Sea angels are surreal little beasties that look more like Pokemon than actual living creatures – proof that the ocean is far more mysterious than we give it credit for.
Peru’s Machu Picchu is on your bucket list but you’re not keen on the crowds walking the Inca Trail to get there. The solution? Tackle the more remote – and exciting – Inca Rivers Trek. There are no crowds, you will traverse spectacular mountain terrain, and you’ll get the chance to explore one of Peru’s ancient secrets: Choquequirao.
Take a slow ride down this ancient river in a kayak.
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The region from above resembles an immense abstract painting.
As water funnels into Lake Eyre via narrow channels, new green growth develops along its banks.
The colours of the Painted Hills are amplified by the setting sun.
Pelicans flock to the newly filled waterways.
Different mineral deposits create a canvas of different colours – best seen from the air.
A dry cracked salt pan.
The colours of the Painted Hills are the result of oxidised iron and sulfur leaching through the weathering sandstone.
When photographed from overhead, the crystallised shapes and mineral colours along the lake’s dry edges appear as abstract patterns.
Old pathways run deep, carved into the dry earth.
The dry salty crust with life-giving water on the horizon.
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The newest addition to Australia’s national park inventory, the Houtman Abrolhos Islands, boasts both extraordinary human and natural histories.
A crocodile hasn’t been seen on Agincourt Reef for 30 years.
Following the new year full moon, mass coral spawning occurred in the Lord Howe Island lagoon in January.
Take a look at our range of telescopes, binoculars, microscopes and torches.
Everything from science and experiment kits, building projects, chemistry sets and more. There’s a great range of products for inquisitive minds of all ages.