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Old 13th February 2015, 21:07   #16
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Stunning photography. Truly inspiring travelogue.
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Well written travelogue Nilanjan. Thank you!
Those beautiful pictures add more punch to the narration.
Sadly, this one is a short TL compared to your previous ones.
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Stunning photography. Truly inspiring travelogue.
Thanks glad you liked.

I need to make a few more posts, just not getting enough time (or mood) to write and process the photos.

Coming up:
Day 2 safari morning: stalking a tiger for 2 hours
Day 2 evening: meeting 2 leopard cubs
Day 3 morning: an enchanting canoe safari; my best shots from the trip came during this safari.
Day 3 afternoon, Day 4: Drive from Satpuras back to Bangalore
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Nilanjan, excellent camera work yet once again. Amazing must say! Hats Off!

Your TL on Tadoba drew me to Kanha & Pench. Don't know where will this one will take me.

I was never someone who was into Wildlife at all till a certain point of time. But, yes now when it has begun, the woods keep calling me back. Thanks to such beautiful posts by you; my eagerness to explore just increases with every passing shot taken from your camera.

Keep posting mate. Cheers
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Nilanjan, another very interesting tiger travelogue, coupled with beautiful photographs. I am amazed about the 1200 km drive on your first day in a little over 16 hours! You manage the hectic tiger related trips with a busy work schedule. Don't the family ever join you on these trips?
Look forward to your excellent trip reports, keep them coming in. It would be nice if you could complete your earlier travelogues!
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Nilanjan, excellent camera work yet once again. Amazing must say! Hats Off!

Your TL on Tadoba drew me to Kanha & Pench. Don't know where will this one will take me.

I was never someone who was into Wildlife at all till a certain point of time. But, yes now when it has begun, the woods keep calling me back. Thanks to such beautiful posts by you; my eagerness to explore just increases with every passing shot taken from your camera.

Keep posting mate. Cheers
Thanks. Wildlife is an addiction. An expensive one

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Nilanjan, another very interesting tiger travelogue, coupled with beautiful photographs. I am amazed about the 1200 km drive on your first day in a little over 16 hours! You manage the hectic tiger related trips with a busy work schedule. Don't the family ever join you on these trips?
Look forward to your excellent trip reports, keep them coming in. It would be nice if you could complete your earlier travelogues!
Thanks. Family members accompany me for weekend trips to Nilgiris. The longer trips are usually too hectic.

Yes many travelogues are WIP

Common Kingfisher, early morning high ISO shot
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Thanks for sharing this amazing travelogue You & Tigers, reminds me of GD.

And no pics of your tamed bison? I waited all along to see few pics of it. Please post few :-)
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Day 2 evening: meeting 2 leopard cubs
I am particularly looking forward to this one. By special request, a bit more photographs of this one if possible please.

There is something different about your photographs. Somehow they appear more crisp. Are you a professional photographer?
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I am particularly looking forward to this one. By special request, a bit more photographs of this one if possible please.

There is something different about your photographs. Somehow they appear more crisp. Are you a professional photographer?
Sighting wasn't good from a photography perspective. Bad light, undergrowth. But exciting nevertheless.

Am just a self taught photographer who is passionate about wildlife and nature
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Incredible shots. Some pics with the early morning golden tinges are marvelous. Looking forward for more

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Sighting wasn't good from a photography perspective. Bad light, undergrowth. But exciting nevertheless.

Am just a self taught photographer who is passionate about wildlife and nature
I feel that the pics that come out should be more of what we see through heart rather than through eyes. Hats-off to you

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Incredible shots. Some pics with the early morning golden tinges are marvelous. Looking forward for more



I feel that the pics that come out should be more of what we see through heart rather than through eyes. Hats-off to you
Thanks. I should get a breather, an important project is about to get done.

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Thanks Vinay :-)

Can someone identify the bird? I took the shot because of light and the branch.
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A bird that was on the trail near the kill
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Hi Nilanjan,

Thanks for this lovely travelogue. Photos have turned up really well. Looking forward to the rest of it.

The 1st bird in the Red-throated Flycatcher (Female) and the next one is the Indian Stone Curlew or Thick-knee.

Hope to see you soon again at the lodge.

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Hi Nilanjan,

Thanks for this lovely travelogue. Photos have turned up really well. Looking forward to the rest of it.

The 1st bird in the Red-throated Flycatcher (Female) and the next one is the Indian Stone Curlew or Thick-knee.

Hope to see you soon again at the lodge.

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Thanks Rishi. Will take it up the moment I get some time
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Excellent writeup. I am definitely hooked.
The photos are just awe-inspiring. Great job with the cams.
Similarities between your and GD sir's posts are quite a lot.
Both have great narrations and even better pics.

BTW, you mentioned, and I have long wanted a SUV user to answer this for me, that on the first everning, you might have to sleep in a tent since there were no rooms available. My question is, you have a fantastic set of wheels. Is there something wrong with sleeping in it?

I have seen many people pay huge amounts to get a hotel room at night just to sleep and freshen up in the morning in it. Why do most people want that? I mean, if I had wheels like yours, I wouldn't mind stretching my back on the seats.

Your thoughts please.

Another BTW, 5 stars for the effort.

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Excellent writeup. I am definitely hooked.
The photos are just awe-inspiring. Great job with the cams.
Similarities between your and GD sir's posts are quite a lot.
Both have great narrations and even better pics.

BTW, you mentioned, and I have long wanted a SUV user to answer this for me, that on the first everning, you might have to sleep in a tent since there were no rooms available. My question is, you have a fantastic set of wheels. Is there something wrong with sleeping in it?

I have seen many people pay huge amounts to get a hotel room at night just to sleep and freshen up in the morning in it. Why do most people want that? I mean, if I had wheels like yours, I wouldn't mind stretching my back on the seats.

Your thoughts please.

Another BTW, 5 stars for the effort.
Thanks for liking.

I often sleep in the car during my night drives. Pull into a fuel bunk and take a nap for 1-4 hours, depending on the situation. Roll down the passenger side window by a few inches, put odomos, and snooze away. But sleeping in a tent is fun. I wouldn't try it in summer, it would be too warm. But during winter, there is nothing like sleeping in a tent. I also happen to love the smell of earth and grass.

Another reason: when one has to get up at 4.30am for a safari, one needs all the comfort and sleep one can get. A tent is far more comfortable.

Vehicle is always there as a backup option.
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Nilanjan,

I am off to Kanha on April 3rd. Booked the morning safari from Sarhi gate. This is my first time in Kanha and I will be staying in Baghira Log Huts.

How far is this gate from Baghira Log Huts and would you recommend any Gypsy drivers?

Thanks in advance for any advice you can provide.

But do keep the travelogues coming, yours are some of the best in Team BHP, but we have to wait for the story to end!

Where to next, Nilanjan? A long weekend coming up from April 2nd to 6th!.

Regards

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