Our monocular allows you to feel close to wildlife while still keeping a safe distance.
Wildlife is abound in North America and there’s nothing better than catching a glimpse of an animal in its natural habitat. Sometimes it can be frightening, especially if the animal is too close for comfort, but often is can feel like a otherworldly experience. Either way, it’s a needed reminder that humans aren’t the only ones that romp in these wild places.
Wildlife viewing can be done on a hike or backpacking trip, but requires that you move slowly and stay very quiet since many animals are easy to spook. Since many of the animals you might come into visual contact with will be at a distance, it’s important to invest in some form of optics, like a monocular, so you can feel close to the animal you’re observing.
Wild animals are dangerous, and it’s important to keep your distance so that both you and the animal are protected. The National Park Service recommends 25 yards from most animals and 100 yards from predators. In some parts of the country, like Alaska or the the Rocky Mountain region, you will want to carry bear spray and travel in groups as to avoid animal attacks from predators like grizzlies and cougars.
Use Your Monocular at These Wildlife Viewing Areas
Slow down and take in your beautiful surroundings at these amazing areas that are great for wildlife viewing in the U.S.
Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the best places in the country to see a variety of different ungulates. An elk herd can range from anywhere between 600 and 800 elks in the winters, and the high altitude mountains a have surprising nooks where you can find bighorn sheep. Mule deer and moose also roam throughout the park and can be seen frequently.
Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska
Denali, the mountain in which the park is named after, is quite a magnificent behemoth to lay your eyes on. The mountain and vast wildlife are what visitors set out to witness when they travel to Denali National Park and Preserve. On an early morning bus tour through the park, visitors can hope to see moose, caribou, grizzlies, and dall sheep. A very small percentage of visitors might get the opportunity to see an elusive gray wolf.
Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota
While the western region of the U.S. has always been famous for its big animals that roam copious amounts of protected land, the midwest also offers great wildlife viewing opportunities. Wind Cave National Park is one of the smaller parks at just over 28,000 acres. Though small, there is a plethora of wildlife viewing opportunities prairie dogs, elk, bison, and pronghorn antelope. Pronghorn antelope are the fastest mammal in North America, and can be found frolicking through the prairies of Wind Cave.
There are so many amazing places in North America to spot various types of wild animals. Be sure to check out alligators in Everglades National Park, elephant seals in Channel Islands National Park, and mountain goats in Glacier National Park.
Check out our monoculars for your next wildlife adventure.