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Best of 2015 – Wildlife Experiences

Best of 2015 – Wildlife Experiences

Here’s wishing all our friends and followers a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year 2016. Thank you for your continued support and patronage of Walk the Wilderness. As we usher in 2016, we wanted to make a post to relive the amazing and memorable wildlife...
Kaziranga – Land of the Indian Rhinoceros

Kaziranga – Land of the Indian Rhinoceros

Our recent trip to Kaziranga National Park left us with some amazing wildlife experiences especially the Tiger sighting, Sparring Rhinoceros, Great Hornbill sightings, Grey-headed Fish Eagle, crossing paths with a massive Tusker and finally the sighting of Hoolock...
Rhinoceros with the most fearsome horn

Rhinoceros with the most fearsome horn

Our search for a Royal Bengal Tiger took us many safaris into the Eastern range of Kaziranga National Park. On this safari as we entered the park, we saw a herd of wild Water Buffaloes wallowing at a waterhole.  As we moved deeper into the park, we spotted an Indian...
India’s most beautiful Lapwing – Northern Lapwing

India’s most beautiful Lapwing – Northern Lapwing

The Northern Lapwing is a beautiful bird. We always wanted to showcase them, especially their gorgeous crest. So on this visit to Kaziranga, we made it a point to dedicate some time to photograph them. The feature picture (first picture) of this post was one of the...
Grey-headed Fish Eagle feasting on a catch in Kaziranga

Grey-headed Fish Eagle feasting on a catch in Kaziranga

We were on our last safari in Kaziranga National Park. Our focal point of this safari was to spot the endangered Bengal Tiger that we had narrowly missed on the previous two safaris. With renewed vigor we kept our search on for the elusive cat. While we waited for the...
Finally a Tiger sighting in Kaziranga

Finally a Tiger sighting in Kaziranga

We have been fortunate to experience many amazing wildlife sightings in Kaziranga National Park, especially with Rhinos. Though we had many close calls, we were yet to spot a Tiger in Kaziranga and we hoped to change that on this trip. On one of the evening safaris in...
Portraits of Stork-billed Kingfishers in Kaziranga

Portraits of Stork-billed Kingfishers in Kaziranga

The last time we got a good picture of a Stork-billed Kingfisher was at Thattekad bird sanctuary, way back in 2007. A picture of it was posted in the popular post titled Kingfishers found in India. During our last trip to Kaziranga, a few years back, we did see them a...
A game of patience – Tusker in Kaziranga

A game of patience – Tusker in Kaziranga

We first saw this huge tusker – male Asiatic Elephant, feeding on the burnt grass at some distance away from the safari road. After taking a few record shots, it dawned on us that there was a possibility of the Elephant crossing the safari road to get into the...
Crested Serpent Eagles and more, in Kaziranga

Crested Serpent Eagles and more, in Kaziranga

A pair of Crested Serpent Eagles were perched on a high branch of a dead tree and they made a beautiful partial silhouette composition against the brightly lit blue sky.  We made it the feature image of this post. As we were exiting the Eastern range of Kaziranga...
Photographing the elusive Great Hornbill in Kaziranga

Photographing the elusive Great Hornbill in Kaziranga

We have seen the Great Hornbill a few times in the past but on this trip to Kaziranga National Park we managed to click some relatively good pictures of this endangered species. The most amazing thing about this bird is its majestic flight and the loud swishing sound...