Ranthambhore Rain : The Monsoon at Sher Bagh Ranthambhore.

The Indian Monsoon is an agent of change; of regeneration and rebirth. As the rains pound Ranthambhore’s earth, breathlessly waiting for showers, the foliage and flora undergo a hair-trigger response to the advent. The Dhok trees sprout emerald leaves, the grasses turn green shedding their yellow-brown hues and the denizens of the forest employ themselves in reaping Nature’s bounty, gathered all around Ranthambhore. This week we bring you a selection of images from our archives that capture vistas of the Park, just as the first rains hit Ranthambhore and before it closed for the season…

Monsoon clouds veil the sun over Ranthambhore.
Monsoon clouds veil the sun over Ranthambhore.
Barren crags sprout patches of green as the monsoon wrought waters flow down them.
Barren crags sprout patches of green as the monsoon wrought waters flow down them.
A flock of Painted Storks feast on Nature's bounty as the lakes fill up.
A flock of Painted Storks feast on Nature’s bounty as the lakes fill up.
For ungulates, like this herd of Spotted Deer, the monsoons are a time to harvest and stock up on the best of what Nature has to offer.
For ungulates, like this herd of Spotted Deer, the monsoons are a time to harvest and stock up on the best of what Nature has to offer.
A pair of Painted Sandgrouse find rich pickings among the profusion of insect life after the first showers.
A pair of Painted Sandgrouse find rich pickings among the profusion of insect life after the first showers.
Unlike most other Big Cats, Tigers thrive in water and find abundant opportunities to conceal themselves in the thick rain-fed foliage.
Unlike most other Big Cats, Tigers thrive in water and find abundant opportunities to conceal themselves in the thick rain-fed foliage.
An Indian Hare bounces along the grassy knolls around Rajbagh.
An Indian Hare bounces along the grassy knolls around Rajbagh.

Photographs from The Sher Bagh Archives.

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