Whale breaches and tail slaps look great from a distance. But they can pose a threat if you want to get up close and swim with these giants of the ocean.
The rise in adventure tourism is prompting a close examination of how to regulate it. But how to regulate risk without killing the adventure?
The tragedy at Whakaari/White Island highlights the need for consent forms to ensure tourists are fully informed when choosing to visit dangerous locations.
Visiting an active volcano involves risk. Hazard monitoring systems can issue warnings but in the case of the privately-owned White Island, the decision to take a tour falls to tourism operators.
Overcrowding and inexperience is proving a dangerous combination on the world's highest peaks. Is it time to introduce controls on who can climb them?