Towering mountains, jagged rocks, sandy beaches, and swampy lagoons – America has it all.
And what comes with these distinct array of terrains? Diverse and flourishing wildlife.
We’re going to tell you where you can catch the brown bears fishing, the bison roaming, and the bald eagles soaring like you’ve never seen before!
As Proud American Traveler reports:
The give and take of society and nature is unpredictable, so now is the time to experience America’s most majestic creatures in the wild.
We couldn’t mention American wildlife and not talk about Yellowstone National Park.
The breathtaking views of mountains, lakes, and animals is something every adventurous traveler has to experience at least once.
Roaming through the valley are bison, mountain goats, and cougars – but if you’re really lucky, you’ll catch a glimpse of the elusive and majestic wolf.
As with many coveted creatures, the wolf had become a threatened species until Yellowstone started a reintroduction program in the 1990s that put them back on the map.
And while you can spot them year round, winter is the optimal time of year as wolves and their prey congregate in the Lamar Valley.
The snow not only lays softly on a picturesque backdrop, but the contrast of the wolf against a glistening snow makes them easier to spot, as Lonely Planet reveals to us.
You may have to hike off the beaten path to see the wolf, so consulting the experienced guides at Wolf Tracker may not be a bad idea.
From mid-February to mid-April, the migration of the sandhill crane takes place along the Platte River in Nebraska.
Before beginning their remarkable journey north, 600,000 of these red-faced birds with long necks and pointy beaks gather for what’s considered a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
So bring your cameras, video recorders, binoculars, and sense of awe for one of the most spectacular wildlife sightings in America.
Alligators are as interesting as they are powerful, and no place lets you get up-close and personal like the Everglades National Park in Florida.
The Sunshine State is notorious for alligator sightings in record-breaking sizes, but the Everglades is their main domain and they won’t let you forget it.
Tread carefully, because these living dinosaurs are always hungry – so if you hang out long enough, you’ll get to watch nature’s captivating dance between hunter and prey.
Leaving the mainland for the vast expanse of Alaska and you’ll find a land of wildlife and adventure many experienced outdoorsmen only dream of.
Alaska is home to brown bears, running salmon, killer whales, coastal wolves, and the moose.
Weighing in at over 1,400 lbs and standing at a lofty 6.9 feet (just to the shoulder), the Alaskan moose is a sight to behold.
Katmai National Park in the south or Denali National Park further north both offer unique real-life scenes of majestic wildlife – but almost everywhere in Alaska boasts scenery that few get the privilege of seeing.
Seeing wildlife in person often grounds us and brings us back to basics in this digital world of modern society.
There is something peaceful and healing about getting outdoors and soaking up the simple and unstoppable natural world.