The cat called cougar thrives throughout the Americas, from boreal forests in Alaska to the steppes of Patagonia, and it lives in deserts, jungles and mountains in between.
In Iran, everything warrants a second look. ...
Iguazu Falls (known as Iguaçu in Brazil) straddles the border of the two countries, both of which have protected the falls with contiguous national parks that draw millions of visitors.
Just as fertile as the plains of the Serengeti in Tanzania or the inland delta of the Okavango in Botswana, the floodplains of Zambia's Luangwa River sustain wildlife in spectacular numbers.
After many safaris, cheetahs are still among the most alluring subjects in Africa to me.
In the last 30 years, Antarctica has opened up, enabling travelers to witness some of the most spectacular scenery on the planet.
The place I've called home along the coast of California for more than two decades is surrounded by thousands of acres of protected wild land.
One memorable evening during Botswana's long dry season, I waded into a water hole to capture a perfect reflection of a gathering of elephants at twilight with a full moon suspended in a luminous pink sky.
Few places on earth match the scenic wonders of the American Southwest.
ome animals live in the shadows of a mystique we have bestowed on them.
The annual spring migration of shorebirds is an awesome phenomenon. Untold millions of them fly from wintering grounds all over the Americas to reach summer nesting grounds in the Arctic. As they cover distances spanning half the globe, their food...
Deep in the Namib Desert of southwest Africa, there's a remarkable place.
California's Sierra Nevada has drawn people ever since word first got out about its breathtaking beauty. In the 1860s, Alfred Bierstadt enshrined these mountains as an iconic American place with his monumental paintings.
My roots in photography go back to my university days in Holland. My roots in photography go back to my...
For some of us, jellies may evoke childhood memories of gelatinous blobs on the beach; for others they’re milestones in the evolution of life.
Every iceberg is a floating record of time, a frozen snapshot of events that occurred over many millennia. ...
The splendor of autumn foliage makes Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains a favorite stop on the annual circuit of many nomadic nature photographers in North America.
Volcanoes are exhilarating subjects to photograph, but challenging places to expose your gear—and yourself. ...
Mention Borneo and many people think of wall-to-wall jungle, but actually, the world’s third-largest island has lost most of its original forests over the past few decades in a relentless cycle of clear-cutting and burning.
Hippos have a bad reputation. They’re often called the most dangerous animal in Africa and are said to be responsible for killing more people than any other wild creature.
Not much is known about the ancient people who lived around 5,000 years ago in the American Southwest, but they left haunting expressions of themselves and their spirit world as rock paintings scattered throughout the secluded canyons of the Colorado...
When I first traveled to the Falkland Islands in the mid-1980s, I encountered very few other visitors. I was able to roam alone and marvel at the islands’ abundant wildlife. When I returned a few years ago, great changes had taken place.
In the mountains of central Mexico, monarch butterflies gather each winter in one of the most dazzling displays of mass movement in the animal world. Many millions of them migrate there from across North America to escape the cold before traveling...
In the neotropics, nocturnal bats fill many of the niches occupied by birds by day. But where birds use their superb sense of sight, bats exploit their specialized sense of hearing to find prey. They produce high-frequency clicking sounds and listen...
The way we see color today is shaped by events from 35 million years ago, when some nocturnal primates shifted to a diurnal lifestyle, and began to seek out leaves and fruits by day instead of insects and other prey by night.
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