Irrawaddy Dolphin Spotting on Chilika Lake

Chilika Lake

Chilika lake boats

Irrawaddy Dolphin

I spent the day Irrawaddy dolphin spotting on Chilika lake. Launching from Satpada and crossing the lake to a near by village that is sustained mainly by fishing and tourism. The lake is well known for the Irrawaddy dolphins that inhabit it . They are hard to spot and breach now and again for air. The lake is very serene with Fishermans nets attached to poles sticking out of the shallow lake. It was a great experience.

 

Irrawaddy Dolphins

The best shot I got of the Irrawaddy dolphins

Chilika Lake

Chilika lake is a brackish water lagoon, spread over the Puri, Khurda and Ganjam districts of Odisha state on the east coast of India, at the mouth of the Daya River, flowing into the Bay of Bengal, covering an area of over 1,100 km2. It is the largest coastal lagoon in India and the second largest lagoon in the world after The New Caledonian barrier reef in New Caledonia.

 Fishermen on Chilika lake

Fishermen tie their nets

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