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A Gaur or Indian Bison Calf crossing the forest road @ Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, Palghat, Kerala, India

River is still a very cheap and effective transportation nowdays.

 

About Royal Chitwan National Park

Royal Chitwan National Park ("Chitwan" means ';in the heart of the jungle') covers 932 sq. km. in the flat lowland region of southern Nepal. It is one of the most important sub-tropical parks on the Indian subcontinent with populations of the endangered Royal Bengal tiger, Greater One-horned rhinoceros, Gangetic dolphin (Platanista gangetica), Wild Asian elephant, Gaur, Golden Monitor lizard, Gharial crocodile and many more.

Green peace ! The reserve is located 180 km from Ranchi. Daltonganj is the nearest railway station, 25 km distant.[2] It is situated in Palamu District in Jharkhand in an area of 1026 km2. The area was set aside as a protected area in 1947 under the Indian Forests Act. Prior to the formation of the reserve, the area was used for cattle grazing and camping; it was acutely prone to forest fire.[1]

[edit]Villages

 

The tiger reserve has a core area of 213 km2 and a buffer area of 813 km2. Ramandag, Latoo and Kujurum forest villages are located in the core area. 45 villages are located in the buffer area and about 60 are located in the periphery of the reserve. Out of the 45 villages in the buffer area, 7 were created as early as 1923. The villages are typically small; one village Meral consists of just 99 acres of land, 9 families and 78 members.[1]

[edit]Animals

 

Tiger, elephant, leopard, gaur, sambar and wild dogs live in the reserve.[3] The tiger population is extremely scarce and counting them has become particularly difficult due to Naxalite activities in the area. Current estimates indicate 0.5 to 1.5 tigers per 100 km2.[4] 65 elephants are believed to reside in a range of 1000 km2 within the reserve.[5] Though the Koel river runs through the reserve, the animals depend on man-made holes for water, making themselves easily accessible to humans.[2] Over 140 species of birds (including peafowl) have been sighted in the reserve.[6]

The bison mother and calf shot in the wild, in Nagzira forest

The gaur (pronounced /ar/) (Bos gaurus, previously Bibos gauris) is a large, dark-coated forest animal of South Asia and Southeast Asia. The largest populations are found today in India. The gaur belongs to the Bovinae subfamily, which also includes bison, domestic cattle, yak and water buffalo. The gaur is the largest species of wild cattle, bigger than the African buffalo, wild water buffalo or bison. It is also called seladang or, in the context of safari tourism, Indian bison. The domesticated form of the gaur is called gayal or mithun.

 

If you read this and wondering how good my biology\botany is, hold on!!

I copied the above information from here:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaur

Gavi is a relatively new tourist destination among the tropical forests on the slopes of the Mountain ranges in Kerala State, South India.

 

Spread across the beauty of Periyar Tiger Reserve, Gavi is a quiet, beautiful and pristine forest haven. It is at the eastern extreme of the Pathanamthitta District at 3400 ft above MSL. These evergreen forests are abundant with magnificent Wildlife including the tiger, elephants, leopards, bears, Indian gaur, sambar, barking & Mouse deers, lion tailed macaque, other varieties of monkeys, Nilgiri Marten and a lot more.

 

The road leading to the picturesque Gavi is blanketed by tea plantations, which itself is a refreshing experience. En route to Gavi are places of interest like Mundakayyam, Kuttikanam, Peermedu and Vandiperiyar from where the road deviates to Gavi.

 

Besides the accommodation provided in ‘Green Mansion’ visitors can also try out the tree houses and also even pitch tents amidst the wilderness. Here one can have outstanding trekking experiences, which are overseen by trained local people. Those who would love to be left alone can do so in the tranquil environs of Gavi or may even go canoeing in the placid waters of the lake or enjoy a breathtaking sunset.

 

Some of the breathtaking viewpoints at Gavi like the Valley View offer spectacular view of a deep ravine and the forest below. From Kochu Pampa, a point near Green Mansion eco-lodge one can track the grazing Nilgiri Tahrs.

 

Another unique feature of Gavi is camping in the forests. One can pitch a tent in the camping site, which is a rarity in many Indian forests. As the dusk stretches into the silence of the night, one can feel the presence of wildlife in the middle of nowhere, an experience that cannot be explained in words. There are also tree top houses where one can enjoy the avian life to the fullest.

