August 2013



Bite club

Discover the South African bay home to one of the world’s greatest gatherings of big marine predators, including great white sharks, killer whales, fur seals and dolphins galore.


Women in birding

Is birding dominated by blokes – and do men and women approach the hobby differently? Gemma Hall dispels some myths.


Your favourite British species revealed

You have voted in your thousands. But which animal or plant received the most votes in our poll to pick a national wildlife icon for the UK?


Ancient oaks

Phil Gates delves into the secret life of our ancient oak trees, home to a myriad species.


Wildebeest calving

Stephen Mills shows how you can experience the synchronised birthing of wildebeest on Tanzania’s volcanic plains – the last great mammalian wonder of the world.


Nature writer of the year 2013

We reveal the winner of this year’s contest to find the best new nature writing.


Portfolio: otters at play

Revealing subaqua images of wild British otters by Charlie Hamilton James shed light on how these hunters smell prey underwater.



Great whites in crisis, the US ban on lab chimps, and can scientific reports be trusted? Plus Mark Carwardine worries about the Government’s record on the environment.



August’s best reads, and poet Kathleen Jamie reveals her favourite book.


Tales from the Bush

When visiting the Falklands Island, do take care not to step on the sealions…


Your Photos

We showcase your best images, including a gorgeous waxwing and a black-backed jackal.

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