The Ferocious Furball.
Rains had lashed the jungle just before our Evening drive creating an amazing ambience in the jungle, It is believed by many that post rain shower time is good for Sloth bear sightings as the rain loosens the soil making it easy for sloth bears to break termite mounds for their favourite food. We had our fingers crossed and were driving through the beautiful meadows of Kanha Zone, as we entered a dense patch of the zone one of the campers suddenly exclaimed, whats that black thing, and there it was........
A lone sloth bear walking towards us, being the only vehicle there and the place having low undergrowth we had an excellent view, the bear calmly walked towards us, stopped at the watering hole, drank water and went on its way again...............
Kanha Tiger Reserve
Looking forward to such sightings of, lesser seen animals besides tigers, in the upcoming summer......
A lovely subadult cub of Hirdinala female strides across the dusty road on a early winter morning. The kolsa zone in Tadoba is undoubtedly the best place to come across such sights, just 4 jeeps in total are allowed to enter kolsa per safari, on this particular day only 2 jeeps both belonging to our group had entered and were treated by this sighting.
Sub-adult male cub
Always on alert.
A sambar stands alert just besides the beautiful dusty road winding through the woods.
Interestingly the sambar is standing just above a salt lick (the small pit near it), we observed this one licking from the salt lick for quite sometime before it was bothered by our presence, as soon as we went ahead it continued it's activity.
Note : Salt licks are places in jungles where the mineral salts from the soil/rocks are exposed and easily available for animals in consumable concentrations, the animals come to such places to fulfill their nutritional needs and lick the soil/ground over there........
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Photo from Pench National Park
Hello, can someone share some accommodation details at Tipeshwar. I have heard about hotel Rahul, but how feasible is it for commute. Please provide any available information
The prince on a morning stroll.
After a full evening safari spent in tracking down the cubs and their mother we were able to hear some intense alarm calls in a thicket besides a lake. The entire safari we sat down patiently to get some hints of the tiger activity, but all in vain. Early morning the next day we left for the same place again and just as we got on the main road leading to the lake, we saw pugmarks lined up all the way. On following following the trail, we were taken by surprise to find the Male cub lazing on a meadow who later on came out on the road and gave us some amazing frames, to be joined by his sister later on............ Male Cub of Hirdinala female
Innocence in the eyes....... A lone sambar stag from the woods of Central India. One of the most important component of the prey base, the sambar deer is largest deer species found in Indian Jungles. Usually found in herds of not more than 10, the males generally are found grazing alone during non breeding seasons. Their size makes them a great prey, a single sambar kill can feed a tiger or a leopard for quite some days and is like a feast for packs of wild dogs, thus making it a very important part of the predator prey cycle.
Tried framing a portrait of this lovely stag.