Best Wildlife Photography Spots - Page 2

Oak Creek Canyon

The marked trail is a 6.4 mile round trip hike (3.2 miles each direction). The trail is a gorgeous walk through forests, broken up by crossing shallow mountain streams, and spotting occasional wildlife. While the entire walk is easy if you carry just a small bag with water/food, due to…

Smithsonian’s National Zoo

I find the Fall, Winter and early Spring the best times to travel to the zoo. The cooler weather makes the animals a bit more active especially the Red Pandas, Giant Pandas and Tigers, and cooler weather can sometimes deter the otherwise stifling crowds.

Parc des oiseaux

This kind of zoo is dedicated to birds so you want to bring tele-lenses. Monopods will also be an interesting idea. Shows are organized and if you plan to go there be sure to arrive in advance to be sitted where you want (depending on your needs).

Chobe National Park

To describe Chobe in a short paragraph is akin to draining the Zambezi River with a straw. This park, and in particular the opportunities for game viewing near the river (or on the river) are among the best anywhere in the world. Not only do you have massive herds of…

Wildlife in Yellowstone National Park

Drive through the Grand loop area you will be able to spot Deer, Elk, Bear, Bison, Wolf etc., along the road. Best time of the day is early morning as the crowd along the roads are less and you can spot more wildlife than later in the day. Always maintain…

Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park

This is a truly unique wildlife photography experience. Where else can you see a troupe of Snow Monkeys hanging out in a hot springs, nestled in a beautiful snowy valley? The monkeys are very habituated to people, and you can get as close as want, but do be advised that…

Arasaki Crane Reserve

Two species of cranes winter at this area: White-Naped Cranes, and Hooded Cranes, and they do so in very large numbers (13,000 plus), making for a very impressive and noisy scene. The rest of the year, this is just another rice field and not particularly photogenic, so plan on visiting…

Bolivar Flats

Bolivar Flats is comprised of salt marsh, mud flats and beach. It is recognized as a Globally Important Bird Area and is managed by the Houston Audubon Society. The area is rich in fish, invertebrates and shellfish. This makes it a perfect habitat for thousands of water birds. Here the…

Gulf Island National Seashore Gator Pond

The Gulf Island National Seashore in Ocean Springs, Mississippi is located on Davis Bayou, and encompasses over 400 acres. Located near the campground, the ‘gator pond’, as it is know by locals, is a great area to spot all kinds of bayou wildlife, including alligators! Besides alligators, keep your eyes…

Audubon Bird Sanctuary, Dauphine Island

Dauphine Island is one of the best birding locations in the southern US. The island has several bird sanctuaries, but at 164 acres, the Audubon Bird Sanctuary is the largest. From April to early May, thousands of Neotropical birds make this their first stop after flying 600 miles across the…