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Witnessed an epic fight between a water snake and a grey heron in the marshland. The snake was not allowing the bird to grip it with its beak and instead wrapped itself around its neck. The heron took to flight with the snake still around its neck and trying to get its mouth to bite the bird; At some point the heron managed to grip the snake by its head and spent a considerable time thrashing it about to kill and then devour it while still alive. Please view full screen.

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Vineet Kurien Superb..was this from a recent trip? How was it in terms of migratory birds?

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Ahmedullah Mohammed Yes, from recent trip. Fewer rains in 2017 so overall birds are less.

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A coppersmith barbet spits out wood fragments it has bored out from a tree trunk in Bharatpur (Keoladev) National Park. The barbet was relentlessly pecking into the tree trunk when it suddenly popped inside the nest hole and emerged with wood dust in its beak only to release it outside creating a mini haze for a second. It took me many shots and a wait for nearly an hour to get the the precise moment of release of wood-dust. The blur gives an indication of the speed the barbet was shaking itself from one side to another, perhaps to throw the dust as far away from itself as possible.

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Ahmedullah Mohammed Thanks Gaurav

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Mating dance of Sarus Cranes

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Like my hairstyle? A Kingfisher nods to reveal the unique hair pattern on its head.

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Keoladeo National Park

20 Jan 2018

27 Jan 2018


Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

5 travelers

1 traveler


Planning a trip focusing on Bharatpur for bird photography.
Itinerary (Tentative)
Day 0 (20-Jan-2018) -
Depart from Bandra Terminus by 12925 / Paschim Express at 12:00PM
Day 1 (21-Jan-2018) -
Reach to Bharatpur Junction at 6:20AM (approx.),
We will start our first entry to Keoladeo National Park by rickshaw after freshen up & tasty breakfast. Will shoot till sunset with delicious lunch in the park. At evening after freshen up we will have little little to recharge our batteries ;) and the day ends with delicious Brij cultured dinner.
Day 2 (22-Jan-2018) -
The day begins early morning at 5am & get ready to start Keoladeo National Park by rickshaw by 6am. Fullday photography till sunset in park with packed breakfast & lunch in the park.
Day 3 (23-Jan-2018) -
The day begins early morning at 4am & get ready to start Chambal National Park by car by 5am. Do early morning boat safari at Chambal with some dry breakfast on the way. After that we will be visiting Bateshwar (a group of ancient beautiful temples) till 2pm. Then we will start for Gwalior Fort to shot till sunset. Then we will start driving towards Agra to have a delicious Muglia cuisines & night stay.
Day 4 (24-Jan-2018) -
The day begins early morning at 5am & get ready to start Mehtab Park to Shoot Taj from backside in the fog by 6am. We will visit Taj Mahal after breakfast till 10-10.30am. After that we will return Bharatpur for lunch & some rest till 2.30pm. We will visit park for the post noon sesson.
Day 5 (25-Jan-2018) -
The day begins early morning at 5am & get ready to start Keoladeo National Park by rickshaw by 6am. Fullday photography till sunset in park with packed breakfast & lunch in the park.
Day 6 (26-Jan-2018) -
The day begins early morning at 5am & get ready to start Keoladeo National Park by rickshaw by 6am. Fullday photography till sunset in park with packed breakfast & lunch in the park.
Day 7 (27-Jan-2018) -
The day begins early morning at 5am & get ready to start Keoladeo National Park by rickshaw by 6am. Photography till 3.30pm in park with packed breakfast & lunch in the park. Return to guest house for packing & departure by 6.45pm. Evening we will leave to Mumbai by 12926/PASCHIM EXPRESS at 07:42PM
Day 8 (28-Jan-2018) -
We will reach to Bandra Terminus at 2:45PM

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Don't walk behind me; I may not lead.
Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow.
Just walk beside me and be my friend.

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Rajan R D Wonderful shot

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