The hunt by Pallas's Gull -
Gull species has developed an unique way to hunt. They float on the upper surface of the water where motion of the water is relatively still. Their area of contact with water level is minimal. It is very difficult for a fish to sense it's presence. Hence they get their kill easily in Sundarbans.
Salt Water Crocodile - Saltwater Crocodiles are one of worlds oldest reptiles found predominantly in Indian Sundarbans. A common phenomenon observed in them is Basking.
These reptiles are cold blooded , i.e. they feel hot in winters . In winter months to cool themselves they climb up into the mudflats . By opening their jaws the release body heat.
Due to this reason they provide great photographic opportunities in winters. Whereas in summers they remain mostly submerged in water.
Osprey's Prey - Sundarbans
Most of the birds in Sundarbans depends on fish to get nutrition. In order to catch fish , their beaks are sharp and extended long.
It is very difficult to catch a fish inside water as internal reflections occur. Raptors like Osprey has great vision power along with sharp claws. 99% of Ospreys diet is fish.
The birds hunt typically when the water level starts to fall till it reaches to its lowest possible point. In low tides hunting sequences of birds can be observed at Sundarbans.
Stayed in Motorized boat from 27th to 30th September. Sighted the Royal Bengal Tiger almost one hour on 28th. It was only possible only due to relentless effort of guide Tarun Baidya (+919733595468). All credit goes to him.