Wildlife


Admittedly, Thailand is not known for its wildlife. However, this genre of photography is not totally non-existent here (although, of course, not truly quite "wild" as destinations that are well-known for this genre, e.g. Africa, The Amazon, etc.). We do have a few forested areas that are quite abundant with herds of wild Asian elephants, deers and gaurs. There are also areas where migratory birds settle during the winter months, coming from as far as East Russia. In the Gulf of Thailand, there are several pods of Bryde's (pronounced "bruda") whales that can be observed from chartered fishing boats, making a day trip from Bangkok.

Note: Although the wildlife authorities say that leopards and tigers still roam Thailand's few remaining tropical jungle areas, the chance of catching a view of any is extremely small.