Gaur female grazing one early morning..

An Indian musician is playing a string instrument.

Amer/ Amber Fort

Jaipur, Rajasthan State

India

 

Stranger # 4

Biswas Sing Gaur

This huge cousin of the domestic buffalo is a highly endangered mammal. They are found in Kaziranga and Manas National Parks of India. Second only to the Gaur (or Indian Bison) in size, they are known to grow horns that are almost 2m in length.

 

This individual was feeding very close to the safari track. Had to shoot it through the foliage alongside the road.

Explore: 6th July,2009

  

The gaur is a large, dark-coated bovine animal of South Asia and Southeast Asia. The biggest populations are found today in India. The gaur is the largest species of wild cattle, bigger than the Cape buffalo, water buffalo and bison. It is also called seladang or in context with safari tourism Indian bison, although this is technically incorrect. The domesticated form of the gaur is called gayal or mithun.

  

Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park and National Zoon.

 

Shot with my Canon EOS 70D and Canon 70-300mm F/4-5.6 L IS USM..

Doubled Winged Red Veined Darter Dragonfly

 

I manage to shoot this red dragonfly in my garden. Dragonflies are usually quite difficult to do a macro shot because they are very sensitive to movements in their surrounding. I know that it is a lucky day for me as I was behind this insect for more than a week and finally I managed to shoot it on today morning.

 

I love the deep red colour of this dragonfly. They always gather around the ferns beside a shallow pond. Dragonflies are usually quite difficult to do a macro shot because they are very sensitive to movements in their surrounding. I guess it was my lucky day.

 

I did see a mating process between a deep red female dragonfly and a blue coloured dragonfly. However, I had not much luck capturing them with my Camera. Luckily I was able to capture these shot with multi-coloured reflection off the wings of this dragonfly. This is a consolation. Her wings are studed with many coloured diamonds and they shimmered in the strong sun light.

 

The bright red males and clear yellow-brown females are attractive. The eyes are brown above and blue below and the wing bases are yellow. The pterostigma is yellow to orange strongly outlined in black. The males become a deep red with maturity with red veins on the wings, particularly on the leading edges. The frons and the thorax are red-brown. Females have a ochre yellow abdomen with two black lines along each side. The wing veins are yellow at the costa, leading edge and base. Immature males are coloured as the females but have only a single line along each side of the abdomen.

 

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The Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary of Karnataka comprises of steep slopes, deep river valleys and the enchantingly rich hilly forest terrain. The forest of the Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary is a mixture of typical moist deciduous and semi evergreen forest. The Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary is rich in diverse flora and fauna. Dandeli is a natural habitat for wildlife, including tigers, leopards, black panthers, elephants, gaur, deer, antelopes, and bears.

The Shikra is a small bird of prey found widely distributed in Asia and Africa where it is also called the Little Banded Goshawk. The Shikra is very similar in appearance to other sparrowhawk species including the Chinese Goshawk and Eurasian Sparrowhawk. They have a sharp two note call and have the typical flap and glide flight. Their calls are imitated by drongos and the Common

Hawk-Cuckoo resembles it in plumage.

 

The Shikra was a favourite among falconers in India and Pakistan due to the ease with it could be trained and was frequently used to procure food for the more prized falcons.

 

They were noted for their pluck and ability to take much larger birds including partrigdes, crows and even young peafowl.The word shikra or shikara means hunter in the Hindi language.

 

This one is spotted near my home in the early morning times.

 

An Indian Navy's helicopter base was named INS Shikra in 2009.The shikra is also the mascot for the 149 Squadron of the Republic of Singapore Air Force, which operates the F5S/T Tiger IIs fighter jets.

An Eastern Tailed-blue (Everes comyntas) butterfly

 

These small adorable butterflies are lovely to watch visiting flowers or moist areas. The males are a cobalt blue while the females are a more slate gray. They can be seen flying low to the ground or basking in the sun with their wings slightly open. Unlike other butterflies, the females will lay her eggs on the host plants flower buds and the caterpillars will feed on them, along with the flowers and seeds. This dainty little butterfly is a delightful guest to welcome in your gar

Dandelion

 

(सिंहपर्णी, Dudal, Kanphul)

  

They’re are in my top five flowers list. Don’t tell me they are a weed. I disagree. I’ve loved them since I was a child. It gives one a sudden start in going down a barren, stony street, to see upon a narrow strip of grass, just within the iron fence, the radiant dandelion, shining in the grass, like a spark dropped from the sun.

