Today is World Wildlife Day and this year’s theme is “The future of wildlife is in our hands”. It’s horrific to think about how many of the fabulous species of animals that roam the world today will have disappeared by the time your children or grandchildren have grown up. Which species of elephants, gorillas, turtles, tigers, bears, frogs and whales will have been lost forever?

20 Favourite Wildlife Photographs

As well as raising awareness, World wildlife Day should be a day to celebrate the world’s wonderful diversity of eco-systems and their inhabitants. I’d like to share 20 of my favourite wildlife shots from my travels over the last year.

Spring Photography in England

Geese young at the Arundel Wetland Centre, West Sussex, England - Wildlife Photography

Goose chicks at the Arundel Wetland Centre, West Sussex, England

Moorhen chick at the Arundel Wetland Centre, West Sussex, England

Moorhen chick at the Arundel Wetland Centre, West Sussex, England

Male Mallard at the Arundel Wetland Centre, West Sussex, England

Male Mallard at the Arundel Wetland Centre, West Sussex, England

Mother and young Coot at the Arundel Wetland Centre, West Sussex, England

Mother and young Coot at the Arundel Wetland Centre, West Sussex, England

Red-breasted Geese at the Arundel Wetland Centre, West Sussex, England

Red-breasted Geese at the Arundel Wetland Centre, West Sussex, England

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Male Mandarin Duck at the Arundel Wetland Centre, West Sussex, England

Red Deer stag at Knepp, West Sussex, England

Red Deer stag at Knepp, West Sussex, England

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Red Deer stag at Knepp, West Sussex, England

Exmoor Pony at Knepp, West Sussex, England

Exmoor Pony at Knepp, West Sussex, England

Fallow Deer at Knepp, West Sussex, England

Fallow Deer at Knepp, West Sussex, England

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Rabbit at Knepp, West Sussex, England

Summer Photography in Canada

Female Grizzly Bear in the Great Bear Rainforest, British Columbia, Canada

Female Grizzly Bear in the Great Bear Rainforest, British Columbia, Canada

Male Grizzly Bear in the Great Bear Rainforest, British Columbia, Canada

Male Grizzly Bear in the Great Bear Rainforest, British Columbia, Canada

A juvenile Bald Headed Eagle, The Great Bear Rainforest,British Columbia, Canada

A young Bald Headed Eagle in the Great Bear Rainforest, British Columbia, Canada

Humming Bird in the Great Bear Rainforest, British Columbia, Canada

Humming Bird in the Great Bear Rainforest, British Columbia, Canada

Bald Headed Eagle, Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada

Bald Headed Eagle, Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada

Autumn Photography in England

Red squirrel on Brownsea Island, Poole, Dorset, England

Red Squirrel on Brownsea Island, Poole, Dorset, England

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Red Squirrel on Brownsea Island, Poole, Dorset, England

 

Winter Photography in The Gambia

Village Weaver by Kotu Stream, The Gambia

Village Weaver  by Kotu Stream, The Gambia

Malachite Kingfisher by Kotu Stream, The Gambia - Wildlife Photographs

Malachite Kingfisher by Kotu Stream, The Gambia

 

 

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Celebrating World Wildlife Day with 20 favourite wildlife photographs

 

Further Wildlife Photography Posts:

Photographing the Red Squirrels of Brownsea Island

Wildlife Photography in the Great Bear Rainforest – Top 12 Tips

Birding Before Breakfast in The Gambia

The Baboons of Makasutu Forest

Monkeys at play in a Gambian garden

 

 

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