Thursday, February 22, 2007

Kaziranga, Assam

What are you staring at me for? He seemed to ask.

At Kaziranga wildlife sanctuary, Assam, my friends and I saw this guy -- wild buffalo -- munching on the greenery. As soon as he saw us he froze, stared at us for nearly a minute, giving us time to take as much pictures as we wanted, before moving away.
But not all the natives of Kaziranga were that considerate.
This pair below -- Red Jungle Fowl -- were strutting sedately along the forest track, a few feet ahead of our vehicle...
when suddenly one guy seemed to blow his top... the action was over in a flash.
It was lucky that I was just getting them into focus when the action happened. Sadly, I did not have time to fine tune the focus. Decided to post the pics anyway.
The two frames below happened in less than a second...


For those interested, the Red Jungle Fowl are the ancestors of the domesticated versions we see today.

4 comments:

Rajesh said...

red jungle fowl is awesome

R. Balaji said...

Thank You, Rajesh.

Just.Cliking said...

Nice catch!

R. Balaji said...

Thank You, Sathiyan. I just wish it was in better focus.