See the wild side of South Africa

Going on safari is the thrill of a lifetime, and in South Africa there are abundant game viewing options—on foot, in open-air vehicles, and even on elephant-back. No matter which you choose, the memories...

Kootenai River-Damming the Sacred River

Kootenai Wetlands in I Daho were almost decimated by agricultural development; part of the wetlands is now being restored by environmental groups. In Montana, the endangered and aging white sturgeon population has stopped spawning due to loss of habitat caused by the Libby Dam; unless...

Bay of Islands

The Bay of Islands is a maritime park that lies off the north-east coast of New Zealand's North Island, in a region known as Northland. Altogether there are some 150 islands of varying size...

The Giant’s Causeway-Hero’s Footsteps in Black Rock

Often  called  the  eighth  wonder  of  the world, the Giant’s Causeway is a one-of-a-kind  natural  rock  formation  that  truly captures  the  imagination.  It  doesn’t  take much  effort  for  children  to  imagine  the striding  giant  who  purportedly  left  these immense...

Victoria Falls-Shades of Stanley & Livingstone

In 1855, British explorer David Livingstone first gazed in wonder upon these spectacular  falls  and  promptly  named  them  for his  Queen.  But  their  local  name,  Mosi-Oa-Tunya—literally,    “the    smoke    that thunders”—is more apt. When, on...

Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe is unquestionably one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. Situated high up in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, the clear blue waters of this pristine alpine lake are ringed by stunning...

Daintree Rainforest

Befor the Daintree Rainforest was a protected area,several sections were sold to private landowners. Some landowners are concerned about conservation and appreciative of the rainforest’s environmental importance, others are lobbying for power lines, bridges, and...

The Monteverde Cloud Forest

The Monteverde Cloud Forest is a breathtaking natural setting, and home to several rare and endangered species. Protecting and preserving the cloud forest is partly  a matter of protecting the surrounding environment, and Costa Rica has made a strong  commitment...

Stone Mountain

More than 300 million years ago, molten lava blistered up under the Earth's surface and hardened into a 25-square-mile mass of igneous rock here in what would become the edge of North Carolina's mountain...

Berchtesgaden National Park – Most Spectacular Peaks in the Alps

Berchtesgaden National Park, the only alpine national park in Germany, is located in south-east Germany in Bavaria bordering on the Austrian state of Salzburg. Its high mountain landscapes are characterized by dense forests, steep...

Arches National Park

The world's greatest diversity of natural arches and other geological formations has made Arches National Park in Utah the jewel of a unique region. Located in a high desert, extremes of temperature, water, and...

Turtle Islands Park – From Egg to Hatchling

Visitors get a front - row seat here to watch female turtles lay their eggs in the sand, and even take part in the action—helping park rangers gather eggs for incubation and releasing  baby  turtles ...