December 2011


Swan lakes: whooper swan portfolio
Breathtaking pictures by Stefano Unterthiner tell the story of the swans’ winter gatherings, migrations and Arctic breeding season.
WILD species & habitats
Winter hares, brambling flocks and the rich birdlife of our estuaries. Plus an ID guide to the littoral litter awaiting beachcombing treasure hunters.
Bill Oddie: wild at heart
Everyone enjoys garden wildlife – but, it would seem, not always in their own garden.
The wolf is back!
Against the odds, the grey wolf is reclaiming its former range in the USA. Stephen Mills chronicles the phenomenal recovery of a wilderness icon that, only four decades ago, had all but vanished from most of the country.
Sloth sanctuary
Journey to Costa Rica to meet the beguiling inhabitants of the ‘slothpital’ – the weirdest animal rescue centre of them all.
Mark Carwardine’s Top 10 wildlife experiences
Globetrotting writer and conservationist Mark Carwardine picks his ultimate wildlife-watching trips. But will you agree with his choices? Enter our reader poll here.
Caught on camera
Audacious jackals, endangered panthers, mischievous monkeys… we reveal the winning images in the BBC Wildlife Camera-Trap Photo of the Year 2011 competition. You can also see them online here
Exposure: white storks
The wave-battered Portuguese coast forms the backdrop for Francisco Mingorance’s photo of the only clifftop-nesting white storks on Earth.
Photo Masterclass: give it some blur 
Sharpness is over-rated. Leading professionals reveal how blur can add drama and impact.
Plus all your usual favourites: Richard Mabey, Agenda, Q&A, Books, TV, Crossword, Your Letters, Your Photos and more. 


Issue Details
On Sale Date: 
24th November 2011
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