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02/06/2018

Gotland

Ian Bennallick has just sent us a couple of pictures from the Gotland tour where they hit the Ladies Slipper flowering time perfectly and the fields look a picture too!

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23/05/2018

Greentours leaders captured by an Olive!

this rather nice picture of three Greentours leaders, looking rather like three naughty school  boys caught hiding in a tree, was recently sent to us. We'll go back and let them out next year! From left to right, Ian Bennallick, Kurt Vickery & Panagiotis Nyktas

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10/04/2018

Sri Lanka at Night

We’re very excited by the images arriving from our first Sri Lanka at Night tour. Uditha, the leader, has sent us a fantastic image of Golden Palm Civet, and his picture of the Ceylon Frogmouths just makes you want to pack your bags and go… Kate and Ian Bruce who were on the trip have furnished us with a wonderful image of the diminutive Rusty-spotted Cat, and their image of the Barnes’ Cat Snake is truly exceptional… more on this soon I think!

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02/04/2018

Hazelhen Book

The Hazelhen is surely one of Europe’s most charismatic birds, a beautiful creature so often hidden in the forests and glimpsed by most birders before disappearing into its own world. This world has been explored in amazing photographic details by Jean Guillet who in his wonderful new book brings us intimate images of the life of the Hazelhen. You can find more details on Jean’s website https://www.jeanguilletphotos.fr/

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23/03/2018

Narcissus in Andalucia

Ian Bennallick sends us another fine image from the Andalucia trip currently running - a huge field full of Narcissus cordubensis close to Montejaque. Weather looks a bit dodgy in the background though!

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18/03/2018

Narcissi in Andalucia

Ian Bennallick who is leading the first of our two spring Andalucia tours sent us these pictures showing a tremendous show of Narcissus bulbocodium in the Coto Donana and also abundant Acis trichophyllum. Ian said that there were around a million of the Narcissus in that field!

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07/03/2018

Sichuan

We thought we’d share with you this lovely piece of work by Amanda Richardson inspired by her visit to Sichuan with Greentours last July.

Stunning! And brightens up any day, though as I (Ian Green) write this I’m sitting two-thousand feet up above the Mediterranean with a thousand Romulea requienii opening their purple stars around me – spring is here at least!

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26/02/2018

What's Happening in the Highlands of Mexico

...Some Black-necked Stilts and American Avocets at Lago Cuitzeo this morning and a Magnificent Swallowtail from the Mil Cumbres this afternoon. Some Spanish will allow you to understand Mil Cumbres means a thousand peaks. Beautiful area with blue ridge after blue ridge and all the oak trees covered in Bromeliads. 

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08/01/2018

Filling up Fast

There are still a few places left on Winter tours to wonderful places

Three places on Assam and Bhutan (20th Jan- 5th Feb) -  mammals especially Indian Rhinos in Kasiranga, and wonderful birdlife and culture. 

Four places left on Chiapas, Mexico (1st - 16th February -  Toucans, Oropendulas and Scarlet Macaws aquamarine rivers adn 250 species of butterflies.

Two places left on Costa Rica Motmots and Manikins (7th - 25th February) - stuffing landscpes, virgin forests dazzling wildlife.

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23/11/2017

Encounters with Megafauna

This year’s Poland trip had some memorable encounters with European Bison – here’s an image from early one morning in Bialowieza Forest taken by the tour leader Phil Benstead.


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03/11/2017

Fungi in Poland

Linda Morris has sent us this marvellous composite image of fungi taken on the Poland trip in September. We’ll see if we can get some images of all the Bison they saw soon too. 

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30/07/2017

Dionysias in Iran

Dionysias somehow remind me of those boxes of Quality Street that we used to get at Christmas, the intense pink fudgy one and the brilliant yellow toffees! This year’s trip to the Iranian Zagros, was if you are into Dionysias, like visiting the proverbial sweet shop. We found no less than fifteen species in bloom, and my what bloom. 

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30/07/2017

Wolves on Arctic Canada trip

As we took off from Yellowknife bound for Bathurst Inlet we were talking about whether we would see Arctic Wolf but as it turned out when we landed there we were already in state of exaltation. We had landed half way up to refuel and there, unbelievably, on the edge of the gravel runway was a fabulous Arctic Wolf, pure white, and clearly at the height of its powers. We taxied back and forth in front of it taking photographs. 

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26/07/2017

Engadine Lodge Canadian Rockies

My brother very calmly said without seeming to move his lips let alone do any pointing “there’s a Lynx staring at me five metres away”. 

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27/03/2017

Chiapas Nightlife

Our first night boat trip along the Sendero River in the Montes Azul National park in Chiapas was successful with two Kinkajous spotted and great views of Paraques, Crocodiles, Pottos and the impressive Greater Fishing Bat, but the second night trip proved to be so much better. 

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02/02/2017

Wild India 2016 - Tigers and Leopards and Bears, oh my!

It was great to be back in India after a long tour-leading break. As I could expect, it was a great tour with fantastic sightings - although we were sometimes in different vehicles, everyone in the group had at least three tiger sightings! The last time I was leading this tour was pre-digital for me, and I noticed how easy it now is to get good bird photos compared to before. Black-necked Storks and Blue-bearded Bee-eaters were highlights, and the dancing Sarus Cranes. And loads of different owls! A short extract from the trip report - 'Amanda, James and Hongie had started on the G and Ts by the time we arrived back at the hotel, brought on by the half hour they had spent in Zone 1 with a magnificent male Leopard and a Tigress that chased it off, do I need to say anymore than that? Cheers' - the rest of the trip report is accessable from the Wild India page.

The scenery at Ranthambhore and  up in the Jim Corbett Tiger Reserve, and of course the mountainous area around Nainital was fantastic - see the gallery from this tour for photos. And of course, great Indian food and hospitality too

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05/11/2016

Seen a few days ago on the Mammals of the Roof of the World tour!

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20/10/2016

Red Panda photographed today!

Two photographs Jesper has just sent us of a Red Panda that the group were watching and photographing today on their first morning in Laba He on the Mammals of the Roof of the World trip. We'll bring you more news soon!

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07/10/2016

Seen today on the Mammals of the Roof of the World Tour!

Jesper says that they watched two Pallas's Cat kittens as well! 

9 Tibetan Wolves seem on the crossing of the Cang Tang, the Roof of the World

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12/02/2016

The Art of Cretan Flowers

These superb silk collages are by artist Amanda Richardson, and were inspired by her Greentours trip to Crete in the spring of 2015. 

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07/10/2015

Pallas's Cats

Here are two of the four Pallas's Cats seen on the fifth day (October 5th) of the Mammals of the Roof of the World tour currently running!

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07/01/2015

Flora of the Silk Road

Başak and Chris are delighted to announce the arrival of their photographic guide to the Flora of the Silk Road, a compilation of 700 photos of 545 species of the most beautiful flowers, landscapes and cultural sights from Turkey, Syria, Iran, Central Asia, China and Sikkim. 

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