Friday, April 2, 2010

Wildlife in Madhav National Park

In Shivpuri, we went for boating in the Sakhya Sagar lake which is one of the important support system in the Madhav National Park. It is situated on the edge of forests of Madhav National Park. The lake is habitat of variety of reptiles. Species that can be seen here are marsh or mugger crocodile, Indian python and the monitor lizard.

While boating here our boatman showed us the crocodile resting on the rocks in the lake. He stopped the boat nearby for us to click some snaps.



53 comments:

Tammie Lee said...

big big wow!!!

Anya said...

Wow!!
Reptiles always interesting :-)

Have a wonderful weekend

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James said...

That's a very nice picture. I'm glad that he didin't mind having his picture taken. :)

Btw I clicked the picture but the enlarged picture was not the same as this one. (A totally different photo.)

cieldequimper said...

Lovely calm photo.

LadyFi said...

That's a great shot of a croc!

Kirigalpoththa said...

That is a huge croc!

Tarun Mitra said...

the croc is big one

Jarlin Paul said...

Crocodile!!! It is very dangerous when you are in water...

tinasphotoblog said...

That was a really big crocodile, I would be afraid when being so near. They are really fast....

Spiderdama said...

Wow! This is great to have a picture of. Little bit scary..
Happy Easter:-)

Rajesh said...

James : Thanks, I have got it corrected.

Johnny Nutcase said...

so cool! That's a huge crocodile, wow! Really neat you saw him!

Cloudia said...

Your lizards are bigger than ours!



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awarewriter said...

Good that you kept your distance. They move quickly when they want to.

Trotter said...

Hi Rajesh! Wow, this one looks huge... ;)

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Woody said...

I'd be concerned that he might decide to go for a swim and head for the boat!! Cool shot.

Pooch Morning Glory said...

ah cool, i saw alot of these guys when i visited new orleans USA
good shot!
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Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Rajesh -- that is a beautiful picture; we love boating too! I think yours looks more peaceful than where we are. Thank you for sharing.

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SandyCarlson said...

Really beautiful shot!

V Rakesh said...

Interesting catch!

Mitr Friend - Bhushavali said...

He's looks mean!!! Just joking!!! He's pretty mingled well with the bg... :)

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Mridula said...

Looks quite serene.

Arasu said...

The huge crocodile seems to be beautiful although it is dangerous. Good captures as always!

Hootin' Anni said...

This is one amazing C C entry. I loved viewing it.

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Have a glorious weekend!

Sylvia K said...

Great shot, Rajesh, as always! Love the crocodile -- at a distance of course! Like the reflections in the water as well! Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Sweet Repose said...

It's always a treat to see your world in your photos...a land I will probably never visit...sad huh...so I'll enjoy your work instead.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Beware those great jaws!
One snap and you’re a goner—
crocodile dinner!

Shadowy Toilet!

frayedattheedge said...

excellent photo!!

Snap said...

That's close enough for me! Happy Critter Day!

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

How big was your boat, one wonders! Good shot. Glad you are still alive to show us!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I enlarged it! That is one big croc! We have alligators here in Florida -- not nearly so long, but fascinating all the same and they camoflage themselves in the same way as your crocodile -- they're quite hard to spot until you get used to seeing them.

You had a nice boatman to stop for this one.

Clytie said...

Hmmm not the best place to go swimming I take it? I love the picture though. He looks pretty tame just sitting there! And I like the wavy reflection as well.

Michael said...

Look at those snappers.

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Yay! I hate crocks! Good job.

Happy Easter.

chubskulit said...

Lovely shadow shot!

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eden said...

Oh, my.. that's huge! Great shot!

lynda howells said...

As usual love your imagesxlynda

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Gulp!
mugger crocodiles, Indian pythons and monitor lizards...glad they are there in the shadows and not with us!!

Hot Fudge said...

And that's why I don't go swimming anywhere to the north in our State of Queensland. Much better to sit here and enjoy Mr Croc in your beautiful image.

siromade08 said...

Terrific shot!

LeAnn * ~ See Great Things said...

Wow, what a sight to see!

Eden said...

Beautiful reflection shot.

Cassie said...

My oh my!! Any of those 3 reptiles you named would be scary to encounter...but the croc is surely the MOST scary shadowy creature. I don't imagine anyone swims in that water (other than the critters)!!

Vernz said...

Hi Rajesh, I was actually looking for the crocodile ... that's very dangerous ... but great shot!

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magiceye said...

wow he is huge!

Pearl Maple said...

How amazing to be able to get up close to the wildlife.

Ann said...

you were very brave.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Rajesh: Very cool critter capture sunning on the rocks.

eileeninmd said...

Cool shot and sighting of the Croc. It is BIG.

JM said...

Great shot! I haven't seen crocodiles in India...

Rajesh said...

Thanks to all for the appreciation.

Rebecca said...

Looks like a perfect perch of an crocodile. I think I'd keep my distance!

Jeevan said...

wow there's one huge croc! i visited croc bank in chennai lately and saw a croc which is said to be the longest in India.