The Kabini Project

  • 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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  • 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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  • Peacock


    The Kabini Project: This was on day two of my Kabini trip. I think we were driving back after a futile lookout for a big cat. The naturalist with us suddenly swerved the jeep and manouvred it to this spot. What we witnessed next was this peacock who blessed us city souls with a completely breathtaking dance performance, right down…

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  • Great Cormorant

    Great Cormorant

    The Kabini Project : This particular tree trunk is kind of symbolic of Kabini. It rises out of the Kabini River and one can usually see a couple of Great Cormorants sitting on it. Or Egrets. Or even a Brahminy Kite. It’s also the first thing trigger happy visitors start clicking once they start on the boat cruise. A little…

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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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  • Brahminy Kite

    Brahminy Kite

    The Kabini Project: The Brahminy Kite is in abundance in Bengaluru and Mysore. But it was lovely for us from Maharashtra, who are so used to the usual Black Kite, to watch it. Also known as the Red-backed Sea-eagle in Australia, it is a medium-sized bird of prey in the family Accipitridae, which also includes many other diurnal raptors such as eagles, buzzards and harriers. This same bird, in Indian folklore, is…

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