Getting close to wildlife is another reason I love to travel. We put together some of our favorite snapshots of animals we have encountered in our travels. There is a human quality to some of the animals in these pictures that makes me smile. Hope it puts a smile on your face too.
Above: penguins, aka flightless birds, in Cape Town, South Africa.
Camel makes eye contact in Jaipur, India.
Mom and baby elephant crossing a road in Kruger National Park, South Africa.
Meerkats get cozy at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago.
Sea lions sunbathing at Pier 39 in San Francisco.
Sloth chilling on a pole in Puerto Maldonado, Peru.
Rhinos look back at the camera before walking away in Chitwan National Park, Nepal. Scary stuff!
Lama roaming free on the ruins at Machu Picchu, Peru.