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Bermuda Beach (with Mahatma Gandhi quote)

Red Eyed Tree Frog Costa Rica

 

We were fans of tree frogs long before we took my daughter to Tortuguero, on Costa Rica‘s extremely remote Caribbean coast. But we’d never seen quite so many of the cute little buggers as we did during our stay at Mwamba Lodge. During our second night there, after a day full of torrential downpours, we were chilling in the pool when I noticed a sign for “Frog Island” in the middle of the shallow end. I started looking around, trying in vain to spot them against the vivid green palms, until I heard a strange noise coming from the center of the plant. I moved one leaf aside to find two red eyed tree frogs getting it on, with the female clearly none too happy about it! The two played a wicked game of chase for a while, but eventually settled down on opposite sides of the island. This little fella was quite the model, allowing me to take dozens of shots without seeming too bothered by it. We eventually used a photo of him as the basis for the frog on the G in our Green Global Travel logo!   –Bret Love

 

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Baby White Tiger at Chestatee Wildlife Preserve

 

I’ve covered Chestatee Wildlife Preserve, a privately owned zoo located in the foothills of the north Georgia mountains, numerous times for various publications over the past few years. In the process, I’ve become friends with owner C.W. Wathen, who lives on the preserve and has dedicated his life to providing a home for injured, rehabilitated and unwanted animals. One of the greatest perks of my job has been providing my daughter with the opportunity to learn about wildlife conservation from experts on the subject, affording us up-close encounters with everything from ring-tailed lemurs and baby alligators to baby grizzly bears and wolves. Still, it was a shock when Wathen brought out this tiny white tiger cub born to longtime residents Georgia and Dallas. Just a few weeks old, the little fella was no bigger than your average house cat, but his paws were clearly big enough to do some serious damage! We loved his beautiful eyes and decidedly curious nature, and were delighted when he stopped his endless exploring long enough for me to snap this adorable portrait.  –Bret Love

 

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Today’s pic comes from a morning safari drive through Phinda Private Game Reserve, which is located in KwaZulu Natal. I had been in South Africa for two weeks, moving from Kruger National Park to Durban before winding down my trip in Zulu country. I’d gotten some amazing opportunities to see lions, elephants, leopards, giraffes and rhinos much closer than I’d ever imagined, but until the last day had not seen any cheetahs (my favorite among the big cat species). Ours was the first safari vehicle to stumble upon this mother and her two 7-month-old cubs, so we were able to watch them silently for about 15 minutes before any other vehicles showed up. I snapped over 300 photos of the cubs wrestling on the open savannah, but this serene shot was my favorite. It was an amazing to wind down the trip that fueled my passion for ecotourism.  –Bret Love

 

 

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• AFRICA
Egypt- Top 5 Eco Attractions
South Africa- Londolozi Game Reserve Safari
South Africa- Kruger National Park
South Africa- South Africa- Zulu Memories
Tanzania- Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro

 
• ANTARCTICA
How To Get To Antarctica Without Doing the Drake
The Haunting Beauty of Icebergs
Penguins of Antarctica
Taking the Polar Plunge
Top 5 Eco Attractions in Antarctica
Whales of Antarctica
 
• ASIA
India- Ranthambhore National Park
Laos- The Pastoral Paradise of Muang Ngoi
Malaysia- Borneo Sun Bear Conservation Centre
Nepal- Hiking The Annapurna Circuit
Taiwan- Top 5 Eco Activities in Taipei
Thailand- Top 5 National Parks
 
• AUSTRALIA/OCEANIA
Australia- Top 5 Eco Attractions
Australia-Kangaroo Island
New Zealand- Kapiti Island
New Zealand- Tongariro National Park
New Zealand- Top 5 Ecotourism Attractions
Tahiti- First Impressions
Tahiti- Moorea 4x4 Safari Tour
Tahiti- Moorea, Tiki Village Theater
Tahiti- Pearl Diving in Bora Bora
Tahiti- Ruahatu Marine Sanctuary, Bora Bora
Tonga- Eua Island Eco Activities

 

• NORTH AMERICA
CANADA
Churchill- Into the Wild of Manitoba
Churchill- Polar Bear Fight
Churchill- Polar Bear Photo Gallery
Churchill- Tundra Wildlife

UNITED STATES
America’s Best Volcanoes
AK- Denali National Park
FL- Sanibel Island Eco Activities
FL- Crystal River, Swimming with Manatees
GA- Barnsley Gardens
GA- Top 5 Autumn Activities Around Atlanta
GA- Best Christmas Light Displays
GA- Top 20 Atlanta Christmas Events
GA- Jekyll Island Eco Activities
GA- Weekend in North GA Mountains
GA- Top 5 Eco Attractions in North GA
HI- Hawaii’s Big Island
HI- Hawaiian Mythology
MT- Hiking Glacier National Park
NC- Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge
NC- Asheville's Green Restaurants Scene
NC- Greensboro Travel Guide
NC- Great Smoky Mountains National Park
NC- Outer Banks Wild Horses
NM- Top 5 Eco Attractions
NY- Going Green in NYC
WV- Outdoor Adventures
Yellowstone- Mammoth Hot Springs
Yellowstone- Lamar Valley
Yellowstone- Grand Canyon & Hayden Valley
Yellowstone- Upper Geyser Basin
Yellowstone- Lower Geyser Basin

MEXICO
Cancun- Cancun Underwater Museum
Cancun- Mayan Museum of Archaeology
Riviera Maya- Monkeys, Pyramids & Pottery
Riviera Maya- Rio Secreto
Riviera Maya- Tulum & Coba
 
• CARIBBEAN