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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...

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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

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 shore than ever. Some...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Deepest Part of the Ocean: Branson’s New Frontier

Written by Amos Nachoum MSNBC and CNET say that Richard Branson has plans to explore the five deepest regions of Earth’s oceans: the Mariana Trench in the Pacific, the Puerto Rico Trench and the South Sandwich Trench in the Atlantic, the Diamantina trench in the...

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Mission Blue and Dr. Sylvia Earle

I am lucky to count Dr. Sylvia Earle among my friends. She is also a powerful friend of the ocean, working to call attention to the most important issues of conservation, education and change. Her TED talk from February 2009 is still strong and still affects people....

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Going to Galapagos the Green Way

Written by Amos Nachoum The Galapagos, one of the world’s great adventure travel destinations, just got more accessible. But before I tell you about the special deal I’ve made for you to go there, I want to tell you about the journey. Your trip includes BigAnimals...

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Mysteries of the Arctic

The arctic is a place of great mystery, and even more so these days, when it’s never been warmer up there. Yes, that’s right. While a lot of the US is seeing snow, ice and excessive cold, the place that we think of as being the coldest on the planet is going through a warm season

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Jules Verne

Jules Verne was as much a novelist as he was a futurist, and his ideas allow adventurers like me explore the world.

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Orca Expedition

Written by Amos Nachoum You may have seen orcas in captivity or heard them called “killer whales.” First of all, they’re not whales at all, but the largest species in the dolphin family. If you want to experience them for yourself and have a...

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Penguins and Other Amazing Animals

Even after twelve years of traveling to Antarctica to see Leopard seals, Antarctic icefish, crabeater seals and penguins, I am still discovering things about the region.

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Let’s Say Thanks

Now is the season for thanks, and I’ve found a really cool way to thank our troops. If you go to this website Let’s Say Thanks you can pick out a thank you card and Xerox will print it and it send it to a soldier who is currently serving in Iraq. You...

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Dive Report: Striped Marlin Expedition

In this dive report from the field near Todos Sandos, Baja California, Mexico, I report that the Striped Marlin are out in force this year and we’re getting lots of great pictures. We have a terrific team, two of whom are back from last year’s adventure.

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The Misunderstood Great White Shark

My photography expeditions to encounter the Great White Shark tend to sell out fast. That’s what just happened to my last two October expeditions. Luckily, I have another one coming up. People are fascinated with Great Whites, even though these sharks have the undeserved reputation of being a nasty predator.

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