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An elusive look This was one of the most rarest encounters I had in the wild ! I was driving through the forests of Kuldiha WIldlife Sanctuary when suddenly I saw a creature standing right in the middle of the forest road. On going closer it quickly vanished inside the bushes on the side of the road. But, just as I went near the spot where it was standing, I saw it again, staring curiously from the woods...It was an Indian Wolf ! <br />
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An elusive look

This was one of the most rarest encounters I had in the wild ! I was driving through the forests of Kuldiha WIldlife Sanctuary when suddenly I saw a creature standing right in the middle of the forest road. On going closer it quickly vanished inside the bushes on the side of the road. But, just as I went near the spot where it was standing, I saw it again, staring curiously from the woods...It was an Indian Wolf !

Shot at Kuldiha Wildlife Sanctuary, Odisha (India)

    comments (5)

  1. What an amazing experience! it is not often we get a new mammal introduced so thank you and well done! Posted 5 years ago
  2. Superb image! You did a great job capturing this fine creature with the few fleeting moments you had. Thank you for sharing! Posted 5 years ago
  3. Stunning! I'm going to Odisha in 2 weeks... I will have a spare couple of days around Bhubaneshwar, any recommendations? Chilika lake is already on the cards! Posted 5 years ago
    1. Hello John ! That's awesome ! I'd recommend you to visit Kuldiha Wildlife Sanctuary...it's not much far from Bhubaneshwar. It's one of the most pristine forests of Odisha. And if you're interested in Bird Photography, then Mangalajodi is a place which you should not miss !
      For more details about Kuldiha, you can log on to www.kuldihatourism.net and for mangalajodi http://mangalajodiecotourism.com/ Wish you all the best !
      Posted 5 years ago
  4. Congratulations on this special wildlife moment, and thank you for sharing it with us! Posted 5 years ago

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The Indian wolf is a subspecies of grey wolf which ranges from Israel to the Indian Subcontinent. It is intermediate in size between the Tibetan and Arabian wolf, and lacks the former's luxuriant winter coat. Along with the extant Himalayan and African wolves, as well as the now extinct Beringian wolf, the Indian wolf represents one of the more basal subspecies of grey wolf, with one genetic study indicating that the Indian wolf has been reproductively isolated from other populations for over 400,000.. more

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Uploaded Jan 29, 2015. Captured Nov 17, 2012 04:30 in Unnamed Road, Odisha 759103, India.
  • Canon EOS 1000D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/20s
  • ISO400
  • 232mm