Imagine going on a worldwide safari where you could glimpse extinct creatures in their natural habitats, as well as the more familiar tigers, elephants and orcas.

Expedia UK has beautifully interpreted this idea with a selection of retro images that draw their inspiration from travel advertisements that were all the rage from the 1930s to the 1950s. As well as being stunning to look at, they are also a sobering reminder of some of the wonderful animals that we have lost over the centuries.

 


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