A crisp November afternoon, the sun low over the tranquil English Channel. We comb along the beaches of Hanover Point, Isle of Wight, walking on the 125 million year old Cretaceous fossilised mudflats, looking for dinosaur bones. The site is criss-crossed with dinosaur tracks and casts, and the remains of a petrified Araucaria forest. A perfect afternoon.
(I also highly recommend the fossil hunting safaris from Island Gems)
Yadvinder Malhi is an ecosytem ecologist and Professor of Ecosystem Science at Oxford University