Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2007/04/07

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Subject: [Leica] Nagarhole National Park
From: jeffmatsler at (Jeff S. Matsler)
Date: Sat Apr 7 09:43:57 2007
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These are great!  My kids loved looking at them.  Brought smiles and laughs 
to us all.

Jeff M

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jayanand Govindaraj" <>
To: "Leica Users Group" <>
Sent: Saturday, April 07, 2007 11:22 AM
Subject: [Leica] Nagarhole National Park

>I spent a weekend in end March at Nagarhole National Park in Karnataka,
> India. This park is one of the jewels of India's conservation effort, and
> has one of the highest densities of predators - tigers, leopards, wild dog
> and sloth bears in the country, as well as their prey species of deer, 
> wild
> boar etc. The predators are very difficult to sight because of thick,
> tropical forests. It is, however, prime viewing habitat for wild elephants
> and gaur (the largest bovines in the world), of which there is no dearth 
> in
> the park - it supports an estimated 2000 elephants and 3000 gaur. This 
> time
> around, I photographed mainly elephant, and surprisingly the langur, a
> monkey, as well as a few deer and birds. As you can see, it is a well
> managed park, with quite a few handsome tuskers - these are the poacher's
> primary target for the ivory - so the preponderance of tuskers suggests a
> well policed area.
> Criticism, comments etc, as usual are welcome.

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