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Old 22nd June 2012, 07:43   #31
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Sachin,

Probably this fully grown boar was her first 'big' hunt until now, after watching the mother and trying to emulate her...she has learned a lot, except to go for the throat and choke the prey.

Rest of the technique is bang on and she will learn from this particular hunt too.

Looking forward to more of the sequence.
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Honestly, you are one of the luckiest guy to watch hunt and kill in the wild. I remembered, Alphanso Roy, the ace wildlifer got to see tiger bringing down prey after spending 20 years in the jungle.

This is a life time achievement dear. Superb captures especially the one tiger on the wildbore.

Bring them on man.
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Hello Sachin ,

Simply fabuluos, cannot find any other words to discribe the photographs you have clicked.

For a moment I thought I am reading online edition of National Geographic Magazine. The colors, position & shots are absolutely perfect.

Man, you are genuinely lucky to witness this hunt live in action. I am eagerly waiting for the video.

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Superb pics! The boar must have given a tough fight to the tigress. Where's the video and more pics, the suspense is too much ! It's very rare for us to see a hunt/kill/fight in the wild and the memories of these photos will last a lifetime to all those who have seen it.

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The boar had only to buck up its head violently and the tusks would have gored her.
This it could have done very easily, but it's more like that the boar froze in fear at the sight of the tigress and hence forfeited it's chance to break free !
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Sach: as I posted on my Tadoba thread, this area was closed after the hunt. You guys had all the luck.

Last year in Kanha, we (at least 20 Gypsys) were watching an almost full grown cub. He started stalking a boar, but then chickened out when some more boars came into the field. I had my camera ready, hoping that I will see an attack...no such luck.

Was a thrilling 30 minutes though.

This is one brave girl. And I don't agree that all tigresses are beautiful. They are just like human women - some are more attractive and spirited than others :-)
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where is the video???????
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@sach.sri - arguably one of the finest wildlife experiences on team-bhp. It must've been an awesome experience. Thank you for the wonderful pictures. As I mentioned earlier, it's raining tigers this summer in team-bhp.

Rated 5 stars. Waiting for your posts after your trip with gdsir on 23rd and 24th. Please post the video too. I'm totally addicted to the wildlife related threads on team-bhp. It's one addiction I don't have to worry about
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Wow! Wow!! and Wow!!! What amazing photos. As someone mentioned, professional wildlife photographers may have to wait for years before they get to see something like this.
The quality of the photos too seemed very good. Being a layman, I wouldn't know the first thing about ccd or cmos but I do see that the images are crisp, clear and the colours look natural and life like.
You sure are inspiring me to visit a national park once they reopen after monsoon.
PS: Waiting for the video.
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Even I rated your thread 5 stars. You are one of the luckiest to have shot the Tiger kill on a Camera and that too when you were on a normal Safari. Eagerly waiting to see the video. Kindly post it soon.
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Thank you guys for the liking the thread so far. I want to apologise first up as not being able to process and post the pics quickly enough.

I am still working on the pics - Friday was very busy with work and then we went to Ranthambhore for the weekend. Just returned - so will take sometime to post the pics. Sorry for the delay.


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Sachin,

Probably this fully grown boar was her first 'big' hunt until now, after watching the mother and trying to emulate her...she has learned a lot, except to go for the throat and choke the prey.

Rest of the technique is bang on and she will learn from this particular hunt too.

Looking forward to more of the sequence.
Regards,
Very true Fazalbhai. She did not go for the throat and that could have costed her, but luckily did not and she was able to kill it finally! And as she has dared to go for the boar, it looks like she will grow into a fearless and formidable tigress!


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Honestly, you are one of the luckiest guy to watch hunt and kill in the wild. I remembered, Alphanso Roy, the ace wildlifer got to see tiger bringing down prey after spending 20 years in the jungle.

This is a life time achievement dear. Superb captures especially the one tiger on the wildbore.

Bring them on man.
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Thanks Subrat - yes Alphanso Roy was the person who i referred to in my post earlier. I saw his documentary on Discovery. I just did not remember his name.

