During the course of my reporting in 2015 I took nearly 20,000 photos. Here are some of the highlights. [envira-gallery id=”2277″] [envira-gallery slug=”2015-highlights”]
Over the Fourth of July weekend, I spent a few days in Alberta’s Banff National Park. The photos are now online on the Canada pictures page. A few more:
In August I did a lecture series at Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden in China’s Yunnan Province. The series focused on communicating science to the public, leveraging the Internet for environmental education, and drivers of deforestation. On the trip I spent some time in Yunnan’s spectacular tropical rainforest. Pictures from the trip are now online. More China...
A gigantic stick insect in the Peruvian Amazon More photos of stick insects.
A Turkana woman in Northern Kenya in 2007 More photos of the Turkana people.
Baby orangutan orphaned by the palm oil industry when its forest habitat was cleared for a plantation in Sumatra. More orangutan photos.
Desert sand scape at dusk in Namibia. More desert photos.
Ankarana sportive lemur in Ankarana National Park, Madagascar. A number of lemur species are threatened by logging in Northeastern Madagascar. The majority of lemurs are considered at risk of extinction. More lemur photos.
Herd of plains zebra in a private reserve near Kruger National Park, South Africa. More zebra photos.
Peru’s newest national park, Sierra del Divisor, provides habitat for jaguar, along with more than 30 other species of large mammal.
The giant monkey frog of Peru is known for its mind-altering skin secretions. Shamans in the Amazon rainforest use this species in hunting rituals. This frog lives in the newly created Sierra del Divisor National Park in Peru.
The jaguarundi (Puma yagouaroundi) is a small cat that lives in a variety of ecosystems across to Central and South America.
River carrying glacier runoff in Washington State’s Olympic National Park. More photos of the Olympic Peninsula.
Indonesia’s Bukit Tigapuluh National Park is one of the last strongholds of lowland tropical rainforest in Sumatra. Most of the island’s lowland forests have been destroyed for palm oil, timber, and agriculture. More pictures from Sumatra.
Glowing mushrooms near the Kinabatangan River in Sabah, Malaysia. This particular fungi is likely a species of Mycena, more than 30 types of which are known to be bioluminescent. More pictures of fungi in Malaysia.
Beach near Tampolo Marine Reserve on the Masoala Peninsula in Madagascar. More photos from beaches in Madagascar.
The Andean Cock-of-the-rock (Rupicola peruvianus) is known for its elaborate courtship behavior. These male cock-of-the-rocks were photographed at a communal lek, where males gather to challenge each other and attract females, in Peru. More pictures of cock-of-the-rocks.
The aye-aye is one of the world’s strangest animals. Found only in Madagascar, this lemur aye-aye befuddled early naturalists with its unusual appearance and behavior. More pictures of the aye-aye.