From tracking wolf-poachers and dodging bears to dissecting deer doodoo, the work of a traveling wildlife biologist isn’t pretty, but it sure is thrilling.
When my boyfriend left for an overseas trip, I had no clue about the pet-sitter’s nightmare that awaited me.
The leather-bound memories of the beautiful bride and the tearful father-daughter dance were treasured by my in-laws. Mako had other ideas.
No one else wanted the chaotic kitten with the peeing problem. I had no idea how much I needed her.
Once a rodeo sideshow, this perilous sport is now a $70-million business with cowboy superstars who take a lifetime’s worth of lickings and keep on kicking.
Going trackside with the horse racing experts who use big data and intensive equine analysis to pick the winners long before they hit the starting gate.
They’re one of the last wild buffalo herds in the U.S. but every year hundreds are shot or slaughtered. A group of camera-toting activists wants to make sure the world sees.
After a controversial move to introduce the gray wolf in Yellowstone National Park, the carnivorous canines have spread across Montana. When they interrupted a hunting expedition with my grandson, I realized just how much everything has changed.
A manic mishap between my conniving cat and a cast-iron bathroom radiator left me naked, bleeding and frantically contemplating chopping off poor Jambo’s cute and puny paw.
A terrifying experience with my sick newborn sent me into a downward spiral of nightmares, depression and self-harm. It took a 24-day trip through a remote region of Central Asia to find myself again.
My parents love the tale of how our ancestors’ whaling ship capsized, turning the crew into cannibals—inspiring “Moby Dick” and an upcoming Ron Howard blockbuster. As an anti-whaling environmental reporter, there’s no story I dread hearing about more.
A loyal German shepherd aids a Hollywood Hills teenager through her battle with addiction. An orphaned and obese spaniel-retriever finds a less furry but just as loving mother. And a mischievous, worms-ridden street dog becomes an unlikely cover model.
Photographer Tara Israel takes her very beloved and admittedly funny-looking Pomeranian almost everywhere she shoots—from rural Kentucky liquor stores to salty fishing boats off the Hamptons. And she has the delightfully quirky photos to prove it.
I never knew there were actual Ace Venturas until my beloved black lab-pit mix went missing. But with scent-based investigation and canine psychological analysis in her arsenal, this particular pet rescuer is no joke.