Egyptian Geese in Amoseli National Park

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The swamps of Amboseli attract many species of birds to the national park. In fact many of them are full time residents of the park.

And one species found in large numbers at the water’s edge feeding on the fresh grass shoots is the . This time, we saw a flock of Goslings along with the parents.

We noticed that one of the parent was always around the Goslings, protecting them from the hungry eyes of any predator who may be lurking close by.

Egyptian Geese in Amoseli National Park

We let the Goslings forage in peace and moved on. We hadn’t gone too far when we spotted another beautiful bird resident of the Amboseli swamps. It was the gorgeous African .

We stopped till the bird ignored the parked vehicle and came well within the range of my 300mm f2.8 with 2x TC. It was interesting to see those amazing long legs. We then drove away from the swamp in the direction of the lodge when we saw a Spotted cub standing by the side of the road all by itself.

Our guide was quick to point out that there was a den site nearby. We didn’t have to wait long, before the care taker came out to check on the commotion.

When she realised that we weren’t a threat, she hit the snooze button right there. It was a sight to see many Spotted Hyenas sleeping in the open.

But I must admit the stench of some carcass, at the den site, was unbearable.

 

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Thomas Suresh Anand

Thomas Suresh Anand

Wildlife in India, experience in pictures - Walk the Wilderness - A blog on wildlife in India where we share our experiences in the various national parks through wildlife photos

Thomas Suresh Anand

Thomas Suresh Anand

Wildlife in India, experience in pictures - Walk the Wilderness - A blog on wildlife in India where we share our experiences in the various national parks through wildlife photos

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