Keoladeo National Park – Snakebird …

The Indian or Oriental Darter ( Scientific name Anhinga melanogaster ) is a waterbird with a very long, slender, snakelike neck, and a long, pointed bill. While in water, you can only see the long neck and the head with its pointed dagger like bill with the rest of the body submerged. That is why…

Keoladeo National Park – Indian Jackal

The golden jackal (Canis aureus) is a wolf-like canid  that is native to Southeast Europe, Southwest Asia, South Asia and regions of South east Asia. The Indian Jackal (Canis aureus indicus) is a subspecies of the Golden Jackal and found predominantly in the Indian sub-continent. While we visited the Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India primarily to see…

Keoladeo National Park- Indian Pond Heron

I had the opportunity to visit the Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur, Rajasthan last year( December-2018). I spent two days there and definitely I am going back. I will be there next Februray (2020) if all goes well. I will be posting a series of photographs from this Bird Sanctuary and am starting with some…

Checkered Keelback with Nikon 1 Gears …

This is a Checkered Keelback snake shot with Nikon 1 Mirrorless gears in Indore, India. Scientifically specified as “Xenochrophis piscator” and also known as Asiatic Water Snake, this breed of snake is very common in Asia. They thrive in freshwater lakes or rivers and feed mainly on water frogs and fish. Checkered Keelback  is variable…

Surajpur Wetland Part 3: Birds with Nikon 1 Gears

Continuing from my last post , here are some more photographs from that visit to Surajpur. And as well, my equipments were the Nikon 1 v2 mirrorless camera and the Nikon 1 70-300 VR lens. All photos had been processed using DxO OpticsPro 11 and Photoshop CC. I have found this combination of Nikon 1 v2…

Surajpur Wetland Part 2: Birds with Nikon 1 Gears

This is my second post about Surajpur Wetland that I visited last November. The last post is here which was about Purple Swamphens. I was equipped with a Nikon 1 V2 mirrorless camera and a Nikon 1 70-300 VR zoom lens and these are my attempts to snaps some birds. Although a relatively small sensor camera, I…