Pakke Tiger Reserve - Arunachal Pradesh, India

Pakke Tiger Reserve (PTR) situated in Arunachal Pradesh lies in the foothills of eastern himalaya. PTR is a story of dedication and conservation efforts taken up by the forest department and NCF
PTR is also famous for the four types of hornbills that are found here along with the host of north eastern bird species. Me, along with my friend, Nara, have adopted hornbill nest which would be monitored by the local Ghora-Aabhe tribe people. They were hunters earlier and brought into the conservation efforts with the help from NCF.
Pakke is also known for the extreme hard work done by its DFO Mr.Tana Tapi for its conservation and Late P.D. Majhi, Hero of pakke, who lost his life in saving the pakke from the poachers.
The pictures presented here are a documentation effort to see and record what all can be enjoyd in this part of India.

Thanks to my friends Nara, Prabhakaran, Ram for a wonderful company as usual for a week long trip in PTR.
Thanks to Suresh and ghara-abhe chief and their team for managing and arranging for trips with local guides and doing their best to get us to know the forest.
Special thanks to our cook, Bablu, who joined us from Guwahati and gave us the best of the food for all along the trip.

Equipments: Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 24-105mm, Canon 300mm F4 with 1.4TC.

The Common Hill Myna (Gracula religiosa)

1. The Common Hill Myna (Gracula religiosa)


2. The ants in conversation.

The Pompadour Green Pigeon (Treron pompadora)

3. The Pompadour Green Pigeon (Treron pompadora)

The Oriental Pied Hornbill (Anthracoceros albirostris)

4. The Oriental Pied Hornbill (Anthracoceros albirostris)

pakke river sunset

5. The sunset hues over the pakke river


6. flower inside the forest.

The Wreathed Hornbill (Rhyticeros undulatus)

7. The Wreathed Hornbill (Rhyticeros undulatus) returning to their roosting site

clouds sunset lightening

8. The mushrooms inside a forest over a fallen tree.

The Wreathed Hornbill (Rhyticeros undulatus)

9. The Wreathed Hornbill (Rhyticeros undulatus) pair normally flies together.

The Punchinello (Zemeros flegyas)

10. The Punchinello (Zemeros flegyas) butterfly basking in morning sun

The Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis)

11. The Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) finding the last supper before sun goes down.

sunset bridge pakke river

12. The sunset in the valley over the bridge

The White Wagtail (Motacilla alba)

13. The White Wagtail (Motacilla alba) jumping over the rocks avoiding water.

The Plumbeous Water-redstart (Rhyacornis fuliginosa)

14. The Plumbeous Water-redstart (Rhyacornis fuliginosa) watching over sunset.

pakke river sunrise

15. The pakke river at sunrise.

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