The Wild Nation Series: Snapshots from the iconic landscape of Jim Corbett National Park. Meet its many denizens and revel in its unearthly ambience
Team Nature inFocus
Tigers are known to carefully stalk their prey before hunting them down. This tigress had to cross the Ramganga river to capture her kill, a Chital fawn. Photograph: Ashish Dalela
The Wild Nation is an attempt to throw light on the colossal beauty of India's wilderness. Every month, we curate photographs from our community, of a specific region, showcasing its unique landscape, flora and fauna.
We are kicking things off with Corbett! Established in 1936, Jim Corbett National Park is India’s first national park. Nestled between the outer foothills of the Himalayas, the Shivalik Hills, and the north of the Indo-Gangetic Plain in the Terai region, it is home to the Asiatic Elephant, Golden Mahseer, Gharial, Bengal Tiger and so much more.
The Ramganga river flows from east to west within the park, for around 40km, and is the most precious water resource of Corbett. A major tributary of River Ganga, Ramganga is a snow and rainwater-fed river that originates in the Himalayan region. The park was even briefly named after the river from 1954 - 57, before the name was changed to Corbett.
A big shoutout to everyone who contributed to the #CorbettInFocus chapter of #TheWildNation. We hope that the photo feature does justice to this gorgeous landscape and that it inspires those of us who haven’t had the opportunity to visit the tigers and elephants of this famed park.
To plan your trip to the Dhikala zone, here is a handy travel guide.
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Saturday, 06 February, 2021
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