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Old 8th June 2016, 15:42   #16
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What a catch. A ring side seat to a pack of dholes on a hunt. To see a dhole pack is a tough job, nut to see them in action and get superb photographs. truly blessed.'Good job.
We had a second chance when the Dholes were training the pups for hunting. But they later gave up and were playing around. Would have been brilliant to have witnessed not one but two on the same day.
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That was a great trip you had. Black Panther, Tiger and Dhole hunting all in one go - that's one hell of a lottery. Wonderful pics too!
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Awesome photographs! And you are indeed lucky to see a tigress and best of all - the black panther. And to see dholes in a hunt - I just cannot understand how people cannot be interested in that and want to just see a tiger!
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Fab pics Krishna.
As mentioned earlier, do not rely entirely on the camera's auto-focus features.
Next time you go for a jungle trip and don't tell me, well, I know where you live
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Awesome photographs! And you are indeed lucky to see a tigress and best of all - the black panther. And to see dholes in a hunt - I just cannot understand how people cannot be interested in that and want to just see a tiger!
Yeah man, I was perplexed with such kind of people. When we spotted the tiger, there were two guys (believe to be Malayalis, presuming from the car registration numbers) who where hanging out like monkeys from the window attempting to take selfie with the tiger in the background.

It was hardly 10-12 ft and one swipe from the tiger is all it takes for a one way ticket to hell. Reported these guys to the department, not sure what action was taken.

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Fab pics Krishna.
As mentioned earlier, do not rely entirely on the camera's auto-focus features.
Next time you go for a jungle trip and don't tell me, well, I know where you live
I should have used the manual focus. I did that while shooting the tiger though.
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That must have been a great trip. The elusive black panther and a tiger on the same trip.
I really loved the photography, clear and crisp.
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Superb pics! and some nice sightings there. I have done a safari in bandipur some 4 years back and came back with Nil sighting, not even a elephant.
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Lovely pictures and what an experience to spot the big cat, panther and a Dhole hunt, thanks for sharing Rating well deserved 5!

Where is Damankatte ? In the Nagarahole sanctuary ?
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Lucky lucky lucky.
A normal safari and you get so many things. So many times a special safari will give you nothing.
Thanks for sharing nkrishnap. That was an environment day well spent.

That roaring Tigress photo is amazing. I see you have uploaded a cropped photo as well. what was the lens used?
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Lovely pictures and what an experience to spot the big cat, panther and a Dhole hunt, thanks for sharing Rating well deserved 5!

Where is Damankatte ? In the Nagarahole sanctuary ?
Thank you.

Yes, Nagarahole national park (Rajiv Gandhi National Park) is quite big and two routes cut through it

1. Antarasante side (Damankatte gate) - https://goo.gl/maps/286xkxYXDe92 . This route goes through Balle Check post, Bavali and Kattikulam. Here its the canter bus safari. A second bus is joining this place soon. The ticket pressure will ease soon and each bus would easily do a 2 - 2.5 hour safari for 300 bucks (its a steal at this price). Also do note, the Government vehicles have permission to go to both A and B zones, the JLR doesn't.

2. Veeranahosahalli side (Moorkal side) - https://goo.gl/maps/tEaWj9bQXQt - This route goes through Moorkal and to Kutta. Nagarahole (Veeranahosahalli side) has bus and gypsy too. Bus is 300 for the first round and if you want to do a second round it will be only 100 bucks additional. Gypsy costs 3000 bucks and can hold 5 people. JLR too does safaris here and each seat would cost 1200 bucks.

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Lucky lucky lucky.
A normal safari and you get so many things. So many times a special safari will give you nothing.
Thanks for sharing nkrishnap. That was an environment day well spent.

That roaring Tigress photo is amazing. I see you have uploaded a cropped photo as well. what was the lens used?
Thank you.

Its all about the animal movements and timing Hemanth. Sunday at Bandipur (Westly circle range) there were 3 cubs moving, we could track it with the very fresh pug marks but could not see it in the open. We knew it was very very close, the sun beating down did not help. The cubs would have settled down inside Lantana bushes to escape the heat.

Lens used for majority of the pics is Canon EOS 100-400 MM IS2 Lens. There was no way, the tiger would hold the pose like that for me to zoom in and take. Hence the cropped picture.
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Excellent pictures Krishna.

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Thank you.

Yes, Nagarahole national park (Rajiv Gandhi National Park) is quite big and two routes cut through it

2. Veeranahosahalli side (Moorkal side) - https://goo.gl/maps/tEaWj9bQXQt - This route goes through Moorkal and to Kutta. Nagarahole (Veeranahosahalli side) has bus and gypsy too. Bus is 300 for the first round and if you want to do a second round it will be only 100 bucks additional. Gypsy costs 3000 bucks and can hold 5 people. JLR too does safaris here and each seat would cost 1200 bucks.
What are the bus and gypsy timings at this gate? Can we get the tickets for afternoon safari if we start early from Mysore?
We had been to Antharasanthe gate few month back but the Bus was under repair.
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Excellent pictures Krishna.

What are the bus and gypsy timings at this gate? Can we get the tickets for afternoon safari if we start early from Mysore?
We had been to Antharasanthe gate few month back but the Bus was under repair.
For the Veeranahosahalli/Nallikere Forest side safari the below are the timings

JLR ones start from Veeranahosahalli itself. 2.45 pm be there at the gate. The forest office ones which is near the kutta side starts at 3 pm.

Note: This side is all about the crowd, if there is no crowd, the safari wont happen unless you buy a minimum of 10 tickets.
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Hey can you please tell me where did you spot the tigress and the black panther, if its Kabini? Then which sighting point (if it has a name). Also can you give me more details on the safari like did you book it online or is it stand in a queue sort of a thing.

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Black Panther - this one was quite far from the jeep trail. Nevertheless spotted the elusive one.

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hey can you please tell me the where did you spot the tigress and the black panther, if its Kabini? then which sighting point (if it has a name) also can you give me more details on the safari like did you book it online or is it stand in a queue sort of a thing.

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I can certainly provide you details of the safari timings, but kindly excuse me for not sharing the data as to exact spotting places for obvious reasons. The spotting were in Kabini.

Safari you cannot book online.

Quoting my earlier update on the place and timings for safari.

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1. Antarasante side (Damankatte gate) - https://goo.gl/maps/286xkxYXDe92 . This route goes through Balle Check post, Bavali and Kattikulam. Here its the canter bus safari. A second bus is joining this place soon. The ticket pressure will ease soon and each bus would easily do a 2 - 2.5 hour safari for 300 bucks (its a steal at this price). Also do note, the Government vehicles have permission to go to both A and B zones, the JLR doesn't. Timings - Morning Safari - 6 am and 7.30 am and Afternoon Safari - 3 pm and 4.30 pm

Morning Safari - Tickets will be issued the previous evening from 4 pm
Afternoon Safari - Tickets will be issued the same day morning from 10 am.

2. Veeranahosahalli side (Moorkal side) - https://goo.gl/maps/tEaWj9bQXQt - This route goes through Moorkal and to Kutta. Nagarahole (Veeranahosahalli side) has bus and gypsy too. Bus is 300 for the first round and if you want to do a second round it will be only 100 bucks additional. Gypsy costs 3000 bucks and can hold 5 people. JLR too does safaris here and each seat would cost 1200 bucks. Morning safari starts from 6.30 am and ends at 9 am. Afternoon Safari starts at 3.30 and ends at 5.30 pm
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Wonderful photos. You should be extremely lucky to get the dhole hunt and black panther along with the other sightings.
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