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Old 06-17-2019, 11:32 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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If you want to be amazed by spectacular wildlife in both quantity and variety, where would you go to see this?

Topographic variety is an added plus.
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Old 06-17-2019, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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You don't need to travel to some place that's exotic to see nature. You can find plenty of it where you are right now; you just need to look for it.

But as far as variety of large, easily observed wildlife goes, I'd vote for Africa (either the southern part, or the Serengeti).
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Old 06-17-2019, 07:05 PM
 
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The national parks are always a good way to see wildlife. Around here, the Cascade Loop https://www.cascadeloop.com/, and Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge are my favorite places.
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Old 06-17-2019, 07:11 PM
 
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a 3ftx3ft square of most people's backyard will yield enough "wildlife".
yes, insects are wildlife, and you will be AMAZED with what you see.
topography is irrelevant for abundant diversity.
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Old 06-17-2019, 08:20 PM
 
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When it comes to the variety of flora and fauna on display, I think the Amazon is hard to beat.
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Old 06-18-2019, 07:48 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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Just one place? Maybe an orbiting satellite with a very very powerful telephoto lens. Might take a couple of revolutions to see the whole place however.
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Old 06-19-2019, 09:48 AM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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I'd agree with Milky Way Resident, the Amazon. But here in the Appalachian mountains is not too shabby for something a lot closer to home.
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Old 06-19-2019, 11:06 AM
 
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Not sure what you're looking for...but Louisiana has a variety of wildlife, and if you visit the swamps, you're sure to see alligators at least. Probably some wild pigs too. (I personally think the bayous are beautiful, and wish I could live on one some day.)
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Old 06-19-2019, 11:42 AM
 
Location: West Virginia
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Outside
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Old 06-22-2019, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Near Falls Lake
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I've been to a good number of national parks where we camp in the backcountry. Yellowstone has quite a bit of wildlife that is easily viewed, and Glacier is loaded with bears (grizzly and black), Bighorn, Mountain goats, and some other more secretive animals that are rarely seen such as wolverines.
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