This picture was taken in Valparai, Tamil Nadu. This place is known as unexplored hill station in South India. All you can see is tea estates.

 

The pollution free heavenly land, Valparai is located above 3,500 feet from the sea level on the Anamalai mountain range. Valparai does not mean only a single town; it stands majestically with Green Spread Mountains and forest all around. Facility with kind hospitality for you is assured at Valparai. All your needs such as boarding, food, shopping can be satisfied by esteemed Lodges, Hotels and Shops. It is a place to be visited at least once in your life span, to bring out the joy and peace within you. Visit and enjoy the pleasure of Nature and keep the green memories alive.

It is almost 104-kms drive from Coimbatore via Pollachi, from Pollachi to Valparai is an exotic experience. En route is the Anamalai Tiger Reserve Sanctuary where Tiger, Leapard, lion-tailed macaque, the common langur, Malabar giant squirrel, elephant, gaur, spotted deer, sambar, barking deer and wild boar reside.

Pind-daan is considered to be a mandatory rite believed to bring salvation to the departed souls. An obligation of all Devout Hindus.

Indeed as per Vedas no work can be performed or taken to the heights of success without the blessings of ancestors and Pind Dan is the only religious and spiritual way to help the restless deceased souls come to peace.

  

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de skull of a Gaur or Indian Bison, most probably a Tiger or Wild dog catch, found near the water body of Anamalais during the recent explore

Asfi Mosque at Bara Imambara

 

(Using Fujifilm Finepix HS25EXR)

 

Bara Imambara is an imambara complex in Lucknow, India, built by Asfi Mosque at Bara Imambara

 

(Using Fujifilm Finepix HS25EXR)

 

Bara Imambara is an imambara complex in Lucknow, India, built by Asaf-ud-daulah, Nawab of Lucknow, in 1784. It is also called the Asafi Imambara.

The architecture of the complex reflects the maturation of ornamented Mughal design, namely the Badshahi Mosque - it is one of the last major projects not incorporating any European elements or the use of iron., in 1784. It is also called the Asafi Imambara.

The architecture of the complex reflects the maturation of ornamented Mughal design, namely the Badshahi Mosque - it is one of the last major projects not incorporating any European elements or the use of iron.

a herd of Indian Bison or Gaur (Bos gaurus) feeding at the plateau below Erumapetty mala plateau Eravikulam NP during the recent explorations.

 

Gaur (Bos gaurus) is commonly referred as the Indian bison belongs to the sub-family Bovinae of the order Artiodactyla, and is the largest living bovine, confined to the Oriental biogeographic region of the world. The gaur, belongs to the group of wild oxen. These include the Asiatic buffalo, African buffalo, true cattle and bison. The ancestors of the gaur are known to have evolved in Asia some 20 million years ago. In total, there are 21 sub-species of wild oxen, which belong to nine species, constituting four genera. Bos gaurus gaurus (India and Nepal), Bos gaurus readei (Myanmar-Burma and Indochina) and Bos gaurus hubbacki (Thailand south of the isthmus Kra and West Malaysia) are the recognized sub-species of gaur.

 

Gaur bulls are larger in stature as compared to the cows. Bulls weigh 600-1000 kg and stand 1.6 - 1.9 m at shoulder whereas cows are shorter and weigh about one fourth the males. These animals are known to have

 

acute sense of smell and good hearing but the visual senses are relatively less developed. One of the most striking features of gaur is the muscular ridge on its shoulders, which slopes down to the middle of the back where it ends in an abrupt dip. This is often referred to as the dorsal ridge and is the result of the extension of the dorsal vertebrae. Both sexes have horns and in the males especially larger at the base with more outward swath and lesser incurving at the tips. There is a high bulging forehead ridge between the horns referred to as bos. The average spread / length of one horn is 80-100 cm. The distance between tips of horns may be up to 120 cm. The colour of the eyes are brown.

 

The old males have two prominent skin folds (dewlap), one small at the chin and a long one hanging below throat. At the time of birth newly born calves are light golden yellow in colour. The younger bulls and females have brown pelage but the older males are almost jet black.

