1500 species!

The species list hit a milestone today. I have now photographed 1500 species! Of course, such a figure is completely arbitrary and meaningless, but it’s a nice round number. So what was the 1500th species? It was this White Plume Moth (Pterophorus pentadactyla), seen here on the cover of my copy of ‘British Moths’! It’s a poor quality photo taken with my phone and given the occasion, perhaps I should have given it the full macro treatment. Quite what kinds of creatures will be added to the list to take me up to the next milestone of 2000, and quite where in the world I’ll find them, I don’t know, but I look forward to finding out.

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Hawk-moths, Hornbills & Hunting Dogs

All the H's have been added to the gallery today, but across three different continents. Firstly, the Pied Malabar Hornbill which was photographed at the northern end of Sri Lanka in the Wilpattu National Park. Next is the African Hunting Dog (Painted Wolf, African Wild Dog, etc) photographed in South ... Read more

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Bateleurs, Red Squirrels and Starlings

Another three images have been added to the gallery. The characterful Red Squirrel was photographed at the northern end of the Cairngorms in Scotland. The Red-winged Starling was within the Olifants Rest Camp overlooking the spectacular Olifants River, while the Bateleur was photographed during a dash back to Skukuza to ... Read more