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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Malabar Pied Hornbills in Kabini

We have often heard the vociferous Malabar Pied Hornbills in many national parks in India and then followed their noisy calls to spot them. However, Pied Hornbills are very shy birds and rarely sit quietly, especially on lower branches, making it a big challenge to photograph this species. On this trip to Kabini, all that […]

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Birding safari in Tadoba Tiger Reserve

On a morning safari into the Tadoba National Park we saw the Oriental Honey Buzzard that came down to the lake to quench its thirst. It was a lovely sighting. The Brown Fish Owl, featured above, was another price catch of the afternoon safari, later that day. While waiting at the camp for the jeep, […]

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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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