Charging Elephant in Kabini

On this trip to Kabini, we were greeted with showers, given that it was the monsoon season. The great thing about monsoon is that the forest is transformed and the color saturation is at a new high. As we entered the park, we saw a huge tusker standing beside a tree. The moment the Tusker […]

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Chance sighting of a Leopard in Maasai Mara

After “Breakfast by the Hippo Pool” in Maasai Mara National Park, we headed out to scan the popular crossing points on the Mara River. En-route we saw this African elephant headed to the Mara river, probably to quench her thirst. This little fellow wasn’t to be left behind and he was hurried running after his […]

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A Tiger prince makes an appearance in Ranthambore

During one of our safaris in Ranthambore National Park, we went around an area, where a Tiger was spotted the previous day. But today, we saw a handsome Sambar Deer stag standing at the exact spot where the Tiger was seen. After taking a couple of pictures of the Sambar, we headed towards the small […]

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Bonding with a Lioness trio in Maasai Mara

After the amazing sighting of the Lion pride during one of our safaris at the Mara, we moved on in search of other fauna. We stopped to look at this Common Elan keeping a watch on our moves. As we got closer, it scuttled away and Emmanuel our driver and naturalist pointed out that Elans […]

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A Day in Kabini

On this evening safari in Kabini, we had a lucky sighting of a Bengal Tiger. We first spotted the Tiger sitting in the open near a culvert on the old MM road. As soon as the Tiger realized he was spotted, before we could get our first pictures, he quickly took cover in the thick […]

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Crested Serpent Eagle with a Serpent kill in Ranthambore

As we started this particular afternoon safari, the thought that crossed my mind was that after the spectacular sighting of the Tigress with cubs the previous evening, what more could I sight in Ranthambore? As we entered the park, we spotted a pair of Collared Scops-Owl roosting in a tree hollow. A little further, a […]

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African Lion pride in Maasai Mara

For us Maasai Mara happens to be one of the best national parks in the world and we try and visit the Mara every year for a few days. On this first game drive during one of our trips there, we went looking for the famous Cheetah brothers who were sighted close to the Kenya-Tanzania […]

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Watching the largest herd of African Elephants in Amboseli National Park

While out on the safari drive in Amboseli National Park, we saw a huge cloud of dust in the distance. As the animals came closer, it became clear that this was probably the largest herd of African Elephants (as seen in the feature image) that we had seen here. It was also a herd with […]

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Crested Hawk Eagle in Pench

Keeping in mind that it had been a few years since we visited Pench National Park, we planned a trip there for a couple of days on-route to Tadoba National Park. It was peak summer in Central India; the temperatures were soaring and hovering in the mid 40s (centigrade) when we started our first afternoon […]

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Collared Scops Owls in Pench

Pench National Park, in Madhya Pradesh, India is yet another Tiger Reserve known for some spectacular sightings of the majestic animal. During our visit there, we stayed at Taj Bhagvan, a lovely property on the fringes of the national park. During our safari, we had evinced interest in sighting not just the Tiger, but also […]

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