October 2013



Portfolio: Wrangel Island Arctic wilderness

Sergey Gorshkov’s breathtaking photos of the hardy residents of this icy outpost, including polar bears, Arctic foxes and snow geese.



With badgers in the news as never before due to the trial badger cull, Patrick Barkham explores Britain’s complex, ever-changing relationship with its largest land carnivore.


Caring killers

Killer whale families are capable of far deeper emotions than we thought – and even adopt unrelated individuals. Bill Markham, producer of a new BBC documentary, investigates.


Steve Backshall: Why wildlife is the new cool

We sent Tom Jackson to meet the man on a mission to inspire the next generation of conservationists, naturalists and zoologists.


Monkeys: drunk and disorderly

Journey to St Kitts to meet the primates of the Caribbean who enjoy a tipple just like we do.


Wild horses

Join a quest to ride with the phantoms of the wild and beautiful Ghost Forest in Canada.


Exposure: Cape buffalo

Peter Chadwick’s stunning image reveals this hulking herbivore’s friendly side.



Welcome good news for Nepal’s tigers, where next for England’s badger cull, and do fish have feelings? Plus Mark Carwardine on the folly of free-diving with great white sharks.



October’s top reads, and The One Show’s Mike Dilger on his favourite book.


Tales from the Bush

Birdwatching with a breakdancer, in a Lithuanian hospital car park… 

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