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Thirsty Asian Elephant in Bandipur

Thirsty Asian Elephant in Bandipur

During one of our drives into the Bandipur National Park, we spotted a Tiger that was sleeping in the bushes. It did sit up for a minute and look at us before going back to sleep again. We waited patiently for him to come out of the bushes to drink water at the...
Shikra, Shrike & Hidden Tiger in Bandipur

Shikra, Shrike & Hidden Tiger in Bandipur

On one of our drives into Bandipur National Park, we spotted this male Shikra next to a waterhole. It should have come by to quench its thirst and gave us a few minutes to get a couple of pictures, before it flew away. The Grey-backed Shrike was an accidental catch. I...
Wild Dogs in Bandipur National Park

Wild Dogs in Bandipur National Park

As we were exiting the Bandipur National Park, in Southern India, our naturalist spotted this Sloth Bear scuttling across the state highway that running through the park. We caught this fleeting image of the Sloth Bear before it disappeared into the Lantana. We were...
Uncommon behaviour of common animals in Bandipur

Uncommon behaviour of common animals in Bandipur

How may of us who have visited Indian Forests have seen a Chital (Spotted Deer) or for that matter a Ruddy Mongoose. The resounding answer would be all of us. However if we check the same audience, as to whether they have seen a sub-adult Chital suckling its mother or...
Elephant wallowing in Bandipur

Elephant wallowing in Bandipur

Like I said in my earlier post on visiting Bandipur during the monsoon – the wilderness has much more to offer, if you are willing to look beyond Tigers. And this sighting of a huge Tusker wallowing in sticky clay goes to prove that point and more. Not just was...
Brown Fish Owl in Bandipur

Brown Fish Owl in Bandipur

I was resting in the sit-out of my cottage in Jungle Lodges property in Bandipur National Park when I spotted Munia’s flying back and forth from the next cottage. I instinctively knew that there was a nest somewhere on the roof of that cottage and it...
Best Wildlife experiences of 2019

Best Wildlife experiences of 2019

We wish all our readers a very Happy New Year! In this blog, we share our “Best Wildlife Experiences” of 2019. Maasai Mara, Kabini, Bandipur and Tadoba have been our favourite wildlife destinations and that’s probably why they are featured in this...
Asiatic Elephant with calf in Bandipur

Asiatic Elephant with calf in Bandipur

After the spectacular sighting (Cat walk in Bandipur) of the male Leopard, we headed to the other side of Bandipur National Park and when we were exiting the park, we saw this huge boulder hidden in the Lantana, read Elephant. We switched off the engine and waited to...
Cat walk in Bandipur

Cat walk in Bandipur

This particular evening safari in Bandipur was an adrenaline rush given that we heard the alarm calls of a Barking Deer. Then we heard what looked like a struggle inside the bushes and then silence – which only meant that a predator had killed the Barking Deer....
On a Leopard’s trail in Bandipur

On a Leopard’s trail in Bandipur

We drove into Bandipur on this morning safari and yet again spotted a beautiful Leopard that was sitting on a tree. The leopard was in no mood to get off the tree and that presented a lovely sighting. Leopard on a tree in Bandipur Leopard on a tree in Bandipur...