February 2012



Portfolio: Icelandic eider ducks
Wildlife photographer Cyril Ruoso gets cosy with Iceland’s largest eider colony to tell the ducks’ story from egg to down-dropping parents.


Do animals fall in love? 
As BBC One’s new series about animal intelligence, Super Smart Animals, hits our screens, Henry Nicholls asks whether other species also experience love, grief and embarrassment.


Lethal loris
Meet southern Asia’s oh-so-cute jungle gremlin that hides a deadly secret: venom so strong that even grown men recoil in fear.


Himalayan highs
Photographer Dhritiman Mukherjee explores Ladakh’s peaks and plateaus in search of wild camels, golden eagles and snow leopards.


The origins of wildlife photography
Mark Carwardine looks back on the early days of wildlife photography, when taking pictures of animals could be a matter of life and death – and looks ahead to the new developments around the corner.


Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer Of The Year: Call for entries
Jim Brandenburg, chairman of the judges, launches this year’s contest – and we give our top tips for how you can win.


Plus all your usual favourites: Richard Mabey, Agenda, Q&A, Books, TV, Crossword, Your Letters, Your Photos and more. 
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19th January 2012
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