Prakruti Creations led by Mr.B.Srinivas & Mr.H.V.Praveen Kumar both from YPS Bangalore arranged a 3Day Nature Photography Workshop at Bandipur Karnataka from 21st-23rd July 2011 & stay was at the very best Jungle Lodges Bandipur 🙂 .
We all left Bangalore at 6:30 in morning, had breakfast at Ramanagara & reached JLR campus at around 11:30am covering 220Km from Bangalore. We dumped luggages in the cottage, rechecked gears , a quick freshen up followed by an Icebreaker on workshop. Totally 22 Participants took part in this workshop including some kids who accompanied their parents.
The kickoff to some action started with Crested Serpent Eagle on way to park & photos shown are shots of the entire 3day trip at Bandipur National Park .
Crested Serpent Eagle
Cow Elephant mud bathing , Calf scratching & thinking of doing next mischief .
Indian Gaur family grazing the leftover patch of grass. The lighting was dull & overcast so, made it in monotone & also I hate “LANTANA” & “PARTHENIUM” weeds in photographs 🙁 .
Something has to be done on controlling Lantana & Parthenium weed growth in forests, its going to be a major impact on Bio-diversity of grasslands. Please suggest a sustainable & long term solution apart from burning or using toxic chemicals.
Striped Necked Mongoose.
Chital or Spotted Deer (Axis axis)
Second day morning safari was really awesome as we spotted Tiger & Tusker at close counters.
Sniffing scent markings
I Love the white patch on the back of the ears. Sometimes the white patch acts as False eyes for any predators attacking from back.
Scent Marking the territory.
Herd of Spotted deers lazing in drizzling rain
Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus)
This male Tusker is around 40years of age & you can notice that its huge tusks have met or joined to each other leaving no gap in between the tusks , making it tough to raise its trunk. But he is a real massive & handsome fella of Bandpiur.
One more cool guy – Indian Peafowl Male (Peacock) .
Indian Wild Dog (Dhole)
It was a memorable trip & would love to come back again 🙂 so postponed our Leopard sightings for the next trip 😉 ..
Finally the Group Photo shoot.
For more photographs of Bandipur click Here .