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Old 15th June 2010, 20:31   #1
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Default Life in Jungles of Kabini - June 2010

Hi Everyone,
I have been sharing my experiences & pictures of my visit to different places in our forum. One of similar thread was
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...nd-kabini.html (Life in Jungles - A Weekend at Kabini)

where I have shared my experience in Kabini & Kanha.

Last Wed evening, it was raining badly in bangalore & during my discussion on rains with my wife, I remember that its time for different life like the deers, elephants & birds in jungles of Kabini to disappear inside deep forest.
So we just called up JLR & checked the availability and luckily I got confirmed acco for one day i.e. Thursday.
So Thursday morning, equipped with my ever ready camera & lens and definitely the wifey, we started on my Linea towards Kabini. Had a smooth drive except a small issue which cropped while crossing NICE road...Linea dashboard displayed...ABS failure. Called up the regular service engineer of my car & he said it is ok to drive but remember that there will not be any ABS.

So we continued & in 4.5 hrs, I was in JLR, Kabini doing my check-in.
Checked at the reception for possible extension by one more day & thanks to resident manager, he agreed to put me into their reserve rooms which they generally keep it for the VIPs & Forest officials.

We had Interesting visit to Kabini. For the first time, did a boat safari, saw a Monitor Lizard, chased by a big wild Tusker and ended the last safari with a 10 min meeting with Ms. Leopard & 30 sec discussion with Mr. Tiger.

Couldn't take picture of Mr. Tiger but enjoyed his auro.

So after two days of complete enjoyment of 3 Jeep Safari & 1 boat safari, we were back in Bangalore on Sat night.

Posting some pics taken:

Life in Jungles of Kabini - June 2010-kabini-10-june-2010_0037.jpg

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This Monitor lizard was the first for me
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Why don't we send him for Olympics as an entry for Gymnastics, atleast we will get one gold for sure
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Mid Jungle discussion of jumbos (both junior & senior) on growing conflicts with human in Kabini.
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Future wild Tusker...Look at his tusk
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Mummy with her two cutie pies
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Giving salute for taking his picture
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Old 15th June 2010, 20:38   #2
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Fantastic photos!
In the first photos, I was wondering why it is not cropped tighter and then I noticed the second woodpecker!
Are you aware of the names of the birds?

PS : I am not going to ask what camera do you use, because its not the camera, but the photographer that makes the difference.

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Beautifull pictures, and very nicely captioned, waiting for the rest to follow.

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Monitor lizard snap is really good. were you on foot or in your jeep ?
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Monitor lizard snap is really good. were you on foot or in your jeep ?
Is it the same as what is called "Goira" popularly in UP and other parts of
Northern India?

Vinay, as usual no praise for photos. They just are as they need to be be.
Close to reality!
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Great photos @vinay.
Which camera and lens did you use?

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Nice pics. BTW is that a Komodo dragon?
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Nice pics. BTW is that a Komodo dragon?
No its not a Komodo dragon but looks similar, Komodos are found in are found only in Indinasian island of Komodo & they are bigger in size(Huge).

Back to the posts so vinay, you completed the much awaited trip ,

Great snaps, but wonder that you didn't find mr. Tiger this time.
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Amazing pics as always Vinay. Waiting for more
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Vinay would have lost count of his Kabini trips, no wonder the elephant is saluting you, by now they know you by name.

Don't be lazy; finish up the story and snaps soon.
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Dude. You rock. Your photos rock. I'm amazed at the great photos (especially of the birds. Way to go!
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Fantastic photos!
In the first photos, I was wondering why it is not cropped tighter and then I noticed the second woodpecker!
Are you aware of the names of the birds?

PS : I am not going to ask what camera do you use, because its not the camera, but the photographer that makes the difference.
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Beautifull pictures, and very nicely captioned, waiting for the rest to follow.

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Nice pics. BTW is that a Komodo dragon?
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Is it the same as what is called "Goira" popularly in UP and other parts of
Northern India?

Vinay, as usual no praise for photos. They just are as they need to be be.
Close to reality!

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Monitor lizard snap is really good. were you on foot or in your jeep ?
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Great photos @vinay.
Which camera and lens did you use?

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No its not a Komodo dragon but looks similar, Komodos are found in are found only in Indinasian island of Komodo & they are bigger in size(Huge).

Back to the posts so vinay, you completed the much awaited trip ,

Great snaps, but wonder that you didn't find mr. Tiger this time.


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Amazing pics as always Vinay. Waiting for more


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Vinay would have lost count of his Kabini trips, no wonder the elephant is saluting you, by now they know you by name.

Don't be lazy; finish up the story and snaps soon.

Hi Everyone,
Thanks for appreciating. will post the next lot soon.

@SDP - Well, I was told by Naturalist that it is called a Huppu....I am trying to find the correct name of it...Will definitely let u know.


@narendra.vw - Well, I was on Jeep.


@ampere - Not sure whether it is same as Goira. Seeing a Monitor Lizard was a first time for me. I was told by naturalist that it can climb wall like a normal lizard even with its weight.

@samish_g - I am using a Canon 400D and lens was 70-200 f2.8

@Jayabusa - Well, I don;t exact name of this lizard but as much I know Komodo dragon is also part of Monitor Lizard family.

@asdon - I had a brief meeting with Mr. Tiger, just for 30 sec. Couldn't take pics as it was in bushes. but enjoyed its aura. Still remember those eyes.
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I am using a Canon 400D and lens was 70-200 f2.8
I had a brief meeting with Mr. Tiger, just for 30 sec. Couldn't take pics as it was in bushes. but enjoyed its aura. Still remember those eyes.
I guessed that it is a DSLR (Just started getting to know about SLR's ). Excellent snaps. Thanks for sharing!
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Default Life in Kabini - June 2010 Continued....

Hi Everyone,
Posting some more pics:

Mummy giving pose for a snap
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Thatz the kind of protective layer to defend the kid from unorganized elements like us
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My first croc sighting in a river
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Excuse me!!!! What are you doing in my area on a boat
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How the hell you entered my area in the boat....I am going to complaint against you human being to my king...Mr. Tiger
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The oldest guy with the longest tusk in Kabini
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Again nice pictures there Vinay. Eagle landing is super.

I'm a fan of your wildlife photos but somehow I didnt like the bright bordering done on the photos, it kills the natural look.
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