Rarest of rare shot with an amazing photograph goes viral on social media in recent times. Saya, a trending name actually refers to a black panther. Unlike a black panther that usually hides behind the shadows, Saya looks directly into your eyes penetrating the camera lenses. The photographer would have surely spent years to capture this splendid shot.
Saya, the habitat of Kabini forest in Karnataka is found with his soul mate Cleopatra, Yes, the beautiful leopard aptly named. Saya and Cleopatra make an elusive pair and photos of this couple walking into the forest have flooded the internet in recent days.
Kabini, an ecstatic destination blanketed by nature all around. Enjoy the wonderful landscape with its natural charm attracting tourists from all corners of the country and beyond. Those who are keen to explore nature and about the inhabitants will definitely look for Kabini as their most preferred destination.
Kabini Backwaters and Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary are the off-beat destinations embraced by the unspoiled nature. The gorgeous wilderness and the striking Brahmagiri Mountains are a few of the many reasons to visit Kabini Backwaters.
Opting for a jeep safari into the dense woods of Kabini will introduce you to the unexplored regions and the probability of sighting an inmate there is quite high if you plan your visits between November and June. Between these months, Kabini is all set to receive its visitors with the dense forest regions, rich flora and fauna and most importantly the boat ride in the Kabini River. Elephant Safari and Nature Walks are the value additions to understand more about Kabini.
Coming back to the point, It is absolutely a bliss to behold the beauties, Saya and Cleo, together and all to our surprises Cleo takes the lead role followed by Saya, an unconventional practice of the courting pairs in the forest. The exclusive photos which we see them showering love on each other are surely the moments of magic done with the camera, but for, mankind would not have seen such a graceful pair of the dense woods.
Mithun H who captured this remarkable photo of a leopard and its black panther “shadow” said it took 6 days to get this shot.
These rare pictures of a Black Panther mating with a Leopard taken by Ms. Smita Bijjur, IFS, currently posted as Principal Secretary Forest, Karnataka during her inspection visit to Kabini (Nagarhole National Park) while on a safari operated by Jungle Lodges and Resorts.
Aptly titled as Eternal Couple, the shots of Saya and Cleopatra can be perceived as the messengers of the forests, a major cause of concern for nature lovers and to our own ecosystem! Let Saya and Cleo spread the love and strengthen the bondage between mankind and nature at least in the coming years.
Take a break and head on to enjoy in Kabini Backwaters and explore the wonders of Nagarhole National Park at just 90kms from Mysore of Karnataka, the South Indian state, popular for its Royal Heritage, Sandalwoods and Silk!