Animal Photo Safari

Just for fun, let’s go on an animal photo safari with some of my favorite animal photos from my journeys around the world. I’m a huge animal-lover and always love to see animals when I’m traveling. I don’t go to zoos anymore, and am not going to get into that controversial subject, but suffice to say almost all of the animals here were photographed in their natural habitats. While I have never been on a “big game” tour in Africa, I have been lucky enough to see a range of beautiful creatures.

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I saw this colorful peacock on my second visit to Hawaii on the island of Kauai
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My daughter feeding ostriches in Aruba
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These beautiful flamingos were in Canada of all places (obviously not native, but some of the most colorful flamingos I’ve seen anywhere)
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There were tons of deer on a hike in Austria
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I was thrilled to actually capture this Cayman Parrot in a photo in Grand Cayman Island
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Famous seals and sea lions in La Jolla near San Diego, California
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Do you know there are more sheep than people in New Zealand?
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This friendly little fox followed us around a national park in Chile
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Sea lions in San Francisco because I love both the city and the animal
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These baby owls in Charleston, South Carolina were the cutest little things!
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We saw this alligator on an air boat tour in the Everglades in Florida
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We spotted this moose on our first day in Alaska and never saw another moose on our trip after that!
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Some of the grizzly bears we saw in Denali National Park in Alaska
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Blue iguana, an endangered species, in Grand Cayman Island

Of all of these animals, I think the fox in Chile has to be the most memorable to me. When we first saw the fox, we were naturally a bit nervous because we didn’t know what the animal would do or how it would react to us. Once we saw it was just curious and began to follow us around at a distance, we began to relax a bit (but still always kept an eye on it). I’ve never had an experience like this before with a fox and have no idea if foxes are normally like this or not. The animal was beautiful and to see it with the backdrop of the Andes Mountains was something I will never forget.

What are some of your most memorable experiences with wildlife? Does any one stand out more than others?

Happy travels!

Donna