5 Amazing Places for Wildlife Photography

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Animals are amazing creatures. While it’s not difficult to stand afar and be awed at their beauty, sometimes it’s better to have a memento of having seen one out in their natural habitat. And this is exactly what wildlife photography tours promise: the chance to take photos of animals in the wild.


Creatures of different shapes and sizes share this earth with us, but there are some wildlife photography tours where you can get some really incredible shots of animals.




Wildlife may not be a word you normally associate with Japan. You will most likely be thinking of a highly urbanized country. However, you should know that the Japanese have a very close relationship with the natural environment.


If you pay much attention to anything that goes viral on the internet, you will know that in Japan there are several cat islands and one that is inhabited by rabbits. While those animals definitely make interesting subjects, there are other places in the country with equally incredible wildlife.


The island of Honshu, for instance, is the best place for wildlife photography tours during the winter if you want to see snow monkeys sitting in a hot spring in the snow. On the island of Hokkaido, you will see elegant red-crowned cranes, whooper swans, and majestic steller sea eagles – just to name a few.




This is another country you wouldn’t associate with impressive wildlife. It’s a place with a rich cultured and history. There are so many sights to see and incredible foods to taste. However, the wildlife situation in India is absolutely worth your time.


The Ranthambore National Park used to be the hunting reserve of the maharajah and it has impressive historical significance and beauty. But the main attraction is nature itself: without a doubt, the mighty Bengal tiger. Seeing your first tiger is a powerful experience and should not be missed. The beautiful forests, lakes, and mountains in Ranthambore greet those who venture here. Other than the tigers, you will also be treated to sights of different bird species, as well as crocodile, deer, and leopard.




Readers of His Dark Materials will be familiar with the place. In the series, it served as home of the panserbjørn (armored bear), a polar bear that can speak the human language.


Real-Life Svalbard is also home to polar bears. But they aren’t the only creatures that can be found in the place. Svalbard is also home to walruses, reindeer, seals and Arctic foxes. The icy landscapes and glacier-filled fjords are magical.




As home to the Big Five – Cape buffalo, elephant, lion, leopard, and rhinoceros – it’s only fair to mention the entire continent of Africa as one of the best places to take pictures of wild animals.


All of the animals that comprise the Big Five can be found across Africa. For those interested in seeing these wonderful creatures, we have safaris that can take you to Kenya and Uganda for an opportunity to see these impressive animals in their natural habitat. Magic is another word that describes this continent. This is a life-changing trip.




A trip to the Galapagos Island inspired Charles Darwin to write his theory of natural selection. While you can certainly visit this country for historical reasons, you can also appreciate it through its unusual wildlife.



Wildlife photography tours provide the opportunity for taking photographs of some of the earth’s most impressive creatures. While wild animals are beautiful to admire, you also don’t want to forget having seen one and that is where Wild Focus Expeditions can help you out.




Wild Focus Expeditions is based out of Santa Fe, New Mexico but we’re happy to go on expeditions with those of you all over the world. Here are some of our more famous expedition destinations: Greenland, Indonesia, Japan, Svalbard, Namibia, Botswana and Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, Pantanal, India, Kenya, Uganda, and the Galapagos

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