• Black Panther

    Black Panther

    It was in October end in Kabini. The morning sighting had been beautiful – we had a 20 minute plus sighting of the Tiger Tank female with three cubs. On a supremely optimistic note, we set out on the evening safari saying we would find the Black Panther. 15 minutes into the safari, kid sister spotted it. It was so…

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  • Malabar Giant Squirrel

    Malabar Giant Squirrel

    Malabar Giant Squirrel Image taken at Ganeshgudi as the fellow merrily snacked high up on the flowers of this Silk Cotton tree. The lens was the older & really heavy version of the Canon 400mm f/2.8 and I almost dislocated my shoulder shooting this one handheld. Lesson: Should. Never. Repeat. This. Equipment: Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 400mm f/2.8L IS…

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  • Leopard


    Leopard (Panthera pardus) This fabulous creature gave me a lot of time. Snoozed, yawned, rolled over, basically everything a perfectly lazy leopard would do. Image taken hand-held from the jeep. Location: Nagarhole National Park, Kabini, Karnataka, India. 1/29/14 ©2014 Rahul Jauhari. All rights reserved.

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  • Tiger (Panthera tigris)

    Tiger (Panthera tigris)

    The Kabini Backwater Male (Panthera tigris) Location: Nagarhole National Park This stunning dominant male graced us with his presence over what I can only term as an extraordinary sighting. Strong alarm calls from a Sambar guided us to the edge of the water. We waited patiently for almost 20 minutes – three safari boats passed us by on the river…

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  • Forefather


    The Munnar Project At the entry gate to the Chinnar wildlife sanctuary, this gentleman and his kin wait. They will unzip suitcases and bags with remarkable ease and lessen your load, assuming you have kept your luggage on the overhead car carrier. BTW, do keep the windows rolled up. They might just wish to make a call from your mobile…

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  • Asian Elephant

    Asian Elephant

    The Kabini Project : Another shot of this majestic creature. Again taken from a unsteadily bobbing boat on the Kabini waters. I will always recommend Kabini in case you wish to enjoy an uncluttered wildlife experience. In case you plan to visit, check these two links out: Kabini River Lodge & The Bison Kabini Wildlife Resort. Both are great places to stay…

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  • Chapman’s Zebra

    Chapman’s Zebra

    I shot this stunning chap in Zurich. The Chapman’s Zebra is a sub-species of the plains Zebra. These chaps are distinguished by stripes on the lower halves of the legs, which break up into many irregular brown spots. When foals are born they have brown stripes and in some cases adults do not develop the black colouration in their fur…

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