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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Hi, I'm Madhu. Wanderer. Travel blogger. Story teller. Bitten late and hard by the travel bug, I am on a mission to make up for lost time.

89 thoughts on “The Lesser Denizens Of Nagarhole Park

    1. The mist added a touch of enchantment Patti. We were warned constantly that the tranquility wasn’t to be tested by getting out of the vehicle 🙂

  1. Hail for the bandar-log! When we were living in Africa, our father would read us a chapter every night. Translating kipling into french. I followed the tradition with my girls. Look forward to see Rikki-tikki-Tavit.:)
    Have a lovelu week-end Madhu.
    Brian

    1. Thank you. You just might have to wait until my next trip. The reference to the motion blur meant I messed up all my Rikki Tikki Tavi shots and those of his spouse 😦

  2. How beautiful these wild animals… it’s always such a special pleasure to see around with the eyes of the photographer 🙂 For sure in your country are special places with a lot of wild fauna and flora…peacock you may found them in several parks in Europe too… but the dhole, I never saw him (look like a coyote or fox, and our pigeons (you surely saw them in Venice) are quite less coloured! The first one you pictured are deers?
    Hugs for a lovely week end :-)claudine

  3. Beautiful photos, Madhu. I really enjoy seeing the places you have access to on your side of the world. 🙂

  4. Thanks so much for the fabulous trip, Madhu! Each photo brought more delight, and your commentary is just delightful (especially the “snooty eagle” remark :)) What an amazing experience you had.

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