#67 - Essential India, Legendary Seacloud & the 55TH WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR


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Congratulations to K Harvey of Tighes Hill NSW who won the prize and will be travelling care of Viking Cruises and our partners. 

This month we've teamed up with deluxeLife to bring you some great stories, the chance to win Antler Luggage worth $1,070; and

We're also delighted to show you some highly commended photos from this year's Natural History Museum Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition judged by Wildiaries regular Juergen Freund and fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers. In its 55th year, the competition received a staggering 50,000 entries from 100 countries! 

Also, we have some articles to enjoy. Tim Grey travels in Rajasthan and we introduce you to SeaCloud, a legendary ship that was once pirated by a 26-year-old women, has served in world wars and housed both billionaires and dictators! Find out how you could join it or one of its more modern sister ships taking tourists on romantic yesteryear voyages through the Caribbean and Mediterranean.  

As always, thanks for reading. 

Best wishes,


Simon Mustoe
Founder, Wildiaries


A JOurney Across Rajasthan

A Journey Across Rajasthan

By Tim Grey

We’ve been in the back of the jeep for about an hour when the sun crawls down the sides of the globular granite hills and sinks into Jawai Bandh dam. Tiny islands of lavender stone float out across it, and scrubby trees rise up from the waters. A lone fishing boat paddles slowly homeward. This, so we’re told, is when the leopards descend from the hills ... 




55th Wildlife Photographer of the Year

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We Hear from Judge Juergen Freund

A sleeping seal, a zombie beetle and a tragic turtle are just some of the captivating and emotive images from the Natural History Museum's Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, which is now in its 55th year! The competition will again come on centre stage, showcasing some of the most compelling wildlife photos imaginable ...





A Legend Beneath White Sails

A Legend Beneath White Sails

Luxurious family yacht, floating diplomatic palace, war vessel in the service of the U.S. Navy –the vita of the Sea Cloud is more fascinating to read than many novels.

In 1931, the Wall Street broker Edward Francis Hutton had the legendary windjammer built in Kiel calling her “Hussar”. But it was his wife, the extravagant Marjorie Merriweather Post, who gave the tall ship her distinctive character ... 





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Essential India with A&K

from $2,220*  

Stunningly beautiful and spiritually diverse, India entices with its vivid sounds, smells, and colours.

Tailored for travellers with limited time, this private journey weaves its way through the famed cities of India’s Golden Triangle.Contrast the grand avenues of New Delhi with the chaotic lanes of bustling Old Delhi. Savour traditional chai and tasty street foods and marvel at Agra’s iconic Taj Mahal bathed in a soft glow at sunrise and sunset. In Jaipur, discover India’s handmade traditional treasures and try your hand at block printing.  





*Minimum 2 pax. All prices are twin share pp, unless otherwise specified. Terms and conditions apply


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