Lion…..

The Black Maned Kalahari Male Lion, surrounded by vegetation of the desert and bathed in the glow of the golden light.

The new guys….

These young cheetah brothers patrol a huge area of the Linyati area from Kwando, Selinda and Dumatau.

Alert Dotty Krishna!

The Tigress was curious as the Langurs around were disturbed, the alarm calls were loud and disturbing. She is identified by the two red spots in her right eye. She is around three years old. She is the cub of the tigress which occupies the Sukhi Patiya area, first litter. She is also known as Dotty Krishna!. She occupies the Sehara in Magdhi area.

On World Lion Day

Lets do our best; to protect them!! August 10

Mesmerizing

Dotty Krishna the young tigress in the Magdhi Zone of Bandhavgarh National Park; was very cooperative as she was moving around her territory. I hope the green branch does not distract you.

Portrait!

Lycaon pictus/ wild dog/ Painted wild dog; is a canid found only in Africa, especially in savannas and lightly wooded areas. Now, only about 3,000–5,500 are found in eastern and southern Africa. The African wild dog is an endangered species, due to habitat loss and poaching. It uses very large territories (so can persist only in large wildlife protected areas), and it is strongly affected by competition with larger carnivores that rely on the same prey base, particularly the lion and the spotted hyena. Source: wikipedia

Bat eared fox

The bat-eared fox (Otocyon megalotis) is a canid of the African savanna, named for its large ears. Source: Wikipedia. These Bat eared foxes were foraging in the desert vegetation, which is a beautiful background for these lovely animals.

Curious....

Nilghai in the Morning 2

This image was published earlier and i wanted to correct the angle of the road so it has been reedited

Mud bath

Cheetah Kwando

Sunset

At the end of our drive; we found this giraffe beside the setting sun; so we had a great dramatic silhouette

Dhole.. Indian Wild Dog

The dhole (Cuon alpinus) is a canid native to Central and Southeast Asia. It is genetically close to species within the genus Canis. The dhole is a highly social animal, living in large clans without rigid dominance hierarchies and containing multiple breeding females. Such clans usually consist of 12 individuals, but groups of over 40 are known. It is a diurnal pack hunter. It is listed as Endangered by the IUCN, as populations are decreasing and estimated at less than 2,500 adults. Factors contributing to this decline include habitat loss, loss of prey, competition with other species, persecution, and disease transfer from domestic dogs. Source: Wikipedia My first picture of the Indian Wild Dog…

Prey Vs Predator 1

Prey Vs Predator 2

Prey Vs Predator 3

Prey Vs Predator 4

The Indian Leopard

The Indian leopard (Panthera pardus fusca) is a leopard subspecies widely distributed on the Indian subcontinent and classified as Near Threatened by IUCN since 2008. Source: Wikipedia The Nagarhole National Park is famous for its leopards.

Green Vignette

The lion-tailed macaque (Macaca silenus), or the wanderoo, is an Old World monkey endemic to the Western Ghats of South India. Source wikipedia

Zebras in the Savanna

Barasingha

The Barasingha (Rucervus duvaucelii syn. Cervus duvaucelii), also called swamp deer This particular species that is found no where else in India is known as the Southern swamp deer – has hard hooves and is adapted to hard ground in open sal forest with a grass understorey; survives only in the Kanha National Park, where the population is low Source: Wikipedia The Barasingha is set in its natural habitat where it feeds of the grasses of the wetland in Kanha National park.

The Wild Pack

The Wild Dogs were socializing in the morning when I could get a close up of these animals!

Irritated

Pestered by bugs in the heat! What do you do ....

Zebras.....

Play time.....Contours

Impala at sunset

Ready.....

Genie

WISHING YOU A HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

After the first rains; after a hard summer, the life in the Savanna blossomed, the grass was in bloom. The Tsessebe dropped their first calves .........this was born overnight, a few hours old. Heres wishing all my friends in 500px the best in the new year 2014.To new beginnings, peace and good health.

Lion....

African Wild Dog

on the lookout!

Wanderoo

The lion-tailed macaque (Macaca silenus), or the wanderoo, is an Old World monkey endemic to the Western Ghats of South India. A recent assessment for IUCN reports 3000-3500 of these animals live scattered over several areas in Kerala. The lion-tailed macaque ranks among the rarest and most threatened primates. They were located at Anamalais in the Western Ghats Tamil Nadu source: wikipedia

Tigress of Bandhavgarh

The tigers have been classified as endangered by IUCN. Over the past 100 years, they have lost 93% of their historic range. The global population in the wild is estimated to number between 3,062 and 3,948 individuals. Source: Wikipedia The Tiger is no more; it was reported on 6 August 2014. She leaves behind 3 cubs 6-7 months old. The Tigers are endangered.

Up Close

Zebra's at Motswi

The fiercest

Zebras

The walk

The Designer Oryx

Gemsbok (Oryx gazella) inhabits southern Africa. All Oryx species prefer near-desert conditions and can survive without water for long periods. Source: Wikipedia The Oryx are so beautiful, that they have been designed to stand out in the desert and hence I chose the name Designer Oryx.

Portrait!

I wanted to capture the details in the eye of the zebra!

The Acrobat..

Zebra

The zebras seem to like to eat freshly burnt grass. Making a natural Monotone background of dry grasses and soot,

Reedbuck

The southern reedbuck, rietbok; or common reedbuck (Redunca arundinum) is a diurnal antelope . Source: Wikipedia This is a female, which was bathed in golden light.

Cheetah Brothers

Springbok

Meet and greet

The family of wild dogs engage in the ritual of meeting and greeting the whole pack on return to the den.

The Next Generation…..

The Tigress is introducing the cubs to the area. The cubs are shy and getting around. With the new generation I am feeling positive about the survival of the highly endangered cat. A sighting of a tiger cub is rare and a once in a life time ……….; I have been blessed to be at this sighting.

Checking out the territory

Fast Track

Sighting a tiger cub at the Bandhavgarh National Park; has been an incredible sighting and experience.

In my dreams 2

The Tigress was lying down for her cubs to come out of hiding.

ceetah Portrait

Cheetah twins

Checking out the territory

Mascara in dappled light

Mascara the young tigress is trying to establish her own territory, This picture is taken when she was scent marking against this great light. The Park assigns a name to a Tiger after it has established its own territory.

Cheetah Portrait

Just to show the cheetahs after their meal, they are so nervous and alert all the time

Framed by the majestic teak trees

Panthera pardus fusca

The young acrobatic leopardess at its best

Panthera pardus pardus

The African Leopard Panthera pardus pardus

Snarl……..

Portrait of the African Wild Dog

The African wild dog (Lycaon pictus) is a canid native to Sub-Saharan Africa. It is the largest of its family in Africa,and the only member of the genus Lycaon, which is distinguished from Canis by its fewer toes and dentition, which is highly specialised for a hyper carnivorous diet. It is classed as endangered by the IUCN, Source: Wikipedia

Diva

zebra

Langur

Lioness of Tau Pan

Tau Pan Sunrise

Puppy….

caracal

Mock charge