The beginning of the Calendar is with the picture of a Leopard well camouflaged in the grass and well aware of our presence and having the eye contact.

The nature lovers who have been to this range (Ranipur) must have seen that as soon as they enter the area they find a wall separating the jungle with the residential area of the Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)

If you miss leopard at any of the water holes in the jungle, the guide will ask you to wait till the sun has gone down the horizon and darkness start its journey There are bright chances that while you are coming back to the gate you may see leopard resting on the top of the wall. One nature lover saw 9 leopards in one single safari. Can any body beat it. Of course I had seen 3 in a single safari at Ranipur Range.

This is the first time when images from our family has come on the Annual Calendar of Wildlife Trust of India.

Images from Ranipur Range of Rajaji National Park in the State of Uttarakhand taken in June 2015.

About Vinod Goel

He joined Customs & Central Excise service in 1982. As a civil servant, his job takes him to various parts of India, which gave him an opportunity to capture our wild heritage, through his camera. His passion for wildlife photography started in 2004 when he was posted at Raipur (Chhattisgarh) and this passion continues till today.