“There’s a place I know that nobody knows, where the river flows and I call it home.” Deep in the jungles of Central America lies a place called Jalova—it’s waters warm, it’s forest thick and it’s creatures alive from morning to night. As we depart from the city on a 6-hour bus ride, sounds of…

The acoustic landscape is so heavily saturated with bird calls that there’s barely space left for us to speak. That doesn’t stop Tuhuna, our Ua Hukan guide, shouting instructions above the cacophony. Marquesan mingles with French. A few words of English are woven into the fabric for my benefit. I understand that I am to…

I stumbled out of the khaki tent in my Batman pyjamas, sleep in my eyes, clutching my torch, urging my eyes to adjust to the darkness of the African bush. It’s 2am, and it’s my turn to watch over the camp, ensuring that no dangerous animal gets too close. I reach the fire that’s been…

Did you know that there are more than 400 primate species on Earth? Yes, more than 400 primate species! And did you know that about 65% of them live in only four countries? With 102 primate species Brazil is at the top of the list followed by Madagascar with 100, Indonesia with 48, and the…

We have all left our hearts in a place that was not our home. Travelling captures the imagination and inspires the soul. Our world has become smaller in recent decades thanks to the improvement of technology and transport, yet the planet suffers from a vast range of human impacts. The travel industry has been pushed…

I crave experiences that give me goose bumps. When I think of my favorite plane ride, I think of peering down at land that looks like molded clay; mountains rising in the center of islands, trees like little stalks of broccoli, and dry brown grass contrasted against moist tropical leaves. While the plane dipped lower,…

   Cap-Haitian goes by many names. Au Cap, O-kap, Cap Aysian, and, at one point not too long ago, “Paris of the Antillies”. The second largest city in Haiti, with its Carribean wealth and streets bearing French architecture, was lit with string lights, dotted with restaurant patios framed with vines overlooking the sea. The area…

To become one with the world and co-exist with its other inhabitants, we must learn to understand it, protect it and not take it for granted. My interests in becoming an environmental photojournalist, biologist and explorer wasn’t an ambition born overnight. I grew up in the village of Cihangir, Northern Cyprus and during every school…