Tag: Wildlife Photography

Wildlife in Lockdown

Since early March this year life has been very different in North West Norfolk. This was because of Lockdown. Unfortunately, we were unable to explore our usual local wildlife patches and reserves. Due to Coronavirus the majority of them had been closed. Therefore we decided to use our daily exercise routine to take a closer…


Cahuita National Park

 Leaving Evergreen Lodge we started our journey south to Cahuita National Park. We were at the dock at 9.00 in the torrential rain.  While we were waiting we watched three Strawberry Blue Jean Frogs eating ants in the leaf litter.  With the luggage loaded onto one boat, we headed back to Siquirres pier. Progress along…


Tortuguero National Park

Next morning we had an early wake up call from the nearby howler monkeys. Tortuguero is a wildlife enthusiast heaven. Capuchin monkeys climbed in the branches near the dock where we had morning coffee. Blue jean tree frogs jumped amongst the leaf litter next to the track. Across the river an osprey perched at the…


Sparrowhawks in the garden

Living in a village in rural Norfolk there’s always plenty of birds in our wildlife friendly garden. During the summer we often caught a glimpse of a  Sparrowhawk flying over the gardens. Obviously on the look out for its next meal. On one occasion we had the opportunity to capture an image of a one…


Morning Bird Drive at Satpura

It was the last day at Satpura NP before heading home, on an overnight flight. But before we leave there was just enough time for an early morning bird drive. This will take us slowly through the villages and farmland between Reni Pani and the river. Then along the forest edges, beside a canal and…


Satpura’s East Buffer Zone

After coffee and cake it was time to leave on our evening safari to the East Buffer Zone. The first time we had been there. This zone had more interaction with the local village and because of this had encountered problems. With Tigers, Leopards, and Dhole crossing the river and attacking the local cattle. The…


Morning Drive in Satpura

Another early start began with coffee and a biscuit  and a drive in the dark to the river crossing for a morning safari in Satpura. As we reached the crossing a flock of Red Wattled Lapwings flew across in front of us, heading down to the rivers edge. Entering the park we saw a large…


Twilight in Satpura’s west buffer zone

We left the lodge at 4.30 p.m. and drove  along the track onto the tarmac road and through the villages, to the entrance to the buffer zone.  Our naturalist and driver was Aly Rashid, the owner of  Reni Pani Lodge and a member of the royal family of Bhopal. As we drove past Spotted deer,…


Sunday Morning Safari in Satpura

Once again we left the lodge in the dark and headed for the river and the entrance to the National Park. We negotiated the floating bridge by torchlight and headed off in the park jeeps. Early in to the safari tiger pug marks were seen on the sand track. The four jeeps split up to…


Reni Pani Jungle Lodge

After breakfast we left our hotel for our three to four hour journey to Satpura National Park and the Reni Pani Jungle Lodge. Today, 21st March is the festival of Holi in India. It celebrates both the arrival of Spring and the death of the demoness Holika. So it celebrates the triumph of good over…