Friday, January 29, 2010

Fishing in Style....!!!

Darters or commonly called Snake Birds are expert in fishing....Perfectly adapted are their long beaks and flexible long-neck. They dive into water, wading and come out with its catch.

They some time display their catch before gulping it down. Its tricky to track them when they are underwater and you dont know where they emerge...some time right in front of you.

Zoom lens comes in handy in these situations...

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Misty Morning..!!

Nature never fails to throw surprise at us by way of weather or otherwise...The misty winter morning in the forest gives great opportunity to witness wildlife at its best.

Wild life are best seen at these early morning times and gives opportunity to take some creative pic.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

END OF THE DAY.....!!!

The Winter months provide some amazing sky background to capture silhouettes. Getting Birds on proper perch is very important...Lighting will be fast changing, exposure timing is important.

Watch out for you tired eyes....after seeing directly in to the setting sun....Be careful not to harm you eyes by prolonged exposure to the bright sun light.

All in all its a different challenge to get it right....

Saturday, January 9, 2010

The Darling female of KANHA FOREST...The No.7....It appeared from the tall grass very close to where i was parked anticipating its location....Tiger sighting so close in gives goosebumps and leaves a long lasting impression on your mind the sheer dominance of this Cat in the Wilderness...

It was little sad to know she had just lost her cub last month to another dominant Male. All's fair in the Animal kingdom....!!!!

Friday, January 8, 2010

The ALEXANDRIN PARAKEET is one the largest of the Prakeet family in India...They are very colorful and larger in size compared to the other prakeets in India.

They have a loud noisy call.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

My central India TIGER tour covering 3 major parks....Bandhavgarh, Kanha and Pench was very successful. Spread over 14 days, 21 safari's and about 1500kms of core forest area.

The major activities included spotting the tiger and then following it till it disappears into thick jungle. Early morning safari's would start at 5am and finding our way into core area of the forest covered with fog and biting cold. Evening safari's was bearable but would be cold after 4pm.

Sightings include Tigers Adult male, female, sub,adults, and cubs. Sambar deers, cheetal,langurs, Barasingha(seen only in Kanha India), wild Bohr, Barking deers, Jackal, Jungle cats ,Indian gaur are some of the Mammals.

Adjutant storks, Red headed vulture, long neck vulture, prakeets, plumheaded and Alexandreen are some of the bird that were seen along with other common birds.

Its really worth the effort to see the Big Cat in wild and at close distance.

Some pictures to support the story.