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The best camera for wildlife photography: Our top 3 picks

best camera for wildlife photography
9 minutos

Choosing the best camera for wildlife photography can be an overwhelming experience. After all, the camera body is just one aspect of the process – after that, you need to think about frame sizes, lenses, autofocus capabilities, burst settings, bags, tripods, memory cards…the list goes on. However, the process needn’t be so challenging; with a […]

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10 fun facts about coral reefs

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8 minutos

Coral reefs are some of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet. Contrary to what many people assume, coral aren’t plants – they’re animals. A coral reef is composed of thousands of soft-bodied animals called coral polyps that collect layers of calcium carbonate over time. These environments attract a multitude of other plants and animals, […]

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How climatic factors affect glacier recession

climatic factors
7 minutos

Over the past decade, scientists have observed that many of the world’s glaciers have begun to recede dramatically. Now, experts agree that it is as a result of man-made global warming, as opposed to climatic factors. Whereas previously skeptics suggested that volcanic activity and solar variation could contribute to glacial recession, researchers now agree that […]

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There are 9 Types of Glaciers in the World: discover all of them

types of glaciers
7 minutos

Due to the complexity of glaciers, there are many different kinds. Broadly speaking, glaciers are divided into two groups: alpine glaciers and ice sheets. From here, depending on the part of the glacier or where it travels, they can be divided into further subgroups. Ice Sheets Continental Ice Sheets The largest type of glacier is […]

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Endangered species of South America: Plants and flowers

south america plants and flowers
8 minutos

In South America plants and flowers are abundant. Currently, scientists estimate that about 80% of the planet’s flowering plant species are in the Amazon rainforest – which covers about 5.5 square kilometers of the continent. These plants and flowers are some of the most weird and wonderful you’ll ever see, with bright colors and bizarre […]

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5 fun facts about Galapagos islands flamingos

galapagos islands flamingos
6 minutos

South America is home to numerous fascinating bird species, from tiny hummingbirds to mighty condors. However, there are some species you might not expect. For instance, did you know that there is such a thing as Galapagos Islands flamingos? Situated off the coast of Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands are famously where Charles Darwin developed his […]

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Birding in Patagonia: Exotic bird watching tips for beginners

exotic bird watching tips
8 minutos

Patagonia is world-famous for its rich wildlife and numerous endemic species. Furthermore, the region is also an incredible location for bird watching. Home to over 460 types of bird, a trip to Patagonia is sure to be unforgettable for any wildlife enthusiast. From majestic Andean condors to adorable Magellanic penguins, there are several extraordinary species […]

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Hanging valleys and pyramidal peaks: Features of glacial erosion

features of glacial erosion
7 minutos

Patagonia is home to some of the most dramatic landscape in the world. From towering mountains to vast deserts, the region features some amazing landforms. Perhaps the most breathtaking of these sights are glaciers. Formed over thousands of years, seeing the cirques, peaks and valleys formed by glacial activity is certainly an incredible encounter with […]

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Pro packing: Our comprehensive mountain camping checklist

mountain camping checklist
9 minutos

Mountain camping in Patagonia requires some extra planning compared to a regular weekend in the country. There are several things that you’ll need to take into account when preparing a mountain camping checklist – perhaps most importantly, it’s finding the right balance between safety and weight. Furthermore, what you take will depend on the length […]

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Why are glaciers white? The ultimate glacier fact guide

5 minutos

Have you ever asked yourself “why are glaciers white?” Obvious as it may seem, it’s not a stupid question. It’s a good question, in fact, and a lot of people couldn’t answer it. Most people don’t spend all that much time thinking about glaciers, and we think that’s a shame. Glaciers are some of the most […]

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