The point has been made time and again that humans, too, are as much ‘animals’ as any other member of the kingdom. Yet what separates us is clearly our instinct to civilize, order, and oftentimes subdue any ‘wild’ instinct that might still persist somewhere in our DNA.

Thus, the wildlife that surrounds us, from insects to lions to dolphins to venus fly traps, captivates us not only out of beauty and the wonderment of their existential differences, but from their ‘wild’ core that has no need for codified systems of living, no sense of the world beyond what they have seen and experienced. It is rare that we might observe wildlife and learn nothing of ourselves.

Wildlife Articles

25 photos from Namibia we can’t stop looking at

by Jorge Henao

Watch: Amazing footage of mother and calf blue whales swimming near Antarctica

by Morgane Croissant

Southeast Alaska is a place I’ll never forget. These 13 images show why.

by Carlo Alcos

South Africa’s extreme drought is bad for hippos, pretty great for lions

by Erin Conway-Smith

Commercial whaling is illegal, yet Japan continues to kill whales. What’s the deal?

by Morgane Croissant

Watch: The beauty of the Arctic wildlife in this stunning video

by Morgane Croissant

Islamic clerics declare fatwa on poachers in Indonesia and Malaysia

by Beh Lih Yi

Skip Disney World. This photographer shows a side of Florida few tourists get to see.

by Amanda Machado

I ate the beating heart of a live snake in Vietnam. Here’s why I’ll never do it again.

by Colin Heinrich

11 organizations fighting to protect wildlife in Alaska

by Shelby Huff

The 11 most threatened species in the US and how to help them thrive

by Shelby Huff

16 experiences you must have in the French Alps before you die

by Mathieu Le Lay

Yellowstone’s grizzlies are essential to our world, so why aren’t we fighting harder to preserve them?

by Shelby Huff

8 common questions and comments I get as a wildlife guide, but should never hear

by Shelby Huff

10 species to see in Hawaii before climate change eliminates them forever

by Megan Edgar

80% of Europe’s wildlife habitat is at risk: Here’s what’s being done about it in Slovakia

by Jim O'Donnell

Florida does not have a bear problem, it has a people problem

by Shelby Huff

Guide to epic wildlife viewing along Utah’s Flaming Gorge-Uintas scenic byway

by Cathryn Hoyt
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