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Smart moves – phone v SLR

Do you really need to carry an SLR camera to capture stunning travel images? Or will a state of the art smartphone cut it? Stuart Forster decided to find out: On a recent trip to Central America I decided to put aside my scepticism about mobile photography and capture scenes from around Costa Rica and El…

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The migrating monarch butterflies of Mexico

“Las mariposas?” The butterflies? A man on a horse rides slowly out of the low sunlight on the edge of a heath. “Si,” I call back. Yes, I am looking for the butterflies. He waves for me to follow him into the forest and points up into the oyamel fir trees. Then I see: the…