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East and Southern Africa, Spitzbergen, Antarctica and the tiger parks of India

The Hunt: In the Grip of the Seasons

Polar Bear in Spitsbergen

Our very own Arctic aficionado Paul Goldstein reviews the second episode of the ground-breaking BBC series The Hunt… “At this time of year the window of opportunity is brief” were the venerable one’s opening words yesterday evening. Thank you BBC for leaving that window wide open, this was a truly remarkable episode. It is enthralling…

The Hunt: Hits & Misses

Hunting in action, Masai Mara

Wildlife photographer and safari guide, Paul Goldstein couldn’t resist the opportunity give his opinion on the BBC’s latest natural world spectacular The Hunt… “I pay my license fee like everyone else and the thought of forking out cash for smug camera crews to flit around the globe for months sitting in hides for days on…

One Night In… Andoy Friluftssenter

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Paul Goldstein shares his favourite place to spend a night in Norway… There may be better places to see the Northern Lights in the Arctic. Maybe. However the Andoy Friluftssenter is my favourite. By a mile. Nigel and his wife have created an Arctic base here that borders on perfection. The accommodation is either in…

He-Type Jag

The 70’s E-Type Jaguar was the original red-blooded motor magnet. Throaty exhaust, smouldering headlights, sleek but masculine lines with a menacing build. Its strap-line was ‘The 12 cylinder animal’. For years big brands have used animals to promote their products usually with scant regard to any ethical code. Not this car: all those adjectives, which…

Safari still so good

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For me it was Kipling, for my boy Madagascar, for others it could be a postcard or a billboard. Many will be seduced this autumn by Disney’s new feature African Cats, but for any safari fan (and few only do it once) there is always something that ignites their African evolutionary touch paper. I spoke to someone…

Bear essential

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Sometimes there comes a day which breaks so many wildlife records that it will be indelibly etched on memory rather than megapixels, one where so many contributory factors combine to produce animal alchemy, a grail from the very top drawer. Spitzbergen is not just about Polar bears but on July 1st it most certainly was….

Men of the mountains

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It’s Africa, but not as I’m used to it. The rolling acacia-dotted plains filled with bounteous wildlife is how I classify this vast continent. Souks, internet cafes and sealed roads are not, but there is something about Morocco which makes it intoxicating, especially its mountains, especially as it is only a few hours from here….

‘Mygration’ in the Masai Mara

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Mara veteran Paul Goldstein recalls his best herd crossing moment. ‘Remember Kijana’ Boniface murmured, giving me his pet name – young boy – for someone who was not only his boss but also ten years his senior, ‘the migration is not just about crossing rivers, it is about a movement of animals unique to Africa.’…

Spots, Pearls and Whales

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Paul Goldstein discovers the delights of Sri Lanka’s wildlife Cramp frequently bites at inopportune moments and this was no exception. I had held the ninja like position balancing my lens on the edge of the sill for ten minutes waiting for the immaculately svelte leopard to turn her head. Suddenly my calf was as hard…

Fit for a Prince? No, fit for a King!

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Whilst political Falkland sabres are gently rattled in Buenos Aires and Whitehall before being quietly sheathed , several million King penguins in nearby South Georgia ply their lonely furrows unconcerned by royalty or politicians. For years polar companies have chanced their arms and flirted with stand-alone Georgia programmes, realising that the measly two days normally…

The Cat in front is a Jaguar

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Paul Goldstein gets in a cat flap about his latest feline quarry… Jet lag, massive heat differential, dust, heat (did I say that already?) and the searing pain behind the eyes after scouring every square inch of bank for anything spotted. I had been told of the Pantanal’s fantastic birdlife. I am always suspicious of…

Africa – Built on sand

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Episode One: Kalahari Reviewed by Africa aficionado & wildlife photographer, Paul Goldstein. Four years in the making, vaults of license-payers money, filmed in a place where there isn’t even a direct flight to, this had better be good. It was. Deliciously, it is the f irst of a series. It is said the first three…

Hail the Emperors: In Search of Penguins

Emperor Penguin Rookery

Paul Goldstein visits the Emperor Penguin colony of Snow Hill Island on the Ice-Breaker the Kapitan Kehlebnikov. As I sit in the clinical surrounds of London SW12, my thoughts of work are compromised by visions of the Southern Seas. To do justice to the Emperor Pilgrimage is beyond pen or keyboard. Reading brochures, guide books…

Paul Goldstein

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Over 20 years in travel industry, Paul has gained a reputation as a passionate and forthright commentator on all things related to travel. His real expertise however lies in wildlife photography, Africa and the Polar regions. As a presenter, guide and photographer, Paul has few equals. If you can catch him while he is standing still, you can expect advice that is strong on opinion, but backed by real experience.

