Seeing Unusual Animals During Travels

There are some places where you expect to see some unusual animals, such as when going to the jungle or desert. Some places are associated with certain animals, so they often use them as part of tourist attractions, like riding a camel or seeing a snake charmer. Other times, it is simply a random event where you just happen to see animals in their natural environment as part of a hike. We have certainly seen our fair share of different animals, some of them cute and some of them not so much. Whenever we see animals, we do our best to get a photograph of them, with varying results. Do you take photographs of animals during your travels?

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Mountain Goats
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Three-Toed Tree Sloth
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Adorable Baby Monkey
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Llama on Moon Island in Bolivia
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Agouti in Panama
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Camel in Egypt
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Snake Charmer in Morocco
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Bird on the Porch of Our Eco Lodge
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Tarantula Crawling Out of a Tree
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Blurry Picture of Giant River Otters in the Amazon Jungle

Colorful Flowers Around the World

Regardless of where we travel to, whenever we see a beautiful flower we tend to take a close-up picture of it. We have been to many tropical locations, which have amazing flowers, but we see beautiful flowers in the hearts of cities as well. Obviously we also see wild flowers along the trails during our hikes. What we love about the close-up pictures is how it often captures the contrasting colors within the flower petals. We have included many of our favorite flowers here. Do you take photographs of flowers that you come across during your travels?

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Beautiful Wildflower
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White and Red Orchid
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Flowers in the Jungle
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Yellow Wildflowers
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Tropical Flower
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Colorful Flower in Ecuador
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Butterfly on a Flower
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Very Unique
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Flower in the Jungle of Panama
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Flowers in a Park
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Bright Orange Flowers
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Purple Wildflower
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Interesting Yellow Wildflower
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Tropical Flower in Panama

 

How Does Traveling Make You Feel?

You will likely go through a wide range of emotions when you travel, especially when going to someplace that you’ve never been to before. It starts as you begin to plan your trip, there can be a mix of excitement and nervousness. Depending upon the distance you are traveling, during the actual travel there can be frustration over delays, lack of sleep, rude and inconsiderate other travelers, and uncomfortable conditions. Perhaps there will be jet lag and some disorientation upon your arrival, especially in places that are culturally different than your own. At this point, it is likely that the excitement will return as you start to discover the place that you’ve chosen to visit. With all of that said, as we look back at photographs of ourselves during our travels, we can see the genuine happiness in our smiles. If we had to sum up how travel makes us feel, it would definitely be happy and perhaps a sense of being complete. Despite a little depression when a trip comes to an end, it soon turns back to the enjoyment of planning something new. What emotions do you experience as you travel?

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Enjoying the Temples in Egypt
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Making Friends in Bolivia
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Standing on the Rim of a Volcano in Ecuador
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Standing in Bran Castle (Dracula’s Castle) in Transylvania
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Sitting at a Restaurant in the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain