Seven of the Best Wildlife Experiences

Posted on January 24, 2009 by

Sea Lions on Galapagos Islands

Wildlife is the only thing left on Earth that is original and real, roaming the Planet since thousands of years ago. To me, getting close to Wildlife gives that surreal feeling of seeing how the World would look like without human activities and commercialism. That, is the most beautiful side of Earth one can see. Through wildlife, you don’t see pretentions nor artificialities. It is straight in your face, completely genuine and crystal clear.

The beauty of wildlife is its raw savageness. These days, what you watch on TV is all censored and recreated, nothing is as how we see it in real life. Yet, watching the lions roar and pandas rolling amidst the grass, you can see them at their natural state of mind. While you admire in awe and silence, the animals roam or hunt freely, with not a wink of worries or care in the world.

cheetah at the serengetiWhen we were galloping on our 4WD jeep, throttling through the rocky dirt road of the Serengeti National Park, I could see why the world was so enchanted with the animated movie ‘Lion King’. Inspired by the famous Serengeti, the scriptwriter weaved a magical movie about the Animal Kingdom, based on the wild settings of this beautifully charming National Park.

Miles and Miles of wilderness, you could see acacia trees and dried plains, and thousands of zebras and wildebeests roaming the lands. It’s hard not to fall in love with this sort of beauty.

Of course, an animation can never fully bring out the real charm of the untouched natural landscape of Tanzania. You gotta see it for yourself to believe it. As with the Serengeti experience, other wildlife encounters such as swimming with sealions in the Galapagos Islands and hanging around with Orangutans in Borneo, only bring out the best that the Planet Earth has to offer.

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Sadly, these emotional Wildlife experiences are rare gems these days, as human activities are taking away the natural habitats of these animals. As Borneo continues deforestation initiatives, and Global Warming threatens the livelihood of the Polar Bears in the Antarctic, these precious wildlife are on the brink of extinction. As much as global awareness is being promoted, we continue to take away their lives 1 at a time. You never know, at this rate we’re going, in a few decades’ time, Pandas or Orangutans might just be officially declared extinct.

Read more of my article, ’7 of the Best Wildlife Experiences’ on Bootsnall.com.

Photo Credits: Sea lions — Vic Sofras on Flickr, Cheetah – my gallery, Panda – Chendu Panda Sanctuary

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About Nellie Huang

Nellie Huang is the co-founder of WildJunket. As a professional travel writer with a special interest in offgrid destinations and adventure travel, she scours through the world in search for a slice of undiscovered paradise. In her quest, she's climbed an active volcano in Guatemala, swam with sealions in the Galapagos and built a school in Tanzania.

20 Responses to “Seven of the Best Wildlife Experiences”

  1. AnnaHopn February 5, 2009 9:20 am #

    Hi there,
    Great job. But not enought info. Where can i read more?

    Have a nice day
    AnnaHopn

  2. Nellie March 10, 2009 4:21 pm #

    hey Anna! Thanks for the compliments. Here's the link to my article. http://www.bootsnall.com/articles/09-01/seven-bes

  3. Natural Wonders September 17, 2010 8:05 am #

    Cheetah is one my favorite animal, too bad it's one of endangered species now.

  4. Christie November 11, 2010 12:50 pm #

    Nice article, but there are no Polar Bears in the Antarctic… Might want to correct that…

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