Radhanagari Wildlife Sanctuary

the moonWe started at 5:00 a.m.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe jungle road we traveled.

night jarNightjar on the road

The Radhanagari Wildlife Sanctuary is a located in Kolhapur, Maharashtra.  It is known as the bison sanctuary.  The Indian Bison (Bos gaurus) is beautiful!  I was so taken aback by how big it was, I couldn’t get my camera up fast enough to take a photo.  It has a white nose, white legs up to the knees and it was almost as big as the jeep I was sitting on.  r jeepThe jeep and my guides

r bad photo 2A missed photo opportunity of the Indian Bison

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMe on a jeep…no surprises there.

The sanctuary is also home to the rare and globally threatened Nilgiri wood-pigeon (Columba elphinstonii). I captured a mediocre photo of this lovely bird.  I also saw mongoose, night jars, barking deer and the infamous giant red squirrel!  wood pigeon 2Nilgiri Wood Pigeon

mongoose 3Some mongoose.mongoose 2

I took photos of an Indian Leopard foot print and asked if I could hike off-trail to look for it.  The answer was a resounding, NO!  OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIndian Leopard footprint

r view 3 View from a ridge       OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAA butterfly hitchhiker

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Roberta has been practicing yoga since 1988 and has been teaching yoga since 1994. She has trained under master yoga teachers Swami Padmananda, Patricia Walden, Manouso Manos, Father Joe Pereira, Zoë Stewart, Karin Stephan, Liz Owen and others. She continues to study with her Iyengar teachers, Patricia Walden and Peentz Dubble. Roberta has studied yoga at the Ramamani Iyengar Yoga Memorial Institute in Pune, India during June 2011, February 2014 and attended Abhijata's intensive in Pune, India December 2016. Roberta is currently enrolled in Peentz Dubble's two year Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training Program. Additionally, Roberta completed training and certification with Elise Browning Miller as 'Yoga for Scoliosis' instructor. She completed a 500 hour Hatha Yoga Certification program with AURA Wellness Center and is registered with Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT 500. She has been a Certified Meditation Teacher since June 2007 and has been an Usui Reiki Practitioner since 1989. Roberta's Personal Practice Philosophy: Health issues have changed and deepened my practice. You will see many photos of me using a variety of props. On days I don't feel well, instead of saying, "I can't practice today", Iyengar Yoga has taught me to say, "How can I practice today".
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