The aim of this ongoing website is explore the great ecosystems of the planet,
identifying their landforms, plants and animals...

(Kingfisher, Madagascar)

There are some beautiful (and many endemic) birds in the dry forests of Madagascar.


(Anemonefish, Japan)

The coral reefs of the tropics contain thousands of species of fish, including the famous 'nemos' in the Damselfish family.


(Komodo Dragons fighting, Rinca, Indonesia)

The biggest lizards in the world are found in the dry forests of the biogeographic transition zone of Wallacea!


(Kangaroos, Western Australia)

West of the Great Dividing Range, Western Grey Kangaroos are a common mammal of Australia's temperate Eucalyptus woodlands.


(Whiskered Yuhina, Bhutan)

Like birdwatching? Some of the cutest and confiding creatures are the birds of temperate forests of the Himalayas.


The open tropical oceans of the world make up the largest natural ecosystem on the planet. They don't have high species diversity, and wildlife is scare and hard to see, but there are special sights to be seen; including fish that 'fly'!


(Golden-tailed Saphire Hummingbird, Wildsumaco Lodge, Ecuador)

The rainforests of Central and South America hold the richest avifauna in the world, including many species of stunning hummingbirds.


He might be as shocked to see you as you are to see him! (Bigodi, Uganda)

The wonderful diversity of the primates of African rainforest.


staring down the most dangerous bird in the world! (Sepik River, Papua New Guinea)

The rainforests of Australia and New Guinea host kangaroos that live in trees, and the largest jungle bird in the world.


Dusky Dolphin somersaulting, Kaikoura (image by Damon Ramsey)(Kaikoura, New Zealand)

The mammals of the southern temperate oceans around New Zealand and southern Australia include 'Dusky Dolphins'.


 The Arctic waters are remote and beautiful. As the days gets shorter in autumn, the northern lights get easier to see.


(Tangkoko, Indonesia)

The rainforest of Wallacea is a mix of Australian and Asian derived species, with many endemic, including the tiny Tarsier.


(Macquarie Island, sub-Antarctic Australia)

The Antarctic and Subantarctic is famously home to a variety of penguins and other southern ocean birds.


whaddya mean you don't want to look for giant spiders?

The rainforests of South and Central America host the highest diversity of invertebrates in the world, incuding varieties of Tarantula!


 The more open parts of the tropical open ocean are home to amazing drifting invertebrates.


(Chambers Lodge, Lake Eacham, Australia)

The rainforests of New Guinea and Australia include remarkable groups of endemic song birds, including the spectacular displaying birds of paradise.


redheads are cute!

The rainforest of tropical Asia are home to Orang-utans and a range of other primate species.


(Possum Valley, Australia)

 Tree Kangaroos are one of the more remarkable mammals in tropical Australasian rainforest.


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