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Butterfly Pics from Bannerghatta National Park

by Harish Mohan on Jul.06, 2010, under Wildlife

Contd From My Previous Post

After spending a spectacular day at jungle lodges Bannerghatta we returned back on Sunday.While returning we visited the Butterfly park in Bannerghatta National Park.This park is the first one of its kind in the nation.
The environment in this small enclosure has a tropical setting — complete with the humid climate, an artificial waterfall,a narrow walking bridge and host plants and shrubs that attract butterflies.
This small enclosure is the house to some of the most beautiful creatures on the planet.The small two winged wonders called butterflies.
See what i am saying.

I was stupid enough not to note down the names of these beauties ,but i can’t be blamed.My cam shutter was clicking more than i blinked.

We spent over 2 hours in this enclosure watching these beauties & by shear luck spotted butterfly mating as well.

There were a lot of photographers around shooting these beauties and it was fun meeting few of them.

few more shots.

it was so beautiful scene that i was running around the place clicking more & more pics.

All this while there was one person with me who was running behind me holding my heavy tripod & back packs when i was busy shooting,i wonder what i would have done without her in my life.She is the one who recognized my tiny winy interest in photography & then stood along and encouraged me in pursuing it. And this trip also revealed to me her exceptional eye sight, the way she spotted the birds around the national park, put the Olympus binoculars which our guide was carrying to shame (only if i had the lenses which could do justice to her eye sight).A zillion thanks Wify.

At last when i leave you with these images ,i request all to respect wildlife & also to do your little bit to conserve our nature.

Remember..
Good planets are hard to find–Don’t blow it.

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Bird & Herbivore Pictures from Bannerghatta National Park

by Harish Mohan on Jul.06, 2010, under Wildlife

Contd From My Previous Post

This Post shares with you some of the Herbivore & birds which we spotted during our stay in Bannerghatta.The Jungle Lodges here provides a morning nature walk through a herbivorous park.There are 3 water bodies in this park & usually these water bodies are host to a lot of bird life,but for our luck we just could spot very little of them & here i am sharing them..

The below are called Mute swans and these are usually quite,& makes noise only when disturbed.

This one is called Spotted Dove.This was the most decent shot i could get from my limited kit.

The below one is our national bird the peacock.Though i am still starved to see a peacock in its dancing form & i pray that i get that shot some time soon in my life.

I always thought that i will never do bird watching or for that matter try & do wildlife photography ,but this trip proved it all wrong,remember what i told in the 1st post .The more you come near the nature the more you get involved.

While we were walking through the Herbivore park we were cautioned about the wild bison’s in the park by our guide.As the guide was explaining to us the deadly aftereffects of a bison attack recently in the park,guess what we saw at the next turn.
Not one but two Bison’s looking straight into us,We were scared to death & at that moment the best thing to do was to hear to our guides commands & we religiously followed it & he took us to safety,but not before i could click this.

A little more walk in to the wild brought us near a sambar deer which had come to have its breakfast.

After the nature walk this is what waited for us at Bannerghatta Park.

Like this after a walk of 2 and half hours we reached back jungle lodges to have our breakfast.

I bet the next part of this blog will be the most beautiful & colorful one.

To be Contd..

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Leopard pictures from Bannerghatta National Park

by Harish Mohan on Jul.06, 2010, under Wildlife

Last weekend was a long one for most of the bangaloreans, thanks to the strike called by various political parties. Since I was bored of watching TV & my wife was bored of cooking for me we thought of going to some place were we could be away from the daily routines of our life’s.We were searching for a good place when we came to know that the Jungle resorts in Bannerghatta was having a tent house free.So On Saturday we ventured into Bannerghatta national park.Though the intention was to spent some quality time with each other ,the best part of the trip turned out to be that we were in midst of wildlife just 22 kms from Bangalore & my camera eyes was more than happy that it got to shoot some of the best wild animals during these days.This post will be a contd one because of the amount of pics shot.I am sharing here the pics of leopard shot at bannerghatta during our stay.

During these two days more than the stay what we really enjoyed is the fact that we were spending our time in midst of a forest & this was the first time we ever came so close to nature & through this trip we also realized the damages we do to our environment & the way these acts effects our ecosystem.

After this trip i have made an point to help conserve the nature in what ever way possible & also another most important thing i noticed is the way we behave in such nature parks.I was sad that people was using this nature park as a place to have fun & not as a place to learn about the environment.I was shocked to see the amount of plastic these plastic free zone were having & also the amount of noise made by us at these parks.Parents were encouraging there children to run around ,make noise & tease the animals,instead of teaching them about the animals or our environment.I was wondering how we would feel if some one barged in to our homes & made noises or littered around.I wish we could change these behaviors.

Seeing these majestic beauties i wonder how people can feel like spoiling there home & disturb them.

i would like to urge to all those who read this to visit such nature parks even its at a premium,educate your next generation about these animals,& when there ,please be friendly with these ,its just that we humans got a little more luckier,avoid littering & noise.If you want to hang out & make merry, go to some malls or other places,but go to nature parks to be with yourself,to learn,to watch & if you are a shutterbug,go here to shoot & i bet you will keep returning,its such a wonderful experience.

To be Contd..

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