The Andamans. Looking out of the window of a passenger aircraft descending to land, it looks like any other mass of land. Look closely you will see the work of a maverick artist with a sense of humour Continue reading In the Andamans, nature is an artist
The George C Page Museum of Tar Pit Discoveries in Rancho La Brea, Los Angeles, California features some stunningly well-preserved mammal fossils from the Pleistocene. It’s a journey back in time but — shudder! — those Sabertooth canines are unnerving! Continue reading Rancho La Brea – a time machine in asphalt
Shortwing or Blue Robin? When you see eye to eye with a bird for the first time and don’t know what to call it, just watch. Taxonomy be damned! Continue reading Encounter: Shortwing or Blue Robin?
Silent in life — and in death While critiquing a book by his contemporary Stephen Jay Gould, the noted writer on evolutionary theory Richard Dawkins refutes his contention that the idea of progress in evolutionary history of life is an artifact … Continue reading Life and death – Another Richard Dawkins lesson