OVER THE CLIFF

The River Chambal, flowing through three states of Northern India, forms a Unique Landscape of Rocky Cliffs in the Heart of India .

Mythological Stories of a Curse on the only Permanent River of Rajasthan have ensured the preservation of various Fauna in this pristine River.Unlike most Rivers in India, the Chambal is not worshipped.

 Unique Rocky Ravines or Cliffs along the Banks of the Cursed River provide a Safe Haven for The Indian Vulture or Long Billed Vulture,.

Spot the Nest in the picture below.

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Spotting the Nests along the Chambal River

The Gyps indicus ( Scientific Name) is called Giddh in Hindi and is a Scavenger feeding on carcasses of dead animals. The often shunned Bird thus plays a vital role as an Environmental Cleanser.

A pair of Indian Vultures nests precariously on a small outcrop or Rocky Ledge.

Unfortunately indiscriminate use of Chemicals have literally driven this Species Over the Cliff and the Gyps indicus  is today on the Verge of Extinction.

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Nesting on Rocks covered with Poop

The Dripping White Coating you see  is actually the Poop of this Environmentally Vital Bird. It is difficult to discern between the Male and Female of the Bald Headed Indian Vultures, however I guess the Lady is seated  in the Featured Image and  the picture below .

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A Couple Making Babies

Nature spreads her charms all over the country , all you need to do is Look and be slightly Lucky to be Enchanted.

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A few step backs and it will be OVER THE CLIFF
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mukul chand

51 year old entrepreneur who has traveled extensively around the world for work and pleasure , is based in New Delhi, India. A passionate traveler born with a love for flora and fauna, is an active naturalist and amateur photographer. Here he shares his unique insight into Incredible India revealing its mysterious and exotic treasures. Writing from his heart he shares his experiences as he crisscrosses this vast and amazing land.

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