Lonely Planet’s A Year of Watching Wildlife

The “travel list” has become a bit of a tired concept, with far too many “ten best” lists and “fifty places to see before you die.”

Lonely Planet’s A Year of Watching Wildlife is a bit different, in that it is organized by calendar, with a wildlife event to see for each week of the year. It’s an attractive book, with nice photos, good information and good writing.

Of course, all the “usual suspects” are here–the Serengeti, the Amazon, the Galapagos. But I think there’s enough here to interest even more serious traveling naturalists and wildlife enthusiasts.  There are some intriguing trip ideas like the lek displays of kob, Zambian fruit bat colonies, bioluminescent bays and more.

I’m sure you won’t agree with all the choices, but I guess that’s part of the fun. In any case, it’s a decent book for your shelf  if you’re a traveling wildlife enthusiast. Just thought I’d pass along a mini-review.

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