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Top 50 Destinations for Wildlife Photography
Whether you’re an aspiring nature photographer, hungry for adventure, or experienced at capturing wildlife at its most candid – chances are there’s still places you want to explore. We’ve rounded up 50 of the best destinations for wildlife photography to help you plan your next adventure. Read more >> #wildlife #wildlifephotography #destinations #safari #wildlifetour #beautifuldestinations #adventuretravel #traveladdict #traveloutdoors #nature #animals
Argentina Patagonia Wildlife Photography Elephant Seal, Sea Lions, St Kilda, Galapagos
Peninsula Valdes, Argentina I Top 50 Destinations for Wildlife Photography
Situated on Argentina’s wilde Patagonian coast, Peninsula Valdes is a protected nature reserve and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Domestic and international tourists visit for wildlife watching – including pecans, elephant seals, guanacos, penguins and the southern sea lion. Southern sea lions are also known as South American sea lions or Patagonian sea lions, and can be found in Argentina, Peru, Chile, Uruguay, The Malvinas (Falklands), and Brazil. Continue reading on our blog >>
Sumatra Wildlife Photography Orangutans, Beluga Whale, Sea Otter, Sumatra, Arctic Fox
Bukit Lawang, Sumatra I Top 50 Destinations for Wildlife Photography
The UNESCO World Site Bukit Lawang on the Indonesian island of Sumatra is a popular place to see Orangutans in the wild. But there are other primates to meet and photograph if you’re lucky enough to visit. The less well known Thomas’ langur (also known as Thomas’ leaf money) is endemic to Sumatra and has a multi-chambered stomach that helps it to digest leaves and other plant matter. Continue reading on our blog >>
Scotland Wildlife Photography National Trust, National Parks, Island Of Skye, Remote Island
St Kilda, Scotland I Top 50 Destinations for Wildlife Photography
St Kilda is a dual UNESCO world heritage site and now cared for by the National Trust. St Kilda is home to nearly 1 million seabirds, including the UK’s largest colony of Atlantic puffins as well as large numbers of northern gannets. It’s often described a place “at the edge of the world”, but you can visit by taking a boat from the Isle of Skye to the main island of Hirta witness a multitude of seabirds, and learn about the vanished culture of people that once thrives on these remote islands. >
Uganda Wildlife Photography Chimp, Orangutan, Primates, Mammals
Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda I Top 50 Destinations for Wildlife Photography
Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of the most popular reserves in the country. It’s incredibly biodiverse with landscapes made up of bushland, wetlands, forests and savannah. The park is also home to over 96 species of mammals including hippos, tree-climbing lions, elephants, chimps and hyenas. Continue reading on our blog >>
Mongolia Wildlife Photography Humpback Whale, Fox And Rabbit
Ulgii, Mongolia I Top 50 Destinations for Wildlife Photography
The Kazakhs are the largest ethnic group in Mongolia who mostly live in the western part of the country. They use eagles to help hunt for foxes and rabbits for fur which is a tradition called berkutchi Hunting with birds of prey is an ancient practice going back as far as the Bronze Age. Visiting Mongolia is a very different kind of wildlife photography trip, it’s a chance to get to know an indigous culture too. Continue reading on our blog >>
New Zealand Wildlife Photography Otago
The Otago Peninsula, New Zealand I Top 50 Destinations for Wildlife Photography
One of New Zealand’s endemic species is the yellow-eyed penguin, also known as hoiho or tarakaka. It’s also endangered with only 225 pairs left in the country – and is believed to be the rarest penguin on Earth The Otago Peninsula on the South Island is one of the best places to spot this small, solitary bird with a high-pitched scream. Continue reading on our blog >>
Faroe Islands Wildlife Photography Okavango Delta, Westerly, Raw Beauty
Mykines, Faroe Islands I Top 50 Destinations for Wildlife Photography
For remote, raw beauty and capturing photos of seabirds, venture to Mykines in the Faroe Islands. There are only about 10 year-long inhabitants in this westerly region, overlooked by a solitary lighthouse. Dubbed a “paradise of birds” because of its rich birdlife, particularly a huge colony of puffins. There are thousands of them, along with large numbers of guillemots, cormorants, and razorbills. You can expect to see a fair few sheep too. Continue reading on our blog >>
