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Password protection

Going through my website stats has revealed a rather suspicious pattern relating to one or two of my posts,  which I’m trying to get to the bottom of.  As an experiment, I’ve placed password protection on those pages to try and sort spammers and robots from genuine visitors.   If prompted for a password please enter the word “enter”,  in lower case and without the quotation marks of course! I intend this to be a temporary measure and apologise for any […]

Tanzania 2008

Tanzania, a video slideshow

a High Definition video slideshow presentation of a selection of my Tanzania images created using and is available here as a downloadable MPEG4 file.

Zebras, South Africa

Keeping watch. Imfolozi Game Reserve, South Africa.

Late afternoon can be a busy time at the waterhole but an alert lookout must be kept for predators. Taken in Imfolozi Game Reserve, South Africa, late afternoon, one zebra keeps watch whilst others drink at the waterhole.

Walker Swamp, Victoria

Restoring a wetland – A good news story.

What can happen when a small, environmental organisation buys a 1,035-acre blue-gum plantation, strip it of trees, allow it to flood, and transform it back into wetlands

Facebook versus the Australian Government.

Social media alternatives.

It seems that monopolies (or near-monopolies) just can’t help themselves and are drawn to abusing their market domination.

Sulphur Butterfly


Sulphur Butterfly, photographed in the Manglares Churute Ecological Reserve, Ecuador.

Galápagos marine iguana

Galápagos marine iguana

A common sight in the Galapagos is the Galápagos marine iguana, which can be seen in large numbers basking on the seashore.

Lava lizard, Galapagos Islands.

Lava lizard basking on rock

the lizard is coloured to blend in with the local rocks.

crab hanging on

Crab hanging on

The Sally Lightfoot crab is a common sight in the Galapagos. I observed several clinging to rocks as waves splashed over them. A slow shutter speed emphasised the movement of the water.

Galapagos Brown Pelican

Galapagos Brown Pelican

The Galapagos Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis urinator) an endemic species and common resident of the Galapagos.


Revised newsletter subscription

the newsletter subscription process has been amended

Honest Abe, misinformation and the role of social media.

Myth, misinformation and the role of social media

the role of social media in promoting misinformation explored.