The Stripe-necked Mongoose is a common resident of the Indian Wilderness. Having observed them several times in the past, we knew that if you found one near Elephant dung, it pays to be patient as you are sure to be rewarded with some stunning portraits.

Here’s a portrait series based on recent sightings of this camera-friendly Mongoose. All images have been taken with our trusted D300, 300mm f2.8 lens mounted with the 2xTC.