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Call of the Jackal in Pench

Call of the Jackal in Pench

Just when we thought we had seen the best of the Jackals during our safari at Pench and as mentioned in the post –┬áDay of the Jackals, it was not so. Very soon another Jackal came right up next to the safari track and soon started calling out to all other...
Day of Jackals in Pench

Day of Jackals in Pench

On one of our safari’s in Pench National Park, Central India, we came across this Golden Jackal (below) and parked our vehicle close to it. As we observed her, we saw that she was looking in the direction of another Golden Jackal (above) sitting at a distance...
Collared Scops Owls in Pench

Collared Scops Owls in Pench

Pench National Park, in Madhya Pradesh, India is yet another Tiger Reserve known for some spectacular sightings of the majestic animal. During our visit there, we stayed at Taj Bhagvan, a lovely property on the fringes of the national park. During our safari, we had...
Crested Hawk Eagle in Pench

Crested Hawk Eagle in Pench

Keeping in mind that it had been a few years since we visited Pench National Park, we planned a trip there for a couple of days on-route to Tadoba National Park. It was peak summer in Central India; the temperatures were soaring and hovering in the mid 40s...
Best Wildlife Moments of 2017

Best Wildlife Moments of 2017

What a fabulous year 2017 has been! We visited Kabini, Bandipur, Tadoba, Ranthambore and Masai Mara again this year. It has been a year of spectacular sightings and this post brings back sweet memories of them. The Cats’ walk in Tadoba National park would rate...
Animals of India #68 : The Golden Jackal

Animals of India #68 : The Golden Jackal

You might have seen our recent post on the Bengal Tiger in the Pench national park. The main reason for the Tigress to be in the vicinity of the waterhole was the Nilgai (Blue Bull) that it had killed a couple of days back. The Tigress monopolized the waterhole and...
Animals of India #67 : The waiting game – Bengal Tiger

Animals of India #67 : The waiting game – Bengal Tiger

On our first visit to the Pench national park, we sighted and photographed several species including the Golden Jackal, White-eyed Buzzard, Leopard, Chital and the Rhesus Macque. One significant exclusion was the Bengal Tiger and we hoped that our fortune would change...
Animals of India #59 : Jackals feasting on a Chital Carcass

Animals of India #59 : Jackals feasting on a Chital Carcass

We got to see many Golden Jackals during our visit to the Pench national park. But the best sighting was the one where we we were able to witness wild Jackal behavior at a Chital carcass. The Chital had been killed and half eaten by a Tiger a couple of days back. And...

Animals of India #32 : Rhesus Macaque – The most adapted Primate

The Rhesus Macaque is the primate with the 2nd largest geographical distribution in the world, next only to humans. Given their abundant supply they are the most preferred primate for research and many of the vaccines that are available today are thanks to the...

Birds of India #51 : White-eyed Buzzard

All images were taken with the D300 with the 300mm f2.8 lens mounted with the 2x TC.The White-eyed Buzzard is a widespread resident of the Indian forests and is found in dry open country. The Wildlife Sanctuaries in Central India are some of the best places to...