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Destination: Wildlife We are dedicated to the belief that the right kind of travel helps the environment, wildlife and people. Come travel and explore with us, your vacation can change the world. #ResponsibleTravel #WildlifePhotography www.destinationwildlife.com

Our goal at Destination: Wildlife is to share the very best in sustainable, responsible wildlife tourism. Extraordinary experiences and life-long memories are our stock-in-trade. We believe that travel done right benefits people, the environment, wildlife, the travelers and the world. And it is fun!

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Did you know that there are over 25 different sparrow species worldwide. This beauty lives in Fort Edward, New York and ...
11/13/2021

Did you know that there are over 25 different sparrow species worldwide. This beauty lives in Fort Edward, New York and will probably stay all year. But can be found in Canada in the summer months and all through the easter US and on California's, Oregon and Washington state's western coastline. Image thanks to ©Gordon Ellmers

Did you know that there are over 25 different sparrow species worldwide. This beauty lives in Fort Edward, New York and will probably stay all year. But can be found in Canada in the summer months and all through the easter US and on California's, Oregon and Washington state's western coastline. Image thanks to ©Gordon Ellmers

Bull moose facing off. A key aspect of wildlife photography is to understand everything possible about your subject so y...
11/12/2021

Bull moose facing off. A key aspect of wildlife photography is to understand everything possible about your subject so you can anticipate their behavior – and get the shot! ⁠
⁠From: The Definitive Guide to Getting Spectacular Photographs of Moose in the Grand Tetons by Jorn Vangoidtsenhoven @vangophotos⁠
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Bull moose facing off. A key aspect of wildlife photography is to understand everything possible about your subject so you can anticipate their behavior – and get the shot! ⁠
⁠From: The Definitive Guide to Getting Spectacular Photographs of Moose in the Grand Tetons by Jorn Vangoidtsenhoven @vangophotos⁠
http://ow.ly/coGR50GMhBS

Is reality ever as wonderful as a small boy's dream? How many of carry a life-long dream of visiting a particular place?...
11/11/2021

Is reality ever as wonderful as a small boy's dream? How many of carry a life-long dream of visiting a particular place? For Larry, Antarctica was that place. When the opportunity finally arose, would the man find what the boy imagined?

Getting From New York to Ushuaia, and finally # #Antarctica is part of the adventure. Well before Larry finally arrived on the world’s southernmost continent, Ushuaia’s storied history, and the unexpected rollercoaster called the Drake Passage (no one is ever fully prepared!), made indelible impressions. But when the first icebergs appeared, all else disappeared – and then there were the penguins. Did I mention that they saved him? Read on
https://lnkd.in/eMSyp4Gv #wildlifephotography #Antarctica #travel #wildlifephotos #bucketlisttravel

Is reality ever as wonderful as a small boy's dream? How many of carry a life-long dream of visiting a particular place? For Larry, Antarctica was that place. When the opportunity finally arose, would the man find what the boy imagined?

Getting From New York to Ushuaia, and finally # #Antarctica is part of the adventure. Well before Larry finally arrived on the world’s southernmost continent, Ushuaia’s storied history, and the unexpected rollercoaster called the Drake Passage (no one is ever fully prepared!), made indelible impressions. But when the first icebergs appeared, all else disappeared – and then there were the penguins. Did I mention that they saved him? Read on
https://lnkd.in/eMSyp4Gv #wildlifephotography #Antarctica #travel #wildlifephotos #bucketlisttravel

In Mongolia, the #horsemanship is a famous and an important cultural #tradition. This is part of competition in western ...
11/10/2021

In Mongolia, the #horsemanship is a famous and an important cultural #tradition. This is part of competition in western #Mongolia region of Bayan-Olgii. #Culture #TRLT #Responsibletourism #Adventuretravel http://ow.ly/H1vG50E8D51

In Mongolia, the #horsemanship is a famous and an important cultural #tradition. This is part of competition in western #Mongolia region of Bayan-Olgii. #Culture #TRLT #Responsibletourism #Adventuretravel http://ow.ly/H1vG50E8D51

The holidays are upon us, give someone you love a wolf -  Or maybe a book on wolves 😄If you love wolves, or are interest...
11/09/2021
9 Great Books on Wolves, 2021 Edition — Destination: Wildlife™

The holidays are upon us, give someone you love a wolf - Or maybe a book on wolves 😄If you love wolves, or are interested in their conservation, you will love these books. https://www.destinationwildlife.com/blog/9-great-books-on-wolves

New and updated for 2021, our latest edition of 9 Great Wolf Books has evolved into 17 great wolf books, including the latest in readable research texts and compelling first-person accounts. In addition, this year, we added adult wolf fiction and expanded the selection for young adults and childre

Why did the White Rhinos cross the road? There was probably some yummy shrub on the other side! This little guy and its ...
11/07/2021

Why did the White Rhinos cross the road? There was probably some yummy shrub on the other side!

