Five of the Best

Closer Magazine Winter 2013-14

23 5 OF THE BEST 2 www.fredolsencruises.com …wildlife to see on a Fred. Olsen cruise 1. Komodo Dragon The unique, dinosaur-like Komodo Dragon is the world’s largest lizard. They can reach three metres or more in length and weigh over 70 kilogrammes. Where to see them: Komodo Island, Indonesia is a UNESCO world heritage site dedicated to preserving its most famous inhabitant, the astounding Komodo Dragon. 2. Whales From the magnificent Humpback and Sperm whales to rarer species of Fin, Bryde’s, Blue and Sei; catching a glimpse of these beautiful creatures is sure to be an unforgettable experience. Where to see them: Two of the best places are the Azores, with a variety of species that include sperm and short finned pilot whales; and Iceland – home to Minke and Killer whales among many others. 3. Caiman Caimans closely resemble alligators in appearance, covered in bony plates with long, thick tails and elongated snouts. Where to see them: On a Fred. Olsen Amazon cruise take a Caiman Spotting Tour in Manaus, Brazil, where an expert native guide will lead you into the jungle to seek out this fascinating reptile. 4. Penguins Although all penguin species are native to the southern hemisphere, they are not found only in cold climates, such as Antarctica. In fact, only a few species of penguin live so far south. Where to see them: Ushuaia, Argentina is highly recommended if you’re hoping to catch sight of marine life, including penguins, in their natural habitat. Along the South American coast, colonies of Magellanic Penguins can be seen on a Shore Tour in Punta Arenas, Chile. 5. Elephants These enormous, powerful animals are in fact gentle giants that love to socialise and play together – an incredible sight. Where to see them: Visit Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage from Colombo, Sri Lanka – the world’s first elephant orphanage. At a conservation project in Phuket, Thailand, watch elephants play in the water and help to prepare one of their daily feeds, or take an elephant ride through the jungle. 1 3 4 5


Closer Magazine Winter 2013-14
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