Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Munnar, Kerala - Nilgiri Tahr


During our week or so based at Thattekad, we made a successful excursion to Munnar, a couple of hours east and up in the peaks of the Ghats, for various specialist / high-altitude species. Full accounts to follow; but first, a few shots of the endangered Nilgiri Tahr, a very localised species of mountain goat that looks particularly good against the natural mineral candy-cane stripes of the upper slopes....