Mammals

Khao Yai Otter

wolf spider with young brood on backA pleasant surprise from my last trip to Khao Yai National Park, a very lucky sighting of a male smooth-coated otter (Lutrogale perspicillata). He was sunning himself on a river bank totally (seemingly) oblivious to my approach. With the help of a long lens and cover from the opposing river bank trees I was able to watch him sunning himself for a good 3 minutes before he slipped back into the cool flowing water again and headed off to explore further upstream.

 

 

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Paul T replied the topic: #717 5 years 9 months ago
A couple more photos from the same trip....


Until about 6 months ago I had never seen a wild King Cobra in the flesh but these days I keep running into them all the time. This one was swimming across the river.....



and two egrets fighting over a rock: ......egrets I've had a few but then again too few to mention......

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Paul T replied the topic: #778 5 years 9 months ago
Seven hours in the same spot patiently waiting, patiently sweating, patiently fighting off ants, patiently ignoring sweat bees, yielded only this........ some days are good days successful, many more are not........


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