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Gaurs galore

Nawaraj Tiwari

Winter is closing in, and the Gaurs are slowly returning from the center of the forest to the peripheries. Throughout the year, they are found deep inside the national parks in swampy grasslands called Hadlus. One of the reasons for coming out into the peripheries is that the temperature inside the forest goes really low,…

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Atlas moth

Vikram Nanjappa

The world’s biggest moth was seen resting on one of the mud walls at the resort to the delight of our team and guests. Many more moths have been sighted following the first sightings shown in the following photographs.

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Gentle giants

Vikram Nanjappa

The Kabini region is famous for the large ivory carrying bulls that converge here during the winter and summer months. They form temporary associations with each other and also mingle freely with the family herds.

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Avian guests

Nawaraj Tiwari

The winter vacation has begun for our avian guests. The first few arrivals are already putting up a spectacular show for us on each of our safaris.

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Breakfast with Wild Dogs

Narendran M M

The morning safari began with expectations to find elephants feeding on the freshly sprouted grass after the previous night’s rain. But we were in for an unexpected spectacle.

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White marvels of the tusker

Vikram Nanjappa

It was a bright and sunny day and totally uncharacteristic of the monsoon month. I was the Naturalist for the evening boat safari with 18 guests. The Kabini backwaters were rising as it was raining heavily in Kerala.

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Cats feel the heat too!

Vikram Nanjappa

Hot afternoons are uncomfortable at the best of times and all of us like to retreat to a cool spot, a private swimming pool, of course would be the best bet. Can you imagine how you would feel if you were forced to wear a fur coat?

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Nature cure for tusker

Vikram Nanjappa

We saw this large tusker browsing on bamboo from a distance and turned the boat towards him. He was so far that it took us about ten minutes to reach him. He seemed quite content browsing and we thought we would spend some time watching him.

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