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Old 11th January 2012, 00:57   #16
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Nice pictures there of the Tigress and that of Jeeps. She is so calm and as you have written majestic. I went there in 2006 and got a chance to see this lovely animal. Its great experience to see it in wild in all its grace and beauty. Keep posting..
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Lovely pictures Sachin! Loved the graceful tigress. You were pretty lucky to be able to catch it for such a long time. It isn't normally the case! Even your hotel looks amazing.

I know a couple people who visited the place but didn't get to see a single tiger.
Thanks DeKay. Tiger is a graceful animal and very beautiful too. IMHO - even though people say that Lion is the king of the jungle - my vote is with Tiger.
Also when it comes to pictures - Lions dont even come close to Tigers!

As far as sighitng is concerned, one needs to keep trying - as GD sir says - your seeing the Tiger is entirely on his wish. If he wants to show himself, he will. But be sure - you are being watched always when you visit his home


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T 17 or Sundari, the daughter of the legendary T 16 or Machchli that got a Lifetime Achievement Award along with the legendary B 2 of Bandhavgarh.

Sundari displaced her mother from her area and occupied that territory.

I too was in R'bhore around the same time when you were there and stayed in a property next to Nahargarh.

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. I know, have read your TL, it is a pity that you did not get to see any tigers in that trip.


I was there 16th - 18th Oct. So i guess i missed you by some days.

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Nice pictures there of the Tigress and that of Jeeps. She is so calm and as you have written majestic. I went there in 2006 and got a chance to see this lovely animal. Its great experience to see it in wild in all its grace and beauty. Keep posting..
Thanks Ym-enjn. I agree, going to the jungle and doing Safaris is a unmatched thrill for me, and i try to indulge myself as much as possible.
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So back to the story...

Here we were, happy in the knowledge of having finally been graced by a Tiger sighting and clicking pictures, when suddenly..... what do we see??

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Yes... that is the tigress crouching just before a charge . Awesome!!
To see a Tigress and see her making a charge - double whammy

Enjoy!

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the charge..

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Some of them might look the same, but they are not - it was such a thrilling event that i could not resist uploading all the snaps that i had.
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The stalk, crouch & the charge of the Tigress before commencing a hunt. AWESOME..!

p.s if only the shutter speed would have been higher in the last two bottom pictures and the colors toned down a bit.
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The stalk, crouch & the charge of the Tigress before commencing a hunt. AWESOME..!

p.s if only the shutter speed would have been higher in the last two bottom pictures and the colors toned down a bit.
Well - i was shooting with a P&S and did not have enough time (knowledge) to do a shutter priority thing.

This was one of the things that prompted me to upgrade to SLR and to start looking into how to take good pictures
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Great pictures and writing. Was a pleasure to see the pics in a sequence of the tigress in motion. No pic is ever the same for the person who takes them, as it relates every nostalgic moment lived. So pls go ahead and post as many pics u have.
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Great pictures and writing. Was a pleasure to see the pics in a sequence of the tigress in motion. No pic is ever the same for the person who takes them, as it relates every nostalgic moment lived. So pls go ahead and post as many pics u have.
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Thanks Coooocat. I am also reliving my experience through this TL. It has been sometime since this trip and this TL has brought back fond memories.

Will be posting some more pics in a short while.
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After the charge, where she came croppers, the tigress walked in front of our vehicles and sat down in the middle of the track it was an excellent setting for a good photo op.

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This is one of my favorite pics from the lot. Tigress looking back towards the gypsy and collar not visible.

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Fort vista from another angle
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This is the first time I have seen a picture showing the tiger's paw underside. Very lovely picture !!
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T 17 or Sundari, the daughter of the legendary T 16 or Machchli that got a Lifetime Achievement Award along with the legendary B 2 of Bandhavgarh.

Sundari displaced her mother from her area and occupied that territory.

I too was in R'bhore around the same time when you were there and stayed in a property next to Nahargarh.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...pointment.html
This is a very strange coincidence. I was also in Ranthambore at that time. And T-17 was the first tigress I saw. Will put up a snap later. Diwali time.
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Sri,

You have brought Ranthambore to us.

Beautiful sightings and captures. You did so much with a P&S camera, its unbelievable.

Now since you have experienced first hand the limitations of a P&S, its timeyou upgrade to a DSLR with a decent zoom before commencing on another photoshoot.

My favorites, the Tiger and Jeeps in one thread...a double whammy.

Looking forward to more.
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This is the first time I have seen a picture showing the tiger's paw underside. Very lovely picture !!
Thank you DKG. Lucky - i would say

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This is a very strange coincidence. I was also in Ranthambore at that time. And T-17 was the first tigress I saw. Will put up a snap later. Diwali time.
Awesome. Pls do post. I guess a lot of us dilliwaalas went to nearby places to beat the CWG mess at that time


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Sri,

You have brought Ranthambore to us.

Beautiful sightings and captures. You did so much with a P&S camera, its unbelievable.

Now since you have experienced first hand the limitations of a P&S, its timeyou upgrade to a DSLR with a decent zoom before commencing on another photoshoot.

My favorites, the Tiger and Jeeps in one thread...a double whammy.

Looking forward to more.
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Thanks Fazal. Indeed - and like i have mentioned, this was the point where i felt i need a SLR. So i have already went ahead and bought it - now i have 2 SLRs - Sony Alpha a33 (18-55 kit lens, 75-300mm telezoom)

Canon 7D (18-135mm kit lens, working towards - 100-400mm L series).

I am going to Sariska this weekend with GD sir - hopefully will post some nice pictures from Sariska.

Do check out my thread on - Sultanpur bird sanctuary also (i was testing my new Canon 7D last w/e).
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Amazing Pictures. Amazing writeup, waiting for more snaps.
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Thanks Joshuakeys.

A very special picture - not for quality, but for capture

Caracal - in Ranthambhore

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JalMaahal - vista

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After a long time, went to Ranthambhore again during the weekend. Initially had planned to goto Sariska, but on account of previous visits done frequently and also because of disturbance due to waterhole work going on in Sariska - decided to goto Ranthambhore.

This time - it will be a solo trip - as missus wanted to goto her sister's place. Dropped wife and kid to her sister's and returned back.

Filled up the tank, got air pressure checked and was ready for the trip. Had planned to start by 5.30 on Saturday morning so as to beat the morning jam when leaving Gurgaon, but it was not to be - i got late by an hr, and by the time i had crossed toll - it was already 7 am.

Got stuck in a big Jam with traffic moving at snail's pace after the toll. Infact, faced more than usual traffic all through.

I was staying at Jhomar Baori - a RTDC "heritage" hotel built in a castle. This is inside the buffer zone of the national park and one can spot animals in the property as well.
I saw some Nilgai's when going up to the castle. It was a very nice location and situated on top of a hill - but as usual, the rooms were not upto the mark.

Got in, had lunch and then waited for my safari vehicle to come. Was surfing channels on TV and came across a show about Jaguars on NatGeo Wild or some such channel.

It was showing how a Jaguar was killed by some poacher for its canines. Not a good beginning of the stay. Anyways gypsy came - we got in and came to know that Zone 4 was allocated. It is supposedly a zone with good tiger movement and some 4 odd tigers were moving in that zone. So all hopeful and charged up - we start the safari.

Now to the pics -

Castle Jhoomri Baori
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My steed in its elements
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Jungle Babler - potrait.
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Sambhar stag - majestic! Nice Antlers.
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Chinkara stag - what grace. Beautiful.
My first sighting of a Chinkara, also known as Indian Gazelle.
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Nice potrait - standing on top of the hill and gazing at horizon.
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Partridge.
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