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Baby grey whale seeks the human touch, Baja Mexico

Baby grey whale seeks the human touch, Baja Mexico

There is nothing – absolutely nothing – more humbling than a really close encounter with a whale. When they look straight at you from very close range, you feel your soul stripped bare somehow; their gaze is enough to capture and dominate, and to show us what is really important in life. But when they go so far as to seek out the human touch, THAT is a life-changing experience more powerful than any drug and more emotional than any work of art.… Read more ...

Leaping Gentoo penguin on Carcass Is, the Falklands

Leaping Gentoo penguin on Carcass Is, the Falklands

No doubt about it, penguins are the most endearing of creatures. Comical in the extreme, their antics have caused me to laugh out loud on more remote Antarctic and sub-Antarctic beaches than I can count.

I was excited to be returning to the Falkland Islands for a fourth time, keen to watch once again the large numbers of penguins – especially those cheeky gentoos – returning from their fishing expeditions.… Read more ...