The Natural World
The Natural World, our Living Planet, whichever way you look at it, is an extraordinary place! Whether you believe in the big bang, Darwin’s theory of evolution or one of many hundreds of myths and legends or stories from the Bible as to how the fauna and flora of The Earth was created, there is a lot out there to explore and discover!
My first natural history teacher was my father, who taught us the names of all the plants and birds in the garden at a very early age and how to use binoculars and cameras, but through my early career my hero was (and still is!) David Attenborough. Inspired by his first natural history series ‘Life on Earth’ and his books of the early days of discovering new species on his Zoo Quest, I absorbed everything I could learn about geography, wildlife, botany, landscapes and the huge and varied eco-systems of our planet.
The natural wonders of the world are hotly debated, but the definitive list usually includes the Grand Canyon, The Great Barrier Reef, Mount Everest, Victoria Falls and the Galapagos Islands. There are endless lists sighting highly endangered species and protected World Heritage Sites, on these pages are just a few of my suggestions. The ‘world’ above our planet can also be explored, ask me about astronomy destinations and the best places to view natural spectacles such as The Northern Lights.
Take a look at the Experiences pages for some suggestions and inspiration to explore our Natural World.
Wildlife of course is integral to our Natural World and being my specialist subject you’ll find lots of wildlife links on this website. Witness some of the most amazing natural sites on earth watching animal migrations, whether wildebeest migrating on an African Safari, eyeballing a Gorilla in the Virgunga Mountains or following our largest mammals the awe inspiring whales on their migrations around the world. Places on the planet where huge numbers of wildlife congregate are always an amazing site – visit Antarctica and South Georgia for some of the biggest penguin colonies or travel to Mexico to see an amazing butterfly migration! Timing is usually crucial when travelling to see a particular species or natural event, so have a look through the experiences pages and the Natural History Holidays for just a few suggestions of things to see and do.
The power and force of the planet’s geology can be witnessed in hundreds of places worldwide. Active volcanoes, geysers and hot springs, rushing rivers and dramatic waterfalls … mighty mountains and endless sand dunes … travelling round the Arctic Circle and visiting the North Pole – whatever spectacle of the world you want to experience, please get in touch for a bespoke holiday to take you around your favourite parts of the Natural World.
On this website, I set out to inspire you as to where to travel next, what to see and do and observe some of the most amazing scenes of The Natural World. So whether you would like to join a specialist group with interests in botany, birding or animals or prefer a private guide, or you simply want to see some of the great spectacles on offer, have a browse thorough these pages and ring me for a chat and I can put together a wildlife or adventure holiday to any region of our natural world.