Wednesday, 27 June 2012


Jungles,they sure are not meant only for the elusive tigers and leopards. Common denizens like deers and avians can also provide you with moments to cherish for.
 Here is one such sequence I shot in Bandhavgarh national park when I was looking for the tiger. I heard a cheetal alarm call and we parked our gypsy to guage some movement of the elusive subject.
Just during some lazy moments we saw a crested serpent eagle swoop around and land on a perch.
Judging its behavior it was evident that it one would take one more leap since the perch had nothing the eagle would be attracted in.Guess it just landed there to get a peek of the area for a probable kill.
Below is a series of those pictures.
Crested serpent eagle after it just landed on the perch. It was just scanning the area around.above pic shows its nictitating membrane.

Since the light fell directly on its wings it highlighted the wings abruptly and was difficult to adjust the exposure for those.

After satisfactory scanning the area it decided to fly away may be because it spotted something, or may be because it would not have preferred to sit in the open sun.

Eagle then did what most birds do preflight, Unloading itself before take off.This makes sense as it does not have to waste too much energy prior to take off.

After this it took a flight and made me think of my inabilities and made me look like just a small entity who can never fly without artificial aid.

Eagle then flew away to another shady part and settled down.Guess it also looked for a breather from the hot sun.
 These ubiquitous moments in forests is what we should always look after.Ofcourse tiger is an important sight but success of a trip should not be gauged by that.
There is always more to it.........


  1. Lovely have captured them well from the still ones to gathering energy (in the process it has pooed too) and the flight shots...keep it up buddy!!