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Traditional life
Combat Dance of two Male Snakes
LOOKING UP
Mirror Image
Cast a net
Yucatan. Natural and artificial.
man eater tiger from the sunderbans mangroves forest
Yucatan. Greens.
 Yucatan. Iguana.
URBAN COLOR
Yucatan. Humpbacked hare.
small clawed otters with mud crab kill playing in the mangroves mudflat
Yucatan. Parrot.
 Yucatan. Peacock.
The shot taken at KAZA, during the expedition to Mt. Kanamo in Spiti Region of Himachal Pradesh, INDIA, during August, 2018.
Yucatan.  Brown pelican.
Fairyland
A little pause
Yucatan. Natural and artificial.
Yucatan. High reliefs.
Autumn works
Symbol of Little Fatra
Yucatan. Grass roofs.
16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
small clawed otters with mud crab kill playing in the mangroves mudflat

In an early misty winter morning, a pair of small-clawed otters is playing excitedly with their mud crab kill in the maze of the mysterious mangroves of the Sunderbans. One of the largest remaining areas of mangroves in the world, the Sunderbans supports an exceptional level of biodiversity in both the terrestrial and marine environments. Sunderbans is home to many rare and globally threatened wildlife species including the estuarine crocodile, royal Bengal tiger, water monitor lizard, Gangetic dolphin, and olive ridley turtle among others. Sunderbans is crisscrossed by hundreds of creeks and tributaries, intersected by a network of tidal waterways, small islands of salt-tolerant mangrove forests and mudflats. Lying in the low coastal zone makes the Sunderbans more vulnerable to floods, earthquakes, cyclones, sea-level rise and coastline erosion. Location: Sunderbans Bisosphere, West Bengal state, India

TAGS: India, Mangrove, Nature, Wildlife

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Bangalore, India
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© Mainak Ray.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 11.2017
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Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 16, 2018, 7:22 a.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS-1D X
Focal Length: 500mm
Shutter Speed: 1/800
Aperture: f4.5
ISO: ISO200
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PHOTO LOCATION sunderbans, gadkhali, west bengal, India