James Lowen

James Lowen

About this author

James Lowen has been immersed in all aspects of natural history since he was able to walk, encouraging him to become a fully fledged wildlife writer, editor, guide and photographer. Upon his return to Britain from several years leading wildlife tours in South America and Antarctica, James had an irrepressible desire to renew his relationship with British nature. His books 52 Wildlife Weekends: a Year of British Wildlife-watching Breaks, and A Summer of British Wildlife: 100 Great Days Out with British Wildlife, are the result. Enthused by bringing nature to life for the non-specialist, James’s previous book for Bradt Travel Guides is Pantanal Wildlife: A Visitor’s Guide to Brazil’s Great Wetland. He has also written Antarctic Wildlife: a Visitor’s Guide to the Wildlife of the Beagle Channel, Drake Passage and Antarctic Peninsula. A member of the British Guild of Travel Writers, James writes regularly for magazines such as BBC Wildlife, The Countryman and Bird Watching.

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Europe’s autumn wildlife highlights

Autumn is an intense experience for wildlife-watching in Europe. James Lowen, author of 52 European Wildlife Weekends, discusses the highlights.

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Europe’s summer wildlife highlights

From wolverine to walrus – Europe has plenty to offer those searching for a wildlife-filled summer getaway. James Lowen, author of 52 European Wildlife Weekends, discusses the highlights.

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Which binoculars are best for me?

Binoculars are a fabulous tool for getting close to nature, but the selection process can feel daunting! Let James Lowen talk you through it. 

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