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Tiger!

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Dec 01 2011
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India’s national animal never ceases to mesmerize. It could be the huge size, the majestic gait, the intense gaze. This tiger was encountered on a summer evening at Kanha National Park. He seemed well-settled and was concentrating on a herd of Chital (Axis axis) in the distance. It seemed as if he were making up his mind and drawing energy for the hunt. Unfortunately, it was very close to the park closing time and the shutterbugs had to hurry out of the park. Next morning, there was a Chital kill there.

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Other birds at National Chambal Sanctuary

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Dec 04 2010

The National Chambal Sanctuary is a nature-watching treat. I’ve already written about the Indian Skimmer and the Gharials. [singlepic id=441 w=500] The other rare bird that I was hoping to see was the Black-bellied Tern (Sterna acuticauda). Although I’d seen it flying near a lake on Kanakpura road earlier this year, I’ve wanted to see it sitting and (may be) fishing. Chambal didn’t disappoint on this account too. I got to see at least 6 different individuals during the day-long boat ride. [singlepic id=454 w=500] [singlepic id=443 w=500] [singlepic id=442 w=500] The Black-bellied Tern is a small tern (about the […]

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