Adorable Animals in Exotic Locations

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Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney said “People are the same wherever you go.” But they didn’t tell us about the animals. These animals are out here acting the same as the people who are all the same. Allow me to explain:

In Australia, donkeys know how to pose for the camera.


And I think the kangaroos took lessons, too.


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In the Philippines, chickens do chores.


And eat in restaurants.


In Vietnam, dogs go to temple.


Cambodian dogs do Sun Salutations at sunrise.


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But remember that riding elephants is cruel. Posing with them is cool.


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 I’ve also seen animals doing normal animal stuff. But when they’re  in some of the most breathtaking places in the world, it still looks amazing!

Like Taal Crater Lake


And Burleigh Heads Beach


And Bali, Indonesia.


Bali Monkey

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42 Comments Add yours

  1. Alycia C says:

    Oh my goodness are those great! The best I have seen so far is Elk on a golf course. You images are cooler!!!!

    1. Thanks Alycia. A Big Elk on a golf course would be so scary! I’m glad I just spotted a chicken. 🙂

  2. Ruth says:

    Totally adorable! You have no idea how much I smile and laughed while looking at your photos. Spotting wildlife is one of my favorite things to do while abroad. And, those donkey faces just killed me! #PhotoFriday

    1. I’m glad you enjoyed them as much as I did, Ruth. 🙂 Those donkeys were the cutest. I wasn’t even trying to take their picture. I was just walking by the property, and they came up to the fence and started smiling!

  3. Sadie says:

    Really nice pictures! And I LOVE that you mentioned how cruel it is to ride elephants!

    1. Thanks Sadie. I learned about the cruel elephant practices in Thailand right before my trip. The nature park I visited was a rescue site. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  4. mymeenalife says:

    Very cute – I love the dog on the beach! I frequently travel with my pet bird so I have some cute photos of him in different places as well.

    1. I saw your Koopa on your blog. He’s an absolute cutie! 🙂

      1. mymeenalife says:

        Thank you!

  5. Molly says:

    I love the Donkeys. There is something endearing and comical about a donkey I find


    1. Molly, this was my first face-to-face with donkeys. I didn’t know they were so full of personality!

  6. Erin says:

    What a wonderful post! Thanks for sharing Stephanie. It has come at the best time for me to have a laugh as I sit awake jet lagged at 2.30am. Also, they are some stunning locations you have been to! #FlyAwayFriday

    1. I’m glad I could help. 🙂 Enjoy Germany, Erin!

  7. Anisa says:

    I really enjoyed this post. The animals you captured are showing such personality! Great job with the photographs. Thanks for sharing on #TheWeeklyPostcard.

    1. Thanks Anisa! These animals taught me a thing or two about posing for the camera. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  8. Laura says:

    I have been charged by a rhino which was scary at the time, but quite a memory now. It is nice to have some comic relief when an animal steals the limelight and comes into a human environment and takes your food etc! Thanks for sharing on @theweeklypostcard

    1. CHARGED BY A RHINO! You win, Laura! Makes me grateful for only losing a pair of shoes. 🙂

  9. So adorable, enjoyed the pics! It´s like once you stop and start noticing the life around you – everything has an own face and personality! very original post! #TheWeeklyPostcard

  10. Natasha says:

    Beautiful photos here, I love the donkeys in the first shot, they’re such sweet animals! Thank you so much for the kind comments on my blog too. – Tasha

  11. Hilary says:

    Love this post! My favorite is the little dog on the beach! You’ve visited some amazing locations! #theweeklypostcard

    1. Thanks Hilary! He was very into his game of fetch. My grown up gap year was AWESOME! I recommend it. 🙂

      1. Hilary says:

        With a soon to be freshman in high school and an 8 year old, the gap year will have to wait… 😘

  12. Tracy says:

    Loved this! Amazing animals looking fab all over the world – got to love that kangaroo!

    1. Thanks Tracy. Kangaroos were usually pretty high energy. I guess I caught this one on a break. 🙂

  13. Lara Dunning says:

    There are some very cute donkeys in Ireland too. In Gibralter, I had a very hands-on encounter with a monkey. It jumped on my shoulders and started chewing on my hair. #TheWeeklyPostcard

    1. OMG Lara! That monkey would’ve given me a heart attack! Especially since I totally wouldn’t have been expecting monkeys in Gibraltar. 🙂

  14. paulandcarolelovetotravel says:

    Love this post, lots of cute animals! Thanks for sharing #TheWeeklyPostcard

  15. Ahila says:

    That photo with the donkeys is a winner. While they are busy posing, the sheep look quite disgruntled in the background that the donkeys are hogging all the attention. Love that photo #TheWeeklyPostcard

    1. Haha! The sheep do look disgruntled! Donkeys are total show-offs.

  16. Love this post and also how you mention not riding elephants! Right on! This was a creative idea, thanks for sharing. #flyawayfriday 🙂

    1. Thanks! I didn’t know riding elephants was a no-no until I started researching my trip. Just trying to spread the word. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  17. Carol says:

    That is some “wild” living! I thoroughly enjoyed your photos.

  18. I couldn’t agree more about kangaroos posing for photos. They love to stare straight at the camera as if they know their picture will be headed straight to social media.

  19. Kana says:

    Oh my gosh! What a unique way to write a post – it had me giggling, LOVE it! The photos are beautiful (and adorable!) too! Thanks for joining Fly Away Friday, hope to see you again this week!

  20. ttbchloe says:

    OH MY GOD I’m obsessed with this post!!! Seriously it’s everything!!! I’m such an animal obsessed person so this made me so happy!! haha!! thanks for sharing on FlyAwayFriday and can’t wait to see what you share this weekend!!

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