September 2013



Portfolio: Wildlife Photographer of the Year sneak preview

An exclusive first look at some of the best images from the world’s leading natural-history photo competition.


Red squirrels

Amy-Jane Beer visits the conservation front line to report on exciting progress in the fight to save our native squirrels. Plus an expert guide to finding these much-loved mammals.


Crowd control

Why do swarms of locusts form? And how will understanding megaswarms help us to manage traffic jams and fight cancer?


A night in the life of a rainforest

Breathtaking photos by Christian Ziegler reveal the variety of creatures that visit a flowering balsa tree in Panama.


Humpback heaven

Explore Iceland’s productive waters in search of humpback, minke, blue and killer whales.


BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year

We reveal the winners of the hotly contested 2013 contest, which attracted more than 1,400 entries from around the world.


BBC Wildlife reader holiday

Improve your photography in the Highlands.



A tuna gold rush in the Med, new evidence that neonicotinoids may build up in water and soil, and lemurs in dire straits. Plus Mark Carwardine on the truth behind ‘eco’ claims.



September’s top reads, and Mark Cocker reveals his favourite book.


Tales from the Bush

A wild-goose chase with a difference in Argentina’s ‘outback’ – the chaco scrubland.

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