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Rare Breed: The Fight to Save Eriskay Ponies

For all the wildlife found on the Hebrides, there’s perhaps no more perfect symbol of the chain’s isolation and its struggle for the future than the Eriskay ponies that wander the windswept outer islands.

Photographer’s Journal: Up Close and Personal with British Otters

British photographer Charlie Hamilton James’s charming close-ups of otters grace the February 2013 issue of National Geographic Magazine. Here, he tells us how he captured such clear images of the shy creatures and their watery world, and explores the question: Can otters smell underwater?