desert national park
Wildlife & Nature

Desert National Park – Wildlife fest in desert

Desert wildlife is an interesting study of how species wonderfully survive in harsh climatic conditions. The Desert National Park in Rajasthan which is a part of the ecosystem of the Thar Desert, is a distinct example of a wildlife fest in the desert. Quite contrary to the general notion that the camel is about the …

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birding in chopta
Wildlife & Nature

Himalayan Birding – Chopta

The Himalayas are one of the best places for bird watchers, because of the rarity and variety of birds that are spotted amongst the highest peaks and valleys of the world. Chopta is probably the brightest example of Himalayan birding, acting as a wonderful base for bird watchers who feel a peck of delight at …

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desert national park
Wildlife & Nature

Date with Desert Cat

Nov 2016. It was my 4th trip to Desert National Park (DNP)in Jaisalmer and my friend’s first. I had already seen the likes of Great Indian Bustard, King Vulture, Cream Courser and desert fox etc in my previous trips. Out of my newly acquired fascination of small cats, I was very keen to see a …

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slovenia brown bears
Wildlife & Nature

Spotting Brown bears of Slovenia

Slovenia is one of the top countries in Europe for sighting of Brown Bears along with Finland. So much so that bears from Slovenia have been relocated to neighbouring countries like Austria, Italy and France. Some More Brown Bears Statistics It is said that in the 18th century Brown Bears used to be very common …

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the tiger dna
Wildlife & Nature

The Tiger DNA

Introduction The tiger is the largest member of the cat family. They are recognisable by their thick vertical stripes on the reddish orange fur which is lighter underside.There were once nine subspecies of tigers: Bengal, Siberian, Indochinese, South Chinese, Sumatran, Malayan, Caspian, Javan and Bali. Of these, the last three are extinct, one is extinct …

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understanding northern lights
Wildlife & Nature

Understanding Northern Lights

What are Northern Lights Northern Lights are natural phenomenon that can paint the sky in unearthly, surreal color. They look somewhat similar to sunset at night but appear occasionally as arcs or spirals following the earth’s magnetic field. They are often light green in color with the tinge of pink. Strong eruptions also have violet …

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coorg waterfalls
Trip Reports Wildlife & Nature

Waterfalls hopping in Coorg

Cut to September 2014.. This was a trip that adventure movies are made of. September is a time which is not considered best for wildlife – the usual birding season starts from November and the Tiger season had already ended in June. During the monsoons one is not left with too many options. Coorg is …

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Travel Tips Wildlife & Nature

Spotting the elusive Tiger in India

Spotting tigers roaming carefree in the wilderness is a scintillating experience. But one needs to be indeed lucky to spot these elusive felines. Wildlife enthusiasts are often curious to know how to maximize their chances of spotting the big cat. This article is especially dedicated to them. Let us start with a basic principle. If …

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