Brad Josephs: Pandas eating bamboo at Chengdu Research Base, golden snub-nosed monkey, traveler and panda at Chengdu Research Base, Rhesus macaques, red panda, Traveler at Jiuzhaigou National Park, Sichuan takin, lake in Minshan Moutains, Tibetan woman and prayer wheels, panda cubs at Dujiangyan
Edward Mendall: Panda with bamboo
Originally presented January 23, 2018
If you haven't thought about China as a location for nature travelers, join us for a webinar that will make you think again! Expedition Leader Court Whelan leads us on a virtual journey to China's wild side.
Discover the Wild Side of China
If you haven't thought about China as a destination for nature travelers, join us for a webinar that will make you think again! Expedition Leader Court Whelan leads us on a virtual journey to China's wild side. In the mist-veiled mountains of Sichuan, rare and endangered wildlife roams ?the bamboo forest. On a safari into a remote nature reserve, go in search of takin, serow, blue sheep, golden pheasant and more. Moon bears and wild pandas live here, too, though they are extremely elusive. You'll see lots of pandas, however, at China's famous giant panda research and breeding bases, and Court's close-up photos will delight you. China is rich in subjects for nature photographers—in addition to pandas and wildlife, landscapes offer a panoply of photo opportunities, from clear rivers coursing through deep gorges to the famous travertine waterfalls of Jiuzhaigou National Park. A cultural highlight is the Terracotta Army at Xi’an.
On our unique China itineraries, guests discover a side of this ancient country that most travelers never see. Watch this video to see what it's like to get up close and personal with giant pandas at three different renowned panda research bases. Special thanks to Expedition Leader Brad Josephs for providing content.