Enthusiastic wildlife photographers of all experience levels are invited to join David for this ten-night Ultimate Indian Leopards photography holiday in Jaipur & Bera within India. You will join David & undertake our ten-night itinerary to photograph the Indian Leopard & many other native species within India's first Leopard Reserve. After four days of photography in Jaipur, you will transfer to Bera, a world-famous location for leopard photography in Rajasthan.
The ten-night photography holiday is split into two distinct parts & has been designed to present you with opportunities for capturing images of the Indian Leopard & a variety of other native species that reside within two Leopard sanctuaries in India, the first being Jhalana, India's first Leopard Reserve & the second seeking out leopards in the wild hills of Bera.
Throughout this trip, the locations should provide opportunities for capturing images of Buffalo, Hyena, Leopard, Nilgai, Sambar, Wild Boar & more besides.
Throughout this photography holiday, David will be on hand to guide & lead you; he will be providing assistance & advice as needed & helping you develop your skills. He will help you capture images of the wildlife of the reserve within the stunning environment of the reserver which is surrounded by the Aravali hills, the oldest mountain range in India.
Jhalana, India's First Leopard Reserve
Located in the Jaipur district of Rajasthan, India, Jhalana is the country's first leopard reserve. It is also the first reserve to announce the formation of a special task force for its protection. The reserve spans over 19 square kilometres & is home to over 20 leopards. In addition to the leopards, Jhalana is also home to other wildlife such as sambar, nilgai, wild boar, & hyena.
The formation of Jhalana is a major milestone in the conservation of leopards in India. It has provided a haven for leopards & other wildlife & has initiated the development of sustainable management practices. With the help of the local communities, Jhalana is leading the way in leopard conservation in India.
Bera, Rajasthan's Leopard Sanctuary
Bera Leopard Sanctuary is located in the Rajasthan district of Pali, India. It is home to some of the most majestic creatures of the wild; the highly endangered leopards. Since its establishment in 2004, the sanctuary has been dedicated to the conservation of the leopard species.
Leopards are mostly solitary animals that like to live alone. However, they come together during the mating season or during the monsoon season when food is scarce. The region has been declared a wildlife sanctuary, & the local communities are constantly on the lookout for any signs of danger that could endanger the well-being of the animals.
Bera is an amazing example of conservation & is a great place to visit for a unique experience. It offers a chance to learn more about the leopards & other wild animals in the area & to help protect the species for future generations to enjoy.
Facts about Indian Leopards
The Indian leopard (Panthera pardus fusca) is one of the most majestic animals in the world. They are native to the Indian subcontinent & have a unique, spotted coat & muscular build that makes them stand out from other leopard species. Indian leopards are often found in the jungles & forests of India, Nepal, Bhutan, & Bangladesh.
Indian leopards are highly adaptable, & able to live in a variety of habitats, from dry & arid regions to rainforests. They are also known to inhabit human-modified landscapes such as agricultural lands, scrublands & even urban habitats. Indian leopards are considered to be a threatened species due to habitat loss & poaching.
Indian leopards are powerful predators & primarily feed on medium-sized prey, such as deer, wild boar, & hares. They are also known to occasionally take larger prey such as buffalo, antelope, & even young elephants. Indian leopards are primarily nocturnal & are solitary animals, except when mating or raising cubs.
A male Indian leopard typically has a body length of 4-5 feet & a weight of up to 150 pounds. Females are smaller, typically reaching a body length of 3-4 feet & a weight of up to 90 pounds. Both male & female leopards have long, spotted coats & muscular builds. Their coats vary from light tan to golden-yellow, with black markings on their heads, chests, & legs.