Ranthambhore in the Summer

The summer in Ranthambhore is most exciting. With animals crowding around the main water holes it makes for action packed game viewing.

All activity is centred around water. In one drive we saw a golden oriole (Oriolus oriolus), a Brown Fish Owl (Bubo zeylonensis) perched on grey rocks looking for water, the female blue bulls (Boselaphus tragocamelus) dashing across a lush water hole. The brilliant yellow of the Laburnum (Cassia fistula) tree and the bright orange of the Flame of the Forest (Butea monosperma) is littered with Rose-ringed Parakeets (P. krameri manillensis) drinking out of the buds. Of course the big male tiger, Ustad (T24) immersed in water against the jagged lines of a rock face, his face mirrored in the reflection made for a perfect scene.

Quiet and dramatic, Ranthambhore at its best.

A Brown Fish Owl on the ground is a rare sight.
A Brown Fish Owl on the ground is a rare sight.
Female Nilgai cross the water.
Female Nilgai cross the water.
The bright yellow Laburnum (amaltas) glows all across the park.
The bright yellow Laburnum (amaltas) glows all across the park.
Almost all the water-holes are inhabited by the denizens of the park in the soaring heat.
Almost all the water-holes are inhabited by the denizens of the park in the soaring heat.
The Golden Oriole is a summer visitor at Ranthambhore National Park.
The Golden Oriole is a summer visitor at Ranthambhore National Park.
A Rose ringed Parakeet on the blazing Flame of the Forest.
A Rose ringed Parakeet on the blazing Flame of the Forest.
Ustad (T24) cools himself in a water hole as temperatures rise.
Ustad (T24) cools himself in a water hole as temperatures rise.

Written and photographed by Anjali Singh.

One thought on “Ranthambhore in the Summer

  1. The Pictures are really good! As the blog ends it, it is Quiet and dramatic, Ranthambhore at its best. Have never been to Ranthambore and hopefully will get to visit one of these days!

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