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.

Nagarhole – ‘A Saucerful of Secrets’  
November 25th, 2014 by Sandeep Varma

Nagarhole – ‘A Saucerful of Secrets’

It was my first safari into the beautiful forest of Nagarhole, and Mr. Venkatesh Kolappa, one of the best naturalists of Kabini, navigated our driver into the forest. Just as our vehicle crossed the check post, we were pulled back to a stop, and a female elephant gracefully emerged from the lantana thickets. Even as this majestic creature continued walking, jungle mynas perched fearlessly on it, to feed on any tiny insects present on the elephant’s back.

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The Kabini Debutant!  
November 5th, 2014 by K. Shanmugakumar

The Kabini Debutant!

One rainy evening at Orange County Resorts – Kabini, I along with 18 other wildlife enthusiasts commenced on our safari into the Nagarhole National Park. As we neared our destination, the incessant rain ceased to beat down upon us and we were gifted with a sliver of beautiful sunlight. Read more

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Ganesha Chathurthi and the Encounter  
September 11th, 2014 by Venkatesh Kolappa

Ganesha Chathurthi and the Encounter

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 more

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A Mystery in the Monsoon  
September 4th, 2014 by K. Shanmugakumar

A Mystery in the Monsoon

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 more

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The Source of Excitement!  
August 30th, 2014 by Somashekar

The Source of Excitement!

It was an unusually misty morning this monsoon. I was fortunate to be a naturalist in the morning vehicle safari. We had made a sighting of a handful of chital and a sambar. The jungle was reverbrating with bird calls. Read more

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Wildlife Fascinations  
August 7th, 2014 by Venkatesh Kolappa

Wildlife Fascinations

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 more

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Monsoon Masty…  
July 31st, 2014 by K. Shanmugakumar

Monsoon Masty…

The Monsoon has begun in Kabini. But the Nagarhole National Park throws up surprises each moment. These days, whenever we enter the forest, the monsoon showers welcome us. Read more

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Up Close with the Mugger…  
July 28th, 2014 by Narendran M.M

Up Close with the Mugger…

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 more

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Tiger Hiding in a Pit  
June 20th, 2014 by Puran Singh

Tiger Hiding in a Pit

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 more

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A Summer Surprise…  
June 12th, 2014 by K. Shanmugakumar

A Summer Surprise…

It was an afternoon vehicle safari, and I was guiding 16 guests. As soon as we entered the park, a peacock welcomed us with a loud alarm call. Read more

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