of neglect. Secrets still exist, however, as Sam Jones discovered when launching a biological assault on the Njesi Plateau
Lloyd Figgins is founder of LFL Global Risk Mitigation consultancy, and a regular commentator to international media on issues of safety and security. His new book, The Travel Survival Guide, is out now

Angels in hell

As the planet warms and tensions rise, Marco Magrini finds that the term ‘climate change’ can be interpreted in several different ways
A deep-sea mission in the ocean around Bermuda confirms the existence of a new oceanic zone 

Suffocating oceans

An oxygen-deprived ‘dead zone’ in the Arabian Sea is much larger than scientists have previously expected

Bat signals

Scientists working with new drone technology are hoping to reveal the hidden secrets behind the bat’s uncanny navigation skills
For this month’s Discovering Britain viewpoint, Laura Cole visits Hay-on-Wye, the border town full of novel ideas
A new virtual reality experience, ‘BBC Earth: Life in VR’, takes us on an interactive and educational journey into the ocean depths
New data from the World Health Organization reveals that nine out of ten people worldwide are breathing polluted air

Saving the outback

Faced with protecting a country more than 30 times the size of the United Kingdom, Australian conservation organisation Bush Heritage is partnering with Aboriginal people and other landowners to return the bush to good health
As Chile’s president leaves office, the country designates large expanses of ocean to become marine protected zones

Hotspot: Bolivia

Klaus Dodds explores the importance of reclaiming access to the sea to Bolivian culture

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