Went on a night safari and also day safari this time. At night; spotted herds and herds of elephants seeking refuge beside road. They escape the harsh mosquitoes and come to the edge of the forest. Saw 10-20 together a couple of times. No photos. Sorry! I didnt want to introduce harsh lights on them. I felt guilty about going for the night safari; it was a private one; courtesy the resorts. The jeep drivers are not sensitive to the elephants. The driver of our jeep went very near to those herds and was heckling at them to grab their attention. He took the jeep too close for comfort and used harsh headlights on them. It was however; cute to see mother and calves; mother protective of their calf; the calf being naughty and running away while the mother pulled the calf's tail.
It always brings me immense happiness to get close with nature. Few pics
Bandipur-Mudumalai forest reserve. Spotted deers all along.
A curious langur. Another was hanging from the tree; few others curiously looking at us and maybe wondering "Who are these monkeys?"
Clicked just one picture of an elephant though herds of them were spotted at night. This was the closest we got; and enough light so didnt need to use flash. There was another gentle giant walking in the opposite direction on the road and it was scary; what if it just comes and topples the car? But he didnt bother; and we went our way.
They dont simply compare a beautiful pair of eyes to a deer's isnt it?
An ostentation of peacocks; unaware of the intruders.
A lovely sunset. Oh yeah spotted few bison and pheasants as well.