I grew up watching Discovery, National Geographic and Animal planet channels. I was a religious follower of the wildlife documentaries on these channels and wished to be an explorer myself someday. Of course, it was just a childhood fantasy. Nevertheless, India still has a lot of wildlife and some of the most enchanting jungles and gives enough of opportunity to see a very diverse and rich wildlife closely. I haven’t got a chance to explore much yet as the journey has just begun.

Here are some of my wildlife shots from visits to Ranthambhor, Gir, Mudumalai, Periyar national parks, Pobitora and some other random places. The joy of getting a good shot of a wild creature is indescribable and so is the pain of not spotting a tiger! Yep, I am yet to spot a tiger in all it’s glory! Till then, I will console myself by looking at the below pictures 🙂

Lions of Gir
Lions of Gir on a lazy evening
Jungle King
Lion of Gir, Gujarat
rufous treepie
rufous treepie are total attention seekers. Clicked at Ranthambore
A crane walks elegantly through a stream , Gir
True Owl
If the forest guide had not spotted this, we would have never been able to see it. A true owl at Gir
The lioness
Isn’t she lovely! A lioness at Gir
Spotted dear
Spotted dear in Gir National park
Female sambar deer
Female sambar deer, Ranthambore
Lovely morning at Ranthambore
A couple of sambar deers on a foggy winter morning in Ranthambore
gray langur
Gray langur, Ranthambore
Cheetal and Peacock
Cheetal and peacock ignoring each other, Ranthambore
A crocodile meditating by the lake at Ranthambore
Monitor lizard
Totally camouflaged monitor lizard , Periyar
A herd of elephants
A baby elephant nagging his mom, Periyar
Red whiskered bulbul at Gokarna


  1. These are amazing👌👌 such a varied collection you got there!!

  2. Had to stop by I’m planning on a few zoos this summer as well take some photos you got some good ones there

  3. Wonderful photos. Do you have to travel a lot to take all these photos!?

    • Thank you for your comments! I have been traveling regularly since last 4-5 years. I do 2-3 long trips to various places every year with some weekend trips here and there. These wildlife photos did take a lot of patience and safaris in various jungles ! 🙂 so it might look like I travel plenty but in my heart I never feel that 😀 in fact I am yet to visit the major jungles in India.

      • We watch nature videos every night. I watch how hard the photographers work. I admire their patience to bring us such wonderful documentaries! You photos are stunning. I appreciate your sharing!

  4. Such amazing pictures!

  5. Do visit Tadoba for tigers. You get night stay within Tadoba.. we had bad luck as it rained in summer and tigers enjoyed cozy mornings

    • Thanks Priyanka! Tadoba has been on my list since forever. I guess I am waiting for my stars to align to visit it! 😀 Jokes apart, I totally feel you on the bad luck part.

  6. Amazing photographs. North East is full of such treasured wildlifes. Always a treat to have them on glimpse.

    • Thank you!! I so wish to explore north eastern jungles! It’s definitely on the top of my bucket list 😊

  7. I’m a fan of your photography and thoughts, Madhura! You’ve got talent!