Wildlife Sightings


August 31st, 2011 by Arjun M. Bharadwaj

Kabini’s Mystic Aura

Boat safaris on the backwaters of the Kabini are an eternal fascination; you get to enjoy the scenic landscape of two different national parks, Nagarhole and Bandipur.

I was on my evening Boat Safari along with our boatman Sundra. It was 3:45 pm when we began our journey, taking pleasure in the beauty of the villages on the edge of the national park; farmlands have turned orange with the Marie Gold flowers grown by the villagers.

It was 4 pm when we entered the waters of the national park and our boatman Sundra spotted a Painted Stork in flight. I managed to click a picture of it.

A Painted Stork

A Painted Stork in Flight

We went a bit farther, and I was very excited when I spotted a Cotton Pygmy Goose, perched on a tree stump. All of us picked up our cameras and began taking pictures of it.

A Cotton Pygmy Goose

A Cotton Pygmy Goose

While everyone was busy taking pictures, one of my guests sitting at the back without a camera, stood up and pointed to a bush. By the time I picked up my binoculars to have a look, a crocodile began slowly moving towards the water, half its body already immersed in it. Despite being pressed for time, I managed to click one photograph.

A Crocodile in water

A Crocodile in Water

We resumed our ride through the backwaters, enjoying the nature and sunset during our journey.

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3 Responses to “Kabini’s Mystic Aura”

  1. M.Prasad Says:

    Certainly, you have taken great pain in taking the photo of the Painted Stork. You could have taken a different angle to get the best picture of the Cotton Pygmy Goose. Better luck next time.

  2. admin Says:

    Dear Mr. M.Prasad, thanks for appreciating our efforts!:) We will consider your suggestion :).

  3. Akshay Kumar Says:

    Beautiful pics and very well written. I appreciate the efforts of Naturalists in Kabini.

    I feel all the naturalists in Kabini have sound knowledge on the natural history of animals.

    I would like to suggest the team to include the zoological name of the animal next to the English name, so that people get educated on this.

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