Readers’ wildlife photos

And we’re back, though I implore you to send me photos. It was worth waiting, though, as here are some lovely photos sent by Joe Dickinson before I left for India, and they show Indian fauna. (This is the first of a two-part series). His notes are indented:

In recognition of your impending trip, here are some photos from India about four years ago.  This first set is from in and around the Rhanthambhore Tiger Reserve.

First we have Sambar (Rusa unicolor), a very large deer comparable to our North American elk.

The chital, or axis deer (Axis axis) is a much smaller deer that retains spots as adults.

This a large antelope known as the nilgai or blue bull (Boselaphus tragocamelus).

The rufous treepie (Pendrocitta vagabunda) is fairly common and often rather tame.

Here is a mugger or marsh crocodile (Crocodylus palustris). 

The Indian darter or snakebird (Anhinga melanogaster) seems to me to have an even more elongated neck than the American anhinga.  This one looks as if it recently swallowed something.

Just next to our hotel outside Rhanthambhore was a remarkable colony of Indian flying foxes (Pteropus giganteus):

Finally, we were fortunate enough to have one tiger sighting (Panthera tigris).



  1. Randall Schenck
    Posted January 8, 2018 at 8:43 am | Permalink

    Very nice photos. Got that tiger just right.

  2. Debbie Coplan
    Posted January 8, 2018 at 9:03 am | Permalink

    Exciting photos! What a great way to start the week and year.
    Thank you Joe.

  3. Posted January 8, 2018 at 9:20 am | Permalink

    Love the pics!

  4. Barry Lyons
    Posted January 8, 2018 at 9:21 am | Permalink

    I object to that photo of the Indian flying fox exposing his dick and balls. I thought this was a family site!

  5. rickflick
    Posted January 8, 2018 at 9:33 am | Permalink

    The tiger image shows some stripes are actually lines of dots. It’s pixelated! Also, I think you can see nipples, so there are undoubtedly more where she came from.

  6. Mark Sturtevant
    Posted January 8, 2018 at 9:43 am | Permalink

    Woa. I am very much impressed. So I need to one day go to both Africa and India.

  7. John Conoboy
    Posted January 8, 2018 at 10:06 am | Permalink

    Great pics, as alwways, Joe. Love the tiger.

  8. Posted January 8, 2018 at 1:49 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful. A wonderful break in my day.

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  10. ploubere
    Posted January 8, 2018 at 11:09 pm | Permalink

    Very interesting to see fauna of that part of the world. It would be unnerving to have a tiger looking at me while licking her chops.

  11. Posted January 10, 2018 at 10:06 am | Permalink

    These are really great! Thanks!

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