Paul Kvinta

David Haskell Speaks for the Trees

The Pulitzer Prize finalist spent two years visiting 12 sites around the world for an ambitious new book that reveals the surprising—and surprisingly fascinating—arboreal secrets hidden in the...

Hawaii's Crazy War Over Zombie Cats

There is an evolutionary death match under way in Hawaii, where half a million feral cats, some of them infected with a terrifying zombie parasite, are wreaking havoc on endangered species. Some...

They Shoot Kangaroos, Don't They?

Australia is home to 24 million people and roughly 60 million kangaroos. The iconic creatures have now become such a nuisance that the government commissions sharpshooters to bag as many as they can.

The Madness of Modern-Day Poaching

South African Johnny Olivier was just looking for an easy job to pay the bills. But after agreeing to help a buddy collect lion bones for an international wildlife-trafficking kingpin, he found...

Big Gulp, No Exit

Low's Gully is a 6,000-foot chasm that gets deadly when it rains. This month, a team of top canyoneers take it on, with only one way out.

The Land of Clear Light

Warm, windswept, unfettered, ever-changing—North America's four great desert regions hide untold possibilities for classic winter adventure. They may be scorching and sere, with prickly dangers...

The Backcountry Epicure

For many, camp cooking is a messy, disheartening, ultimately bland affair. But it doesn't have to be. Take, for instance, the following gastronomical field trip, led by three of the nation's finest...

Hawaii Gung-Ho

The Pacific Rim's most explosive endurance sport combines speed, pain, and ancient tradition

A Spritz of Glitz

Rodeo kayaking's effort to transform itself into a mainstream sport

Monsters of the Deep

Some of the most innovative boats ever built prepare for the fiercest race in sailing history

Wild, Wild West Texas

A Tex-Mex multisport adventure takes exhilarating turns in Big Bend country

Wild, Wild West Texas

A Tex-Mex multisport adventure takes exhilarating turns in Big Bend country

Extreme Skiing

This year's World Extreme Skiing Championships will feature two types of descent: Hail Mary and Mother of God