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11. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru 1027 posts) 11y

I've seen lots of whales, dolphins, elephant seals and penguins in the wild. My favourite were easily the whales. They were big old things. Think most of the ones we saw were blue whales. Saw them off the coast of Cape Verde Islands in the Atlantic.

12. Posted by Pati (Full Member 120 posts) 11y

I'd like to see Comodo Dragon.
I have seen many wild animal but my favorite is Blue footed bobbie!!!

13. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

1. Do-do bird (then I could retire and travel!)

2.a. Maquacs in Gibraltar (OK, not exactly "wild")
2.b. Birds of all kinds in NZ (don't know their names, but there were so many!)
2.c. Saw a red fox just last week - first I'd seen around Montreal
2.d. Deer in southern Quebec
2.e. Dolphins in Florida
2.f. Rays in Florida (the most impressive I've seen were at the aquarium in Auckland - but those weren't wild, just HUGE)

14. Posted by ChubbDub (Full Member 132 posts) 11y

1) Cougar
2) Grizzly Bear by far

15. Posted by bluewaav (Inactive 627 posts) 11y

1) I would most want to see a leopard.

2) a mountain goat, a teenager (I think.) that ate trail mix out of my hand on the shoulder.

Peace,

Steph

16. Posted by bluewaav (Inactive 627 posts) 11y

Oh sorry, I forgot to mention that it was in Jasper National Park in the Canadian Rockies .

17. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

Quoting isadora

Quoting Travel100

Gretchen,

Especially for you:

What sort Fish have you seen? Anything unusual or dangerous (sharks, octapus, etc??)

1) Caribbean spotted drum fish. (Small and quite shy. A treat if you find one - we found 2 - but the pics are blurred.)
2) Cuttlefish - a line of 10 all swimming together about 6 inches apart. Very cool!
3) A small reef shark snoozing in a crevice. (Not seen larger ones.)
4) Very large green and moray eels
5) Small octopi
6) A large school of grunts - numbering in the thousands - looked as thoght the ocean floor was moving - then they surrounded us.
7) Several large rays
8) There's more but this will cover it some..

9) One of the coolest things was the smallest. During night dives, we use a good sized "flashlight". The small plankton absorb the light. When you turn the light off, it looks like a snowstorm all around you - because of the phosphorescence. It's magical and I'm always awe-struck by it.

Hi isadora.

It all seems soooooo cool. I would love to scuba but so far have only snorkeled because I really don't think my ears will deal with the pressure. I bet its "really magical" down there.

18. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

Wow! Its really an amazing World! There're so many cool animals and things to see. The diversity is really amazing.

19. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 11y

1) Tasmanian Tiger (you never know)
2) A whale, not sure what type, but I saw it off the side of a boat once. There's been others - pretty hard to choose just one :)

20. Posted by soliqa (Respected Member 284 posts) 11y

i've seen a crocodile in the wild which was quite exciting in the daintree rainforest, tropical north queensland, australia. i'd love to see a panda bear in the wild though, not many of them wandering around the australian countryside!!

cheers,