In the last 7 years of my field experience in Kabini, I have never seen a monsoon of this nature. It started to rain heavily as we were leaving. There were around 15 guests with me, and I could see a tinge of disappointment on their faces. Read morePosted in Elephants, Herbivores, Mammals, Nature, safari | No Comments
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.
It was raining that morning. I was guiding 16 guests on the safari. As soon as we entered the forest, the rain stopped. I could then sense the strong stench of a carcasss. Hence I anticipated some predator movement near us. There are some spots where we obtained some fabulous sightings this season. Read morePosted in Uncategorized | No Comments
It’s monsoon time, and the jungle reflects this totally. The bushes are thick and fully grown . I was the guide on the morning drive in the National Park that day. We were lucky to sight a small herd of Elephants, Sambar and a sounder of Wild Pigs. Read morePosted in Big Cat, Carnivore, Mammals, Nature, Predators, safari | No Comments
One of my recent safaris by boat was really special, as I got a chance to sight a huge Mugger or the Marsh crocodile basking on the river bank very close to me. On this drive, we had sighted about five in total, but this one was least bothered by our presence. Read morePosted in Amphibians, Big Cat, Birds, Carnivore, Mammals, Nature, Predators, safari | No Comments
This is the onset season of the monsoons. On 10th June 2014, I took a vehicle safari with a group of 18 guests. For most of them, this was the first wildlife safari experience in the wild. We crossed the Karapura lodge situated on the opposite side of the river bank. Read morePosted in Big Cat, Carnivore, Mammals, Nature, Predators | No Comments
I happened to witness this amazing behaviour on one of my recent boat safaris. The day was very warm and humid. I asked the guests accompanying me whether it was ok to take the boat to a point where we have sighted a Tiger on a couple of occasions. Read morePosted in Uncategorized | No Comments
From what I said earlier, you get an idea of how well-managed the Nagarhole National Park is. To entertain such vast numbers of animals requires constant vigilance against poaching, illegal hunting, human impact, cattle grazing and so on. Read morePosted in Big Cat, Carnivore, Mammals, Nature, Predators, safari | No Comments