This little guy and its mom are in Kruger National Park, South Africa. There are two rhino species in Africa: The White Rhino and the Black Rhino – and no difference in coloring between them. So how do you tell them apart? White Rhino is bigger, but they won't be standing next to each other! Look at its mouth. White Rhino has a “square” mouth – and they eat grass and other ground plants. Black Rhino’s mouth is rounded and a little pointed. They delicately take leaves and small branches from bushes.

Poaching for rhino horn threatens their already precarious existence. How much would you pay to swallow ground-up fingernails and hair? They are the same substance as rhino horn. Poaching was made worse in 2020-21 by the lack of tourists coming to see them. Those eyes count and so do the economic benefits of responsible tourism, it makes live rhinos more valuable than dead rhinos.

Image by Marc Cronje from the Destination: Wildlife story, “Secrets of a Kruger Park Field Guide, Marc Cronje Tells All.” When it is time for you to see the wildlife for yourself let us know. We think Marc is the best naturalist (wildlife and birds) in South Africa.

http://ow.ly/l7pA50G2AyB

Why did the White Rhinos cross the road? There was probably some yummy shrub on the other side!

This little guy and its mom are in Kruger National Park, South Africa. There are two rhino species in Africa: The White Rhino and the Black Rhino – and no difference in coloring between them. So how do you tell them apart? White Rhino is bigger, but they won't be standing next to each other! Look at its mouth. White Rhino has a “square” mouth – and they eat grass and other ground plants. Black Rhino’s mouth is rounded and a little pointed. They delicately take leaves and small branches from bushes.

Poaching for rhino horn threatens their already precarious existence. How much would you pay to swallow ground-up fingernails and hair? They are the same substance as rhino horn. Poaching was made worse in 2020-21 by the lack of tourists coming to see them. Those eyes count and so do the economic benefits of responsible tourism, it makes live rhinos more valuable than dead rhinos.

Image by Marc Cronje from the Destination: Wildlife story, “Secrets of a Kruger Park Field Guide, Marc Cronje Tells All.” When it is time for you to see the wildlife for yourself let us know. We think Marc is the best naturalist (wildlife and birds) in South Africa.

http://ow.ly/l7pA50G2AyB

One of the great mistruths (fairy tales!) about wolves is that they kill for sport. Wolves kill prey to eat. But, if you...
11/04/2021

One of the great mistruths (fairy tales!) about wolves is that they kill for sport. Wolves kill prey to eat. But, if you watch them, it is difficult to understand their strategy. Wolves are cool, calm, unhurried hunters – they are as concerned with saving energy, as finding food to generate it.

http://ow.ly/WoB550GjNJn

One of the great mistruths (fairy tales!) about wolves is that they kill for sport. Wolves kill prey to eat. But, if you watch them, it is difficult to understand their strategy. Wolves are cool, calm, unhurried hunters – they are as concerned with saving energy, as finding food to generate it.

http://ow.ly/WoB550GjNJn

What is one of the greatest annual wildlife spectacles of all? According to wildlife photographer and team member, Scott...
11/02/2021

What is one of the greatest annual wildlife spectacles of all? According to wildlife photographer and team member, Scott Stone, it is the annual elk rut at Slippery Ann, Montana. In his words:

"Like a runaway freight train, the first bugle rings out from the shadows and soon another and another. The sound of an elk bugling will raise the hair on your arms and bring a mile-wide smile to your face. It is without compare in the animal kingdom – or any kingdom. That high-pitched dominating growl will grab all your attention...and your soul." Plan for next year!
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What is one of the greatest annual wildlife spectacles of all? According to wildlife photographer and team member, Scott Stone, it is the annual elk rut at Slippery Ann, Montana. In his words:

"Like a runaway freight train, the first bugle rings out from the shadows and soon another and another. The sound of an elk bugling will raise the hair on your arms and bring a mile-wide smile to your face. It is without compare in the animal kingdom – or any kingdom. That high-pitched dominating growl will grab all your attention...and your soul." Plan for next year!
http://ow.ly/87wp50G2ETL

Moose. They aren't just Bullwinkle! Moose in full antler are huge, impressive animals -and can be surprisingly challengi...
10/29/2021
The Definitive Guide to Getting Spectacular Photographs of Moose in the Grand Tetons — Destination: Wildlife™

Moose. They aren't just Bullwinkle! Moose in full antler are huge, impressive animals -and can be surprisingly challenging but fascinating photographic subjects. Wildlife photographer and Team member, Jorn Vangoidtsenhoven shares his secrets - and some great images! https://www.destinationwildlife.com/blog/the-definitive-guide-to-getting-spectacular-photographs-of-moose-in-the-grand-tetons

A huge moose with full antlers is a powerful image, but how do you get that photograph? Wildlife photographer, Jorn Vangoidtsenhoven shares his favorite techniques, equipment, locations, and secrets for taking great moose photographs in Grand Teton National Park.

