A trip to National Parks enables you to explore stunning greenery & landscapes. The icing on the cake is sighting a few wild animals. There is an opportunity for enthusiasts to find a variety of birds & butterflies in their natural habitats. Sharing some of the bird photography we did at Satpura National Park, Madhya Pradesh. Images captured during various safaris and birding trails on foot. Surprisingly photography of the birds at night was very interesting, you spot birds that you won’t see otherwise. Birds look their best when in flight. Displaying a variety of colors & patterns, aerodynamic prowess, and in their natural state of motion. The bird calls, catching the prey & their alertness about the safe distance from humans is interesting to note too.
Birds in flight at Satpura National Park
While it is not easy to photograph the birds in flight, we could manage to capture a few of them.
Satpura National Park is home to several species of birds. You can easily spot birds like Kingfishers, Herons, Kites, Eagles, Waterbirds by the Denwa backwaters, Hoopoe, Woodpeckers, Doves, Pigeons, Shrike’s, Plovers, Orioles, Bee-eaters, Drongo’s, Storks, Owls, Swallows, etc.
Bird Photography in Natural Habitat
The Yellow-footed Green pigeon and the Savanna nightjar birds were our first sightings. It is always different to see them on screen and live before your eyes. Once you see them in the jungle, they become a part of your memories.
Bird Photography at Night
At night is tricky to photograph the birds, but when you manage to shoot a few birds the photographs are precious. Some of the birds that we managed to click during a night safari:
We are sure there are many more birds at Satpura that escaped our lens. Walking trails provide the best opportunities to find, pay attention and patience to spot the birds and of course photograph them. You create minimal noise during walking and hence generate no distraction for the birds. You can get closer to them & even try out various angles to photograph them.
There are many birds waiting to be discovered in these national parks. Keep an eye out for the beautiful birds when you are chasing the big wild animals in the national parks.
Recommend you to read the following travel blogs on the National Parks of India we have covered.