Operations Manager Paul Stanbury describes the wildlife highlights of a cruise down Mexico’s Baja Peninsula and into the Sea of Cortez.

As summer draws to a close and the evenings begin to darken, we’ve selected four of our favourite holidays in northern Europe to tempt you – all designed to capitalise on the dark skies, snowfall and stunning winter wildlife.

We love to see the next generation of budding naturalists enjoying themselves on Naturetrek holidays. 14-year-old James travelled with his parents to Sri Lanka on our ‘Sri Lanka's Mammals’ holiday this summer and, upon his return, wrote this lovely article (with photos and videos) on his blog.

In this article we’re delighted to report on last year’s successful Tiger tours to India’s iconic and lesser known national parks including Tadoba, Kanha, Bandhavgarh, Panna, Satpura and Ranthambore, and we’re now looking ahead to the 2017/18 season!

The tropical rainforest can be a challenging place to take successful wildlife photographs. It is often dark under the canopy and shutter speeds can be slow. Among other things, you will learn how to make the best use of your camera under these conditions, for example by use of natural light and appropriate use of flash as either main light or fill flash.