Questions tagged [nature-and-wildlife]

Areas not inhabited by humans. Also wild and feral animals.

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Where was this photo overlooking a valley taken?

This picture was taken from a group on WhatsApp.
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Where can I see feral raccoons in Japan?

Last time I was in Japan half a year before covid I finally saw at least one and possibly two tanuki, also known as "raccoon dogs". They are not related to raccoons but have a very ...
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When can I see the Giant Waves in Nazare, Portugal?

I know that the waves hitting the Portuguese coast are the result of larger storms in the Atlantic Ocean. Whenever the forecast predicts large waves and I have the chance I go to Nazare to see those ...
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How can I choose a good destination to see whales, especially blue and humpback, preferably from a boat?

I am very intrigued by whales. I want see them in their habitat not locked up somewhere in a cage or a facility. I read that you can watch whales in Antarctica in the months of November to February. ...
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Wildlife in Hokkaido in November

I'm trying to understand what wildlife species can be expected to be found in Hokkaido around November. Where should one travel on tge island to maximize the odds to see them. E.g. Are there any ...
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Hiking/nature around Lyon

Are there any opportunities for hiking or going out into nature around Lyon, France? I am looking for something that can be done in a single day and does not require a car. What are the best areas ...
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How many cats are there on "Cat Island" Aoshima, Japan these days? Still a destination for "cat tourists" after the 2018 population control measures?

Wikipedia's Aoshima, Ehime or Ao Island or "Cat island" says: The feline inhabitants of Aoshima are fed by food donations from all over Japan. The cats also eat the small creatures of the ...
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What's the spider situation in El Salvador?

I am considering traveling to El Salvador. However, I am fearful of spiders. I am worried about the possibility of finding a disgusting, huge spider in my bed or just seeing it anywhere. El Salvador ...
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Will May be snowy in the Dolomites?

We will be staying in Badia in South Tyrol at the end of May this year. I realize that it's the off season and lots of things are closed between winter and summer, but I can't seem to find any details ...
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Organized outdoor backpacking tours in Europe/Asia/Africa?

Not long ago I started doing backpacking occasionally with Russian tour agencies. Typically the tour here is a 5 to 14 day walk in some remote parts of the country either along official tracking ...
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Why do some fields have no weeds? [closed]

When driving sometimes I'll see fields that don't appear to have any weeds and where all the grass is short. It'll look like a field that's been mowed except I can't really see any reason to mow these ...
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Hiking near Barcelona - or alternative hiking cities close-by?

I am going to Barcelona in the start of July together with a friend. We have 3 to 4 days (in Barcelona) and we want to see some beautiful nature and the possibility to hike, and we also want to spend ...
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Does anyone know the location of this login hotmail background?

Does anyone know the location of this login hotmail background ?
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Are there any moving companies which can transport plants from CA to IL [closed]

I am planning to move from California to Illinois and while selecting the moving company to transport my belongings I have noticed that they mostly do not want to transport plants. Unfortunately for ...
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When the road is blocked by animals, what's the proper way to proceed?

When the road is blocked by animals, what's the proper way to proceed? Should I wait, honk, drive/walk near the animals to try to convince them to move away from the road, or is there some more ...
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Which country should I go to in order to see gorillas?

I understand that you can see gorillas in the wild in Uganda, Rwanda and Congo. In planning a trip to Africa to see gorillas, why might I choose one country over another considering factors such as ...
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Are there wisteria tunnels close to Tokyo?

r/natureisfuckinglit asseverates this is Kawachi Wisteria Garden in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan. Link to pic beneath. Fukuoka is too far. Can I see something like this near Tokyo? I don't want just ...
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I want to get lost in France for at least three weeks

Examples from popular culture are abundant, deserted french villages, skinny dipping in lakes without being caught, extreme silence except the wind and the sudden cry of a vulture. I would love to ...
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Place with well-treated elephants on Bali or Lombok, Indonesia?

I'm planning a trip to Indonesia: Lombok and Bali, and I'd love to see elephants there. It's clear that most of the elephant parks are about as ethical as animal circuses and constantly abuse the ...
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Best things to do in NY, when you're not that into cities? [closed]

I am heading to Chattanooga (Tennessee) in October- flying from London to JFK, and then flying on from there. I will have a few days in NY before heading on to Chattanooga, and am looking for ...
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Hazards on road trip through Italian Alps

I am planning to spend about a week in Italian Alps in late October. The idea is to hire a 4WD and drive along (ideally) the whole Italian-Swiss border slowly, stopping a lot to "smell the roses" (...
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September in Dolomites

I will be doing some hiking in Alpe Di Siusi and Tre Cime from Sept 18 to 22. Is September still a warm sunny month? Or is it going to be colder? Also,this may sound silly but are there any poisonous ...
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Is Sweden full of mosquitoes during the summer?

Recently, I booked a vacation to Sweden (the south). Because I was so happy to go there, I bought a few books about it. Then, I noticed that there is a chance that you can be bitten by mosquitoes and ...
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Planning a visit to the Redwood Forests?

I'm landing at the Arcata/Eureka airport (Northern California) and renting a car, but that's where I stop knowing what to do-- there are five parks within a short driving distance of that airport: ...
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Seaside destinations in Japan for nature and scenery? [closed]

I'm seeking seaside resort towns for a nature getaway or retreat, where I can enjoy views of water too. I tried https://www.japan.travel/en/us/ and Need seaside town suggestion please - Japan Forum -...
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Within 300 km of Tokyo: Where for flora, landscape, nature? [closed]

I plan to visit Japan for 10 days and apportion 5 days to Tokyo. For the remainder, I want to escape the megalopolis and enjoy picturesque backwoods or countryside. Please recommend? Criteria: No ...
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Outside Tokyo: Where for flora, landscape, nature? [duplicate]

As I'm ruling out Tokyo in this post, this doesn't duplicate Within 300 km of Tokyo: Where for flora, landscape, nature?. Please recommend where to enjoy picturesque backwoods? Criteria: No ...
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Can a Washington resident travel with a firearm to Alaska?

