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An Australian bird that mimics the sound of a chainsaw

David Attenborough watches as the superb lyrebird of southeastern Australia lures females by copying the sounds around him – including those of chainsaws and camera shutters!
Read more… 21 April 2014


The islands where foxes fly

Located 1,000km from Tokyo, Japan’s 30-island Bonin archipelago was never part of a larger land mass – leading to a wealth of biodiversity that’s worth the 25-hour ferry ride.
Read more… 09 April 2014


A finish line few will cross

The sweat-soaked, not-for-novices sport of adventure racing – where courses can take a day or longer – is perfect for the rugged, spectacular terrain of Ireland’s wild west coast.
Read more… 03 April 2014


The land of myths and mountains

Intrepid travellers are increasingly heading to the remote fjords of East Iceland, drawn by superior bird-watching experiences, isolated hiking trails and Elvish lore.
24 March 2014


Everest's growing problem

Only 60 to 70% of attempts to climb Mt Everest are successful. Now, trash build-up on the trails is making routes even more dangerous.
Read more… 11 March 2014


Canada’s wild frontier: Where glaciers and rainforests meet

Both a Canadian national park and a Unesco World Heritage Site, Kluane National Park is one of the most beautiful and isolated places on Earth.
Read more… 26 February 2014


The wild side of Western Australia

Covering one-third of the continent, vast Western Australia teems with wildlife – and there’s rarely a soul in sight.
Read more… 22 February 2014


Five days in Russia's Ring of Fire

After being all but off limits, Russia’s strictly protected Kronotsky Zapovednik opens to travellers, revealing 650kg bears and the world’s second-largest gathering of geysers.
Read more… 11 February 2014


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Asia's land of dragons

The emergence of luxury floating hotels provides a new route to Komodo, a remote island named for its reptilian inhabitants.
Read more… 10 January 2014


Cruising into Gold Rush country

The 88-passenger SS Legacy, a revamped replica steamer, propels travellers deep into Alaska, pairing the state’s history with its natural splendours.
Read more… 09 January 2014


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