A couple of months ago I was chatting with Mac Hunter (of the legendary Borneo 2016 trip which scored Clouded Leopard, Marbled Cat and Pangolin) and Charles Foley (the original Big Mammal Day-er). We were comparing our favourite mammal watching experiences and they encourage me to collect other stories from you all … So here goes.
What is your favourite mammal watching experience? Of course the species involved is going to be an important influence in our picks, but context is also key: some sightings are truly wonderful because of where we were, how hard we hard worked, what the animal(s) were doing, how close we came to death and so on.
Would love to hear some stories (preferably in 100 words or less). I haven’t decided on mine yet!