Lonely Planet Writer

Storify: your greatest animal encounters

King Penguins walking on Volunteer Beach.

From Botswana's Okavango Delta to the remote Scottish Highlands, the world is full of destinations that offer amazing wildlife watching opportunities.

After recalling our most memorable animal encounters to celebrate World Wildlife Day 2016, we thought we'd turn to our Twitter and Facebook communities to find out where in the world you've had yours. Here we've rounded up some of our favourites.

Thank you to everyone who shared a travel tale. Want to explore the animal kingdom for yourself? Check out our latest articles about wildlife spotting around the world.