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Wildlife Secrets Magazine : Vol 2 No 6

by on May.21, 2013, under Fauna, Invertebrates, Magazine, Mammals, New South Wales, Queensland, Reptiles, Subscriptions, Tasmania, Victoria

Volume 2 No 6

Volume 2 No 6

 

Welcome to the May/June edition of Australian Wildlife Secrets. This issue is our twelfth to date and it marks the end of our second year! And we are excited that this is also our first direct-to-digital edition — our early birthday present to you.

The digital edition is available for computers, tablet devices such as the iPad, and smart phones, so you can read our fabulous wildlife articles anywhere, anytime! The digital version is fantastic value and can be downloaded either from the Apple iTunes store, if you are an iPhone/iPad user, or from ilovemagazines.com.au if you would like to enjoy the magazine across all devices, including PC and iPad.

Check out our website for details.

Our print edition is still, of course, conveniently delivered direct to your door if you are a subscriber and available at all good newsagents. And speaking of subscriptions, we have a brand new competition only for our print/digital subscribers. For your chance to join a fantastic seven-day expedition in Northern Queensland, working alongside the scientists from EarthWatch, all you need to be is a subscriber (new or existing) by 30 June 2013. See page 22 for details on how to enter.

In this issue we look at some of the amazing animals that survive in the harsh, white world of Antarctica. John Cooper takes us inside his incredibly built tower to peek at a family of kestrels. And we bet you haven’t had a chimpanzee climb unexpectedly into your arms — well Fiona Mikowski did and tells about all about her amazing experiences at Ape Action Africa. There’s also some fun Secret Sightings, like romantic Green Tree frogs, plus the O’Mahoneys snap some busy creatures in their Secret Shutterbugs feature. (continue reading…)

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Wildlife Secrets Magazine : Vol 2 No 5

by on Apr.14, 2013, under Birds, Fauna, Invertebrates, Magazine, Mammals, Media, New South Wales, Queensland, Reptiles, South Australia, Subscriptions, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia

Vol 2 No 4 Cover

Vol 2 No 4 Cover

In this issue we dive into the ocean depths. Every year those most enigmatic of animals, whales, traverse our oceans, often coming close enough to shore for us to view. Described as the ‘greatest wildlife show on earth’, the inevitable network of boats that races out to meet them is no longer doing so with harpoons, thankfully, but with cameras and binoculars! In this special we look at the top spots to see whales around the country.

Further afield, Tony Holland takes us on a classic African safari – to an exotic location where you will find a dramatic world of animals only seen in Australia in the zoo. In the wilds of Africa, in particular at the Maasai Mara reserve, the savagery and wonders of life are played out in our Secret Places special.

And back home Maggie Harriman tells us about the plight of a female Wedge-tailed Eagle that needed to be separated from her nest and brood due to a serious injury.

Get ready to scroll, pinch and zoom in on your favourite animals! Wildlife Secrets now brings all the news and features across the wildlife globe right to your computers, tablets and smart phones. This issue will be released digitally and our readers will soon be able to subscribe to the digital edition as well as the print edition. Our digital apps will be ready sometime in May and will allow people to download the current edition and past editions, as well as select from multiple subscription offerings. Stay tuned by following us on Facebook or the Wildlife Secrets Blog.

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Our cover this month: Humpback whale breaches near Merimbula, NSW. Image: Wayne Reynolds

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Wildlife Secrets Magazine : Vol 2 No 4

by on Feb.01, 2013, under Birds, Invertebrates, Magazine, Mammals, New South Wales, Queensland, Reptiles, Uncategorized, Victoria

AWSvol2no4_Cover_283x400This month’s features – out now in newsagents or subscribe online for just $55.00 for six issues a year!

The Gulf Snapping Turtle

Isolated and under threat, researchers in Queensland are working hard to give these charming turtles, which can be traced back to prehistory, a chance at survival. The extraordinary efforts being done are inspirational and this is a truly uplifting story.

