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Hawksbill Turtle, Palau

Hawksbill Turtle, Palau

"Smile for the camera." Posing with a large Hawksbill turtle off the coast of Palau, west of the Philippines. 960 1280

Dominic Monaghan  

Crested Gecko, Madagascar

Crested Gecko, Madagascar

"Happy hunting." Night trekking with the crested gecko in Madagascar. 960 1280

Dominic Monaghan  

Storm Approaches the Andes Mountains, Peru

Storm Approaches the Andes Mountains, Peru

Enjoying the serene energy of the approaching storm in Peru. 960 1280

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'Witty Perspective,' Salar de Uyuni salt flats, Bolivia

'Witty Perspective,' Salar de Uyuni salt flats, Bolivia

Too many shots out of focus, Frank!! Ha! 960 1280

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'Take 2', Salar de Uyuni salt flats, Bolivia

'Take 2', Salar de Uyuni salt flats, Bolivia

Enough about Frank... Another great shot of the Salar de Uyuni salt flats. 960 1280

Dominic Monaghan  

Fierce Felines & Crew in South Africa

Fierce Felines & Crew in South Africa

The amazing 'Wild Things' crew. Oh, and two feeding cheetahs in South Africa! 960 1280

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'Joyful Times,' Peru

'Joyful Times,' Peru

Here we are on a floating Peruvian island. It was hat day, accompanied by hot chocolate! 960 1280

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'Cowboy Life,' Brazil

'Cowboy Life,' Brazil

In another life, I'd be here, on the Pantanal region in Brazil. 960 1280

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Tranquil Thoughts

Tranquil Thoughts

A moment to reflect on all the travelling. Mozambique. 960 1280

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'Are You My Mum?' Sri Lanka

'Are You My Mum?' Sri Lanka

Any opportunity to shamelessly cuddle a baby monkey. Sri Lanka. 960 1280

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The Lovely Aye Aye Lemur

The Lovely Aye Aye Lemur

The gorgeous alien aye aye of Madagascar. 960 1280

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Atlas Moth, Philippines

Atlas Moth, Philippines

While in the Philippines, Dominic gets up-close with an Atlas Moth. 960 1280

  

Uakari Monkey, Peru

Uakari Monkey, Peru

A red faced uakari monkey aka "Hellboy" strikes a pose for our cameras in Peru's Amazon. 960 1280

  

Tapir, Peru

Tapir, Peru

The Tapir may look a little odd, but boy are they friendly! 960 1280

  

Poison Dart Frog, Peru

Poison Dart Frog, Peru

The Poison Dart frog in Peru takes a break from hopping around just long enough for the "Wild Things" crew to snap a shot. 960 1280

  

Indri Lemur, Madagascar

Indri Lemur, Madagascar

An Indri, which is a member of the lemur family, hangs out in a tree in Madagascar. 960 1280

  

Chameleon

Chameleon

A chameleon perches on twig in Madagascar. 960 1280

  

Snapping Turtle, Florida

Snapping Turtle, Florida

Dominic delicately handles a Florida snapping turtle. 960 1280

  

Cheetah

Cheetah

Here are a few photos of some of the animals I saw in South Africa. This teenage, male cheetah is on the lookout for some dinner. If you're lucky, you may even be able to see them hunt. 960 1280

Matthew Karsten  

Hippopotamus

Hippopotamus

I took this photo while this hippopotamus was charging the boat. The hippo is the most dangerous animal in Africa. 960 1280

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Warthog

Warthog

A member of the pig family, warthogs are spotted all over the African savannas, including the Serengeti. They live in ground burrows, where they are always ready to burst out. 960 1280

Matthew Karsten  

Giraffe

Giraffe

These famous animals can grow up to 20 feet tall and weigh over 1 ton. Male giraffes use their necks as weapons. You can see an old battle scar on this giraffe’s neck. 960 1280

Matthew Karsten  

Chacma Baboon

Chacma Baboon

Found throughout South Africa, this Chacma Baboon decided to hitch a ride with us. He stayed on the hood of the car for a mile or 2. 960 1280

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Zebra

Zebra

The stripes of a zebra are different for each animal, just like human fingerprints. These two were playfully fighting with one another. 960 1280

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Agama Lizard

Agama Lizard

This is a Southern Rock Agama, a colorful lizard you can find along the rocks off Cape Point. They eat insects, and can be found in many sizes, from 12.5 to 30 centimeters in length. 960 1280

Matthew Karsten  

African Penguin

African Penguin

Yes, there are penguins living in South Africa. The hotter these guys get, the pinker their eyes get. 960 1280

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Spotted Hyena

Spotted Hyena

Always thought of as scavengers, hyenas actually kill most of their food. Hyenas are nocturnal animals, and they've have an eerie-sounding howl. 960 1280

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Kudu

Kudu

A type of large antelope, male Kudus will fight each other with their long, spiral horns. Kudu is a popular dish served at many South African restaurants. 960 1280

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African Elephant

African Elephant

It’s the largest land-based animal in the world. Males can weigh over 10,000 pounds. African elephants will sometimes knock over trees to release aggression. 960 1280

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Leatherback Turtle

Leatherback Turtle

That’s me, Matthew Karsten, taking a photo with a leatherback turtle, the largest turtle in the world. They can grow up to 6-7 feet long, and lay over 100 eggs on the beach usually at night. 960 1280

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Samango Monkey

Samango Monkey

I found this monkey watching us eating a picnic lunch along the beach at Cape Vidal. You have to watch out for them, or they'll run away with your food. 960 1280

Matthew Karsten  

Black Rhinoceros

Black Rhinoceros

This particular type of rhinoceros is very rare. There are only 2000 to 3000 left in the world. They are poached for their horns, commonly used in Chinese medicine and in Middle-Eastern art. 960 1280

Matthew Karsten  

African Lion

African Lion

Males lions frequently fight with each other for hunting territory, which is how this guy lost an eye. When they’re not hunting, lions will sleep over 20 hours a day. 960 1280

Matthew Karsten  

About the Show

Wild Things With Dominic Monaghan is an exhilarating travel-adventure series that follows the actor and wildlife enthusiast as he treks through the remote corners of the globe in search of some of the most exotic, bizarre and dangerous animals in the world.

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Meet the Host

Dominic Monaghan has demonstrated incredible versatility in his acting career with roles including Meriadoc ‘Merry’ Brandybuck in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Charlie Pace in ABC’s Lost and more.

Dominic Monaghan Bio

Wild Things with Dominic Mongahan Dominic Mongahan is on a mission to discover, see and interact with animals from around the globe. In Wild tHings with Domnic Monaghan, the host will do just that, exploring the far ends of the earth to get his hand on the animals he loves.
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