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Old 12th February 2013, 01:55   #16
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This is a nice capture & composition. With just the Tiger head visible within the grass behind the kill, gives tremendous character to the photograph.

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Who dares to disturb my sleep, please welcome the super cool Tiger

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Old 12th February 2013, 11:43   #17
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Really cool trip. But sad to see the amount of deforestation in there. Doe they take any steps to grow more trees in the place where is was cut?
Not sure on that mjothi, I guess they would have planted some saplings but again, source of water is a concern to grow them back as its just not possible to water the entire forest. Just have to hope for some really good rains soon.

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Old 12th February 2013, 23:09   #18
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Now that this trip was really worth it and we were truly blessed with the 2 most amazing sights we continued our safari with expectations of more and hoping to catch a leopard sleeping on a tree, but as the saying goes, be careful on your account of wishes, you may exhaust it the same happened we did not get to see a leopard but instead kabini gave us some other good sights to be content with.

-Sajan

Into the jungle in search of a leopard or a tiger again....
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Reminds me of Angry Birds catapult
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Hawk
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Serpent Eagle
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Dad, makes sure that the baby is safe
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Family climbs up the branch for a safe height.
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Moon still visible
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He is not happy with me taking his snap
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Lone Kingfisher, now that the lease period is over its back to the forest for him
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Imperial Green pigeon
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Imperial Green pigeon once again
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Next bend was really good as we ran into a heard of gaur's who were busy having a team meeting and as we were busy clicking away, the bushes behind us stared to rattle and out came 2 really cute and young elephants.

Let the pictures do the talking for this

-Sajan

We drove into the deep jungle
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Team meeting in the middle of the road
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How about a lesson on how to lock horns and fight
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Someday, I will grow up and have an awesome muscular body
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Did someone call me?
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Very soon, I will become like him then I can also update before and after in jungle facebook
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Look at us as well, We come in peace
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Yum..This tree has juicy leaves
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Look ma, no teeth but my tusks are coming.
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Dare to come down and do a close up buddy??
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Safari came to an end and it was now time to get back to the resort and our boat was waiting to take us back. Now with the sun shining very bright we got to see the bad sight, the sight of the reservoir drying up.

-Sajan

As we made our way back to the boat, we had a clear view on how bad the water level is
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Need a miracle to get the water level up
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We were told that before the entire patch was filled with water and it was beautiful to look at
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Our boat waiting
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All aboard
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Towards the Orange County resort please captain...
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Making waves as we went
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Land in sight..
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Orange County resort in sight
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Our transport to the resort was waiting on the dried up river.
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This says it all
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No water and a cracked up river bed
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Luxury boat used by orange county, Only for romantic dinners cruises
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Once used to be with water now parking spot for the jeep.
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Excellent travelogue. Do you have some "spot the tiger" sort of a picture? One of your picture in your post on the first page actually qualifies for that.

Keep the pictures flowing.
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First of all, my apologies for not being able to complete the travelog, been held up. Back to the the finale of the trip.

Now that we were back to the resort, We were very hungry and just ran straight to the reservoir view 24 hour restaurant where laid a amazing, tasty breakfast from masala dosa to pan cakes and American waffles.. sorry guys was so hungry that taking few pics was something that never occurred to me or any one of the team.

Now that we had stuffed our self's up, now was the time to have a detailed look at the Orange County resort and right from the entrance to each cottage its heaven on earth. We did get a cottage to have a sneak preview and boy!!! once your in, its like being in paradise.

The cost for each cottage that comes with its own pool and jacuzzi is 36,000.00 and everything inside the mini-bar and snack bar is free.

Each cottage is simply awesome and once inside you really don't feel like getting out. We had a look around the entire resort and then went to the reading room, its an small room where one can ask for a hot or cold chocolate milk or espresso and either take some awesome pics of the view or with the help of the binoculars watch the wildlife come to drink water.

After having an heavy yet yummy lunch we left the resort, saying a thank you to the wonderful staff and the kabini forest for giving us such an amazing memories and with an heavy heart reached bangalore into the concrete jungle of chaos at 11.30.P.M.

Total distance covered, 680 kms in a day's trip.

Now let the final set of snaps do the talking and thanks for letting me share my travelog, more to come soon.

-Sajan

The Reception entrance
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Path way inside the resort
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Pool cottages, wait till you get inside
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Heaven on earth, each cottage has its own pool inside
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Inside the cottage room
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Room view
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Another view of the room
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Nice bed to sleep
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Bathroom
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Bathroom with an view of its own garden
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Kid's pool
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Reading room
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View from the reading room
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This is what you get to see
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I prefer the background view
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Should I jump or check if the water is cold...
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Now that's called a fly by visit
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Just flying by....
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Sparrows are in plenty here.
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