Jake Webb

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What to do when you encounter dangerous animals

There's no better story than an encounter with a charging bull elephant. That said, you want to make sure you live to tell the tale.<p>Whether you are spotting the Big Five on a wildlife drive in Africa, staking out polar bears in Canada, or photographing wild monkeys in Asia, the first rule to …

Beyond the Big Five: insider tips from a safari guide

One minute the zebra is giving itself a dust bath, enjoying a newfound freedom from parasites, and the next minute, 'Boom! A lioness pounces out of nowhere and kills it.'<p>Sean Savage saw this when he was 14, and other scenes like it when he was growing up in South Africa. His family lived in …

Top 10 New Species of 2014

A raccoon relative, an ice-loving anemone, and a tough but tender shrimp head up this year's list.<p>Forty years ago, Ringerl the olinguito had a problem: Her human matchmakers kept setting her up on bad dates. How bad? They weren't even males of her own species.<p>That indignity was belatedly righted …

Nature

It's the Greta Oto Butterfly, it's not photoshopped, it really has transparent wings. http://t.co/Aa8fC3uYEa

These Stunning Underwater Photos Taken By Free Divers Are NOT Photoshopped (PHOTOS)

If you've ever held your breath underwater, you've technically been free diving. But the sport of free diving is an entirely new ball game, where individuals can dive to depths in excess of 600 feet on one single breath. Though it allows one to appreciate the serenity of the underwater world …

Scuba Diving

Where Can I Volunteer with Sea Turtles?

<i>A:</i><p>There are few species more in need of a helping hand than the sea turtle: All seven species are on threatened or endangered lists. And thanks to the turtles’ penchant for secluded, sandy beaches, altruists planning volunteer trips have exotic vacations in store—bonus!<p>Most volunteer work involves …

Central America