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JAWAI: a week in photos

Male leopards would on average mate with the female once every 10-15 minutes. Here, we had found the two leopards in the morning sun roaming around together. Photograph by Vedant Thite
Two leopards having a little spat in their mating ritual. We found these two leopards totally focused on each other and seemingly oblivious to me and my guests observing them with awe. Photograph by Vedant Thite

Courting leopards would on average be seen together for around 5-7 days. We had the luxury of watching these two together for a whole week before they parted ways. Photograph by Vedant Thite
A rabari carries a newly born goat, not even a day old, as he takes his goats out to graze. Rabaris hold a very unique relationship with their livestock as, traditionally, they shepherded them around the whole of India following the rains and water supply and would carry any young kids unable to keep up with the flock. Nowadays, a large community have settled around Jawai and have gifted us with wonderful sights such as this one. Photograph by Vedant Thite
I found this oriental honey buzzard sitting at the top of a Neem Tree. The characteristic bright honey-yellow eye beautifully contrasts against the light blue background. Photograph by Vedant Thite
Two rabaris offering incense and coconuts to their ancestors. In India, family is hugely important with whole villages considering themselves as one family. Photograph by Vedant Thite
In the evening light, a woman escorts her cattle to the pen while carrying on her head, fodder for the cows to eat and ruminate on overnight. Often when we go on our wilderness drives, we will see in the evening stunning scenes of village life such as this one. Photograph by Vedant Thite

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