Grizzled wildlife TV heartthrob Gordon Buchanan befriended a family of black bears for a BBC2 documentary. But what is it really like to walk with wild bears, Ben wonders?
Who is the best dancer in the animal kingdom? It’s time to find out as eight species take centre stage and strut their stuff in the wildest talent show of all.
Get your thinking caps on, our annual travel-writing awards are open for entry and the prize is a fabulous trip to South Luangwa, Zambia.
The species hunters article spread
We are living in a golden age of zoological discovery, yet are losing species faster than ever before, says Lost Lands... presenter George McGavin.
From the first top predator to the first animal to have sex, Paul Chambers introduces pioneering creatures from the very roots of the tree of life.  
Darren Rees
Snow and ice create a whole new landscape and colour palette for a wildlife painter. 
Darren Rees
There's more than one way to capture wildlife on canvas. By trying different methods, you can find out what works and what isn't so successful. 
Caracal article spread
The caracal is probably the world’s best-looking and most enigmatic cat. It’s a creature of contradictions.  
The crustacean that got crabby with Sir David Attenborough.
Darren Rees
The 50th anniversary of the Society of Wildlife Artists will be celebrated by a special exhibition. 
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