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Swimming with Dolphins, Tracking Gorillas: How to Have the World's Best Wildlife Encounters

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Encounters with wildlife are more accessible than ever, with a bewildering array of adventures on offer. With 20 years experience travelling the globe, Ian Wood selects his favorite animal hot spots, from tracking mountain gorillas to kayaking with alligators in the Everglades; from being up close with elephants on a walking safari to snorkeling with whale sharks and climbing in search of condors. With stunning imagery throughout, this is the perfect present for anyone with an interest in seeing wildlife and planning that journey of a lifetime.

Synopsis:

An inspirational guide to close encounters with wildlife in hand-picked destinations around the world.

About the Author

Ian Wood is a writer and photographer specializing in wildlife, travel and nature.

Table of Contents

Introduction

 

1. Forest/Rainforest

Encounters with tigers; tracking mountain and lowland gorillas; tracking chimpanzees; up close with orangutans; primate communications; inquisitive lemurs; proboscis monkeys along the river; walking in the Costa Rican rainforest; watching grizzly bears catch salmon; Eurasian brown bears from a hide; trekking in search of Komodo dragons; macaws at a salt lick; getting close to mini beasts.

2. Savanna/Plains

Walking in search of lions; tracking cheetah; African horse-riding safaris; tracking leopard by 4x4; elephants on a walking safari; the wildebeest migration; tracking rhino on foot.

3. Mountain

Expedition in snow leopard territory; tracking wolves on foot; seeking out the giant panda; hiking and climbing in search of condors and vultures.

4. Polar

Encounter with Polar bears; penguins: kayaking, walking and camping.

5. Riverine

Watching hippos; kayaking with alligators in the Everglades; the Pantanal, jaguars and more; in search of the elusive shoebill.

6. Marine

Swimming with wild dolphins; swimming and snorkeling with whales; diving with seals and sea lions; Galápagos encounters; snorkeling on a coral reef; swimming and diving with turtles; diving with sharks; snorkeling and diving with whale sharks; diving with manta rays; the world of the puffin.

 

Wildlife calendar

Useful sources and wildlife operators

Activities and destinations indexes

Alphabetical index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781841624044
Author:
Wood, Ian
Publisher:
Bradt Travel Guides
Subject:
Adventure
Subject:
Outdoors-Lore and Survival
Subject:
TRAVEL / General
Edition Description:
First
Publication Date:
20121231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full color throughout and 52 maps
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.75 x 9.5 in

Related Subjects


Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » World Wildlife
Sports and Outdoors » Outdoors » Lore and Survival
Travel » General
Travel » Special Interest » Ecotourism
Travel » World Miscellaneous

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