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Old 30th May 2015, 23:28   #16
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Unless you mention that it's a low ISO pic, we wouldn't have even know. Awesome snaps. Going by the number of sightings you had, it'd help if we even had a pic of yours in our car; we'll atleast have half the number of sightings
I've yet to do my first safari ride. The closest one to what I can call a safari was in Bannerghatta
Thanks. I guess you meant a high ISO pic.

There is always a first time w.r.t safaris. I remember how excited I was when I saw my first tiger in the wild
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Nilanjan,

BIG FAN!!
I just joined the community, but have been following your threads for quite some time. If you guys are planning to form a Fortuner-Bangalore club kind of thing, please add me in.
I have been doing quite some 1000+ km trips on my 2014 Fortuner 4X4 and would love to join you on your adventures.
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Awesome!! Leopards in the wild always give me goose bumps. My favorite all time predator has to be a leopard. Their stealth, their camouflage and their adaptability to survive makes them special.
Thanks for sharing!!
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Fantastic write up Nilanjan. Well complimented by your excellent photography.

The Fortuner looks in the best of the conditions and the experience of a self driven safari must surely be a novel one. As you have very rightly brought out, wildlife is an addiction which does have an incredible pulling power. Hard to resist when the calling comes.

Happy hunting!
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Nilanjan,

BIG FAN!!
I just joined the community, but have been following your threads for quite some time. If you guys are planning to form a Fortuner-Bangalore club kind of thing, please add me in.
I have been doing quite some 1000+ km trips on my 2014 Fortuner 4X4 and would love to join you on your adventures.
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Awesome!! Leopards in the wild always give me goose bumps. My favorite all time predator has to be a leopard. Their stealth, their camouflage and their adaptability to survive makes them special.
Thanks for sharing!!
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Fantastic write up Nilanjan. Well complimented by your excellent photography.

The Fortuner looks in the best of the conditions and the experience of a self driven safari must surely be a novel one. As you have very rightly brought out, wildlife is an addiction which does have an incredible pulling power. Hard to resist when the calling comes.

Happy hunting!
Thanks folks.

No long trips planned at the moment, got back from a 7000 km road trip last month. But who knows when wanderlust will strike again.

Btw, deky: nothing beats a tiger imo :-)

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My favorite all time predator has to be a leopard.
Ahem! I was craving for leopard sightings, but after having been satiated, I miss my true love

There is nothing in the Indian forests like a...

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Wow, those are some really good photos you have there, Nilanjan. I have become a fan of your sojourns into the various wildlife parks and the fact the you drive there from Bangalore! They are an inspiration to beginners like me. Thanks for sharing such wonderful images and the details of the journeys.

I've just begun to get into wildlife photography myself and have been to Kabini and Bhadra over the last few months. I haven't had an opportunity to go to Tadoba or any of the Central or North Indian parks yet. Hope to rectify this situation soon.

You can see my threads on Kabini here (A long weekend at Kabini) and here (A long weekend at Kabini - Again). For the first visit, I was using a Nikon D90 with a Tamron 16-300 and for the second thread my new Nikon D7200 with a Tamron 150-600. I would love your feedback on them.
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Can the pictures get any better? Wow Simply amazing . Well written too.
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Nilanjan i have a small request. The next time you are headed to Satpura National Park please do let me know. Obelix and i would be delighted to join you.

Really good pics as usual and by the way HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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I've just begun to get into wildlife photography myself and have been to Kabini and Bhadra over the last few months. I haven't had an opportunity to go to Tadoba or any of the Central or North Indian parks yet. Hope to rectify this situation soon.

"I would love your feedback on them."
You should visit the other parks. This is not aimed at you, but I see many folks here in the South claim that the Southern parks are all that matter. No. India is vast and beautiful

Nice travelogue and photos. Feedback: you might want to tone down the contrast and sharpening a little bit when processing the photos. But that's personal taste.

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Nilanjan i have a small request. The next time you are headed to Satpura National Park please do let me know. Obelix and i would be delighted to join you.
Sure - will do. And if I come up North to visit Corbett and/or Dudhwa, will let you know as well. And thanks for the wishes!

A couple of wild boar photos from Satpuras:

Morning drink. Mist + early morning sunlight.
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Thanks nilanjanray for the pure awesomeness.
Awesome snaps and a great ride. You must have a very steady hand and oodles of patience.
Just cant stop admiring the pics.
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Sure - will do. And if I come up North to visit Corbett and/or Dudhwa,

Hi Nilanjan,

Have always read your TL especially the ones that to the jungle. You have a wonderful knack of clicking the wild animals.

Will be great if you can create a master TL where you make a complete list of all the places you have visited and the places that are pending to be visited.

That should make a good reference for aspiring people like me
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Thanks nilanjanray for the pure awesomeness.
Awesome snaps and a great ride. You must have a very steady hand and oodles of patience.
Just cant stop admiring the pics.
Thanks

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Hi Nilanjan,

Have always read your TL especially the ones that to the jungle. You have a wonderful knack of clicking the wild animals.

Will be great if you can create a master TL where you make a complete list of all the places you have visited and the places that are pending to be visited.

That should make a good reference for aspiring people like me
Yeah, will such create a table someday. The thing is, There are certain places I like revisiting. So little time, so many places to go to, just within India.

Here is a photo from another trip to the Satpuras. I think I prefer winter over summer, even if it means less chance of seeing big cats.

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A couple of more photos, high ISO ones. The leopard is ISO 1000, gaur calf is ISO 2200.

Leopard, grassland, early morning
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And a couple of photos from a previous trip (I don't think I finished that travelogue), http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...-fortuner.html (Central Indian Forests: 4000 km roadtrip in a 4WD Fortuner)

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A few more from the April trip.

Malabar Giant Squirrel
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Two brothers
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Wild boars cross a grassy patch during sunrise
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Thirsty
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Stalking a peahen. Evening high ISO shot
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Sambar stag
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Serpent eagle
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