Boldest Leopardess in Maasai Mara

On this morning game drive in Maasai Mara National Reserve, we once again went looking for a popular Leopardess, probably the boldest of them all in Mara. As we exited the gates of Mara Serena, we saw a hot air balloon drift through the morning haze. We stopped to take in the amazing view before […]

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Tiger on MM road in Kabini

We saw a Tigress, popularly known as the backwaters female, in dying light on the first safari on this trip to the Kabini Tiger Reserve. We went on several safaris after that, but did not see a Tiger again. On our final safari of this trip in Kabini, we were hopeful to have a good […]

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Noor’s third cub makes a bold appearance in Ranthambore

While the first Tiger cub walked away from us, a third Tiger, the last of Noor’s cubs in Ranthambore made his appearance in a nonchalant manner. He walked right along the main road. He came up to a rock by the side of the road right behind our vehicle and scent marked it and then […]

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Sighting of the most popular Tiger in Tadoba

I ended the previous post on Tadoba with the fleeting image of Matkasur, the dominant Tiger of Tadoba’s core zone. I wished he had surfaced earlier, when there was more light. Having said that, I reminded myself that it was a wild Tiger in its territory and any sighting happens by chance. I consoled myself […]

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Omnipresent raptors of Kabini

It was the rainy season and just before we started the afternoon safari towards the Kabini backwaters, it had started raining. Given the all round dampness I was wondering if we were going to draw a blank in terms of wildlife sightings. We drove deeper into the Nagarhole National Park with absolutely no sign of […]

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Tiger leads us to siblings in Ranthambore

On this afternoon safari in Ranthambore National Park, we decided to go in search of Noor, a popular Tigress. The special interest in this Tigress was because she had four grown up cubs with her that were soon to go their different ways. Noor and her cubs had not been seen for a few days […]

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Tiger cubs playing in Tadoba

On this first safari in Tadoba National Park, we realised that the monsoon was setting in and we were in for the occasional light drizzle. We were around the territory of a popular Tigress with two fully grown cubs, known to give spectacular sightings and were on the lookout for her. That is when we […]

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Leopard with an Impala kill in Maasai Mara

We were captivated by the sight of this Leopard with the Impala kill and we took our time to soak in the experience. When we circled for a different view, we noticed the huge size of the Impala. The immense strength of this Leopard to have hauled this huge Impala up this tall tree was […]

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