Thursday, December 28, 2017

Back to Khao Yai National Park

Can't remember how many times I've been to Khao Yai. Each time I visit, sure to find something new.
 This mantis was so well camouflage that I almost miss it.
Assassin Bug Sycanus croceovittatus
If you like to take photo of insects, Khao Yai is sure a good place. Saw this Assassin bug believed to be a Sycanus croceovittatus. It stop on top of my friend's hat.
These may looks like droppings of something but they are not. They belongs to fungus from Family Xylariaceae commonly known as Deadman fingers.
 Saw these very bright colour Bracket fungus from Family Polyporaceae.
Giant squirrel
Due to the body size, when this huge Black giant squirrel (Ratufa bicolor) move from branch to branch, you will not miss it.
Sambar deer
 One of the sure see mammals in Khao Yai National Park is this Sambar deer.
 When there are food, there are feeding. Saw this Oriental Pied Hornbill feeding on this fruiting tree.
Giant tree
 Compare with these huge giant, we are not even 10% of the height of these trees.
Giant twins
 The very famous Giant Twins of Khao Yai National Park.
Elephant prints
 Saw some fresh huge foot prints on the forest trails.
Giant prints
Wow! Look at the size! At least 6X the size of my prints. We leave the forest trail as we don't want to meet these giant face to face.
Elephant of Thailand
 True enough we spotted this giant venture out of the forest!
Elephant of Thailand
 We get in to our vehicle and watch it from a safe distance.
Elephant of Thailand
Upon receive the info, the Wildlife response team was deployed immediately. This team act as a safety barrier to keep a safe distance between the animal & human. This team is also responsible to guide the animal back to the forest.
Elephant of Thailand

Elephant of Thailand
 The Response team trying to stop the elephant from its path and guide it back to the forest.

The dents on the vehicle are the souvenirs left behind by the elephant. What an exciting work to face off with the giant!

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