Archive for 'Canidae'

Black-backed jackal (Canis mesomelas)

A wonderful moment where two siblings were close together as they were investigating my presence. Their mother was staying a bit out of sight as she had an injury in one of her legs. This meant that these two youngsters were left to their own devices and to find out what I had on offer […]

Black-backed jackal (Canis mesomelas)

The jackal is an intelligent species that will exploit every available opportunity, and this one was assessing whether or not a human presence would be beneficial, and as such simply waited for whatever to unfold.⠀ ⠀ This was not the first one I encountered along the coast, just a bit further south of this location […]

Dhole (Cuon alpinus)

Wild and rare The national parks in India with a tiger population have almost all been rebranded and renamed a tiger reserve as in the public eye the tiger is the ultimate and iconic wild being that eclipses all. So even though this is a national park, the park is all about the tigers on […]

Dholes in the monsoon

The season of abundance Without rain this gorgeous landscape would have been brown, parched and bland, and the watchful dhole (Cuon alpinus) almost impossible to see unless moving. During the monsoon it has become a beautiful garden with flowers and fresh shoots from all the plant species residing here. I have previously avoided visiting during […]

Dhole (Cuon alpinus)

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, […]

Crab-eating Fox (Cerdocyon thous)

The nocturnal activities are as amazing and diverse as the diurnal, and this my first and sighting of a crab-eating fox during my stay at Fazenda San Fransico. Also called common fox, common zorro, forest fox and savannah fox. Aperture: ƒ/6.3 Camera: NIKON D4 Focal length: 700mm ISO: 5000 Shutter speed: 1/250 s