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  • LIFE

    Patrimony imperilled

    Life, L. Bruce Kekulé, Published on 27/02/2012

    » Some 60 million years ago, the tectonic plate on which the Indian subcontinent rests precipitated a collision that creating a ripple effect across Southeast Asia, the uplifting of land causing the formation over time of many mountain ranges. Most of these run from north to south creating a blanket upshot across northern Thailand as well as areas in Myanmar and Laos. This terrain is divided into many mountains and valleys with rivers that bring life to the region and its people.

  • LIFE

    Snakes Alive

    Life, L. Bruce Kekulé, Published on 31/10/2012

    » A magnificent serpent some 5m in length slides along the forest floor looking for another reptile to eat. Its movement is swift but steady. Senses are on high alert as a rat snake moves ahead. The big snake rears up and strikes, pumping venom into the smaller one. The two wrestle for a short while but soon it is all over as the "king" swallows the victim headfirst.

  • LIFE

    Asian wildlife through the lens

    Life, L. Bruce Kekulé, Published on 27/02/2013

    » Thailand's wildlife and forests have evolved over millions of years into some of the most beautiful and interesting in the world. Photographing these ecosystems and rare animals such as the Siamese crocodile, tiger, leopard, gaur, banteng, wild water buffalo, elephant and tapir, plus a multitude of other mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and insects in their natural habitats is a daunting task to say the least. A multitude of different aspects contribute to the difficult and sometimes dangerous pastime of wildlife photography.

  • LIFE

    A haven in the clouds

    Life, L. Bruce Kekulé, Published on 27/03/2013

    » Imagine a huge limestone karst massif with vertical cliffs towering up into the clouds and Doi Chiang Dao in the northern province of Chiang Mai comes to mind. This enormous horseshoe-shaped mountain was formed over 200 million years ago during the mid to late Permian era.

  • LIFE

    Burning bright: Nine tigers in seven days

    Life, L. Bruce Kekulé, Published on 24/04/2013

    » When the tiger evolved in southern China some 2 million years ago, the species radiated out, north to Siberia and west to the area around the Caspian Sea. The Himalayas prevented them from moving south into Nepal and India.

  • TRAVEL

    Where big beasts flourish

    Life, L. Bruce Kekulé, Published on 30/04/2015

    » Kaziranga, a Unesco World Heritage Site, is situated in the state of Assam in northeast India, and encompasses some 267m² of grassland, wetland and river habitat, plus a buffer zone amounting to another 248m². Over time, the Assamese have created one of the greatest protected areas in the world. 

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