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04 April 2006 @ 12:12 am
I've still not seen a leopard in the wild and I was hoping to catch a glimpse of it at Harsha's territory in Kabini. He had taken a snap of a resident leopard and there had been good sightings of them in the forests nearby so the time seemed appropriate to go there. So, Kalyan, Noella and I drove to Kabini on a Saturday morning and decided to stay there for a few days. The idea was to catch up with Harsha as well as (hopefully) get some good wildlife photographs. Kabini is a fantastic place and is very close to my heart for a variety of reasons and one of them is being able to see so many elephants. It's almost unimaginable that we see at least a hundred elephants are times along the back waters and that's a considerable population of elephants given their endangered status!

Anyways. We did not see a leopard or even a tiger, but we did see something interesting...

Kabini Landscape

Smooth-skinned Otter. First Glimpse. Good telephoto lens does help! :)

It decides to drop by for a closer look.

It's calls are still echoing in my ears. Wonderful animal this.

Yathinyathin on April 4th, 2006 07:58 am (UTC)
> Elephants pics?

Have some, but they are all at home. :(

> And isn't Kabini also well-known/popular for river-rafting?

Not really. There are crocs (massive ones too) in the forested areas! ;)

The resort we stayed at is some ten kilometers from the park and crocs don't frequent there and so they have kayaking. We did try that and it was amazing fun!!
sandeep: calmdeepsan on April 4th, 2006 08:55 am (UTC)
which resort did you go to?
Yathinyathin on April 5th, 2006 10:21 pm (UTC)