British Columbia Canada Wildlife Photography Interesting Animals, Rainforests
British Columbia, Canada I Top 50 Destinations for Wildlife Photography
British Columbia is rich in wildlife. From the salmon-filled waterways that provide a vital food source for whales and the bears that roam in its mossy rainforests to lush meadows where you might spot the solitary moose. One of the region’s most interesting animals is the yellow-bellied marmot which can be found throughout south central BC and throughout the rockies. Continue reading on our blog >>
Canada Wildlife Photography Bald Eagles, Squamish
Squamish and Vancouver, Canada I Top 50 Destinations for Wildlife Photography
You don’t have to travel to the remotest parts of Canada to encounter amazing wildlife. Squamish is about an hour’s drive north of Vancouver and every winter its skies are filled with the highest concentration of bald eagles in the world. One of the best places to spot them is alo the Squamish River in the massive Brackendale Eagles Provincial Park. Continue reading on our blog >>
Ethiopia Wildlife Photography Walia Ibex, Mountain Park, Baboon, Bleeding Heart
Simien Mountains National Park, Ethiopia I Top 50 Destinations for Wildlife Photography
Situated within the deep valleys and jagged mountain peaks of northern Ethiopia, Simien Mountains Park is home to rare and endangered species. The park is an important area of conservation, and there are several endemic species including the Walia ibex (a type of mountain goat). One of the most fascinating species you’ll meet on a trip there is the gelada baboon. Sometimes known as bleeding-heart monkeys, the gelada is the last surviving species of ancient grazing primates. Continue reading >>
Nairobi National Park Kenya Wildlife Photography Rhinos, Hyena, Sea Birds, Whale Watching, Nairobi
Nairobi National Park, Kenya I Top 50 Destinations for Wildlife Photography
Hailed as “the world’s only wildlife capital”, Nairobi National Park is just a few miles outside of the capital city. It’s where open African plains and views of the city’s skyline meet. Most importantly, it’s home to diverse wildlife including lions, leopards, rhinos, hyenas, buffalos, giraffe and over 400 bird species. With its proximity to the city, and three campsites – it’s a great place to pitch up, go hiking and take photos of magnificent wildlife.
Botswana Wildlife Photography Cheetahs
Kalahari Desert, Botswana I Top 50 Destinations for Wildlife Photography
The symbol of the African desert is the meerkat – who burrow in the sands of the Kalahari for protection against oppressive heat and predators. They’re understandably wary of humans too. But there’s a high chance of seeing mobs of meerkats in the vast Makgadikgadi Pans. Go in the dry season between April and October when you can see them in large numbers up to 40. Continue reading on our blog >>
Banff National Park Canada Wildlife Photography Banff National Park, Wanderlust Magazine, Visit Canada
Banff National Park, Canada I Top 50 Destinations for Wildlife Photography
Banff National Park in Alberta is Canada’s oldest national park, established back in 1885. It’s just under 70 miles from Calgary, nestled in the Rocky Mountains. So people come for stunning mountain views, beautiful lakes, and of course wildlife watching. Among the wild residents of the park that spans 4000 square miles is the elk. Continue reading on our blog >>
Great Barrier Reef Wildlife Photography Pacific Green
The Great Barrier Reef, Australia I Top 50 Destinations for Wildlife Photography
The Great Barrier Reef has over 1500 species of fish, 134 sharks and rays, as well as turtles, dolphins, whales and manatees. One of the many species people come to see is the pacific green turtle. You can see these magnificent creatures swimming in Raine Island which is an important nesting sight. Up to 60,000 females congregate on its beaches every year. Continue reading on our blog >>
Brazil Wildlife Photography Family Travel Kids, Family Travel Hacks, Family Friendly Travel, Family Travel Destinations, Amazing Destinations, Family Travel Photography, Wildlife Photography, Holiday Vacations, Holiday Travel
Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil I Top 50 Destinations for Wildlife Photography