Like i mentioned above - could not process the pics, and have just returned from Ranthambhore after amazing sighting of Sundari and Berda male - still with the hangover . Will process and post as soon as possible.

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Hello Sachin ,

Simply fabuluos, cannot find any other words to discribe the photographs you have clicked.

For a moment I thought I am reading online edition of National Geographic Magazine. The colors, position & shots are absolutely perfect.

Man, you are genuinely lucky to witness this hunt live in action. I am eagerly waiting for the video.

Thanks,
Thanks Jignesh. Will be posting the video - i am trying to see how to edit it to chop off the shaky bits.

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Superb pics! The boar must have given a tough fight to the tigress. Where's the video and more pics, the suspense is too much ! It's very rare for us to see a hunt/kill/fight in the wild and the memories of these photos will last a lifetime to all those who have seen it.



This it could have done very easily, but it's more like that the boar froze in fear at the sight of the tigress and hence forfeited it's chance to break free !
Thanks W.A.G.7 - :( very sorry to keep you guys waiting. Working on the pics, will post ASAP.

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Sach: as I posted on my Tadoba thread, this area was closed after the hunt. You guys had all the luck.

Last year in Kanha, we (at least 20 Gypsys) were watching an almost full grown cub. He started stalking a boar, but then chickened out when some more boars came into the field. I had my camera ready, hoping that I will see an attack...no such luck.

Was a thrilling 30 minutes though.

This is one brave girl. And I don't agree that all tigresses are beautiful. They are just like human women - some are more attractive and spirited than others :-)
Thanks Nilanjan. Yup - i know, Ambepat was closed on the third day of our stay. So our last Safari, we could not goto Ambepat - just wait outside. Luckily we saw the cubs even from outside.

I know the feeling - i also once saw a tigress charging on a spotted deer but could not get hold of it.

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where is the video???????
It is coming - still working on it, will post.

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@sach.sri - arguably one of the finest wildlife experiences on team-bhp. It must've been an awesome experience. Thank you for the wonderful pictures. As I mentioned earlier, it's raining tigers this summer in team-bhp.

Rated 5 stars. Waiting for your posts after your trip with gdsir on 23rd and 24th. Please post the video too. I'm totally addicted to the wildlife related threads on team-bhp. It's one addiction I don't have to worry about
Thanks Kaka for liking and voting. Will surely resume posting the pics asap.

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Wow! Wow!! and Wow!!! What amazing photos. As someone mentioned, professional wildlife photographers may have to wait for years before they get to see something like this.
The quality of the photos too seemed very good. Being a layman, I wouldn't know the first thing about ccd or cmos but I do see that the images are crisp, clear and the colours look natural and life like.
You sure are inspiring me to visit a national park once they reopen after monsoon.
PS: Waiting for the video.
Thanks Shreeps. One of the nicest compliments that i have received. If i can inspire one more person to becomes a wildlife enthusiast after looking at my pics - that makes the effort worthwhile. Thanks, i feel honored.

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Even I rated your thread 5 stars. You are one of the luckiest to have shot the Tiger kill on a Camera and that too when you were on a normal Safari. Eagerly waiting to see the video. Kindly post it soon.
Thanks Joe man for liking and voting.
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Old 25th June 2012, 13:05   #41
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More pics from the sequence - The boar kept on fighting and she kept on trying to subdue...

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The open gash on boar's neck
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Starting this post with one of my favourite snaps - this look is just great.

Awesome look - simply out of this world.

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Different poses - she is now on top of the boar. Desparately trying to get a grip on the neck

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Hi Sachin,

Its raining Tigers in the Team BHP travelogue! Awesome pictures. You are indeed very fortunate to have witnessed one of natures spectacle. This is a la National Geography stuff. Looking forward to the video
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Awesome.
Is that boar too big or the Tigeress is still having some growing up to do?
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Thanks W.A.G.7 - :( very sorry to keep you guys waiting. Working on the pics, will post ASAP.
Not a problem!! The pics more than make up for the delay. This must have been a truly amazing experience for you. Just from the pics and the description, the reader is transported to the scene. No words to describe the feeling, awesome is the only thing which comes to your mind after seeing the pics. Real R-A-W power display !!
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