How we missed the Leopard hunt…

The leopard hunt we missed...

I have some pictures of the Leopard in my portfolio but this one was for whom we waited the longest. It was sleeping when we spotted it first. There was a herd of Impalas grazing very near to the Leopard and our guide said that a hunt is very likely even though at that time […]

Indian Desert Cat

Indian Desert Cat

Also known as the Asiatic wildcat is one of the most endangered of the small “big cats” habitat loss and excessive hunting in the past for its characteristic spotted pelt has led to decline in this cat’s numbers in the wild. As with other wild cats, the risk of loss of genetic purity also looms […]

Zazu from Lion King!!

Red-Billed Hornbill

Red-billed Hornbill (Tockus erythrorhynchus) is a relatively small species of hornbill found in savanna and woodland of sub-Saharan Africa. Zazu, a character in the animated film The Lion King, is a Red-billed Hornbill. He is also featured in the sequel, The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride and the mid-quel The Lion King 1½. Ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red-billed_Hornbill

Tight rope walker….

Bateleur - Male in flight

The Bateleur (Terathopius ecaudatus) is a colourful species of medium sized eagle with a very short tail (ecaudatus is Latin for tailless) which makes it unmistakable in flight. “Bateleur” is French for “tight-rope walker”. This name describes the bird’s characteristic habit of tipping the ends of its wings when flying, as if catching its balance….. […]

Indian Cobra…

Indian Cobra or the Spectacled Cobra

While coming back from a recent birding trip I got a chance to photograph this beautiful Indian Cobra thanks to some “Sarp Mitra” or Snake Friends. Sarp Mitra are volunteers who know the techniques to catch snakes and can be called to rescue or remove snakes which have wandered in to houses. These Snakes are […]

Southern African Rock Python…

Southern African Rock Python...

We spotted this specimen while searching for paths to reach the elephant herds across the marsh. Even though the photo shows the specimen clearly the camouflage on these snakes is awesome. Southern African Rock Python is Africa’s largest snake species and one of the world’s largest, the typical African rock python adult measures 4.8 m […]