Stretching across the border with Argentina, the famous Iguaçu Falls is also home to a beautiful national park filled with wildlife. It’s a tropical rainforest, and home to jaguars, ocelots, and an abundance of butterflies. There are also endangered species being protected in Iguaçu National Park including the giant otter, and the giant anteater. Iguaçu is also home to the Toucan – the biggest of which is the Toco Toucan. Continue reading on our blog >>
Malaysia Wildlife Photography Grizzly Bear
Sepilok, Sabah, Malaysia I Top 50 Destinations for Wildlife Photography
Sepilok is a small village in the northeast of the Sabah province that is a gateway to Bornean wildlife exploration. Spending a few days there will give you the chance to visit a few different animal sanctuaries like the Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary. As you might have guessed, it’s the best place for seeing the long-nosed primates in the area. Continue reading on our blog >>
Katmai National Park Alaska Wildlife Photography Cascade National Park, North Cascades National Park, Kenai Fjords National Park, Lake Clark, Shops, Cabin Fever, Pacific Northwest
Katmai National Park, Alaska I Top 50 Destinations for Wildlife Photography
For capturing moody landscapes and spotting brown bears, take an adventure to Katmai National Park. It’s home to the largest population of protected grizzly bears in the world. They thrive thanks to a lot of salmon to feast on, and can often be spotted on the river bank at Hallo Bay and along the shoreline. Other creatures that call Katmai their home include sea otters, gray wolves, and humpback whales. Continue reading on our blog >>
Serengeti National Park Tanzania Wildlife Photography Lion Symbolism, Animal Symbolism, Wild Lion, Royal Animals, Strongest Animal, Serengeti National Park
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania I Top 50 Destinations for Wildlife Photography
The famous Tanzanian national park is also a neighbour of the Massai Mara and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The Serengeti is believed to be home to the largest population of Lions in Africa – partly because of the high number of prey species. As well as Lions and the other game animals in the ‘Big Five), wildlife photographers can visit this African plain to see cheetahs, herds of wildebeest, gazelles, baboons. Masai ostriches, and wild dogs. Continue reading on our blog >>
Costa Rica Wildlife Photography Osa Peninsula Costa Rica, Corcovado National Park, Squirrel Monkey
Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica I Top 50 Destinations for Wildlife Photography
Corcovado National Park is a remote paradise in the Osa Peninsula in the south-west of Costa Rica. Take your camera on a hike through lush tropical rainforests, and you’ll be rewarded with colour and biodiversity everywhere you go. It’s an important ecosystem to some rare and endangered species including scarlet macaws, harpy eagles, frogs and red-backed squirrel monkeys. Continue reading on our blog >>
Madagascar Wildlife Photography
Rainforests of the Atsinanana, Madagascar I Top 50 Destinations for Wildlife Photography
The Rainforests of the Atsinanana is a UNESCO world heritage site that is home to vast numbers of endemic species. So if rare wildlife photography is your bag, put the East African island of Madagascar on your wishlist. The rainforest is incredibly biodiverse and is also home to rich plant life too. Continue reading on our blog >>
Peru Wildlife Photography Brazil Amazon Rainforest, Rainforest Birds, Amazon Rainforest Animals, Birds Photography Nature, Nature Meditation, Amazon River
The Amazon Basin, Peru I Top 50 Destinations for Wildlife Photography
The Amazon is the world’s largest rainforest. The Amazon Basin in Peru is one its best-protected parts. Peru has more birds than any other country in the world. And it’s a great place to photograph the colourful Macaw in its natural habitat particularly in Collpa Chunco where they gather in their hundreds. Continue reading on our blog >>
Kenya Wildlife Photography African Bush Elephant, Lion Photography
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya I Top 50 Destinations for Wildlife Photography
Massai Mara is named in honour of the Massai people, the land’s ancestral inhabitants. It’s one of Africa’s most famous national reserves. And one of the most incredible wildlife destinations in the world. If you’re looking for a close-up of the African bush elephant – well, you’re in luck. The reserve is largely open grassland, as well as plains and swamps – most of the wildlife can be found on the western escarpment. Continue reading on our blog >>
