the largest butterfly in India....
Here's the beauty, at work amongst the flowers of the Morning Glory:
posed for us....
did not pose, I had to keep running behind it and track it down!
Shreeram and I were lucky to see this
Later, all of us saw several
For a little while, we watched this
hard at work, beginning to make her nest in the ground, where she would later bring prey that she would stun and lay her eggs on, as I have
And here's one example of what could be prey at one time, and predator (right now, deep in that hole in the tree trunk, it is sitting on several slugs which, presumably, it's going to be feeding on)....the
Mammals included the lovely, lithe
some beautiful, orange
caught our eye on safari:
For most of the time I was there, I could see only half a
But the TIGER that was saw, though clearly visible in the undergrowth, could not be photographed because of very low light...though Shreeram took a shot on his Canon 7D at ISO 6400....that my old 20D can never achieve!
It was lovely to see the
bursting out of the pods of the Bombax trees:
AMORPHOPHYLLUS YAM fruiting body
provided a burst of colour:
What a marvellous variety of things there are to see, in the wild!