Young and Wild

Young Wild boars (Sus scrofa) running carefree at Kgudi, Karnataka.

Blue capped Rock Thrush

Blue-capped Rock Thrush (Monticola cinclorhynchus) is a winter visitor to Southern India. I caught this male of the species on a cloudy day in Kgudi (BR Hills, Karnataka). At 1/13s shutter speed, I could manage a reasonably sharp image. Check the motion blur of the bird’s tail.

Indian Pitta

Indian Pitta (Pitta brachyura) is a winter visitor to South India. Brilliant colors of the bird has got the name Navrang, meaning nine colors, in Hindi. It is usually active at early dawn or at dusk.

This brid was on to-photograph list for long time.  Thanks to Eldhose, not only did I see this bird for the first time, but also photographed this beautiful bird at Thattekad.

Magic of Bandipur

National Bird of India is commonly found in its sublime form in Bandipur National Park. I caught this majestic male Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus) on a rainy day around Mulapura area of Bandipur. The largest deer in India, Sambar (Cervus unicolor), looks on.

Rain made these beauties keep still and gave the lovely saturation colors.