Early June is also the best month to travel to Arctic Canada to witness and swim with the unicorns of the sea; narwhals. During the summer months they travel along the floe edge looking for cracks in the ice to travel up through. At this time of year you can camp just back from the floe edge offering a fantastic opportunity to see them. In areas such as Baffin Island you can also see polar bears, where the melting ice floe leaves them travelling over a reduced area, hunting along the coast line.
If you want to see the largest land predator on the face of the earth then this is the first month of the year when you can access the Arctic oceans of Svalbard. The season runs from June through to September, however the earlier you go the more chances you have of seeing the wildlife of the north with a nice snowy white background; as the season progresses the snow and ice melts leaving a more greyish background which is not as ideal for photography. Safaris to this region (principally in expedition ships) are immensely popular and we always advise booking as far in advance as possible – ensure you book more than a year in advance if you want to secure your preferred cabins and dates of travel. June is also an excellent month for travelling to Arctic Canada in search of narwhal.
Outside of peak season, June is an excellent month to visit Zambia and offers a good opportunity to spot big cats. June is also an excellent month for diving with great whites in South Africa as they congregate for the great sardine run, along with several other shark species, dolphins, humpback whales and cape fur seals.