The historic story describing my late grandfather’s extraordinary encounters with a pair of bottlenose dolphins off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa, back in 1953.
My experiences, photographs and observations from my first visit to the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho.
I spent a number of days immersed in all things thought to be cutting edge for the late 1800s and was drawn to the writing style and imagination displayed by the authors. While I have barely scratched the surface in uncovering the treasures that these books contain, this is a small collection of thoughts shaped through the reading of some of the articles presented in the Ninth Edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica.
Thought of as a “Living Fossil”, the Coelacanth has piqued the interest and captured the imaginations of fishermen, scientists and the general public alike. Throughout its history, forces have acted to mould this fish into the strange looking specimen that we encounter today… an appearance reminiscent of its ancient ancestors.
Dubbed the “Windows to the Soul”, the eyes of the animal kingdom vary greatly in not only colour, size and shape but also in strength and functionality.
Ten things I love about the Addo Elephant National Park.
Using Mitochondrial DNA to trace the ancestry of modern humans and their subsequent spread throughout the globe.