Tiger Cub & The Tree Trunk @ Bandhavgarh
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It's a hot summer morning in Bandhavgarh. Huge Male Tiger known as Bamera's son (Aka Bamera Junior - T 37) is seen relaxing with his two cubs at this man made waterhole. The third cub arrives at the spot & is in no mood to relax & starts playing with the tree trunk. The other two cubs are watching their sibling having fun but are not in mood to join. All this while their mother Junior Kankati (Aka New Kankati - T 35) was relaxing deep inside the forest. Finally the playful cub decides to take a nap.
Note: Unfortunately Junior Kankati was poached & skinned & her skeletal remains were found by BTR authorities in the month of October 2017.
Filmed at Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve, Madhya Pradesh, May 2017.
Movie clip taken with Panasonic DMC FZ70 & Still pictures taken with Nikon D7100 DSLR Camera & Nikkor 200 - 500 mm VR lens.
Smooth Coated Otters
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Best watched in Full HD (1080p).
This video was filmed at Tungabhadra Otter Conservation Reserve, Near Hampi in Karnataka in the month of October 2019.
Smooth Coated Otters are Tungabhadra River’s Apex predator. They are the largest otter species in Asia. These Otters are also known as Wild Water Dogs. Although adapted for water, Smooth Coated Otters are equally comfortable on land, hence are also classified as semi aquatic animals. They can travel long distance overland in search of suitable habitat. They play, rest, scrub & clean their bodies on sandy river banks & establish their dens under tree roots or among boulders. They are mainly found in fresh water areas. As per IUCN Red list Smooth Coated Otter is listed as vulnerable species. It is threatened by poaching, loss & destruction of wetlands. The Tungabhadra Otter Conservation Reserve, a 34 Km stretch of habitat along the Tungabhadra river is the country’s first Otter Reserve acknowledging the importance of this species of wildlife & to take necessary action to protect them before it’s too late.
Movie clip taken with Sony DSC HX400V & Still pictures taken with Nikon D7100 DSLR Camera & Nikkor 200 - 500 mm VR lens. Thanks for watching.
Playful Tiger Family | Shivanzari Tigress Family
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It was a cold winter morning when we sighted Shivanzari tigress & her four cubs. The cubs were in a playful mood pouncing & play fighting with one another. Sadly one of the cub was limping & walked along with the mother. While the other siblings were naughty behind & eventually followed the mother. Family then moved in to the woods which was non-tourism area for their afternoon siesta.
Peacock Courtship Display
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In the jungle there may be nothing more beautiful than the courtship dance display of the peacock, the commonly used name for the male peafowl. With its blue-green plumage, this animal is a beautiful bird even when not in display mode, but becomes a work of art as it presents itself to a peahen. They begin their courtship dance display to attract the peahens by spreading their glittering tail feathers in a fan shape, strutting back and forth and shaking their feathers to produce a rattling noise to get the peahens' attention. A peahen examines different male’s dance displays and feathers closely, before selecting a mate.