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A Fight to the Finish!  
October 27th, 2014 by Vikram Nanjappa

A Fight to the Finish!

I have written a series of posts about the extraordinary bond that exists between a mother and her offspring in the wild. Most often this special bond is not visible to the casual observer, especially in the case of the deer family, as it is quite challenging to read any emotion into their faces. However, on rare occasions, we get to witness this special bond manifesting itself into raw courage and this almost always involves the prospect of death. Read more

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A Large-hearted Gentleman  
August 22nd, 2014 by Vikram Nanjappa

A Large-hearted Gentleman

In one of my previous posts, I introduced you to the narcissist who is a truly wonderful character. Some of you may be wondering why I introduce animals and birds as characters, for is that not romanticizing things a bit? Read more

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The Day of the Jackal…  
June 6th, 2014 by Rajan Kanagasabai

The Day of the Jackal…

Having been to Kabini over a few dozen times, we had managed a glimpse of the Jackal in 2009 from quite a distance, and have always wanted a better view of Jackals ever since. Our wish came true on the morning of April 29, 2014. Read more

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Dive Bombers!  
May 20th, 2014 by Rajan Kanagasabai

Dive Bombers!

It was a hot evening on the boat safari last week when we spotted a mid-sized Osprey perched majestically on one of the tree stumps. As we were photographing this bird of prey, we could see its fierce eyes scanning the water for fish through the viewfinder. Read more

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Death in the Afternoon…  
May 7th, 2014 by Vikram Nanjappa

Death in the Afternoon…

Visitors to Kabini come to spend some time in the wild, and to take in the serene atmosphere. They specially enjoy an idyllic safari, and most of them go home with a very sentimental picture of the wild. Read more

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Snakes not Snacks – 5  
April 19th, 2014 by Vikram Nanjappa

Snakes not Snacks – 5

In my last post, I introduced you to a tough guy and his wannabe imposter. This time, allow me to introduce you to another unique snake that one can bump into in Kabini. Read more

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The Big Bite  
April 3rd, 2014 by Rajan Kanagasabai

The Big Bite

What happens when you bite off more than you can chew? Well, nothing but a waste of time for the biter, a harrowing and sometimes, fatal experience for the bitten and a brilliant photo opportunity for the lucky photographer. Read more

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The Wannabe Imposter…  
March 14th, 2014 by Vikram Nanjappa

The Wannabe Imposter…

How many of us have run into people who imitate the mannerisms and the ‘look’ of a certain type of person to try and pass themselves off as one of them in a vain attempt to fool those around them? Read more

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Tough Guys  
March 4th, 2014 by Vikram Nanjappa

Tough Guys

In my last post, I introduced you to the supermodel of Kabini, and I hope you enjoyed meeting her. While I appreciate all kinds of snakes and people (it take all sorts to make a world), there are a few types around whom I tend to mind my p’s and q’s. Read more

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Snakes, Not Snacks – Part 3  
February 5th, 2014 by Vikram Nanjappa

Snakes, Not Snacks – Part 3

To continue from where we left off, we pride ourselves and rightly so, on the diversity of choice when it comes to our offerings to our guests, and snakes are no exception. However, have you ever heard of a blind snake? Yes you read right, I said blind snakes. Read more

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