Wildlife highlights from a cultural trip to Northern India with a couple of life-long University buddies in November 2009

Laxmi Vilas Palace Hotel
Laxmi Vilas Palace Hotel

Bharatpur, 12 November

Eurema hecabe
Eurema hecabe

Common Grass Yellow, Bharatpur, 13 November

Eurema laeta
Eurema laeta

Spotless Grass Yellow, Bharatpur, 13 November

Oriental Magpie Robin
Oriental Magpie Robin

Bharatpur, 13 November

Danaus chrysippus
Danaus chrysippus

Plain Tiger, Bharatpur, 13 November

Azanus ubaldus
Azanus ubaldus

Bright Babul Blue, Bharatpur, 13 November

Precis almana
Precis almana

Peacock Pansy, dry season form, Bharatpur, 13 November

Zizeeria hylax
Zizeeria hylax

Tiny Grass Blue, Bharatpur, 13 November

Egrets and Drongo
Egrets and Drongo

Bharatpur, 13 November

Ixias marianne
Ixias marianne

White Orange-tip, female, Bharatpur, 13 November - and the following 18 photos

Ixias marianne
Ixias marianne

White Orange-tip, male

Ixias marianne
Ixias marianne

White Orange-tip

Bharatpur ride
Bharatpur ride
Ixias pyrene
Ixias pyrene

Yellow Orange-tip

Ixias pyrene
Ixias pyrene

Yellow Orange-tip

Ixias pyrene
Ixias pyrene

Yellow Orage-tip

Ixias pyrene
Ixias pyrene

Yellow Orange-tip

Brahman cattle
Brahman cattle

Bharatpur

Rose-ringed Parakeet
Rose-ringed Parakeet

Bharatpur

Cepora nerissa
Cepora nerissa

Common Gull, male

Cepora nerissa
Cepora nerissa

Common Gull, male

Rhesus Monkey troupe
Rhesus Monkey troupe

Bharatpur

Soft-shelled Turtle
Soft-shelled Turtle

Bharatpur

Sambur deer
Sambur deer

Bharatpur

Colotis amata
Colotis amata

Small Salmon Arab

Squirrel
Squirrel

Bharatpur

Bharatpur shoot
Bharatpur shoot

inter-war carnage

Black-winged Stilts
Black-winged Stilts

Bharatpur canal

Colourful trucks
Colourful trucks

on the way from Agra to Unchagaon, 15 November

Heavy load
Heavy load

pity the poor chap underneath!

Mycalesis mineus
Mycalesis mineus

Dark-brand Bushbrown, dry season form, Fort Unchagaon, 15 November

Fort Unchagaon
Fort Unchagaon

The main Trophy Room, one of several, 15 November

Unchagaon
Unchagaon

early morning departure on 16 November

Canal from Ganges
Canal from Ganges

en route from Unchagaon to Corbett National Park, 16 November

Laxmi and her mahoot Mobin,
Laxmi and her mahoot Mobin,

Corbett National Park, 16 November

Sambur stag
Sambur stag

in dense, out of control Lantana, Corbett National Park, 16 November

Giant Hornbill
Giant Hornbill

Corbett, early on 17 November

Langur
Langur

inside Corbett, 17 November

Danaus chrysippus
Danaus chrysippus

Plain Tiger on polygonum in the Kosi river bed, taken on 17 November

Rapala jarbus
Rapala jarbus

Indian Red Flash, 17 November

Catochrysops strabo
Catochrysops strabo

Forget-me-not, female, on the polygonum, 17 November

Catochrysops strabo
Catochrysops strabo

Forget-me-not, male, 17 November

Precis orithya
Precis orithya

Blue Pansy, male, 17 November

Phalanta phalantha
Phalanta phalantha

Common Leopard, 17 November

Papilio demoleus
Papilio demoleus

Lime Butterfly, riverbed, 17 November

Kosi river
Kosi river

looking downstream towards the Corbett Hideaway, evening on 17 November

Ibisbills
Ibisbills

superbly camouflaged against the river boulders, at dusk on 17 November

Dusk over the Kosi River
Dusk over the Kosi River

17 November

Tiger!
Tiger!

Corbett National Park, early on the morning of 18 November

Tiger
Tiger