The is the bold and beautiful Balle tigress of Kabini whose sightings are few and far between.
Spent a long time in her company when she made all efforts to bring her two cubs out and make them cross the road in tourist presence. Three rounds of back and forth and one cub peeped out, took a couple of steps, saw the vehicles and moved promptly back into his safe space.
Luckily for them safari time was over and we had to move out. Finally they got their entire space to themselves.
THE CLAN - Other than Tigers and Leopards live the Dholes (Indian wild dogs). This highly social animal hunt in group- call it a “pack” or a “clan”; It is no different for Dholes what it is for Wolves.
In Rudyard Kipling style- “NOW this is the law of the jungle, as old and as true as the sky. And the wolf that shall keep it may prosper, but the wolf that shall break it must die.
As the creeper that girdles the tree trunk, the law runneth forward and back;
For the strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack!!”
Gentle whispers: A dhole pair enjoying a tender moment. Shot in Nagarahole National Park during a trip there this September. Wild dogs have a reputation for being cold killers and can take down a tiger or bison by repeatedly attacking as a pack. This picture shows an entirely different side of these enigmatic creatures.
Nagarhole National Park
01 Jan 2018
03 Jan 2018
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Planning to do 4 safaris in Kabini - in search of the black panther. Will stay for 2 nights and 3 days in JLR. I have seen it before on a couple of safaris, but am yet to take a picture that I can be happy about. So planning to visit again. Any one keen on visiting Kabini, let me know.