Galapagos Islands

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All about seals, sea lions and walruses

Pinnipeds come in many forms – seals, sea lions and walruses. They’re similar in many ways, but what sets them apart?

Everything you’ve always wanted to know about penguins

Is there more to these flightless birds than an odd gait and a fancy tuxedo? Let’s find out together.

Things you probably didn't know about flamingos

Things you probably didn’t know about flamingos

A favourite of animal lovers everywhere and a great decoration for this year’s Hulaween party I’m hosting with my fiancée Chloë. They’ve graced the cover of one of our policy wording booklets for a few years now, featured in a few of our ads, and given hope to lanky people all over the world.

Everything you’ve always wanted to know about turtles, tortoises and terrapins

They’re the world’s most fearsome fighting team. They’re heroes in a half shell, and they’re green. They love pizza, nunchucks and garbage trucks… Sorry about that – I had a brief flashback to my childhood then.

5 weird and wonderful beaches from around the world

A beach is very often an integral part of a holiday. Favourable qualities in a beach tend include fine, pale sand (as opposed to dirty great pebbles), warm, clear water and a nice bar nearby. These beaches don’t necessarily tick all the boxes but they are still quite breathtaking in one way or another…