Top 10 best US states for wildlife watching

By TravelWiseMar 2, 2024 19:40 PMNews
Wildlife in Florida
Wildlife in Florida. Source: Wikipedia

Florida has been named the best state in the United States for wildlife watching.

The African travel and safari company Go2Africa recently published a study that revealed the best countries and places in the world for wildlife watching by analyzing the locations of nearly 70 million photos from Flickr, Yahoo reports.

Top 10 best US states for wildlife watching
Florida. Source: Wikipedia

The United States did not make the list of the best countries for wildlife watching, but Florida was ranked first in the list of the best US states for wildlife watching.

According to Go2Africa's research, Florida has the most photographic evidence of wildlife encounters, with Texas coming in second and California ranked third.

"Florida has a huge variety of environments that are home to many colorful species, from marshes to coral reefs," the Sunshine State exclaimed in the study.

"The Florida panther, northern river otter, mink, white-tailed deer, bobcat, nine-banded armadillo, and Virginia opossum are all species you'll find in the state, making it a great place for wildlife watchers."

Not to mention the not-so-cute creatures you might encounter here, such as Burmese pythons, alligators, and water moccasins.

The best states for wildlife watching

Here's a list of the Go2Africa states with the most wildlife spotting opportunities:

  1. Florida: 34.31% of the 682,181 Flickr photos analyzed were images of wildlife.
  2. Texas: 18.53% of the 604,589 Flickr photos analyzed were wildlife images.
  3. California: 14.71% of the 785,737 Flickr photos analyzed were of wildlife.
  4. Alaska: 13.77% of the 616,856 Flickr photos analyzed were wildlife images.
  5. Washington: 11.73% of the 668,404 Flickr photos analyzed were wildlife images.
  6. Wyoming: 10.36% of 531,591 analyzed Flickr photos were of wildlife.
  7. Colorado: 9.9% of the 799,910 Flickr photos analyzed were wildlife images.
  8. Oregon: 8.73% of the 780,385 Flickr photos analyzed were wildlife images.
  9. Arizona: 7.42% of the 851,950 Flickr photos analyzed were wildlife images.
  10. New York: 7.24% of the 551,091 Flickr photos analyzed were wildlife images.

As TravelWise wrote, the number of vacationers in the US state of Florida has been calculated for the third quarter. According to official data, the state exceeded expectations and showed an incredible result.

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