Recent Articles

The Hunt: In the Grip of the Seasons

Polar Bear in Spitsbergen

Our very own Arctic aficionado Paul Goldstein reviews the second episode of the ground-breaking BBC series The Hunt… “At this time of year the window of opportunity is brief” were the venerable one’s opening words yesterday evening. Thank you BBC for leaving that window wide open, this was a truly remarkable episode. It is enthralling…

The Hunt: Hits & Misses

Hunting in action, Masai Mara

Wildlife photographer and safari guide, Paul Goldstein couldn’t resist the opportunity give his opinion on the BBC’s latest natural world spectacular The Hunt… “I pay my license fee like everyone else and the thought of forking out cash for smug camera crews to flit around the globe for months sitting in hides for days on…

One Night In… Andoy Friluftssenter

AA8T9199

Paul Goldstein shares his favourite place to spend a night in Norway… There may be better places to see the Northern Lights in the Arctic. Maybe. However the Andoy Friluftssenter is my favourite. By a mile. Nigel and his wife have created an Arctic base here that borders on perfection. The accommodation is either in…

He-Type Jag

The 70’s E-Type Jaguar was the original red-blooded motor magnet. Throaty exhaust, smouldering headlights, sleek but masculine lines with a menacing build. Its strap-line was ‘The 12 cylinder animal’. For years big brands have used animals to promote their products usually with scant regard to any ethical code. Not this car: all those adjectives, which…

Safari still so good

still1

For me it was Kipling, for my boy Madagascar, for others it could be a postcard or a billboard. Many will be seduced this autumn by Disney’s new feature African Cats, but for any safari fan (and few only do it once) there is always something that ignites their African evolutionary touch paper. I spoke to someone…

Bear essential

spit1

Sometimes there comes a day which breaks so many wildlife records that it will be indelibly etched on memory rather than megapixels, one where so many contributory factors combine to produce animal alchemy, a grail from the very top drawer. Spitzbergen is not just about Polar bears but on July 1st it most certainly was….

Men of the mountains

men1

It’s Africa, but not as I’m used to it. The rolling acacia-dotted plains filled with bounteous wildlife is how I classify this vast continent. Souks, internet cafes and sealed roads are not, but there is something about Morocco which makes it intoxicating, especially its mountains, especially as it is only a few hours from here….

‘Mygration’ in the Masai Mara

mazz11

Mara veteran Paul Goldstein recalls his best herd crossing moment. ‘Remember Kijana’ Boniface murmured, giving me his pet name – young boy – for someone who was not only his boss but also ten years his senior, ‘the migration is not just about crossing rivers, it is about a movement of animals unique to Africa.’…

Spots, Pearls and Whales

sri4

Paul Goldstein discovers the delights of Sri Lanka’s wildlife Cramp frequently bites at inopportune moments and this was no exception. I had held the ninja like position balancing my lens on the edge of the sill for ten minutes waiting for the immaculately svelte leopard to turn her head. Suddenly my calf was as hard…

Fit for a Prince? No, fit for a King!

tt3

Whilst political Falkland sabres are gently rattled in Buenos Aires and Whitehall before being quietly sheathed , several million King penguins in nearby South Georgia ply their lonely furrows unconcerned by royalty or politicians. For years polar companies have chanced their arms and flirted with stand-alone Georgia programmes, realising that the measly two days normally…

The Cat in front is a Jaguar

ii3

Paul Goldstein gets in a cat flap about his latest feline quarry… Jet lag, massive heat differential, dust, heat (did I say that already?) and the searing pain behind the eyes after scouring every square inch of bank for anything spotted. I had been told of the Pantanal’s fantastic birdlife. I am always suspicious of…

Africa – Built on sand

z1

Episode One: Kalahari Reviewed by Africa aficionado & wildlife photographer, Paul Goldstein. Four years in the making, vaults of license-payers money, filmed in a place where there isn’t even a direct flight to, this had better be good. It was. Deliciously, it is the f irst of a series. It is said the first three…

Hail the Emperors: In Search of Penguins

Emperor Penguin Rookery

Paul Goldstein visits the Emperor Penguin colony of Snow Hill Island on the Ice-Breaker the Kapitan Kehlebnikov. As I sit in the clinical surrounds of London SW12, my thoughts of work are compromised by visions of the Southern Seas. To do justice to the Emperor Pilgrimage is beyond pen or keyboard. Reading brochures, guide books…

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