Nature is gorgeous and often times a photo cannot capture the epic beauty of the world in motion. Of course, a wildlife escape isn’t exactly the wildest kind of outing there is. In fact, over the years, these kinds of trips have gotten saturated with tourists and other foreign explorers. Sometimes you have to go a little deeper in order to find the right spot to connect with nature. Of course, quite a few of these wildlife destinations are a little dangerous. They’re wild but are guaranteed to give you a few stories you can tell your friends.
The Galapagos Island
Charles Darwin became famous for the formulation of the natural selection theory. He did all of this research while he was working in the Galapagos Island. One of the reasons why this place is a must for all nature enthusiasts is because of the natural biodiversity the Galapagos holds. There are rare species of birds, the Galapagos tortoise, and even a special place where Komodo Dragons roam. There’s no doubt that you’re bound to enjoy something on this wildlife escape.
Beaches have always been great tourist spots, but sometimes we hit the water for a totally different reason. Belize, like the Galapagos, is covered in sand and water, but Belize offers a totally different experience. While there are a lot of rare land animals to spot and watch, most of the diversity lives under the water. This sand covered locale is filled to the brim with marine life, so it’s not that uncommon to meet a few marine biologists who are studying the oceans around Belize. If you want a more tame experience, then there are a lot of parks and reservations in and around the Island.
Botswana’s a portion of a country that is remains the same for good reason. There are dozens of reservations within Botswana, making up at least 40% of the country. For adventurers that wish to see cheetahs in the wild, then Botswana is a great place to find them. Of course, the heat can be very troublesome and you will have to travel through some very arid places in order to find the wildlife. There are paid tours all around the year, but if there’s a specific animal you’d like to see, then you may have to find the season when they are most active.
Italian Whale Watching
Whale watching can be troublesome in many different parts of the world. In Japan and in certain place in the Netherlands, whaling is a common practice. The unfortunate truth is that some countries still use whale as food or as an alternative source of energy. In Italy, however, whale watching is a little safer, and there are tours which offer a close range view of these majestic creatures. At night, you can hear the songs which whales constantly bellow. The point here is that if you’ve ever wanted to meet the largest sea creature in the world then consider Italy as a wildlife escape.
The Everglades, Florida
Swamps are not exactly the most gorgeous nature travels to visit, but they do have a strange sort of beauty about them. There are hundreds of swamps filled with green trees and swamp wild life you’re sure to enjoy every time you see it. Be warned, however, that there are some very real dangers when you visit the swamp. Crocs are constantly stalking the rivers for food, but if you find the right tour guide, your trip should be perfect.
While being near water is great for nature travels, sometimes exploring the mountains can yield some very rare results. Bears are reclusive but sometimes you do get a chance to see them. They’re not inherently dangerous creatures, but they can be violent if they are provoked. The Rockies in Colorado plays host to the Grizzlies, which are one of the rarest kinds of bears in the world.
Adventuring and animals may seem like a very archaic idea, but the fact here is that not everyone goes on these kinds of trips anymore. So why don’t you try something new? Why don’t you visit one of these gorgeous locations when you get the time? That way, you’ll be able to meet some of the rarest species in the world.
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