Entries by Bjorn Olesen

In Search of the Endangered ‘River Wolf’

River Wolf or Lobo de río is the very evocative Spanish name for one of the South America’s rarest and most dazzling mammals, the Giant River Otter (Pteroneura brasiliensis). Seeing and photographing the elusive otter has been on my priority list for a long time.  In June 2007 I made my first attempt, but bad […]

In Search of the Endangered ‘River Wolf’

River Wolf or Lobo de río is the very evocative Spanish name for one of the South America’s rarest and most dazzling mammals, the Giant River Otter (Pteroneura brasiliensis). Seeing and photographing the elusive otter has been on my priority list for a long time.  In June 2007 I made my first attempt, but bad […]

New Zealand Wildlife 3

New Zealand is a delightful destination for a nature holiday.  I drove more that 3,500 km from the North Island all the way down to the southern most tip of South Island picking up a hired car in Auckland and dropping it off in Christchurch a month later. Very little traffic, easy to find your […]

New Zealand Wildlife 2

Before my 4 week trip to North and South Islands, I had no real idea of what this far away destination could offer from a photographic point of view.  We have all seen outstanding landscapes, which have been beautifully photographed, but less so with wildlife.  Below I hope to show you what New Zealand can […]

Finding the Endangered Maleo, Sulawesi, Indonesia

One of the most interesting birds that I have come across lately is the endangered Maleo (Macrocephaion maleo), which is endemic to the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia. The global population is estimated at 4,000 – 7,000 breeding pairs, declining rapidly, in some places by up to 90% since 1950.  This very large  60 cm/2.0 kg megapode is […]

New Zealand Wildlife 1

During my last trip to New Zealand I covered more than 3,500 km, and saw some of the most amazing nature reserves on the North and South Islands, below are some of my images from the trip: – Fighting Vultures of the Antarctic The Northern Giant Petrel (Macronectes halli) is a large petrel (0.9 m) […]

The Endangered Proboscis Monkeys of Borneo

The Male Proboscis Monkeys use their huge fleshy noses to impress females and to intimidate rival mates. It is extimated that around 6,000 individuals are still found in Sabah mostly along coastal river systems where suitable habitats still exists, with the highest concentration along the Kinabatangan River, which is home to around 100 groups of […]

Amazing Birds of Singapore

Little Spiderhunter (Arachnothera longirostra) from the Botanic Garden, now a 2015 UNISCO World Herritage Site. The famous little red dot called Singapore is probably most well-known as a shopping paradise, or more negatively as a casino hub.  But below the common perceptions a lot is happening, and if you are passing through and have a day […]

Brazil’s Pantanal Wildlife Wonders

Brazil is huge, the 5th largest country on the planet and larger than all of Western Europe.  The Pantanal, our favourite wildlife showcase in Brazil, is accessible through Cuiaba, which is just over two hours flight from Sao Paulo. Driving on the 150 km long Transpantaneira highway, as you see on this image, you pass […]