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Our Favorite Nature & Wildlife Webcams

Our Favorite Nature & Wildlife Webcams

Apr 18, 2019|Natural History| by Jordyn Kalman

Experiencing an animal in its natural habitat can induce pure awe and amazement in even the most cultured travelers. For those of us who dream of a rare bird or animal sightings but don’t have the time or means to travel thousands of miles across the globe to achieve it, wildlife webcams are the perfect solution. Tuning into the various livestreams of animals and nature around the world can help you feel connected to the earth while taking in some breathtaking sights, all from the comfort of home. Here are a few of our favorite wildlife webcams from around the world to start watching now.

Panama Fruit Feeder Cam at Canopy Lodge

Canopy Lodge in Panama's El Valle de Antón sits in the crater of an extinct volcano and is known for its amazing birding. The webcam, run in association with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and, captures some of the frequent visitors at the lodge's fruit feeders, including birds like Clay-colored Thrush, Rufous Motmot, Gray-headed Chachalaca, tanagers, and hummingbirds, plus mammals, butterflies, and other insects.

Watch it here.

 Chestnut-headed Oropendola by Sanford M. Sorkin

Tembe Elephant Park Cam, South Africa

Tembe Elephant Park is home to some of the largest elephants in the whole world, weighing in at seven metric tons and standing over three meters tall. Set up by a busy watering hole in South Africa, the park has a webcam that runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Tune in to see these majestic creatures in their natural habitat as well as other animals like lions, hyenas, and gazelles. The best time to see the elephants is between 5 am and 9 am EST.

Watch it here.

 African elephant by Dain Van Schoyck

The Nature Conservancy Australia Reef Cam

The Nature Conservancy Australia treats viewers to two webcams at Port Phillip Bay near Melbourne: look for fish, seals, and even dolphins below the ocean surface and birds like Australasian Gannets and Black-faced Cormorants above.

Watch it now.

 Australia reef by Richard Ling

Galápagos Islands Giant Tortoise Cam

The Galápagos archipelago reportedly was named for the giant tortoises that roam here. (Early Spanish explorers thought the tortoises' shells resembled saddles; the old Spanish word for saddle was galapago.) Watch for these enormous creatures, which can weigh more than 500 pounds, at Semilla Verde Hotel on Santa Cruz Island.

Watch it now.

 Galápagos giant tortoise by Laurie McLaughlin

New Zealand Department of Conservation Royal Albatross Cam

Royal Cam is a 24-hour live stream of a Royal Albatross nest during the breeding season at Pukekura/Taiaroa Head on the southeast tip of New Zealand's South Island.

Watch it now.

 Royal Albatross by Alfie66 - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0

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