Five Amazing Moments From Fishing Cat Country Today [PHOTOS]

Dusky langurs shelter from the heat in the mangroves at the Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park visitor's center. They are just about the sweetest animals you could hope to meet.

Dusky langurs shelter from the heat in mangrove forest at the Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park visitor’s center. They are just about the sweetest animals you could hope to meet.

 

We spotted a pregnant water monitor lizard walking on the beach in Khao Daeng. She ran pretty quick when she saw us from a distance, but not before I could at least get a few photos of her in her environment of choice. She is the most incredible lizard I have seen in the wild, and she roams beaches visible from the houses that line the coast.

We spotted a pregnant water monitor lizard walking on the beach in Khao Daeng. She ran pretty quick when she saw us from a distance, but not before I could at least get a few photos of her in her environment of choice. She is the most incredible lizard I have seen in the wild, and she roams beaches visible from the houses that line the coast.

Though they destroy much of the fishing cat's habitat, even shrimp farms can be beautiful.

Though they destroy much of the fishing cat’s habitat, given the right conditions, even shrimp farms can be beautiful.

These guys are about as amazing as you get. Namfon, Ruj and the Sam Roi Yod wild bunch help track fishing cats despite an epic storm on the horizon. Aren't they a good-looking crew?

These guys are about as amazing as you get. Namfon, Ruj and the Sam Roi Yod wild bunch help track fishing cats despite an epic storm on the horizon. Aren’t they a good-looking crew?

I wasn't lying when I said Namfon and her team radio track fishing cats come rain or shine.  I like to think this is impressionistic journalism. Eventually the storm became too great. Coming down in sheets. We had to seek shelter and delay the rest of our fieldwork until tomorrow.

I wasn’t lying when I said Namfon and her team radio track fishing cats come rain or shine. I like to think this is impressionistic journalism. Eventually the storm became too great, coming down in sheets. We had to seek shelter and delay the rest of our fieldwork until tomorrow.

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