The Boatman, Rapti river, Chitwan, Nepal 2007
The Boatman - Nepal 2007
"I awoke early after little sleep with a strong calling to visit the river on this morning in the Terai Jungle. I'm so glad I listened to my inner voice and captured this peaceful shot. I had been offered my Sanskrit name by a good friend the night before on the banks of this river, so it holds a special meaning for me."
The Gangetic flat lands of the Terai that stretches through out the southern part of Nepal provides a wholly different experience to the commonly adored mountains. Chitwan has over 50 species of mammals, 400 species of birds, and 65 types of butterflies in its hardwood Sal forests, riverine vegetation, and "elephant grass" savannah. The most famous wildlife in Chitwan is perhaps the single-horned Asian rhinoceros and the Bengal tigers whose numbers are sadly in decline due to poaching and loss of its habitat.
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