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Serengeti You can never have too many elephant photos. Photo by Christine Loomis

Photo Essay: Elephants at the Pool & Other Tales of...

In these stunning Serengeti photos, a traveler captures the incredible wildlife and natural beauty to be found in Serengeti National Park, the most popular national park in Tanzania.
On a mokoro ride on the Okavango Delta in Botswana. Photo by Yvonne Michie Horn

Exploring Botswana’s Okavango Delta by African-Style Gondolier

A traveler to Botswana explores the Okavango Delta’s 6,000 square miles of floodplains and narrow channels, viewing local wildlife up close.
Evening light fades in the Queen Charlotte Islands. Flickr/Dale Simonson

Land of Giants: Canada’s Queen Charlotte Islands

Kayaks and canoes provide the only access to many parts of Canada's remote Queen Charlotte Islands in British Columbia. From ancient forests to hidden bays, exploring the Queen Charlotte Islands is an unforgettable experience.
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Humans and Gray Whales Meet at Magdalena Bay

In Mexico’s Magdalena Bay, the curiosity between humans and gray whales is mutual. Part three in our series, "Whale Sharks, Sea Lions and Gray Whales: Adventures in La Paz"

Snorkeling with Sea Lions in the Sea of Cortez

The Sea of Cortez is rich with wildlife, including one of the largest sea lion colonies in Mexico. At Los Islotes, a small island at the northern end of Isla Espiritu Santo near La Paz, you can dive or snorkel with these playful creatures.
Snorkeling with whale sharks near La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Flickr/Julie Edgley

Swimming with Whale Sharks in the Sea of Cortez

The seaside Mexican town of La Paz is the perfect base for an ocean of adventure in the Sea of Cortez. In part one of our series on "Whale Sharks, Sea Lions and Gray Whales: Adventures in La Paz", we head out to sea to swim with whale sharks, the largest fish in the sea.
Travel in Patagonia. The Paine River flowing from the Nordenskjöld Lake towards the Salto Grande iwaterfall within the Torres del Paine National Park in Chile. Flickr/Jon Mould

Making Tracks in Chilean Patagonia

From sun-flamed towers of Torres del Paine to Punta Arenas, the gateway to southern Patagonia on the Straits of Magellan, traveling in Patagonia is filled with natural beauty, rich culture and adventure.
Lobster fishing in Sweden

Video: Lobster Fishing Adventure in Sweden

On the west coast of Sweden, lobster fishing is a rich tradition that visitors can experience.

Learning to Hit Pause: Safari in South Africa

A traveler encounters rhinos, cheetahs and a blown-out tire during an unforgettable safari in South Africa.
Safari in Kenya: Travel to Kenya

Kenya: Hakuna Matata and Me

From mango-stealing monkeys and wildlife safaris to the welcoming Maasai and Samburu people, Kenya left an impression that I’ll never forget.
Safari in Kenya

How to Ditch the Safari Circuit and Do-It-Yourself in Kenya

Leaving buffets, fancy lodges, and vehicles with shock absorbers behind, we set off on a do-it-yourself safari.
Gorilla safari in Uganda - A silverback gorilla in Uganda

African Adventure: In Search of the Mountain Gorilla in Uganda

Fewer than a thousand mountain gorillas remain in the world. Here's where you can see them in the wild.
Swimming with manatees in Citrus County, Florida

Swimming with Manatees in Florida

Get up close and personal with the manatees of Citrus County, the only place in US where you can swim with sea cows.
Diving with cow sharks in South Africa

Video: Diving with the Cow Sharks of Cape Town

Join photojournalists Aaron Gekoski and Chris Scarffe as they dive with some unusual sharks in South Africa.

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