Postcards tagged: Wild Kingdom
OKAVANGO DELTA, Botswana – It is the first time I had ever seen lions in the wild — and so close! — and nothing could have prepared me for the sight or its power to silence.
RWANDA – Because there is a chance that a gorilla will punch you, you learn the animal sounds for "I am a friendly gorilla, not a threat."
THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS – Instead of a marching band assault on the senses, the islands were an old guy strumming a banjo on a rocking chair.
GALAPAGOS ISLANDS – Cuteness alert. Sea lions ahead. The cutest damn animals you've ever seen. Now putting on a show at a Galapagos Island near you.
THE AMAZON, Peru – A night tour had us on the river hunting for wild, white crocodile-like creatures, our faces peering into the dark water.
BAHAMAS, The Caribbean – From rose-throated parrots and Junonia shells to squatter camps and Bahamian guava jam, Erik Gauger shares his illustrated discoveries of the Bahamas coppice.
KALAHARI DESERT – Subtle luxury and breathtaking wildlife — Tswalu game reserve is our kind of safari experience.
GOBI DESERT, Mongolia – Nausea inducing bumpy roads, no showers, and beds that leave you stiff as a board. Why on earth would you even want to partake, let alone pay for such an tour?
SERENGETI, Tanzania – If the rain comes, they will all start to drop. So they run. Some give birth as they run. Run for their lives.
This is proper African jungle, and as the sun sets, villagers will take to the waters to cast their fishing nets and malachite kingfishers will lace figure eights in the skies above you.