Grey wolves are under pressure again. learn the truth about wolves. Read the latest science, first person accounts and g...
10/28/2021
9 Great Books on Wolves, 2021 Edition — Destination: Wildlife™

Grey wolves are under pressure again. learn the truth about wolves. Read the latest science, first person accounts and get lost in a traditional native American story-poem about man and wolves. https://www.destinationwildlife.com/blog/9-great-books-on-wolves

New and updated for 2021, our latest edition of 9 Great Wolf Books has evolved into 17 great wolf books, including the latest in readable research texts and compelling first-person accounts. In addition, this year, we added adult wolf fiction and expanded the selection for young adults and childre

Marc says, “The bateleur eagle is the most famous of all the snake eagles. Bateleur is French for 'tightrope-walker.' Th...
10/25/2021

Marc says, “The bateleur eagle is the most famous of all the snake eagles. Bateleur is French for 'tightrope-walker.' This name was probably chosen because of its distinctive aerial acrobatics .” Image: Marc Cronje http://ow.ly/kvDX50E9QyE

Marc says, “The bateleur eagle is the most famous of all the snake eagles. Bateleur is French for 'tightrope-walker.' This name was probably chosen because of its distinctive aerial acrobatics .” Image: Marc Cronje http://ow.ly/kvDX50E9QyE

Is reality ever as wonderful as a small boy's dream? How many of carry a life-long dream of visiting a particular place?...
10/15/2021
Fulfilling a Life-Long Dream of Visiting the Antarctic — Destination: Wildlife™

Is reality ever as wonderful as a small boy's dream? How many of carry a life-long dream of visiting a particular place? For Larry, Antarctica was that place. When the opportunity finally arose, would the man find what the boy imagined?

Getting From New York to Ushuaia, and finally # #Antarctica is part of the adventure. Well before Larry finally arrived on the world’s southernmost continent, Ushuaia’s storied history, and the unexpected rollercoaster called the Drake Passage (no one is ever fully prepared!), made indelible impressions. But when the first icebergs appeared, all else disappeared – and then there were the penguins. Did I mention that they saved him? Read on
http://ow.ly/M23J50Gs3DI #wildlifephotography #Antarctica #travel #wildlifephotos #bucketlisttravel

Visiting Antarctica is a dream for many people. Although this frozen, southernmost point of the earth may be devoid of humans, it supports a fantastic array of life, including eight penguin species, seals, sea and land birds, and whales. However, photographer Larry Blau found out that Ushuaia, Decep

Capturing the action in a wildlife photo can be tough, how do you do it without putting yourself or the wildlife in dang...
10/13/2021

Capturing the action in a wildlife photo can be tough, how do you do it without putting yourself or the wildlife in danger? Jorn Vangoidtsenhoven shares some of his best tips for photographing bison without getting gored in Yellowstone! https://www.destinationwildlife.com/blog/the-best-tips-for-photographing-bison-in-yellowstone-national-park

Capturing the action in a wildlife photo can be tough, how do you do it without putting yourself or the wildlife in danger? Jorn Vangoidtsenhoven shares some of his best tips for photographing bison without getting gored in Yellowstone! https://www.destinationwildlife.com/blog/the-best-tips-for-photographing-bison-in-yellowstone-national-park

Chinstrap penguins and a lone Snowy Sheathbill share a little Antarctic community gossip. Most people agree that the thi...
10/12/2021

Chinstrap penguins and a lone Snowy Sheathbill share a little Antarctic community gossip. Most people agree that the thin black strip that defines its face makes the chinstrap the easiest of all the penguin species to identify. They are also the penguin species with the greatest numbers. They are found on the islands in the sub-Antarctic regions and on the Antarctic peninsula. ⁠

Read More on the Destination: Wildlife blog, “Fulfilling a Life-Long Dream Of Visiting the Antarctic” By Larry Blau @larryblau1949

