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04 April 2006 @ 12:12 am
Kabini  
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.




 
 
 
depontideponti on April 6th, 2006 10:50 am (UTC)
Lovely to see..
Thanks for the lovely close up of the otter! When we went to Kabini for the tiger census, we were fortunate to see a family of otters playing with a fish that they had caught. We realized that it was a rare sight(kaadupapa posted his last entry in his LJ about it, with good pics too.

We are planning to go to Kabini or BRT by the end of this month...will be calling kalyan before we finalize....hope we get to see the otters again if it's Kabini...and I wouldn't mind visiting Kyatha again if it is BRT!