In the dry season the dholes would blend perfectly with the withered plants, but in the monsoon they stick out clearly.

An endangered species that is currently surviving in isolated pockets. The dholes hold an important role of the environment, and their presence is vital to keep the balance.

They are thriving here in Nagarhole, and Karnataka together with Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh are key areas and of highest conservation priority. But the natural order of overflow is hampered by the lack of corridors between the populations, so that the overflow can reproduce with remote individuals. Although this individual is part of a large and thriving group, the genetic pool will eventually degrade if there is no access to genes outside of Nagarhole.

Fortunately India is recognizing the need for improving the conditions for this endangered species and there is a country-wide roadmap to ensure its recovery and survival.
More details at Conservation India

Elevation: 763 meters

  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Camera: NIKON D5
  • Focal length: 700mm
  • ISO: 1800
  • Shutter speed: 1/500 s