The Magnificent Peacock

I got lucky when this magnificent peacock decided to climb a dead tree stump in the morning light. I took these pics from quite far off from a Jeep during a Safari at Yala National Park in Sri Lanka.

The National Park is a must visit for nature lovers and photographers. I was not lucky enough to see a leopard but I got a lot of bird pics which I will be posting over the coming weeks.
Common Peafowl about peacock peacock

View from dodda ragihalli betta-Bannerghatta Natioanl park

View from dodda ragihalli betta-Bannerghatta Natioanl parkBannerghatta National Park is situated 25 km south of Bangalore.Many people think bannerghatta as just a place wer u hav only zoo and the safari.But the safari wch tourism dept offers is just into the small restricted area of the park wer we get to see only animals tat are rescued from circus and the injured ones.Actually b’ghatta is a 25,000 acre(104km²) narrow patch forest wch is a home for arnd 200 asiatic elephants,common leopards,sloth bears,Indian bison,muntjack,2-3 packs of indian wild dog,wild boar,jackal,sambar,chithal and many other mammals and different birds.The forest dept. arranges the trek into t core area based on the request.The above photo taken during one of the trek.