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Magical watchtower

Vikram Nanjappa

The area around the Mastigudi Watchtower is magical, both during the cold as well as the dry season. It is a busy spot because of the many safari jeeps that pass the area. However, very few of them actually halt here, as it is not really considered a ‘hot spot’.

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Leopard on the move

Vikram Nanjappa

Sometimes boat safaris throw up unexpected surprises. This evening, we decided to take the boat to the President Road via Sunset Point. Whenever we cross Sunset Point we always, as a matter of habit, check the road leading to it. We saw on the road, something that at first I mistook for a Spotted Deer.

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At the Waterhole

Vikram Nanjappa

  Water is a precious resource and future wars will be fought over it. The rule of the jungle is no different. There is no better place to observe animal behavior than at a waterhole on a hot sunny day. With this idea, I decided to take the guests to the Tiger Tank for a…

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Big Boy Little Boy

Vikram Nanjappa

Jim Corbett was a bundle of contradictions; he always stated that he was not superstitious and that there was a rational explanation for everything.

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More predators

Vikram Nanjappa

The good times continue. After all the feline predators it was the turn of the dogs. After a long time, we encountered a pack of nine Wild Dogs.

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Predator bonanza

Vikram Nanjappa

Some moments come very rarely in life and today we had one of those rare moments that will remain etched in our memories forever. During the evening safari we saw the 2 major predators of Kabini – the Tiger and the Leopard – at two different locations of course.

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Third time lucky

Vikram Nanjappa

This is becoming a habit. More like an addiction that I am in no hurry to kick. This addiction gives me a fantastic high too. I saw another predator today – a leopard.

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Swimming Elephants

Vikram Nanjappa

Anyone who saw an elephant on land would never believe that they evolved from marine mammals. But one look at them in the water and their resemblance to their closest living relative the dugong (a kind of sea cow) is obvious.

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Photographic Safari

Vikram Nanjappa

Today’s safari was fantastic from a photographic point of view. Even though the light was not great we got some fantastic photographs of the Wild Dog – my favorite predator, the Gaur and the Grey Jungle Fowl.

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