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)
An early morning safari through the mist shrouded jungle……..
led us to enchanting creatures in the haze.
Who didn’t seem too pleased to see us when it cleared!
Nor did the Sambar we distracted from her mud bath.
That evening we stopped a while to admire this delightful pair of Langurs.
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.
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.
Neither this serpent eagle,
nor this snooty one……
was the least bit amused.
The foolhardy Dhole did spare us a glance in between pestering a lone elephant many times his size!
While these Imperial Green Pigeons, along with their Yellow Footed cousins were too preoccupied to give two hoots.
My shots of the mongoose, the jungle fowl and the fox, I shall try and salvage for a motion blur challenge.