#antarctic #antarcticadventure #antarcticaphotography #antarctictravel #antarcticwildlife #destinationwildlife #naturetourism #offthebeatentrack #penguin #polarlatitudes #polartravel #southpole #visitantarctica

Chinstrap penguins and a lone Snowy Sheathbill share a little Antarctic community gossip. Most people agree that the thin black strip that defines its face makes the chinstrap the easiest of all the penguin species to identify. They are also the penguin species with the greatest numbers. They are found on the islands in the sub-Antarctic regions and on the Antarctic peninsula. ⁠

Read More on the Destination: Wildlife blog, “Fulfilling a Life-Long Dream Of Visiting the Antarctic” By Larry Blau @larryblau1949

#antarctic #antarcticadventure #antarcticaphotography #antarctictravel #antarcticwildlife #destinationwildlife #naturetourism #offthebeatentrack #penguin #polarlatitudes #polartravel #southpole #visitantarctica

Gentoo penguins nesting and keeping an eye out⁠These natives of the sub-Antarctic thrive in the super cold climate – but...
10/11/2021

Gentoo penguins nesting and keeping an eye out⁠
These natives of the sub-Antarctic thrive in the super cold climate – but prefer to live off the ice. You’ll find them on flat rocky beaches and low-lying cliffs where they can gather in large colonies. Gentoos are the fastest swimming penguins, getting up to 22mph / 35.4km. They can dive more than 600ft/ 183 meters ⁠

Read More on the Destination: Wildlife blog, “Fulfilling a Life-Long Dream Of Visiting the Antarctic” By Larry Blau @larryblau1949⁠

#antarcticaexpedition #antarcticaphotography #antarctictravel #antarcticwildlife #destinationwildlife #earthcapture #naturetourism #offthebeatentrack #penguin #polarlatitudes #polartravel #southpole #visitantarctica #wildlife_shots #wildlifeaddicts #wildlifedestinations #wildlifephotography ⁠

Gentoo penguins nesting and keeping an eye out⁠
These natives of the sub-Antarctic thrive in the super cold climate – but prefer to live off the ice. You’ll find them on flat rocky beaches and low-lying cliffs where they can gather in large colonies. Gentoos are the fastest swimming penguins, getting up to 22mph / 35.4km. They can dive more than 600ft/ 183 meters ⁠

Read More on the Destination: Wildlife blog, “Fulfilling a Life-Long Dream Of Visiting the Antarctic” By Larry Blau @larryblau1949⁠

#antarcticaexpedition #antarcticaphotography #antarctictravel #antarcticwildlife #destinationwildlife #earthcapture #naturetourism #offthebeatentrack #penguin #polarlatitudes #polartravel #southpole #visitantarctica #wildlife_shots #wildlifeaddicts #wildlifedestinations #wildlifephotography ⁠

This lady's dress and wonderful face caught my eye in western #Mongolia  I asked her before I took her picture, there wa...
10/10/2021

This lady's dress and wonderful face caught my eye in western #Mongolia I asked her before I took her picture, there was no language problem, smiles are universal. #Portraitphotography #Photography #Adventuretravel #Culture #Responsibletourism http://ow.ly/5Z7m50E8CFz

This lady's dress and wonderful face caught my eye in western #Mongolia I asked her before I took her picture, there was no language problem, smiles are universal. #Portraitphotography #Photography #Adventuretravel #Culture #Responsibletourism http://ow.ly/5Z7m50E8CFz

Wild African dog are not your canine buddy, in fact – they are not canines at all. This is Lycaon picrus, their name tra...
10/05/2021

Wild African dog are not your canine buddy, in fact – they are not canines at all. This is Lycaon picrus, their name translates to “painted wolf” but they split from their canine relatives over 3 million years ago. These are fascinating animals, they hunt as a “family” group, and any individual who has a good idea for that hunt can be the leader. They all work together, raise the pups together – and they take care of the old, infirm, and new mothers by bringing food to those pack or family members who cannot hunt.
Image by Marc Cronje from the Destination: Wildlife story, “Secrets of a Kruger Park Field Guide, Marc Cronje Tells All.” When it is time for you to see the wildlife for yourself let us know. We think Marc is the best naturalist (wildlife and birds) in South Africa.
http://ow.ly/TmHu50G2AkX

