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BBC Wildlife No. 03 Vol. 42

THE COVER This month’s cover of an oriental pied hornbill was captured in Singapore by Tim Plowden. “I shot this in natural light without a tripod so relied on a steady hand and image stablization in the lens. The rest is being in the right place at the right time, having a confiding subject and knowing my boundaries,” says Tim, who used a Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, 300mm, 1/200th, f4.

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NICK BAKER

“This tentacled snake does a spectacular job of exactly resembling the plants of its watery home” P.38

GILLIAN BURKE

“The transformation of landscapes to meet energy demands is occurring on a planetary scale” P.21

MARK CARWARDINE

“Last year’s COP28 in Dubai was held in the hottest year in human history” P.31

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LUCY COOKE

“Femme fatale fireflies use this sparkling dating scene as a cloak for cannibal warfare” P.27

MIKE DILGER

“The king’s breeding cycle is one of the longest and most complex of all penguin species” P.34

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