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Category: Nature

Dive Bombers!

Rajan Kanagasabai

It was a hot evening on the boat safari last week when we spotted a mid-sized Osprey perched majestically on one of the tree stumps. As we were photographing this bird of prey, we could see its fierce eyes scanning the water for fish through the viewfinder.

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From what I said earlier, you get an idea of how well-managed the Nagarhole National Park is. To entertain such vast numbers of animals requires constant vigilance against poaching, illegal hunting, human impact, cattle grazing and so on.

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Posted in: Destination Nature

Death in the Afternoon…

Vikram Nanjappa

Visitors to Kabini come to spend some time in the wild, and to take in the serene atmosphere. They specially enjoy an idyllic safari, and most of them go home with a very sentimental picture of the wild.

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We rush past herds of panicked Chittal Deer and speed through scattered regiments of teak towards the boundaries of the tourism zone. My eyes scan the gaps in the underbrush that broadside our vehicle left and right.

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Posted in: Destination Nature

David and Goliath…

Vikram Nanjappa

We have all heard of the biblical story of David and Goliath, in which a young David defeats and then slays the giant Goliath in battle. The story is now synonymous with overcoming great odds with courage and conviction.

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The Big Bite

Rajan Kanagasabai

What happens when you bite off more than you can chew? Well, nothing but a waste of time for the biter, a harrowing and sometimes, fatal experience for the bitten and a brilliant photo opportunity for the lucky photographer.

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The Chirpy Bulbuls

Rajan Kanagasabai

The Persian word ‘Bolbol’ is supposed to be the origin of the now common term – Bulbul. Meaning a ‘Nightingale’ in the Persian language, this small little passerine with a chirpy sweet voice is possibly a deserving avian for this name. A Passerine, Bulbuls generally have short wings and a long tail.

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Posted in: birds Destination Nature

The Wannabe Imposter…

Vikram Nanjappa

How many of us have run into people who imitate the mannerisms and the ‘look’ of a certain type of person to try and pass themselves off as one of them in a vain attempt to fool those around them?

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