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Category: Fauna

Golden Eagle

Golden-Eagle

A majestic apparition suddenly filled the sky, soaring like a song on those golden wings and filling my eyes with a vision of absolute freedom.

Golden EagleĀ (Aquila chrysaetos), Magnetic Hill, Ladakh, September 2012

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The Marmot

And around some corners we come across lovable denizens of this enticing environment.

The Himalayan Marmot (Marmota himalayana), Changthang Cold Desert Wildlife Sanctuary, Ladakh.

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Snow Leopard

Snow Leopard

Gangtok, Sikkim.

First, a belated Happy New Year to everyone! Hope you have a wonderful year ahead. It has been a really long time since my last post here. Hopefully, I’ll be more regular with my posting from now on.

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Green Vine Snake

Green Vine Snake

September 2009, Mahavir National Park, Goa.

Green Vine Snake (Ahaetulla nasuta)

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Untitled 46

Untitled 46
September 2009, Tambdi Surla, Goa.

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Malabar Torrent Dart

Malabar Torrent Dart

September 2009, Tambdi Surla, Goa.

A male Malabar Torrent Dart (Euphaea fraseri) damsel fly.

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Philautus

Philautus
September 2009, Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary, Goa.

I recently attended the 9th Butterfly India Meet that was held in Goa. We visited different sanctuaries and national parks in Goa during the 4 days of the meet and even though the rains played spoil sport managed to see a wide variety of butterflies and other fauna. This is a frog belonging to the Philautus genus. We encountered him on a night walk in the sanctuary.

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Lime Mating

Lime Mating
July 2009, Dulapally

It has been a long time since I posted a butterfly photo so here is one of two Lime butterflies mating. You can see more butterfly photos here.

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Northern Pintails

Northern Pintails

February 2009, Keoladeo Ghana National Park.

I had never seen so many birds in one place before! The sky was almost blotted out as the Pintails (Anas acuta) rose one after the other from the water cackling trying to escape a hunting marsh harrier. The loud whoosh of their beating wings, the commotion all around was an amazing spectacle.

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Sarus Crane

Sarus Crane

January 2009, Keloladeo Ghana National Park.

Sarus Crane (Grus antigone)

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