 

A herd of Indian Bison (Gaur) in heavy rain — at Mudhumalai Tiger Reserve, Tamil Nadu, India

" It is utterly false and cruelly arbitrary to put all the play and learning into childhood, all the work into middle age, and all the regrets into old age." - Margaret Mead

  

clicked at orchha, India

This shot is taken from our recent trip to Parambikulam, the Tiger Reserve. My first time experience with this gentleman, so near. Had privileged to spot from Waynad and Nelliampathy earlier, but both were from a far point. He's so calm and gentle towards us, may be we haven't approached bare footed.

 

There were two fighter males, feeding and moving towards a water body across the road. We stayed inside the jeep itself, avoided any chances to provoke these as it's a close encounter.

 

The authorities have done a fabulous job preserving the reserve forest so clean and friendly. You will not find a piece of plastic or any harmful stuffs in the whole path. The guides and watchers are very keen in keeping the sanctuary safe for animals. Hats off to them.

Grass Hill is part of Indira Gandhi wildlife sanctuary & national park. It is surrounded by a green grass environment. Its a beautiful site of high green grasses on a mountain slope, which is a protected area. Visitors has to obtain permission from the wildlife warden to enter the Grass Hills. Situated at a distance of 15 kms. from Valparai. Grass hills is a picturesque spot located in the Valparai hills range, at a height of approx: 2400m msl, Nilgiri Thar is native of this place apart from Elephants, Bison, Indian Gaur, Bear, Nilgiri Langurs etc.. and a wide variety of birds including Hornbills. The pollution free heavenly land. Valparai is located above the 3,500 feet from the sea level on the Anamalai mountain range. Valparai is not just a small town. It stands majestically with Green Spread Mountains and forest all around. Valparai shares it's boundaries with Anamalai Tiger Reserve, Parambikulam Tiger Reserve, Eravikulam National Park and Vazhachal forest division .It is 104 km from Coimbatore -Wikitravel

   

Green peace ! The reserve is located 180 km from Ranchi. Daltonganj is the nearest railway station, 25 km distant.[2] It is situated in Palamu District in Jharkhand in an area of 1026 km2. The area was set aside as a protected area in 1947 under the Indian Forests Act. Prior to the formation of the reserve, the area was used for cattle grazing and camping; it was acutely prone to forest fire.[1]

[edit]Villages

 

The tiger reserve has a core area of 213 km2 and a buffer area of 813 km2. Ramandag, Latoo and Kujurum forest villages are located in the core area. 45 villages are located in the buffer area and about 60 are located in the periphery of the reserve. Out of the 45 villages in the buffer area, 7 were created as early as 1923. The villages are typically small; one village Meral consists of just 99 acres of land, 9 families and 78 members.[1]

[edit]Animals

 

Tiger, elephant, leopard, gaur, sambar and wild dogs live in the reserve.[3] The tiger population is extremely scarce and counting them has become particularly difficult due to Naxalite activities in the area. Current estimates indicate 0.5 to 1.5 tigers per 100 km2.[4] 65 elephants are believed to reside in a range of 1000 km2 within the reserve.[5] Though the Koel river runs through the reserve, the animals depend on man-made holes for water, making themselves easily accessible to humans.[2] Over 140 species of birds (including peafowl) have been sighted in the reserve.[6]

Royal Bengal Tiger ( Panthera tigris tigris) having Indian Bison or Gaur kill at Tadoba national park, Maharashtra, India.

This photograph has been taken at Manas National Park. Please take a look at a short film compiled on Manas National Park and share your views. Here is the link

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVa4RcpykKw&t=26s

 

The wild water buffalo, Bubalus arnee, also called Asian buffalo, Asiatic buffalo and arni or arnee, is a large bovine native to the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia. It has been listed as Endangered in the IUCN Red List since 1986.

 

Wild water buffalo are larger and heavier than domestic buffalo, and weigh from 700 to 1,200 kg. Both sexes carry horns that are heavy at the base and widely spreading up to 2 m along the outer edges, exceeding in size the horns of any other living bovid. Their skin color is ash gray to black.

 

They rank alongside the gaur as the heaviest living wild bovid species.

Royal Bengal Tiger ( Panthera tigris tigris) having Indian Bison or Gaur kill at Tadoba national park, Maharashtra, India.

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