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FIRST LIGHT at Iguassu Falls

Luke Massey, nature expert and wildlife photographer, discovers nature’s beauty and the magnificent relationship between land and water of Iguassu National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. In partnership with Belmond we’re creating a series of dawn walks and nature experiences – FIRST LIGHT. Located at the heart of the […]

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FIRST LIGHT in Deià, Mallorca

Tucked between the mountains and the sea on Mallorca’s northwest coast, Deià is entrancing at any time of the day. But at dawn, as an ethereal glow emerges, it takes on a whole new beauty. Sebastià Torrens, nature expert and photographer, discovers the sound of waves lapping the shore and […]

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Birding in Guatemala with Leica

Guatemala is truly a hidden gem and a birding Paradise in Central America. Often overlooked by neotropical birders, Guatemala, in the northern central American region, never disappoints. The region holds numerous regional endemics (around 55 species divided in 3 major areas) and the Yucatan peninsula endemics in the central highlands […]

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Life of Prion

Last November I made a personal dream come true by joining a 19-day expedition cruise to New Zealand’s Subantarctic Islands, a trip called Birding Down Under: A seabird extravaganza around some of the remotest and wildest islands on the planet. There were many highlights, but the biggest surprise on the […]

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The Canopy Family

After meeting The Canopy Family at the British Birdfair, Leica Optics Ambassador Luke Massey and I were looking for any excuse to visit. Luckily our opportunity arose last August, having moved to Nicaragua for four months it didn’t feel a million miles away, and so we hopped on a plane […]

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Birding by wire

We didn’t have a good start. “You can’t bring that!” Me: “Sorry?” “You can’t bring that! You can’t bring your camera!” “Sorry… say again? I can’t bring my camera…? Why?” “Because I say so. It is not allowed.” “Not allowed…? Why? What? I don’t have a flash…just the camera.” “Because […]

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Finding two new bird species

Linosa is a little black volcanic island south of Sicily. It is one of the three islands of the Pelagie Archipelago, alongside with Lampedusa and Lampione (both lime stone islands from the African Plateau). It is black, it is fully covered by green, it is really isolated and scarcely populated […]

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“I could see the Irish coast!”

A week’s guiding with Nature Scotland on the wonderful Scottish island of Islay meant that it was time, once again, to put my Leica Noctivid 10×42 binoculars and my Apo Televid spotting scope to the test. A seven hour, early morning drive from mid-Wales saw me arrive at Kennacraig in […]

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