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My Days Above and Underwater at the Okavango River

Written by Amos Nachoum, Blase and Barbara Mills My guest, Bartosz, is submerged for more than 30 minutes in the cold water of the Okavango Delta. He is diving with our guide Brad on this crocodile expedition in Botswana. Topside, on the boat, Richard and I watch...

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Stop Big Oil’s Attack on Whales!

By BigAnimals Staff Pierce Brosnan has narrated a video to call attention to the plight of the last 284 beluga whales of Alaska's Cook Inlet. According to Brosnan, the actor and ocean activist, and also NRDC, the Apache Alaska Corporation is about to launch a seismic...

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My New Photography Website

ANNOUNCING ... My  NEW photography website Previews from around the world "Amos Nachoum's images are absolutely incredible!" -  Howard Hall "I have watched your ascent to the level of World Class in still photography. You have directed your lenses to some of the most...

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Sri Lanka Blues

To Beston, Mike and everyone else that concern about the discovery of Blue whale along Sri Lanka cost and the Japanese hunting...your concern is very important however it is misplaced. Everyone that is the business of fishing already knew about the whales off Sri...

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From Russia with Beluga Love …

Written by Amos Nachoum Imagine being under the ice in the White Sea of Northern Russia and feeling warm and cold at the same time.  How can this be? Because I was underwater in the company of three Beluga named Yegor, Kuzya and Kesha. The images you see here are of...

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Ocean Conservation Cinema

Written by Caroline Markowitz BigAnimals expeditions travels the world to find the most memorable underwater adventures, and we find so much passion about the value of the nature and the importance of ocean conservation among our guests. Of course, we aren’t the only...

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January in Dominica and in Pursuit of Sperm Whales

Written by Amos Nachoum As someone said before me - Mother Nature is amazing but fickle, tooooooo. The first week we were here was totally dry, with only one whale encounter in seven days. Now we're starting the second week - and it is only the second day - and every...

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Huge Blue Whale Colony Discovered in Sri Lanka

Written by Amos Nachoum There was a time when Blue whales were hunted almost to extinction. That changed in 1966 when protective laws were enacted to save the blues, the largest animal on earth. Now there's a new development, and it's a good one. A huge Blue whale...

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Gving a Jolt to Fragile Reef Life

Written by BigAnimals Staff Reefs have had it tough in recent times. Pollution, overfishing, and global warming have all taken their toll, as msnbc.com's Future of Technology reported recently. Higher water temperatures, for example, can result in something called...

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Sperm Whale Adventure in Dominica

Written by Amos Nachoum I'm about to embark on an adventure to the Caribbean island of Dominica. I'll be there with a few new guests and old friends to photograph what was once one of the world's most hunted animals - the Sperm whale in Dominica. These whales have...

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Best Wishes for 2012 from Big Animals!

Merry Christmas in 71 World Languages Afrikaans: Geseënde Kersfees Apache: Gozhqq Keshmish Albanian: Gezur Krislinjden Arabic: Milad Majid Argentine: Feliz Navidad Armenian: Shenoraavor Nor Dari yev Pari Gaghand Bohemian: Vesele Vanoce Bosnian: (BOSANSKI) Cestit Bozic...

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Vanishing Africa

Written by Amos Nachoum Another giant has left us. The International Union for Conservation of Nature said that the Western Black Rhino of Africa was officially extinct, and two other subspecies were close to the same fate. Amazing to consider also that a quarter of...

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10 Facts About Humpback Whales

10 Facts about Humpback Whales written by Amos Nachoum According to NBC News, a pair of 40-ton giants got dangerously close to a surfer in Santa Cruz, California. The US Coast Guard isn't saying for sure, but there are many reports of more humpbacks coming closer to...

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Thank you, Steve Jobs

Written by Amos Nachoum A sad day.  The passing of Steve Jobs. I've owned and used an Apple computer for 25 years now, more than quarter of my life. Little did I know, learning how to type on my Mac SE in the early days of business life in the USA, it would become...

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See Polar Bears in Nature – Before It’s Too Late

Written by Amos Nachoum I have been leading expeditions to the Canadian Arctic for years.  It's an incredible trip that I would like to share with you and – according to some scientists – time is of the essence for you to come along. Polar Bears in Danger A recent...

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Let’s End the ‘Killer’ Shark Stereotype

Written by Amos Nachoum The 1975 Steven Spielberg movie Jaws had a universally chilling effect on the human perception of sharks and, unfortunately, firmly stamped the Hollywood version of vicious shark behavior in our memories.  A more recent Hollywood effort,...

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Fighting to Take Shark Fins Off the Market

Written by Amos Nachoum What is shark finning?  It means you capture a shark, slice off their dorsal fin, and then tossing the shark, who is now unable to swim, back into the water, where it dies a slow death. Brutal. But people do it, because the shark’s fins are...

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Blue Whales and Kayaks Go Together Well

Written by Amos Nachoum I just posted a Blue Whale Album on Facebook - take a look.  You'll see that I've found an innovative way to get close to shy Blue whales by using a kayak.  The kayak permits us to get face to face with the Blues, even some that are 60 feet...

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Croc Album from the Okavango Delta

Written by Amos Nachoum I've posted a Facebook album of croc images from my recent expedition to the Okavango Delta in Botswana.  We saw crocs every day, four to five times a day, anywhere from seven feet long and up to 12 feet long. I had a great experience with my...

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Gallery from the Okavango River

One image more spectacular than the rest.  I think I'll let them speak for themselves. Follow me on Twitter.  Friend BigAnimals on Facebook.  Connect on LinkedIn.  Join my mailing...

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What Will Happen When the Big Animals are Gone?

Written by Big Animals Staff "Of all mankind's impacts on nature, perhaps none is more pervasive than the systematic elimination of large animals." That's what Brandon Keim wrote recently in Wired.  His point is simple.  Extinction of animals is inevitable; in fact,...

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Sardine Run – Latest Update

Written by Amos Nachoum An update on the Sardine Run. In the overall scheme of things - this year was an "off year" for seeing the classic Sardine run - and by that I mean a big bait ball of sardines attacked by hundreds of Common dolphins, sharks and also Brutus...

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Field Report: Sardine Run

Written by Amos Nachoum It's been a very quiet year for the Sardine Run. Though some sardines have been seen, there's been nothing of the magnitude and epic scale you've perhaps seen on National Geographic or BBC, and nothing like what I saw here in the early years of...

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Diving with Okavango River Crocs

Written by Amos Nachoum I am on a scouting mission, diving with crocodiles in Botswana, and it is amazing! We have been seeing crocs every day four to five times a day, anywhere from seven feet long and up to 12 feet long. Today we had an incredible experience. John...

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Shark Killing Controversy

by BigAnimals If you're setting a world record is it okay to kill a couple of sharks? That's the question posed by Penny Palfrey's recent achievement. She's 48 and she spent more than 40 hours swimming 67.25 miles in open water between Little Cayman and Grand Cayman....

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10 Top Ocean Predators

Written by Amos Nachoum In my journey around the world I have seen the world's greatest predators through my viewfinder. I like to write about them here for you, and I'd like to start out with an unlikely predator: the Humboldt squid, known as the "red devil.' On May...

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