Wildlife travel stories
I’m a sucker for wildlife, which is probably why so many stories on this site feature animal encounters from around the world. Some of these creature close-ups are best expressed in photo form. So that’s why you can see a monkey on a motorbike, a Rottnest Island quokka from Australia and a crocodile that likes being stroked in the Gambia.
Links to all the wildlife stories on the site can be found below.
David Whitley experiences an all-together wilder Jamaica on a day trip to the Appleton Estate and Black River. From the top of the tower at Appleton Estate, there’s an awful lot of green toRead More »
When men and monkeys collide, humans tend to go ape. As rules of thumb go, the one about which countries monkeys live in is fairly failsafe. All you have to do is ask someoneRead More »
David Whitley keeps an eye open for the Buller’s albatross and some very cute penguins on a boat trip from Dunedin. The fishing boat chugging towards us has company. It’s birdwatching bingo, as squadronsRead More »
David Whitley finds himself with conflicting opinions at the Kuala Gandah Elephant Conservation Centre in Malaysia. Right and wrong is rarely black and white. Even when an elephant wakes from the effects of theRead More »
David Whitley takes to the ocean at Byron Bay with Go Sea Kayak, and finds himself with some rather cute company… We ride high on the swell. Another wave is lurching towards us, andRead More »
A wallaby at Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia, prepares to tuck into a light snackRead More »
David Whitley attempts to conquer the rapids in Kangaroo Valley, New South Wales, hoping he can add a wombat to his collection of goannas. You have to admire the Australian attitude towards health andRead More »
In the Namadgi National Park near Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory, David Whitley finds his path blocked by a nasty-looking snake. There are many things that you wish to see after three hoursRead More »
David Whitley gets up close and personal with a sleepy ball of fur at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Queensland. As I gently stroke her neck, ruffling her hair, Elise moves closer. IRead More »