As a teenager I sat down to write down a list of 100 species around that planet that I really wanted to see before I drifted off to the Great National Park in the sky. It was not a very difficult thing to do as being at boarding school at the time, I could spend hours researching the list (I even had all the latin names) in the library.
Five years ago I thought I would summarise it into a Top 20 list that I wanted to photograph as well, and although I have photographed a few, I still have quite a few of these beauties to find, and that excites me.
Polar bear (done)
Bengal Tiger (done)
Hoolock Gibbon (done)
Giant River otter
Blue Whale (done)
Any Bird of Paradise.
Gaur – Indian bison (done)
I do realise that there is a serious lack of bird species on the list but I find that if I chase mammal species in certain parts of the world, I tend to photograph the birds anyway.
What species are on your list ?
Nice list Wayne!
Quite a few of my species are also on your list but would also love to photograph Leopard Seals and King Penguins! 🙂
Thanks Gerry. Nice additions.
Antarctica was clearly not featured, like the King penguin suggestion..
Love the idea of this list and has me thinking about my own now 🙂
I still haven’t seen brown or black bears in the wild, and that is high on my list. But my Antarctica trip last year has me wanting more, especially the crab-eater seal and macaroni penguins that eluded me on that particular trip.
By far, top of my list is the Emporer Penguin but until I win the lottery it feels like an unattainable dream 🙁
Great list Wayne!
Here are the top 10 species on my bucket list:
Iiwi (Hawaiian Honeycreeper)
Gabor. Thanks for the list. Like the Hoatzin option.