We’ve travelled across Europe looking for bears, wolves and lynx. We’ve had some great sightings of bears in Romania, Estonia and Finland – often involving evenings or even overnight stays in hides.

Sadly we’ve had less success with wolves and lynx, but are planning a trip to Spain in the future to see them both. We have however managed to see another of Europe’s carnivores – the wolverine.

We’ve also been to the whale and dolphin watching heaven that is the Azores. If whales are your thing and you have a week to spare, this is the place to go.

We’ve detailed here the great places we’ve successfully sighted some cool European animals.