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Mother and Baby
Mother and Baby

On one misty chilled morning, as we walked through the trail of Keoladeo Ghana National Park, my eyes happened to sight a water hen in the nearby water body. Trying to get a good eye level shot, tried to slowly approach the subject ensuring that I am not disturbing her. As I was about to position my tripod, I hear "Birsingh" our cyclerikshaw driver and a vigilant guide running towards me.. "Sahab, get up and come with me!!! He took my tripod and started running. I wondered as to what happened...

Behind the shrubs, he patiently waited for me to come besides.. "Sahab, Mongoose", he whispered... Immediately my eyes started hunting for my subjects. Just near the water body, I see a mother mongoose and a baby mongoose near the dried tree enjoying the early morning sunlight. I slowly approached my subjects and positioned my gears...

Soon Sagar, (my friend, teacher, and an avid photographer), joined me.. The early morning silence was disturbed by the "click-click" sound of our shutters. The baby mongoose was extra energetic, troubled his mother quite a lot. The mother mongoose was enjoying it but at the same time was vigilant.. She could hear the shutter sounds but could not track us as we, in our absolute camouflaged attire, were not to be seen. With a complete action packed 15 minutes, the mother and baby gave all the poses which we could think of. With the sun rising, I guessed, it was time for some breakfast and the two crossed us, crossed the road and went into the nearby shrubs looking for something to fill their belly.

That was the sighting of the morning session. Did not expect that we shall be gifted with such a wonderful sight. Nature comes with surprises, each time… One needs to be prepared for such one…

Disclamer: This photograph is taken in the natural habitat. Incase if anybody needs the copy of this picture, please contact me. © All Rights Reserved by Yogesh Rane (www.junglebook.co.in / www.yogeshrane.com)

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