Kaziranga ~ A wild jewel of Assam...
Himalayan Griffon (Gyps himalayensis) yawning almost giving a pose as if its shouting or angry.
Canon 7DM2, canon 500mm, 1.4 TC, F11, 1/250s, ISO 640, +1Ev
The Rhino mother and baby grazing by the lakeside. They keep grazing continuously and hardly look up from the busy feeding activity.
Canon 5DM2, canon 24-105mm, F8, 1/1250s, ISO 640, -1Ev.
The Indian hog deer (Hyelaphus porcinus) calf peeps through the dense vegetation at us.
Canon 7D, canon 300mm, F5.6, 1/250s, ISO 500
The changeable hawk-eagle (Nisaetus cirrhatus) juvenile landed on the flowering cotton tree and was continuously calling getting our enough attention to photograph it.
Canon 7DM2, canon 500mm, 1.4 TC, F8, 1/5000s, ISO 800, -2/3Ev.
The elephant safaris are offered in Kaziranga to get up close with the Rhino and other wildlife by getting into the grasslands. Seen here in morning mist are hog deer herd and elephant on safari.
Canon 7DM2, canon 500mm, 1.4 TC, F5.6, 1/640s, ISO 640
The western hoolock gibbon (Hoolock hoolock) male uses its long arms and legs to hang around the trees and jump from tree to tree on high canopy in the forests.
Canon 7DM2, canon 500mm, 1.4 TC, F5.6, 1/250s, ISO 640, +1/3Ev
The white-rumped shama (Copsychus malabaricus) male - This bold fellow was pretty much dancing around us and we have to oblige its performance for one photograph.
Canon 7DM2, canon 500mm, 1.4 TC, F5.6, 1/60s, ISO 320, +2/3Ev
The wild boar (Sus scrofa) and sunset. Normally, around 1630 each day, the sun would set. The hazy evenings would hardly offer any spectacle of the sunset colors but such scenes were commonly seen.
Canon 5DM2, canon 24-105mm, F4, 1/50s, ISO 125, -1/3Ev
The Royal Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris), though is highly present across the landscape, hardly seen here. Though, we were lucky to see it thrice, all from quite a distant. This majestic tiger showed up crossing the lake after a wait for nearly an hour as we had parked ourselves here hearing loud alarm calls.
Canon 7DM2, canon 500mm, 1.4 TC, F8, 1/200s, ISO 320, -2/3Ev
The flowering cotton tree would attract all kinds of birds from the surrounding that feed on its nectar. This The spangled drongo (Dicrurus bracteatus) also making the most of it.
Canon 7DM2, canon 500mm, 1.4TC, F5.6, 1/1000s, ISO 800, +2 1/3Ev
The stork-billed kingfisher (Pelargopsis capensis) seen commonly around the lakeside and small puddles by the roadside. I tried to see it through the veil of tree leaves.
Canon 7DM2, canon 500mm, 1.4 TC, F5.6, 1/400s, ISO 320, -1/3 Ev
The lesser adjutant (Leptoptilos javanicus) in a typical landscape of the kaziranga.
Canon 7DM2, canon 500mm, 1.4 TC, F5/6, 1/2000s, ISO 320
Eurasian Otter (Lutra lutra) swims across with the lovely ripple patterns on the water.
Canon 7DM2, canon 500mm, 1.4 TC, F5.6, 1/640s, ISO 400, +1/3Ev.
The typical morning landscape at one of the lakes in Kaziranga.
Canon 7DM2, canon 500mm, 1.4 TC, F5.6, 1/1600s, ISO 400, +1/3Ev.
The water monitor Lizard(Varanus salvator) seen basking itself just outside its den as soon as the sun shone over the horizon.
Canon 7D, canon 300mm, F8, 1/200s, ISO 320
The Rhino would come for drinking water by the roadside ponds after it had grazed enough. Tried to showcase its habitat through the wide angle here.
Canon 5DM2, canon 24-105mm, F4, 1/30s, ISO 1000, -2/3Ev
The Indian elephant (Elephas maximus indicus) tusker who is in Mast is walking away in search of the mate.
Canon 5DM2, canon 24-105mm, F8, 1/80s, ISO 320, -2/3Ev
The Assam roofed turtle (Pangshura sylhetensis) reflection.
Canon 7DM2, canon 500mm, 1.4 TC, F8, 1/800s, ISO 400, -2/3Ev
The male Rhino showing its invaluable Horn. They are poached heavily due to this.
Canon 7DM2, canon 500mm, 1.4 TC, F5.6, 1/1000s, ISO 320
This is the Rhino's world !!
Canon 5DM2, canon 24-104mm, F4, 1/125s, ISO 640, 1/3Ev
Though India has done better to protect the Rhino and increase its population, the increased poaching incidents and shrinking habitats due to encroachments will have long term impact on the population of Rhinos. Lets hope that they would not vanish in thin air (read extinct)one day like their counterpart White Rhino.
Canon 7D, canon 300mm, F8, 1/500s, ISO 320, -1/3Ev
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