Beach Boyes: The Beginning Manzengwenya 2011

28 Mar

A little taste of the the last research trip, in 2011, to my favorite place on earth, the Maputaland Coast of South Africa, to look at the nesting ecology of leatherback and loggerhead sea turtles. So please, sit back, relax, put on your headphones, and enjoy some great tunes and coastal beauty!

Bush Boyes on Expedition: Seronga to Jedibe Across the People’s Okavango…

28 Mar

The journey from Seronga to Jedibe takes us three to four days and poles the wetland bird survey through the unique aquatic habitats of the northern Okavango Delta with crystal clear water, vast reed and papyrus beds, the main rivers, expansive open floodplains, small, palm-covered islands, and beautiful, sparkling channels – you really get the [...]

Bush Boyes on Expedition: 2012 Okavango Wetland Bird Survey

28 Mar

“We had an epic, life-changing expedition that recharged us all. I can say, without a doubt, that nobody on the 2012 expedition will ever forget what happened during those weeks on the water in a distant, untouched wilderness. Humanity cannot exist in the absence of places like the Okavango Delta…”   Every year, my brother Chris Boyes, Pieter [...]

Witnessing Change and Searching for Wilderness: Circumnavigating the Svalbard Archipelago in the Arctic Circle

26 Mar

In August 2008, I, Dr Steve Boyes, was fortunate enough to join an expedition ship on a circumnavigation of the Svalbard Archipelago in the Arctic Circle, going as far north as 81⁰N. I was on a personal mission to experience and celebrate this Arctic wilderness. Life on a grand scale in this far away place of [...]

Crossing the Okavango Delta for World Heritage Status – Celebrating Botswana’s Wetland Wilderness

26 Mar

The Okavango Delta is the last-remaining wetland wilderness in Africa. Today, man is only beginning to exert control over this beautiful place by erecting more fences, continuing hunting, eradicating the tsetse fly, and increasing the number of lodges. Cattle, people, fishermen and farmers are waiting on the edge of this green oasis ready to supplant the [...]

Nat Geo’s “Top 25 Photographs from the Wilderness #2″

26 Mar

Explore the wilderness with us… Within the next 10-15 years we will see the last-remaining wilderness area on earth dominated by the demands of growing human populations and undermined by accelerated climate change. When the earth’s last wild places are gone, all we will have are fenced off protected areas dependent on constant intervention to persist [...]

Nat Geo’s “Top 25 Photographs from the Wilderness #1″

26 Mar

The Bush Boyes and Ranger Diaries have teamed up to bring you the “Top 25 Photographs from the Wilderness”. These stunning photographs are selected from hundreds of submissions and are intended to bring the beauty, freedom and splendor of the wilderness to as many people as possible around the world. Please submit your best photographs from the wildest places to [...]