Kabini Tiger Reserve, Karnataka

Kabini Tiger Reserve

The trip included 4 Jungle safaris, organized by @wildterrain, with stay at Jungle Lodges & Resorts.

  • 1 afternoon jeep safari
  • 2 early Morning jeep safaris
  • 1 afternoon boat safari

 

Tiger Series 

On our first jeep safari itself (afternoon one), we spotted a tiger at a waterhole. Many jeeps were already there.

Had to wait a long time for it to come out. Fortunately, it came towards us (~50-100m), rested a while, and went into the woods.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elephant Series 

Many elephant shots came during the boat safari. It is an excellent way to see the wildlife around the backwaters of Kabini.

 

This guy is enjoying his mud bath

 

Another one enjoying a mud spray

 

 

 

Grass for the deers; deforested land for the elephant

 

 

Shot this one to depict the scale

 

The art of plucking out the grass

 

They seem to be sharing a joke!

 

This temple is situated within the forest, by the riverside

 

 

Baby Elephants 

 

 

 

 

Growing among Giants

 

 

 

 

Trunk & Trail friendship

Tusker Series

 

 

Kicking the ground and plucking out the grass to eat

 

A tale of two tusks

 

 

Bird Series 

Grey Heron

 

 

 

Snakebird

 

Bird in water, Fish in air!

 

Hunger Vs Survival!

 

Cormorant

 

Woolly-necked stork followed by a Little-ringed Plover

Great Egret

 

 

Brown fish owl

 

Indian Roller – State bird of Karnataka

 

 

White breasted kingfisher

 

Osprey enjoying its prey! 

 

 

A Peacock tried flirting with a peahen… But the peahen didn’t even look at him!

 

 

A black kite

 

A Red-whiskered bulbul just out of a shower

 

A Crested serpent eagle with its head turned 270 degrees! 

Black n White Series

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The boat safari started on a cloudy note around 4 PM, but after some time, the right amount of sunlight started coming to shoot the wildlife better.

 

 

Sunset view from the boat safari