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Omnipresent raptors of Kabini

Omnipresent raptors of Kabini

It was the rainy season and just before we started the afternoon safari towards the Kabini backwaters, it had started raining. Given the all round dampness I was wondering if we were going to draw a blank in terms of wildlife sightings. We drove deeper into the...
Tiger cubs playing in Tadoba

Tiger cubs playing in Tadoba

On this first safari in Tadoba National Park, we realised that the monsoon was setting in and we were in for the occasional light drizzle. We were around the territory of a popular Tigress with two fully grown cubs, known to give spectacular sightings and were on the...
Crested Serpent Eagle with a Serpent kill in Ranthambore

Crested Serpent Eagle with a Serpent kill in Ranthambore

As we started this particular afternoon safari, the thought that crossed my mind was that after the spectacular sighting of the Tigress with cubs the previous evening, what more could I sight in Ranthambore? As we entered the park, we spotted  a pair of Collared...
Jeep safari in Kabini

Jeep safari in Kabini

When you see a Tiger or Leopard in Kabini on a safari, it becomes the focal point of the entire safari experience. However, Kabini has a lot of offer apart from the predators. This jeep safari showcases the wide variety of species that one could see in the forest. The...
Jeep Safari in Ranthambore National Park

Jeep Safari in Ranthambore National Park

It was our maiden Jeep Safari in Ranthambore National Park and what a fantastic Safari it turned out to be. Though we did not see a Bengal Tiger on this Safari, the excitement of the first Safari and the variety of wildlife that we had spotted made the day for us. As...
Jeep safari in Bandipur

Jeep safari in Bandipur

On this trip to Bandipur National Park, I had rented out the Nikkon 600mm f4 lens just to see how different it is compared to my trusted 300mm f2.8 lens. So most images are photographed with the 600mm f4 mounted with the 1.4x TC. On the first safari, the only keeper...
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...
Pallas’s Fish Eagle in Kaziranga

Pallas’s Fish Eagle in Kaziranga

Kaziranga National Park is a birder’s paradise. If you are on the lookout for birds, you will come back with some amazing bird pictures. Here’s a collection of few bird photos that we put together. We will start with the Pallas’s Fish Eagle (below),...
Scarlet Minivet – Frozen in Flight

Scarlet Minivet – Frozen in Flight

After the disappointing safari the previous day, we started this morning safari into Bandipur National Park with renewed hope. And in less than 30 minutes into the safari, we hit the jackpot. We spotted a pair of Scarlet Minivet foraging high up in the canopy. We have...

Birds of India #82 : Portrait of a Crested Serpent Eagle

In general, the Crested Serpent Eagle are cooperative subjects who sit motionless on branches flanking the safari track, allowing photographers to get full frame compositions using a lens with 400mm focal length or higher. We feel that this makes the beautiful raptor...