Wildlife Sightings

Lifescapes

This is the jungle! Here life beats to the rhythms of nature. For the novice these are barely noticeable at first. Nature unfolds her secrets one page at a time. The secret to success is an ability to wait and watch. Reality is far different from the thrills of instant gratification available to the urban dweller through his TV screen.

Life in the jungle has its share of thrills and spills; however, these are punctuated with long intervals of calm. To truly understand the wild one needs to disconnect with the world of deadlines and reconnect to the world as god intended it to be.

The Scavenger…  
April 14th, 2014 by K. Shanmugakumar

The Scavenger…

I was guiding 18 guests during an afternoon boat safari. It was a sunny day. Hence I anticipated better sightings. And yes, it happened! An Indian Spotted Eagle was scavenging for a fish. Two Sambar stags wallowed in the shallow water. Read more

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That Day in Kabini…  
March 22nd, 2014 by Sunny Patil

That Day in Kabini…

It was an afternoon vehicle safari in the Nagarhole National park on the 06/03/2014. There were 15 guests accompanying me. It was a hot afternoon, and the forest was completely dry, with the sunlight directly hitting us. Read more

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The Whispers of the Whiskers  
March 12th, 2014 by Venkatesh Kolappa

The Whispers of the Whiskers

It was a humid afternoon, and there was not much wildlife to be spotted during the safari. I was keeping my guests engaged saying that as it gets cooler, the sightings would be better. I was near the president point, where the guests were watching an interaction between an egret and a cormorant.   Read more

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The Cat and the Comfort Zone  
March 5th, 2014 by Venkatesh Kolappa

The Cat and the Comfort Zone

I was guiding 16 guests in the vehicle during the morning safari. It was a misty day and the fog was thick as we were on the riverside of the safari zone. Read more

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Stripes on the River Bank…  
February 26th, 2014 by Shanmugakumar K

Stripes on the River Bank…

It was a winter afternoon; I was guiding 18 guests by boat safari. For most of the guests, this was their first wildlife safari by boat. As soon as we entered the park, I shared my plans with my guests. Read more

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The Spotted Cat and the Woods  
February 14th, 2014 by Venkatesh Kolappa

The Spotted Cat and the Woods

A little luck is what we need to have special sightings, and I had one as I took a group of guests on one of the morning safaris recently. The mornings are misty these days, and when the sun hits the jungle, it runs its rays through it. Read more

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All About Antlers…  
February 7th, 2014 by Sunny Patil

All About Antlers…

Nagarhole National Park is home to four species of deer. The smallest one is the Mouse Deer, and the largest the Sambar deer. In between, we have the Spotted Deer (Chital) and the Barking Deer (Muntjac).

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The Tiger Who Stole My Safari…  
January 27th, 2014 by Venkatesh Kolappa

The Tiger Who Stole My Safari…

It was a slightly humid afternoon, and I was with 16 guests during the vehicle safari. It was just a few minutes past our entry into the national park. As the vehicle was cruising gently in the track, my driver Lokesh exuberantly called out, “Tiger Tiger”, and we looked in the direction his index finger pointed. Read more

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Tracking a Leopard…  
January 20th, 2014 by Pranad Patil

Tracking a Leopard…

While commencing the safari on a winter afternoon, I could tell that it was a lot hotter compared to the past couple of days. Hence my plan was to check all the waterholes in the forest. All the animals would be compelled to come out to drink water during the heat of the day, and I was sure I would find a cat at one of these waterholes. Read more

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The Tryst with the Tiger  
January 14th, 2014 by Shanmugakumar K

The Tryst with the Tiger

Most of the people on a wildlife safari expect to see a Tiger in each safari. On that day, the same thing happened to me as well when I asked my guests what they were hoping to see. When we entered the forest, we hardly found any animals. Read more

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