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

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Subject: [Leica] Nagarhole National Park
From: ricc at (Ric Carter)
Date: Sat Apr 7 10:00:25 2007
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What a wonderful place. I envy your pictures and opportunity.


On Apr 7, 2007, at 12:22 PM, Jayanand Govindaraj wrote:

> 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.
> Cheers
> Jayanand
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