Secrets of the Mallee

When you drive by scrubby bushland in semi-arid areas of Australia, do you ever stop to explore further? You’d be surprised by what is contained within the mallee. Simon Watharow and Steve Cook dive in among the bushes and discover a whole host of intriguing wildlife and surprising habitats.

Smash and Grab, bam, Splat and bluey

‘Hoot, hoot’ . . . or should we say ‘who, who’? Frank Harrison set up his hide to watch and photograph a couple of Barking owls make their nest to rear some chicks. He got an amazing surprise as one by one little heads popped up out of the hollow, and his images are just stunning.

Hidden tropical wonders

Parts of the Atherton Tablelands in far north Queensland are well known, but look a little further and you’ll find incredible and diverse wildlife scattered in stunning landscapes all over the plateau.

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Wildlife Secrets Magazine : Vol 2 No 3

by on Dec.29, 2012, under Dinsoaurs, Fauna, Invertebrates, Location, Magazine, Mammals, New South Wales, Queensland, Reptiles, Tasmania


Nov/Dec Issue

This issue contains some fascinating insights into the life of the Freshwater Crocodile – featured on the cover – and some of our amazing lizards. We have also set up a new page called ‘Secret shutterbugs’ for those who love to delve into photographing the world of wildlife and want even more tips on getting the best shots. In an exclusive, our story about the sad and tragic world of the icon for extinction, the Thylacine or Tasmanian tiger, provides some amazing insights as well as images not published before. We’ve also got a packed ‘Secrets sightings’ with interesting and unusual tales, including ones about termites, the Rough-scaled Snake and, of course, birds and more birds. If that is not enough, let us take you inside the world of the endangered Gouldian Finch.

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Wildlife Secrets Magazine : Vol 2 No 2

by on Sep.05, 2012, under Birds, Dinsoaurs, Information, Invertebrates, Magazine, Mammals, Reptiles, South Australia, Subscriptions

Volume 2 • number 2 • September/October 2012

Main Articles

Without a doubt, marsupials are fascinating, but over the decades many wild myths have emerged about them. In Marsupial Myths, Amy Prendergast uncovers the truth about these unique animals.

In the final instalment of our special investigation into the pros and cons of feeding wildlife, Wildlife Feeding Part 2, the Wildlife Secrets Team has put together loads of useful advice to help you understand the real needs of native animals.

John Cooper trudges across forbidden terrain . . . okay, a maze of rice field levees near Leeton in NSW . . . to rediscover a colony of egrets he once photographed there. To his surprise, they are still managing to eke out a living among the crops, but he wonders for how much longer?

Secret sightings

There she blows . . . and what a beauty. Nicolas Entrup tells us all about the first-ever, all-white, orca killer whale to be observed by scientists. It’s a fascinating account of a rare event.

Lindsay Titmarsh goes on a quest to discover if there really is a Saltwater Crocodile in the Mary River in southeast Queensland, or if it just a local legend.

Secret places

Kangaroo Island. Hop on over to this idyllic isle off the South Australian coast with Ken Griffiths and you’ll find out there is much more to discover than its namesake suggests.

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Wildlife Secrets Magazine : Vol 2 No 1

by on Jul.07, 2012, under Birds, Fauna, Magazine, Mammals

AWS Vol 2 No 1 : Possum Cover

AWS Vol 2 No 1 : Possum Cover

 

 

Contents

 

Capturing the Crimson Rosella

The magnificent images of John Cooper. Once again capture the elegance of his attentions. The  Crimson Rosella are revealed through the magical optics of john’s lense and will come to life within his article.

 

Wildlife Feeding – To feed or not to feed?

We gathered some thoughts and expressed them on what is a controversial and mixed topic. So what are the problems with wildlife feeding? Hy can it be either good or sometimes bad? In part 1 we examine the aspects from several viewpoints. (continue reading…)

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