Monday, 10 April 2006

Jaldhapara National Park

As I wrote in my last post I ended up making an unexpected trip to the beautiful, but not much visited Jaldhapara National Park. Some quite spectacular wildlife can be seen there.

Here you see the star attraction of Jaldhapara: The one-horned rhino. This is one of the very few places in the world where this amazing animal still roams freely in the wild. This one was cooling off in the river.

Another Rhino makes a run for it, as we got a bit too close (VERY close).

Also the wild elephants didn't like our company so they made us literally bite their dust. Click the picture for more detail.

This is the best mode of transportation in the park - going on elephant back through the fern covered jungle.

This one only works if you enlarge the picture - a large flock of bison is using the road up ahead. Both adults and babies are there, with their characteristic white socks (feet).

Technically outside the park I saw these girls working in the water, either fishing or collecting some water plants. The second I pointed the camera at them, they instantly got up and posed, so I wasn't able to take a picture of them actual working.

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