“Through a guide’s lense” – June episode

The month in pictures, as captured by the Leopard Trails team.


A rose ringed parakeet peers into her nest hole to keep an eye on her young (ISO 400, F- 6.3, 1/2500)


An alarm call in the distance stops this grey langur from quenching his thirst as he looks around for any danger that lurks within the bush (ISO 400, F- 6.3, 1/800)


The blue sky creates the perfect canvas to view the magnificent malabar pied hornbill in all its glory. In flight this giant bird seems almost prehistoric. (ISO 200, F – 6.3, 1/640)


Adding colour to the jungle this oriental scarlet dragonfly takes a break from flight as it rests on a twig by the water edge (ISO 320, F – 6.3, 1/120)


The 2:3 Meda Para male is seen here taking a break from his afternoon patrol. This male is in his prime and is believed to be between 4 – 6 years of age. (ISO 400, F – 6.3, 1/160)


It is the time of year that the Palu trees all begin to bear fruit (no pun intended) and this is indeed the best time of the year to witness the elusive sloth bear in all its ruffled glory. (ISO 100, F – 6, 1/60)


Amidst the midday heat a herd of elephants comes down to the water’s edge to feed and more importantly to drink. Elephants require a large amount of water and need to drink on a daily basis. (ISO 400, F – 5.6, 1/1250)


After the unusual midyear rains areas of the park are still very green, this created the perfect setting for a large stag to take reprieve during the scorching midday sun. (ISO 400, F – 6, 1/800)


Darters swallow their prey whole. They have an excellent digestive system that takes care of their food efficiently, leaving only bones, feathers, exoskeletons and fur that get regurgitated as pellets. (ISO 500, F – 6.3, 1/3200)


A leopard silhouetted against a white sand gives a unique photographic opportunity! This individual turned to face the vehicle as we silently rolled up into position. (ISO 1250, F – 7.1, 1/800)