Saturday, May 14, 2016

Photography at Nagarhole Wildlife Sanctuary, Kabini, Karnataka

After an almost perfect wildlife trip in Bandipur, we headed to Nagarhole. On the banks of river Kabini,Jungle Lodges and Resort was a treat. We came here with the least expectation about wildlife sighting - only to realize by end of the trip that it became one of the most memorable.

The resort was undoubtedly serene and relaxing. We only had one night stay here which included only one jeep safari, little we knew that one jeep safari will become the experience of a lifetime. It was absolute wallpaper stuff. For any wildlife enthusiast, it would take years and scores of safaris to get to see the moments that I saw this time around - Outright Breathtaking.

I might have to write a separate post on my experience to spot the Tiger from a distance of 15 feet, that moment was incredible and it deserves its space. For now, enjoy the pics below.

Tigress

We spotted it sitting near a bush - in that hot afternoon

Probably thinking what to do

Not bothered about our presence

Waiting for the cooler evening

But then it decided something else

And it started walking

Crossed the road - right in front of our jeep

Started going towards a small water body

Kept walking

Far inside the jungle

finally found its own natural jacuzi

We thought it got aware about our presence

But it didn't bother her

She enjoyed the pool like anything

Posed for us from every possible angle

Started yawning and the big grunt can be heard from miles away

Time out!

15 minutes was all we got

End of show!

Elephant sighting with calf




Common Hawk Cuckoo

Black-hooded Oriole

Green Imperial Pigeon

Orange-headed Thrush


Great Cormorant

Little Cormorant

Darter

Brahminy Kite

Grey Heron

Black-crowned Night Heron

Wooly-necked Stork

Wooly-necked Stork

Jungle Crow

Coppersmith Barbet

Crocodile

Crocodile

White Hibiscus