Vietnam Wildlife Photography
Son Tra Nature Reserve, Vietnam I Top 50 Destinations for Wildlife Photography
Son Tra is the last remaining coastal rainforest in Vietnam. This ‘green lung’ is also a vital conservation area for the red-shanked douc langur – a subspecies of monkey that is under threat of extinction. Take the chance to explore Son Tra’s vast rainforest trails in search of these magnificent creatures along with the other animals that reside there. And there is a lot to see, along with the red-shanked douc langurs, there are also deer, apes, and orangutans. Continue reading on our blog >>
Etosha National Park Namibia Wildlife Photography Wildlife Facts, Wildlife Conservation, Winter Photography, Animal Photography, Circuit Games, Wildlife Of India, Fish Cat Toy
Etosha National Park, Namibia I Top 50 Destinations for Wildlife Photography
Etosha’s name roughly translates as “the great white area” in the Ovambo language. That’s because it’s home to a huge salt pan – the largest in Africa. Do you know what else it’s home to? Giraffes, a whole lot of them. Etosha is in a remote, northern corner of Namibia that offers incredible wildlife photography opportunities. Its wide-open spaces make it easy to spot the tall animals too. Continue reading on our blog >>
Yellowstone National Park Wildlife Photography Utah Photography, Incredible Places, Great Places, Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park, USA I Top 50 Destinations for Wildlife Photography
Yellowstone is so vast it extends beyond Wyoming and into the neighbouring states of Montana and Idaho. It’s famous for geothermal features – especially the massive Old Faithful geyser and is an incredible place to visit for landscape and wildlife photography. The national park is filled with mountains, canyons, rivers and the dormant caldera volcano. Yellowstone’s wildlife is diverse and abundant with over 67 different mammals. Continue reading on our blog >>
Kruger National Park Wildlife Photography Kruger National Park, Wildebeest, Wildlife Sanctuary
Kruger National Park, South Africa I Top 50 Destinations for Wildlife Photography
Spanning across 19,633 km, South Africa’s Kruger National Park is one the largest wildlife sanctuaries in the world For a sense of scale – it’s roughly the size of Belgium. So you’ll need a decent chunk of time for a visit. But it’s an incredible place for a wildlife photography trip. As well as being an excellent place to photography the ‘the big five’’ game animals as well as zebras, cheetahs, jackals, wildebeests and many more creatures great and small. Continue reading on our blog >>
India Wildlife Photography Palace Of The Wind, Farm Visit, Escorted Tours, India Tour, Balloon Rides, Memorial Stones
Ranthambore National Park, India I Top 50 Destinations for Wildlife Photography
The national park in Rajasthan, northern India is a vast animal sanctuary – and one of the best places to go for the chance to photograph Bengal tigers in the wild. As well as the mighty Bengal tiger, the park is also home to many other species including leopards, spotted deer, small Indian mongoose, jackals, striped hyenas, Indian wild boar, and macaques. You can also pay a visit to the imposing Ranthambore Fort, which dates back to the 10th century, overlooking the plain below.
Costa Rica Wildlife Photography Costa Rica, Tortuguero National Park, Loggerhead Turtle, December, April
Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica I Top 50 Destinations for Wildlife Photography
The remote national park in the northeast of Costa Rica is named after its most famous aquatic inhabitants. The name translates as “region of the turtles” in English, and Tortuguero National Park is home to many sea turtles including the endangered green turtle, the Giant leatherback, the hawksbill and loggerhead turtles too. The national park is a network of canals, rivers, lagoons. beaches, and dense rainforests. The best time to see turtles nesting is between April and mid-December.
Ningaloo Reef Wildlife Photography March, July, Underwater Photographer, Manta Ray
Ningaloo Reef I Top 50 Destinations for Wildlife Photography
Barrier Reef isn’t the only spectacular marine destination in Australia. Western Australia is home to the Ningaloo Reef – a paradise for underwater photographers. It’s famous for whale shark and manta ray, and turtle sightings. Take a swim with the largest fish in the world – the whale shark, which you can do between March and July. Continue reading on our blog >>