Page Loading, please wait ..... Do not touch that mouse!
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thank You - 2010!

Another wonderful year! Many wonderful moments out there in Natural India!

A single wild dog chased down a spotted deer at Kabini! - December 2010

In January I ran all over Gujarat, a bouquet of birds at “Jamnagar and Porbandar”, the Asiatic Lions at “Sasan Gir”, the Striped Hyenas and Jungle Cats at “Velavadar” and finally ending at the “Thol Bird Sanctuary” in the midst of a large number of visiting birds! Another one of those outstanding birding trips!

A Tiger relaxes on the bank of the river at Kabini.

February and March saw me making a couple of trips to Kabini adding more quality to “Indiabirds”. The unforgettable “Elephant Mating” and “Peacock Dance” moments along with a wonderful “Tiger” on the bank of the river being the highlights.

And then the amazing April. The heat was on. 25 wild tigers in 9 days! From “Tadoba” to “Bandhavgarh” and then “Pench” on the trot – a record of sorts!

Back at Kabini in May for several elephant encounters and a fleeting "panther moment" and again in August (after a couple of quite monsoon months) to add the “Rufous Woodpecker” to the Indiabirds Collection! And then again in September for that most wonderful and close encounter with a Panther!

Close encounter with a Panther at Kabini.

A quick dash abroad in October and November saw me chasing birds in the Himalayas around the “Corbett Tiger Reserve” adding lots of new images to Indiabirds and helping it reach the 500 mark!!

A stripe-necked Mangoose feeds on a snake at Kabini.

A Greater Flameback at Kabini- now we know why they are called flamebacks!

Ending the “Kabini” dominated year back at Kabini in December for that all time high “Wild Dog” experience!

Spread the joy folks!

Seasons Greetings and see you in 2011!!

Vijay Cavale
December 2010