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Madagascar: Land of lemurs

Madagascar

Madagascar: Land of lemurs

A swooping scream comes from above. The call of the indri sounds like an angry whale: haunting and very loud. Looking up into the canopy, I make out several black and white shapes before a…

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Antarctica: Polar swimming

Antarctica

Antarctica: Polar swimming

Black ash dusts enormous glaciers rising from the shingled beach. It’s -4C, the peak of Antarctic summer, and light snow is falling from the sky. Rusting oil vats, the remnants of a whaling station, lie…

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