Wild African dog are not your canine buddy, in fact – they are not canines at all. This is Lycaon picrus, their name translates to “painted wolf” but they split from their canine relatives over 3 million years ago. These are fascinating animals, they hunt as a “family” group, and any individual who has a good idea for that hunt can be the leader. They all work together, raise the pups together – and they take care of the old, infirm, and new mothers by bringing food to those pack or family members who cannot hunt.
Image by Marc Cronje from the Destination: Wildlife story, “Secrets of a Kruger Park Field Guide, Marc Cronje Tells All.” When it is time for you to see the wildlife for yourself let us know. We think Marc is the best naturalist (wildlife and birds) in South Africa.
http://ow.ly/TmHu50G2AkX

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"Early One Morning" So, early one morning while out looking for snowy owls in Canada, we checked out a spot that had a snowy owl sitting on a post an entire afternoon the day before. Sure enough, the next morning she was still there but this time we had some color in the sky as the sun started to peek out from behind the clouds. It turned out to be a good decision to go to this location since within eyesight we had about a dozen different birds to choose from, all with different elements in the frame. Nikon D850 600mm F4 lens w/1.4tc - ISO 320 F5.6 and 1/500sec
"Winters Sentinel" One of my favorite images from being out on assignment recently. I found this snowy owl just sitting on this unique fence and looking like it was guarding it's hunting meadow from any other raptors in the area.
"The Moment" This was the moment we had waited for the better part of an hour. With this beautiful snowy owl perched in terrific spot and with blue hour setting in, she finally decided to take off and hunt. Time was running out, both with the light and the ferry leaving very shortly, I'm glad she decided to entertain us. It was moment I won't soon forget! Nikon D850 600mm F4 lens - ISO 5000 F4 and 1/1000sec prints available @ www.joegliozzophotography.com
Few Facts about Komodo Dragons Komodo dragons are the largest lizards. Komodo dragons can reach 10 feet in length Komodo dragons can weigh up to 200 pounds. Komodo dragons are carnivores (meat-eaters) who like to eat pigs, deer, snakes, fish and water buffalos. Adult komodo dragons are cannibals (eat their own species) and 10% of their diet is made of newly hatched Komodo dragons. Komodo dragons can eat prey that weighs 80% of their own weight. Komodo dragons will eat bones and hooves. Komodo dragons have reddish saliva that contains 50 different types of bacteria. Only one bite induces blood poisoning of their prey.Recent experiments showed that saliva contains venom that probably contributes to a deadly effect of bite. Komodo dragons are great swimmers. Komodo dragon can run 13 miles per hour. Komodo dragon can live more than 30 years in the wild. You can Spot komodo Dragons on Komodo Islands in Indonesia Experience Komodo Islands with Plan trips
Canada Geese cleared for landing , abundant in the northeast this time of year most are sitting on eggs right now
got very lucky to photograph the threatened pied billed grebe near Altamont ny
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"Contact" As a wildlife photographer I am always seeking for the perfect image. To get that, you must have some sort of catch light present in the eye. Well, as the sun came up from the east and this beautiful snowy owl was looking that way, the light hit just right and contact was made. It just makes the photo that much more intimate with the audience. This is not a perfect image by any means, especially with some distracting brush in the frame but it's a keeper for me. Hope you like it. Nikon D810 600mm F4 lens w/1.4 tele - ISO 640 F7.1 and 1/1250sec please follow responsible guidlines while viewing snowy owls http://www.destinationwildlife.com/blog/
"Just a Quick Glance" Snowy Owl - New York USA Nikon D810 600mm F4 lens w/1.4tele - ISO 500 F8 and 1/4000sec please follow responsible guidlines while viewing snowy owls http://www.destinationwildlife.com/blog/
"The Rock" A harlequin drake duck sits atop a rock along the jetty at the Barnegat Lighthouse in LBI, New Jersey. If you head there to see these awesome ducks please be careful on the jetty rocks. They are treacherously slippery and I myself take no chances here, especially with expensive gear. Nikon D810 600mm F4 lens - ISO 400 F5 and 1/1600sec
"The Queen of Sheba" Ever since this bird appeared on the morning of 12/9/17 I've been infatuated with her. She came in the middle of the night and when I got to the beach I spotted her from the parking lot on a post pertruding high above the dunes. At first I thought it was a seagull because , as you know, seagulls are very large. Then, looking through binoculars, I could tell it was a snowy and a big one at that. It's the largest snowy I've ever seen by far. She only stayed a couple of days and then disappeared only to return this past weekend. Where did she go for those 5 weeks? I don't know but I'm sure glad to have her back. She's so photogenic that I continued to go back there Sunday and Monday too with success on finding her. My favorite snowy owl by far. For now, until I can come up with a better name, I'm going to call her "The Queen of Sheba" Nikon D810 600mm f4 lens w/1.4tele - ISO 500 F7.1 and 1/1600sec