Kranky Kreatures: Beastly Encounters with bizarre wildlife

The author indulges in the sport of tracking strange creatures to their lairs--including an unknown mammal in Bhutan, an ugly waterbird in Cambodia, a bizarre primate in Borneo--and the biggest fish in the world, encountered in the Philippines. Not zoology--more like cryptozoology--coming face-to-face with near-mythical creatures.

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About Michael Buckley

A nomad at heart, Michael Buckley has travelled widely in the Himalayas, Central Asia, and South Asia. He is author of a number of books to these regions, including:

--Eccentric Explorers: wild and wacky adventurers of the Tibetan plateau
--Travels in the Tibetan World: detailing personal voyages to many Tibetan enclaves
--Shangri-La: a Travel Guide to the Himalayan Dream
--Tibet: the Bradt Travel Guide

Books about environment crisis in Tibet:

--Meltdown in Tibet (Palgrave-Macmillan, New York, 2014)
is about serious environmental issues on the Tibetan Plateau. The book is available in both print and ebook versions.

--Tibet, Disrupted
is a companion digital photobook, released in May 2016. This is available for download only via Apple's iBooks Store or iTunes Store. The photo-based book is over 330 pages long and focuses on visual presentation with minimal text. The book can be hooked up from iPad to a big-screen TV or larger projector to give Keynote presentations.

As well as being a writer, Buckley is a passionate photographer, documentary filmmaker and environmentalist. He is filmmaker for three short documentaries about major environmental issues in Tibet that go under-reported--or not reported at all. To find out more, go to Short versions of these films can be viewed on (just search the documentary title):

--Meltdown in Tibet is about dams and water problems on the Tibetan plateau
--From Nomad to Nobody is about the plight of the vanishing nomads of Tibet
--Plundering Tibet is about the devastating impact of mining in Tibet

As a keen trekker, kayaker, diver and wildlife enthusiast, Buckley's travels have taken him worldwide in quest of tracking near-mythical creatures to their lairs--which has resulted in the short ebook,Kranky Kreatures: Beastly Encounters with Bizarre Animals.


chasing whale sharks in the Philippines
Author video of whale shark encounters in Donsol, the Philippines. Shot using a GoPro video-camera.

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