Spotted in Gir, Gujarat: The Great Arabian Sea Drive Day 9

An eagle sitting on a tree only a few feet away from my safari vehicle; they never stay put for so long with people around.
An eagle sitting on a tree only a few feet away from my safari vehicle; they never stay put for so long with people around.

Spend enough time in a forest and you will cannot fail to spot some of the most memorable sights! It was no different for me in Gir.

Some of the species names are missing or incomplete; have not been able to research these as I am posting on the go. Will update when I have access to reference sources.

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A railway line (unfortunately) crosses through the forest; the train on this line connects Somnath with Junagadh. The price of develoment!

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The guard who mans the railway crossing on the line going through the forest
The guard who mans the railway crossing on the line going through the forest
The white gum tree, that supposedly glows at night
The white gum tree, that supposedly glows at night

The guide also pointed out to what he called a Gum tree with a white bark. It was used for making medical capsule outers; and the white ‘glows like radium’ at night he said. Also called Ghost Tree for these special effects.

Tourists are not allowed to get off the vehicles, but sometimes the drivers and guides do. And help you with photographs by borrowing your camera. Working with professional photographers has taught them a thing or two.

Some more spottings are given below.

A male spotted deer
A male spotted deer
A female spotted deer
A female spotted deer
A female antelope
A female antelope
White breasted Kingfisher
White breasted Kingfisher
A Pair of Night Jars, Male (Left) and Female (Right)
A Pair of Night Jars, Male (Left) and Female (Right)

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A pair of peacocks in a stream
A pair of peacocks in a stream
A group of peahens (left) and a peacock
A group of peahens (left) and a peacock

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6 COMMENTS

  1. All photos were excellent.

    "A PAIR OF PEACOCKS ON STREAM"… Was there any quarrel between the couples?… They are looking away from each other?…

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