Saturday, May 28, 2016

Tadoba National Forest, India

Tadoba was such a rich experience that I just can't stop myself from continuing to post more and more pictures from my trip.

It was a great trip, not only because of the so many firsts for me...Leopard, Sloth bear, but because of the different faunas we could sight there.

Great Indian Hare
Indian Grey Mongoose

Bisons, Tadoba

Wild dog, Tadoba
Wild dog


The beauties & the beast!
Indian Tree Frogs, Strange formation...

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Bird sightings at Tadoba National Forest, Chandrapur, India

Lesser whistling Teals and River Lapwings
We could not devote much time to bird watching while in Tadoba, although I wish we have given it more time.

We sighted these birds during our safaris, while waiting for tigers :)

Brahminy Starling
Bronze-winged Zakana

Crested Serpent Eagle

Red Spur Fowl (Female)

Honey Buzzard
Indian Roller

Long-tailed Shrike
Indian NightJar

Orange Thrush
Mottled Wood Owl

Paradise flycatcher
Red-Naped Ibis

Red-Wattled Lapwing
Spotted Dove

Yellow-footed Green Pigeon

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Sloth Bear sighted at Tadoba National Park, Chandrapur, Maharashtra, India

Sloth Bear at Tadoba National Forest, India
It was our 2nd last day at Tadoba National forest, and we decided to do the buffer zone for the morning safari (We found out that the biggest male tiger in India, Wagdoh, had been sighted in the buffer zone the previous day)

Cancelling the regular safari and deciding to do the buffer zone that morning was perhaps the best decision we made!

Not only did we see the Wagdoh male tiger, we sighted two sloth bears! While the first one (in the picture below) was quite a distance away and disappeared into the forest when we tried to get a closer look, and therefore we did not get a chance to take any pictures:( the 2nd one was just perfect!

We got enough time to take pictures and get a good look at the bear before it disappeared. There is also a video clipping of the Sloth Bear at the end of this post, if you want to see it a little more of it.

The first sloth bear, just caught a glimpse before it disappeared!

Sloth Bear
Sloth Bear
Tadoba National Forest
Chandrapur, India

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Leopard sighting at Tadoba National Forest, India

Leopard at Tadoba, India
This post is in continuation to my last post on my recent visit to Tadoba National Forest.

I have never seen a leopard in any of the forests that I have visited so far. This was my first sighting of a leopard and I was thrilled to see the Leopard from such close quarters!

We were waiting near a water body in the Tadoba National Park for quite some time (around 45 min), we kept hearing the warning calls and therefore kept waiting, and we thought a tiger was headed our way. After some time the calls stopped, and for a long time after that it was all quiet.

Just when we were giving up hope, we started hearing the warning calls again, and then suddenly we saw this Leopard emerge out of the forest and  
head straight to the water body to quench its thirst!