Thursday, February 6, 2014

postcard from Gir NP, Gujarat

Been after mottled wood owl for sometime and it finally came to pass yesterday. This may well be my last lifer owl on the mainland sub-Continent. Sri Lanka beckons...

Gir NP is perhaps the best park in India to have a crack at leopard, I have now seen three in four attempts here. This one was encountered just before sunrise, modern cameras lie spectacularly but if you check out the pupil dilation on this beast you can tell how dark it was!

One of eight Asiatic lions encountered during our three day session at Gir, I could have reached out and touched this one as it walked past our jeep!

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