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Tiger Tiger

January 20, 2015

Great news from India:

India says it now has almost a third more tigers than it did four years ago.

Presenting the findings of the latest tiger census, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said the tiger population had risen from 1,706 in 2011 to 2,226 in 2014.

Last year I watched the documentary that follows the Head of Tigers (probably not his actual title) at Australia Zoo (the Sumatran tigers there are amazing) and part of it showed him travelling to Indonesia to see the guys fighting tiger poaching; it was pretty upsetting stuff. We have to try harder to conserve and protect.

Animals of Rock

November 6, 2014

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A bat out of hell, the lovecats, the walrus, an illustrated guide to the animals of rock ‘n’ roll by Tracy Worrall.

On the subject of photography…

July 22, 2010

Some older shopped photos:

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All these things that I’ve done

January 26, 2009

I was thinking about things I’ve done that I generally forget I’ve done most of the time and though I’ve never really read any of those ‘100 Things to do before you Die’ type lists I imagine these are the sort of things that appear on them:

  • Flown a helicopter
  • Hugged a koala
  • Eaten Sashimi
  • Snorkelled the Great Barrier Reef
  • Been to the White House
  • Seen the Shrine of the Three Kings
  • Written a String Quartet
  • Stood on top of the World Trade Center
  • Been to a Pogues gig
  • Seen a whale in the wild
  • Flown over the Grand Canyon
  • Been to Uluru
  • Driven a tank
  • Stood on Table Mountain
  • Sailed a yacht
  • Been to Niagara Falls
  • Taught myself to play guitar
  • Had a holiday on a barge
  • Seen Nelson Mandela’s cell on Robben Island

Things I wish were on my list:

  • Being a published author
  • Being able to do a backflip
  • Seeing the Northern Lights
  • Being fluent in Japanese
  • Seeing a wild tiger
  • Doing a skydive

Thing I doubt will ever be on my list:

  • Leaving my wallet in El Segundo
  • Watching C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate
  • Being able to moonwalk