The Lesser Denizens Of Nagarhole Park

In my excitement over the charismatic Mr. Leopard and the elephant family, I neglected to introduce you to the less elusive inhabitants of Nagarhole National Park

These creatures might not recieve prominent billing in the star cast of the jungle, but they are no less delightful, and we later regretted not spending enough time with them in our futile hunt for the tiger.

Next time. For now join me as I browse through some of my favourite shots from the trip (sans the top stars)DSC_1963 copyAn early morning safari through the mist shrouded jungle……..
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led us to enchanting creatures in the haze.
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Who didn’t seem too pleased to see us when it cleared!
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Nor did the Sambar we distracted from her mud bath.
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That evening we stopped a while to admire this delightful pair of  Langurs.
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We were reminded over and over again that this massive bovine is a Gaur, and NOT a Bison! (Wiki thinks otherwise!) And yes, those are Mynas on its back, and a peacock in the background.
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The handsome dude on the tree hadn’t bargained on attracting two legged brides and scuttled off in search of his less spectacular (than him!) mate.
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The foolhardy Dhole did spare us a glance in between pestering a lone elephant many times his size!
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While these Imperial Green Pigeons, along with their Yellow Footed cousins were too preoccupied to give two hoots.P1010093 copy
My shots of the mongoose, the jungle fowl and the fox, I shall try and salvage for a motion blur challenge.

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Madhu is an Interior designer turned travel blogger on a long sabbatical to explore the world. When not crafting stories on The Urge To Wander, she's probably Tweeting @theurgetowander or sharing special moments on

89 thoughts on “The Lesser Denizens Of Nagarhole Park

  1. Hi Madhu, nice post and beautiful pictures. I admire your writing and photography skills. Your post is simple, short and refreshing. Loved your homepage, it is perfectly designed. I’m glad that I came across your blog. Looking forward to your next post and keep up the good work.

  2. Awesome shots of the animals esp. the unique, unique eagle and most esp. the deer in the haze. Looking at these creatures alone will make my day.

    1. There is something about seeing animals in the wild that is strangely satisfying. But I often wonder if they reciprocate the feeling or would much rather we left them alone!. Thanks Rommel.

  3. Thanks for giving me a glimpse of so many wonderful animals and birds, Madhu. What a joy it must be to go somewhere like this. You caught them all beautifully, as I expected you would. 🙂


    1. Thank you Janet. It felt amazing to be able to sight so many species in such a short time. My luck has never been great on previous trips.

    1. Oh I missed mentioning the green pigeons in MP are full green. But becoming scarce – the locals call them ‘Hariyal’ 🙂

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