Preservation Inlet, New Zealand
Preservation InletTrue to its name, Preservation Inlet is a protected marine reserve. The southernmost fjord in Fiordland National Park, it provides a home for southern right whales—once preyed on by whalers—and bottlenose dolphins. When you get close to Coal Island, at the mouth of the fjord, look for southern elephant seals basking on the rocks. The males are easily recognized by their massive, flabby snouts.