Issue 22

The wild isles £10

What’s in this issue: Explore Shetland and meet the locals, including orcas, gannets and puffins / Climb up Mount Beerenberg, the world’s northernmost volcano / Find out more about the North Atlantic loggerhead population / Join Steve Backshall on his expedition to the Eastern Pacific, in search of a fabled shark nursery / Marvel at Jaimen Hudson’s beautiful aerial imagery that depicts Western Australia’s raw nature


Scroll down to leaf through a selection of this issue’s pages, followed by synopses of our editorial features and columns.

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What’s in ISSUE 22 / THE WILD ISLES?


Shetland’s nutrient rich waters are home to a wealth of marine wildlife. Here, underwater photographer Henley Spiers meets charismatic orcas, clumsy puffins and courageous gannets.


One hundred years after explorers first summited the world's northernmost volcano, Mount Beerenberg, on a speck of land in the North Atlantic Ocean, a set of adventurers and scientists follow in their footsteps.


Insights into the past, present and future of the North Atlantic loggerhead sea turtle population.


As part of the ‘Expedition’ project, presenter and naturalist Steve Backshall has spent the last four years exploring unknown parts of our planet. One of these expeditions led him to the Eastern Pacific, in search of a fabled shark nursery.


Jaimen Hudson’s stunning drone footage of marine life is known around the world. Having been confined to a wheelchair since a motorbike accident, his story is one of overcoming adversity and reconnecting with the ocean.

behind the lens (in association with sealegacy)

In a special edition of Behind the lens, we feature some of our favourite finalist imagery from this year's Ocean Photography Awards. (All winning imagery was featured in Issue 21, available in the Oceanographic shop.)


  • Big wave surf champion, environmentalist and social change advocate Dr Easkey Britton discusses her 'blue heritage' and the power of the ocean to be a positive and healing presence in our lives.
  • Marine biologist, photographer and writer, Dr Lou Luddington, shares a beautiful experience while anchored alongside a colony of Cory's shearwaters off La Gomera.  


We donate 20% of our profits to ocean conservation, supporting the amazing work being done by our partner charities. It is a promise we are proud of.

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