Travel Ahh…Seeing Wildlife in the Wild

© Edward Schuck

© Edward Schuck

I’ve always liked zoos; in fact, I was a junior zookeeper when I was in seventh grade, living in Santa Barbara, California. However, nothing quite compares to seeing animals in their natural habitat — in the wild (albeit some are in wildlife preserves.) The photo of the hippo (above) and the other photos of African animals were taken by my dad in Tanzania. I think they are fantastic and I feel as if I’ve seen the creatures myself. Someday I will get to Africa, until then, I’ll look at photos.

The other photos are various pictures I took on our travels.

© Edward Schuck

© Edward Schuck

Tanzania, Africa. A mother lion and her cubs.

© Edward Schuck

© Edward Schuck

Tanzania, Africa. An elephant herd.

© Edward Schuck

© Edward Schuck

Tanzania, Africa. A large male elephant.

© Edward Schuck

© Edward Schuck

Tanzania, Africa. A hyena cub.

© Edward Schuck

© Edward Schuck

Tanzania, Africa. I’m not sure that I’d be psyched to see a snake in the African bush — especially a green one.

© Stephanie Glaser

© Stephanie Glaser

Exmouth, Western Australia. It was always exciting to see kangaroos when we lived in Australia — until we started driving in the bush at dusk.

© Stephanie Glaser

© Stephanie Glaser

Adelaide, South Australia. We saw this koala shimmy up the eucalyptus tree with such speed that it was shocking. I had only seen them sleepy and rather inactive. After this guy went up the tree he began barking and making a huge ruckus. We could only guess he was trying to impress the ladies.

© Stephanie Glaser

© Stephanie Glaser

Exmouth, Western Australia. My kids, Eddie and Kasey, spotted this emu and tried to wave him down as he wandered around by the caravan park where we stayed.

© Stephanie Glaser

© Stephanie Glaser

© Stephanie Glaser

© Stephanie Glaser

I believe he was as curious as the kids and ambled over to us.

© Stephanie Glaser

© Stephanie Glaser

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. These sea birds are not shy. They are used to being fed fish remnants from fishermen or from tourists.

© Stephanie Glaser

© Stephanie Glaser

Exmouth, Western Australia. This cute little guy was skittering along the sand.

© Kurt Glaser

© Kurt Glaser

Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia. Sting rays blend right into the sand. Impressive camouflage unless you happen to step on one.

© Kurt Glaser

© Kurt Glaser

Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia. By far the most exciting animal I’ve seen in the wild was a whale shark. They are so beautiful and amazing. I wrote a post on swimming with whale sharks.

© Kurt Glaser

© Kurt Glaser

© Stephanie Glaser

© Stephanie Glaser

Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA. Elk are huge and this guy was no exception. He looked quite powerful, especially with the mountains in the background.

© Stephanie Glaser

© Stephanie Glaser

My backyard in Colorado, USA. This little fox kit was one of a litter that was born and lived in a den in the land behind our yard. They were all quite curious and often came close to the house.

© Stephanie Glaser

© Stephanie Glaser

Utah, USA. I’m actually quite glad that all we saw was the warning sign for bears at this campsite. However, I have seen bears on a few occasions while I was in a vehicle.

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5 thoughts on “Travel Ahh…Seeing Wildlife in the Wild

  1. Africa! Love to go there. Elk are so majestic aren’t they; my parents used to farm them. My biggest wildlife ahh to date was polar bears in northern Canada. I have a fondness for bears so keen to see more, but no probably not knocking on my tent flap! Great photo collection, Steph.

    • Wow — I didn’t realize that there were elks in New Zealand (is that where the farm was?) Polar bears in Canada!!! Wow, that is a score, Hayley. I was thinking how it would have been nice to have a polar bear or some kind of albino creature to add variety to the color of animals I posted — lots of brown. Hope you get to Africa. It’s on my dreamweaver list — especially after seeing all my dad’s photos. Thanks for the comment! Cheers

      • Yes, in NZ, they were introduced from the US in the early 1900s. The BBC series Africa narrated by David Attenborough has been showing here, the ads looked fantastic but I haven’t managed to catch it yet.

    • Elena! Thank you so much for checking out the photos — some of the wildlife photos are my dad’s. He’s a great photographer in my opinion! Cheers and again, thank you for the kind words.

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