When most people think of Thailand and big cats they think of the ethically dubious Tiger Temple but not far away from there is a place where backpackers can get up close and personal with a tiger but do something far more worthwhile for the creatures than exploiting them for a cool social media profile photo.
A travel photo of elephants near Kanchanaburi, Thailand.
Making banana smoothies for the furry flying mammals is one of the many tasks assigned to volunteers at the Tolga Bat Hospital. Situated in a Queensland forest valley, volunteers are needed all year round for a minimum of one month. Other tasks include trips to the rainforest to release or capture the bats.
Currently resident in Chiang Mai, Diana Edelman has for the past year helped raise awareness about the plight of Asian elephants as the PR and social media coordinator for Save Elephant Foundation. She also writes for her own site, d travels 'round, and supports herself with freelance travel writing jobs.
A travel photo of Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia.
A travel photo of Islas Ballestos, Peru.
A travel photo of a Humming Bird at a park near Foz de Iguacu, Brazil.
A travel photo of sealions at the Islas Ballestas, Peru.
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A photo of A photo of a crocodile in a crocodile farm near the Mekong Delta on the Vietnam, Cambodia border.