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White-eyed Buzzard

Butastur teesa


Caught in action, attempting to catch a locust.


Tal Chhapar Sanctuary in Rajasthan is a vast open Grassland habitat that offers a wider array of prey like Locusts, Desert Jirds, Larks and much more for both residents and migratory Raptors that frequent this area, especially in the winters.

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triggsturner 3 years ago

Congratulations Vipul on your 3rd place. I have to say this is one of my favorite photos of the year.

Ornithoptera80 3 years ago

congrats, Vipul.

SukanyaDatta 3 years ago

Congratulations, Vipul.

Machi 3 years ago

Congratulations Vipul Ramanuj, two of your spottings tied for third place in our 2019 Best Wildlife Photo Competition - Birds category!



KarenSaxton 4 years ago

Great spotting!

Vipul Ramanuj
Vipul Ramanuj 4 years ago

Thank you, everyone, and especially the rangers for selecting this SOTW. Please feel free to share.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 4 years ago

Congratulations on the SOTW Vipul !

Ornithoptera80 4 years ago

congrats on SOTW

Congratulations on your SOTW

Tukup 4 years ago

Amazing catch Vipul. In the right spot at the right time. Congratulations on the SOTW.

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 4 years ago

Congratulations Vipul, well deserved indeed.

Great shot Vipul,congrats on the well deserved SOTW and thanks for sharing

MichaelS 4 years ago

Hi Vipul Ramanuj,

Your spotting has been voted Project Noah's Spotting of the Week! Rangers appreciated the predator-prey interaction and educational notes captured in your spotting.

Maria dB
Maria dB 4 years ago

What a superb capture! That is just really wonderful. If you don't mind, I'd like to share this on my facebook page; just let me know if it's ok.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 4 years ago

Brilliant photography ! I am sure you've been told that a zillion times..truly amazing.

“Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!”

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 4 years ago

Stunning capture.

FernandoMSoares 4 years ago

Expetacular photo! Congratulations!

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 4 years ago

Magnificent spotting, Vipul. That's a beautiful bird, and such a wonderful photo. Timing is everything!

Saturniidae27 4 years ago

Love the bland background, and the perfect pose of how migratory raptors catch their prey(:

SukanyaDatta 4 years ago

Super action shot!

Vipul Ramanuj
Spotted by
Vipul Ramanuj

Gopalpura, Rajasthan, India

Spotted on Oct 1, 2019
Submitted on Dec 27, 2019

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