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Inside Antarctica: Rare Video of a Leopard Seal

Inside Antarctica: Rare Video of a Leopard Seal

Nate Small January 30, 2014 0

One of my favorite things about Antarctica cruises is always the zodiac excursions.  I’ve done hundreds of these zodiac trips now, and the wildlife encounters never fail to surprise and amaze me.  Today’s excursion

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A Q-and-A on Climate Change in the Arctic with WWF’s Bryn Baker

A Q-and-A on Climate Change in the Arctic with WWF’s Bryn Baker

Elissa Poma January 29, 2014 1

The Arctic is often thought of as a remote and distant land – far-enough away that it seems improbable that changes there are having an effect on most of us. But what is happening

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Videos: Dogs React to Recorded Wolf Howls

Videos: Dogs React to Recorded Wolf Howls

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 28, 2014 3

Howling is just one of many forms of vocal communication used by canines. Even though they may bark, growl, moan, snarl, whimper, whine, woof and yelp a lot more often than they howl, it

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Six of Nature’s Most Intriguing Creatures

Six of Nature’s Most Intriguing Creatures

Emily Deemer January 27, 2014 2

A friend recently sent me an article called “21 Strange Animals You Didn’t Know Exist,” and I was shocked that I hadn’t heard of one animal on the list!  The article calls it a

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East Africa vs. Southern Africa: How to Choose for your Safari

East Africa vs. Southern Africa: How to Choose for your Safari

Ted Martens January 25, 2014 0

Guest Post by Ted Martens, reprinted with permission from Oh, The Places We’ll Go. By the end of our time in Southern Africa, we thought we were African safari gurus. I mean, what first-time Africa travelers

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Video of the Week: Raja Ampat Underwater

Video of the Week: Raja Ampat Underwater

Tania Curry January 24, 2014 3

The Raja Ampat Archipelago has the world’s greatest concentration of marine life – making it a fantastic snorkeling site. Raja Ampat is also an area where WWF is conducting conservation research and where it

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Ten Things You Didn’t Know about Mt. Kilimanjaro

Ten Things You Didn’t Know about Mt. Kilimanjaro

WWF January 23, 2014 1

This post was originally published on the WWF Travel Blog Rising majestically above the African plains, the 20,000-foot Mt. Kilimanjaro has beckoned to climbers since the first recorded summit in 1889. Here are 10 interesting

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Know Before You Go: Responsible Whale Shark Tourism in Mexico

Know Before You Go: Responsible Whale Shark Tourism in Mexico

WWF January 22, 2014 2

Article author Karen Douthwaite is WWF’s Senior Program Officer for the Mesoamerican Reef. They measure 40 feet, weigh more than 20 tons and can have a lifespan of more than 100 years. But to

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