Winter Survival – How to avoid an Avalanche

It may seem a little strange to publish a post about avalanches just as spring is about to appear in the northern hemisphere. However there remains a risk of an avalanche for those heading into the backcountry where snowfields still cling especially in sheltered areas. Spring avalanches are often of the wet slab type but when fresh snow has recently …

The French Pyrénées, Animal Sanctuary – Photo Essay

I have not always been a great fan of zoos, too many of them had a bad track record for looking after the animals in their care. This situation has fortunately changed in recent times, many have become an animal sanctuary with an effective captive breeding programme and some may even become the last refuge of certain endangered species. The Parc …