Fantastic beasts of Yellowstone and where to find them

I'm looking at the map of north-east Yellowstone, while Damiano scans the horizon with his binoculars. It’s late afternoon in the Lamar Valley, and we lurk in the Slough Creek area to see if we spot any animal. All of a sudden, Damiano grabs my arm and, without taking his eyes off the mountain, whispers:…
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The Norfolk seal pups

We slowly walk on the sand, an icy wind cuts our faces like a knife. The November sky is surprisingly crystal clear here in Norfolk, and the sun is setting west behind the dunes. In the parking lot we have been told that the seals today are resting just a couple of miles away, and…
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Stunning Iceland: travel tips and tales

Iceland is a land that teaches. The nature in Iceland is strong and omnipresent, she is the mistress who leads the game. The game of light, for example, that in summer cheats the mind and with the midnight sun invites you to never sleep: it expands the time, multiplies the possibilities. Or that of matter, which transforms the rugged…
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The 6 alpine castles of the Aosta Valley you should not miss

Despite the peaceful appearance it has today, with its charming villages, quiet hamlets and silent forests, the Aosta Valley has not always been this way. Its strategic position on the Alps has made it a land of passage for pilgrims and merchants, but also a land of conflicting powers and decisive battles. For these reasons,…
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Wild London: the deer of Bushy Park

Bushy Park is one of the 10 Royal Parks of London, probably the most interesting for the wildlife photographers. Located in South-West London, it is next to the more famous Richmond Park and adjacent to the beautiful Hampton Court. Its moderate size and the variety of environments assure an excellent experience for everyone, especially if…
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Minsmere Reserve: the Suffolk paradise for birdwatchers

It is a beautiful day of early summer and we have been sitting in a hide for twenty minutes when the boy next to us whispers: "There it is, on the left, close to the water". We point our binoculars in the indicated direction and we spot a beak popping out from the vegetation. It…
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Nature tourism: how to behave in bear country

Despite the centuries-long extermination campaigns that took place in many countries all over the world, there are still places highly populated by bears and other large carnivores. In Europe we can name the Balkans, the Carpathians, the Eastern Alps, the Central Apennines, Scandinavia and the Cantabrian Mountains, while in North America they can be found…
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