Nature

Paradise With an Asterisk

Alson Kelen is seated comfortably on the grave of his great aunt, at the far eastern end of Bikini Island in the vast...

Talk to Me

Stretching north and east from Grand Bahama Island, the Little Bahama Bank is a vast, crescent-shaped undersea plateau of sugar-white sand, patchy sea grass, and...

There Are No Otters Here

The red sea urchin looks more like a ball of pins than a delicacy. But hidden behind a hard circular shell and hundreds of possibly poisonous spines are five gonads treasured for...

The Great Steelhead Rescue

March in northeast Ohio delivered several unexpected gifts: Day after day of pure sunshine, and river monsters that slipped silently into our backyard....

The Unsolved Murder of Sunny

The shotgun blast that struck Sunny on the night of July 29 did not kill her—at least not immediately. A trail of blood traces her last painful steps as she fled from her shooter. In those...

The Killer Whales

The Killer in the PoolThe story that started it all. Tim...

The Head on My Shelf

The bush pilot dropped my brothers and me on a gravel bar where a stream that I’ll call Nowhere Creek flows into the much larger and glacially fed Forgotten River. This was in the Alaska...

The Life of an American Hunter

You’ve always seemed kind of immortal, dodging grizzlies and crazy things out there in the wild. But you got really sick recently. What happened?I spent my first...

Get Me Out of Here: Moose Hunting

Editor’s Note: Get Me Out of Here will be a regular column in which a novice attempts to do a number of outdoor activities, increasing the level of fear with each...

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