Synopses & Reviews
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.
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
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.
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.
Expedition in snow leopard territory; tracking wolves on foot; seeking out the giant panda; hiking and climbing in search of condors and vultures.
Encounter with Polar bears; penguins: kayaking, walking and camping.
Watching hippos; kayaking with alligators in the Everglades; the Pantanal, jaguars and more; in search of the elusive shoebill.
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.
Useful sources and wildlife operators
Activities and destinations indexes