Swimming with Dolphins, Tracking Gorillas: How to Have the World's Best Wildlife Encounters

Swimming with Dolphins, Tracking Gorillas: How to Have the World's Best Wildlife Encounters

Paperback Bradt Travel Guides (Wildlife Guides)

By (author) Ian Wood

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  • Format: Paperback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 198mm x 240mm x 16mm | 621g
  • Publication date: 4 December 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Buckinghamshire
  • ISBN 10: 1841624047
  • ISBN 13: 9781841624044
  • Illustrations note: Full-colour throughout, 200 images & 52 maps
  • Sales rank: 415,965

Product description

An inspirational guide to close encounters with wildlife in hand-picked destinations around the world.

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Author information

Ian Wood is a writer and photographer specializing in wildlife, travel and nature.

Review quote

'...enthusiastic and comprehensive guide to engaging with animals on their own terms, from catching wildebeest migrations to stalking a tiger.' Food & Travel magazine 'If you want to get closer to wildlife, this guide gives the lowdown on how, where and when, from writer and photographer Ian Wood.' National Geographic Traveller 'Illustrated with beautiful photography, this inspiring guide shows you how and where to see the world's iconic wildlife in the most ethical ways possible' Sussex Life

Table of contents

Introduction 1. Forest/RainforestEncounters with tigers; tracking mountain and lowland gorillas; tracking chimpanzees; up close with orangutans; primate communications; inquisitive lemurs; proboscis monkeys along the river; walking in the Costa Rican rainforest; watching grizzly bears catch salmon; Eurasian brown bears from a hide; trekking in search of Komodo dragons; macaws at a salt lick; getting close to mini beasts. 2. Savanna/PlainsWalking in search of lions; tracking cheetah; African horse-riding safaris; tracking leopard by 4x4; elephants on a walking safari; the wildebeest migration; tracking rhino on foot.3. MountainExpedition in snow leopard territory; tracking wolves on foot; seeking out the giant panda; hiking and climbing in search of condors and vultures.4. PolarEncounter with Polar bears; penguins: kayaking, walking and camping.5. RiverineWatching hippos; kayaking with alligators in the Everglades; the Pantanal, jaguars and more; in search of the elusive shoebill.6. MarineSwimming with wild dolphins; swimming and snorkeling with whales; diving with seals and sea lions; Galapagos encounters; snorkeling on a coral reef; swimming and diving with turtles; diving with sharks; snorkeling and diving with whale sharks; diving with manta rays; the world of the puffin. Wildlife calendarUseful sources and wildlife operatorsActivities and destinations indexesAlphabetical index