Modern Exploration



Hello and welcome to my new website. I’m an award-winning modern explorer, social entrepreneur, and environmental photojournalist. Read more about me, explore my expeditions and projects, catch up with my latest news and views on the blog, and check out my upcoming podcast, The Modern Explorers.

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The Living Planet vs Planet Earth II

October 30, 2016 | Martin Two big announcements were made in the world of natural history over the past week. One will have barely registered while the other will be hyped for the next 2 months. One is a report. The other is a TV show. Guess which one is going to get the atte
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Explore 2016 at the Royal Geographical Society

October 29, 2016 | Martin Every November the Royal Geographical Society hosts the most inspiring and exciting event of the year: Explore – the expedition and fieldwork planning weekend
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Sometimes We Fail

July 4, 2016 | Martin We're taught to be afraid of failure in this country, something that is the cause of lot of anxiety and missed potential. Personally, I've always liked the line that if you don't fail from time to time, you're not trying hard enough.
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