I'm planning a trip to Alaska where I would like to experience a little bit of wilderness. Given that all of Alaska is "bear country" and I'm not planning to become bear bait on this trip, I would ...
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Where can I see a slow loris in Phuket, Thailand?

Where can one see a slow loris in Phuket, legally, while avoiding scams that seem to be associated with this protected primate?
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Where is it possible to reliably see king penguins from Ushuaia?

My wife and I are spending several days in Ushuaia (after an Antarctic cruise) and she loves penguins. We know that king penguins are unlikely to see on the cruise, so were wondering if there is ...
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Where are the natural hot springs in Andalucia?

While browsing for a decent travel guide for Andalucia, I stumbled upon one that quite enthusiastically mentioned the existence of natural hot springs, close to Estepona. Albeit their penetrating ...
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How close to the animals are the walking trails at San Diego Zoo Safari Park?

I'd like to visit the Safari Park (formerly known as Wild Animal Park) in San Diego. I'm debating which lens should I use for it, but that would depend on the distance to the animals. Does anyone know ...
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On Algonquin Park's Walking Trails, how likely are you to encounter and be threatened by dangerous animals?

This question assumes avoidance and confinement of food away from animals. By 'established trails', I mean the settled, permanent paths/places for travellers, such as trails for: Backpacking, ...
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What are some significant places of un-touched natural beauty, traditional culture and history in Thailand? [closed]

My sister, Brother in Law and Partner are heading to Thailand in July this year for 2 weeks. We are flying into Bangkok and flying out of Phuket. What are some of the cultural, natural and historical ...
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Where to find wilderness in Europe?

We are crazy and we want an adventure and hiking. We have already visited NP Sarek in northen Sweden and we liked it very much - no men, no bridges, no civilization at all. And now we are looking for ...
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I would like to travel to (the smallest) island where there are squirrels [closed]

I would like to travel to an island where one can find squirrels. What are some of the possible locations for me to travel to? Requirements: I need to be able to visit the island on a South African ...
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How active are the animals in Kruger National Park (S. Africa) in August? Season to see the Big Five (elephant, rhino, lion, leopard, & buffalo)?

I just booked a trip to South Africa with the purpose of viewing wildlife in Kruger National Park (a safari has always been my dream!!) for August of 2018. I know that animals are unpredictable, but I ...
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How common are such crooked forests and where can I find one?

I'm interested in visiting a "Crooked forest", similar to this forest in Poland or the Hoia forest in Romania, which has trees bent at the bottom: However, I'm not interested in these two locations ...
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Am I likely to see a snake on a desert safari or in a souk in Dubai?

I’m planning to visit the souks and take a desert safari including dinner at a campsite during my 5 day holiday in Dubai with my family at the end of November. My sister and I have a serious phobia of ...
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Are wild dogs really a problem in Samoa?

Of all the dangers to worry about when visiting a foreign country, I did not consider packs of stray dogs roaming the streets and attacking people. But apparently this is a thing: Stray dogs are a ...
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Places to see wildlife near Melbourne

Does anyone know of any places near metropolitan Melbourne where you can see wildlife? I have been to the Healesville Sanctuary and have seen kangaroos in various places. However, I'd like to see ...
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I'd like to go on a moose safari in Sweden. What are my options?

I've been in Sweden for some time now, but never had a chance to go on a moose safari so far. To clear up any confusion, this is the kind of trip where you walk around through the forest, enjoy the ...
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Which parts of PEI National Park have coyotes and foxes?

PEI National Park (henceforth PEINP) is tripartite: National Geographic warns that: Although there are no deer or moose on the island, coyotes, red foxes, raccoons, beavers, mink, and weasels are ...
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Visiting giant panda sanctuary Chengdu from Guangzhou

I want to visit the panda sanctuary in Chengdu. I will be staying in Guangzhou and noticed that it's a bit of a trip. What is the best way to get there? Is there a tour with a direct bus? Or is there ...
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Is it common/accepted to bring a dog in Tuscany (Italy)?

I understand Italian people have a very different etiquette when it comes to dining etc. Would we be allowed to bring a small dog to most terraces/restaurants? This will be in small towns, not tourist ...
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Can I expect to see monk seals in Zakynthos, Greece?

They seem to be living there and the island is not big. However I have also read, that the colonies are secret. Is it probable to randomly see a seal there? Or are there even guided tours?
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On the trail of the Alpine Ibex in Switzerland

I have been watching the National Geographic series, "Europe's Great Wilderness" and have become enthralled by their description of the Alpine Ibex. This magnificent animal appears to defy gravity in ...
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How to find out the fair price for an elephant tour in India? [closed]

As a foreigner it can sometimes be hard to judge what is a reasonable cost when the internet is flooded with ads directed at tourists (who are often willing to pay crazy prices due to lack of better ...
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Where is this win10 wallpaper location? [duplicate]

Does anyone know this location? Thank you
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Where near the Dead Sea can you most likely get to see a Hyrax?

I am planning to visit the Dead Sea, and from what I have gathered through online research, Ein Gedi is the place where I can find high end hotels. I am actually hoping to get a close look at Hyrax ...