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See Polar Bears, Tigers & Jaguars in action!

Jaguar

Jaguar

BBC One’s new natural history series ‘The Hunt’ is now on air (Sundays at 9pm), offering a ground-breaking perspective on the extraordinary lives of predators in the wild. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough, the seven-part documentary focuses on the cunning strategies animals use to capture or elude each other, and promises some of the most revealing close-ups of animal behaviour ever filmed. Being close to the action, when one of nature’s top predators is on the hunt, whether a Polar Bear, Tiger, pack of Wild Dogs or big cat such as a Tiger or African Lion, is an unforgettable experience. Here are just three of our top tours for observing predator behaviour first hand.

Polar Bears
Journey to the high Arctic on this 11-day wildlife expedition including a 10-day voyage around the spectacular island of Spitsbergen, located just 600 miles south of the North Pole. This is the ultimate wildlife cruise with heart-stopping opportunities to spot magnificent Polar Bears as they hunt, or spend hours feeding on a carcass. There’s also a chance to marvel at the aerial displays put on by breeding seabirds, and watch groups of Walrus lazing on ice floes or pods of ghostly white Belugas. Dramatic scenery complements the wildlife adventure with jagged mountains, awe-inspiring glaciers and deep fjords.
 
The 11-day Spitsbergen Wildlife Cruise costs from £4,995 pp (two sharing) including all meals on the cruise, all flights (London) and expert guiding. Departs 7 July 2016 and 27 June 2017. Call Paul Stanbury on 01962 733051 or email paul@naturetrek.co.uk for more information.

Tigers
Perhaps the most convenient Tiger tour there is, our 10-day ‘India – Tiger Direct’ safari whisks participants straight into Madhya Pradesh, the heartland of this magnificent creature, maximising the time spent in India’s awe-inspiring national parks. The trip boasts a 100% success rate of tiger sightings (over 30 tours) and focuses on two of India’s top Tiger reserves – Kanha and Pench. Previous tour participants have witnessed spectacular hunting behaviour up close, including a Tiger pursuing a Sambar in Tadoba (pictured). Other highlights include the chance to see Jackals, Four-horned Antelope and even Leopard or Sloth Bear.
Our 10-day India - Tiger Direct! tour costs from £2,395 pp (two sharing) including full-board lodge accommodation, flights (London) and expert guiding. Call Rajan Jolly for information about our Tiger tours on 01962 733051 or email rajan@naturetrek.co.uk

Watching Jaguars in Brazil’s Pantanal
This thrilling 12-day trip narrows down the odds of seeing this elusive mammal by taking boat excursions deep into their riverbank forest territories in this unique section of the Brazilian Pantanal. Observe at close hand these beautiful creatures as they repose on the banks of the river, or cunningly stalk and kill Caiman, Capybara and Anaconda. Other wildlife highlights include Giant River Otters and Giant Anteaters. The tour boasts a 100% success rate to date of Jaguar and Giant Otter sightings.
Our Brazil - Just Jaguars itinerary costs from £4,095 pp (two sharing) including return flights (London), accommodation, all meals and expert guiding. Numerous departures in 2016. Call Dan Free on 01962 733051 or email dan@naturetrek.co.uk for more information.