Category: General Photography
Posted: September 12, 2018

Wildlife Photography

A Sambar Stag

by seshadri_sreenivasan

Wildlife - Photography (a) Contest Entry 
I took this shot during my visit to Bandipur national Park in South India in 2016.

Bandipur National Park established in 1974 as a tiger reserve under Project Tiger, is a national park located in the south Indian state of Karnataka, which is the state with the highest tiger population in India. It is one of the premier Tiger Reserves in the country. Unfortunately did't come across tigers!:) I saw this magnificent rugged large sized Antler staring at our noisy vehicle. We must have disturbed him early in the morning!

The sambar (Rusa unicolor) is a large deer native to the Indian subcontinent, southern China, and Southeast Asia that is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List since 2008. Populations have declined substantially due to severe hunting, insurgency, and industrial exploitation of habitat.In general, they attain a height of 40 to 63 in at the shoulder and may weigh as much as 546 kg (1,204 lb), though more typically 100 to 350 kg (220 to 770 lb). Head and body length varies from 1.62 to 2.7 m (5.3 to 8.9 ft), with a 22 to 35 cm (8.7 to 13.8 in) tail.

Camera: Canon SX130IS, standard settings,handheld. zoomed. Image slightly cropped, adjusted for light and sharpness.
Post Type: Photography
Mixed Media: None Wildlife Photography

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