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San Style: Dancing in Botswana

You never know what you’ll encounter in your travels. During my time reporting on Cheetah Conservation Botswana’s work, I headed to the town of Ghanzi to get supplies and run a few errands with CCB’s camp manager.<p>Right when we arrived, the Botswana National Youth Council was staging a huge outreach …

Hope for Endangered Butterfly Species

Newly collected eggs give the Schaus butterfly a chance.<p><b>You can find the Schaus swallowtail butterfly on a U.S. postage stamp. But you'd have a harder time finding it in the wild.</b><p>The brown-and-yellow insect, which graced a stamp in 1996 to reflect its endangered status, has been hard to locate …

Sperm Hoarders: Why Animals Store Semen

<b>Female guppies (Poecilia reticulata) sometimes bring a little extra baggage to a relationship—in the form of a dead male’s sperm.</b><p>A new study shows that one in four wild guppies in Trinidad and Tobago are fathered by the sperm of dead males. Some of these sperm have been stored for long enough that …

Dog Disease Infecting Tigers, Making Them Fearless

The big cat is catching canine distemper from domestic dogs, experts say.<p><b>Cats and dogs don't usually mix. But a domestic dog virus is posing a new threat to endangered tigers in the wild, experts say—partly by making them less fearful of people. (See tiger pictures.)</b><p>Forced into increasingly smaller …

Brazil: green is the colour on the road to Rio de Janeiro

I could relax. I'd found a restaurant without candles, without couples, and without piped bossa nova. Paraty is quite possibly the most romantic town in the world. Full of cute pastel-coloured colonial buildings, it's an ideal photogenic backdrop for honeymooners.<p>As a solo traveller I was …

Nicaragua’s legendary surf camps

Less crowded than Costa Rica and safer than El Salvador, Nicaragua’s Pacific Coast offers big swells, cheap lodging and free-flowing cervezas for the perfect surf-camp combo.<p>The first step in learning to surf is figuring out how to let go. And there is no place better to let it all slip away than …

Europe’s hot springs: 20 of the best spots for a soak

Sliding into a bathtub after a long day is one of life’s little luxuries, but there’s nothing quite like the restorative buzz garnered by a dip in a proper thermal pool. From Iceland’s idyllic Blue Lagoon to Switzerland’s most chic spa, here’s a rundown of some of Europe’s best hot springs.<p><b>Blue</b> …

On the Origin of Really Shiny Species

If you talk about a starling, most people in Europe and North America will picture a small bird with glossy black plumage. But that’s the <i>common starling</i>. It’s just one of 113 starling species, many of which have far more spectacular feathers. Just take a look at the selection above.<p>These …

Lonely Planet's Guide To Travel Photography - Lonely Planet Online Shop - Lonely Planet US

Lonely Planet's Guide to Travel Photography<p>5th Edition Jul 2016<p>The fifth edition of Lonely Planet’s Guide to Travel Photography shows readers how to develop their photographic skills and avoid common mistakes.<p>This ultimate step-by-step guide to taking better travel photographs is full of practical …