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Old 14th May 2010, 15:45   #16
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Yes it is a radio collared tiger. Kanha has quite a few radio collared tigers being regularly tracked by the biologists/department to monitor them.
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Amazing shots there! Let me know if we can meet up and do a photoshoot around Bangalore sometime.
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Old 17th May 2010, 09:42   #18
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Some more pictures from Kanha , followed by Bandhavgarh

The magnificent Sambhar deer in a lake,

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One more of the honey buzzard chomping on honeycomb

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Great Pictures Dilip.
Loved the magnificent Sambhar deer's Picture.
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How did I miss this thread????
How come it didn't yet get a 5 star rating????
I have voted for it.

Very good quality images and the 40D+400mm L combo put to very right use. Well composed shots. How used and useful was the spot meter in the pics. posted?

The avians shot by you are a delight to watch and the 2 pics of Langda in the evening light is superb.

Thanks for sharing, looking forward to more.


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Old 17th May 2010, 15:26   #21
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Awesome pictures I must say. Nothing beats a tiger sighting that close in evening light. Please continue to post more pictures and experiences.
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simply '' wow''!!!!

nice pictures.

i must say, we have some really good photographers.
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Old 17th May 2010, 17:27   #23
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Absolutely delighted to watch all the wildlife Keep it coming.
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fantastic pics dude. loved that first pic of Sambhar!
eagerly awaiting more pics of the Sambhar. 40D + 400mm is too good dude!
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Park Info:
Bandhav means brother, Garh here signifies fort. According to ancient mythology this place was gifted by Lord Rama to Laxman to keep an eye over Lanka. Later on many rulers used this fort for strategic reasons. The lasting ruling dynasty vacated this place and moved to Rewa after which the grounds were used for hunting,This forest nestled among the Vindhya hills came into existence in 1968 when the Maharaja of Rewa handed over the area to the government for it's formation. At the time when it was handed over to the government, the fauna was not faring too well due to the difficulty in the control of poaching. Once this became a protected area, the animal population took a drastic turn and began to flourish. The world famous white tigers were seen here first. The terrain is broken, with rocky hill ranges, running roughly east west, interspersed with grassy swamps and forested valleys.

Bandhavgarh National Park is spread at Vindhya hills in Madhya Pradesh. Bandhavgarh National Park consists of a core area of 105 sq km and a buffer area of approximately 400 sq km of topography varies between steep ridges, undulating, forest and open meadows. Bandhavgarh National Park is known for the Royal Bengal Tigers. The density of the Tiger population at Bandhavgarh is the highest known in India.

Chinkara, still rather shy, can be sighted on the grassland areas of the park, particularly on the formerly cultivated land in the southern extension area on the edges of the main viewing area. The main prey animal, however for the Tigers and the park's rarely sighted leopards are the chital, which now number a few thousand.

Also to be seen in the grasslands are Nilgai, Chausingha and sounders of Wild Boar, as well as the occasional Jackal or Fox. Muntjac and sambhar prefer denser vegetation. There are two types of monkeys common in the park-the rhesus macaque and the black faced langur. ;There are also reveal jungle cats, hyenas, ratels, porcupines and a variety of other mammals.

Bandhavgarh attracts many migratory birds in the winter months, including the birds of prey like the steppe eagle and a variety of wildfowl.

However as it has limited water surfaces it cannot compete with parks with large areas of wetland. Attracted by flowering and fruiting trees, some; very attractive and less common birds can be seen - like the blue bearded bee eater, white bellied drongo, Tickell's blue flycatcher, white browed fantail, minivets, white Malabar hornbills and wood shrikes. Other fruiting trees reveal a large population of green pigeons, the noisy blossom headed parakeets.
More Park Info: Bandhavgarh National Park,Bandhavgarh Wildlife Sanctuary,Bandhavgarh Wildlife Tour,Bandhavgarh National Park India

We set off early morning from Kanha by an Innova. We took the Kanha- Mandala – Nivas – Chepra – Umariya – Bandhavgarh route.

We were booked at the Natural Heritage resort. Decent place with average service. Food spread was just ok.

There are 4 zones:
Tala, Magadhi, Pamera, Kithouli. We enter the park through TALA zone. The route system is followed here to distribute vehicles. There are 4 routes A,B,C,D they lead to the centre point where refreshments are available. So a gypsy maybe allotted something like BD, they would take B route head to centre and comeback by D.

We started off on a very dusty morning Safari.


The stone plover pairs nesting , the male kept a watch for the female who guarded the eggs , later the reversed roles!!

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A Chital looking out from the beautiful meadows

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Kalua / Kallu. 3 year old male, Grandson of the legendary Charger, Son of the infamous B2. One of the dominating male tigers in Bandhavgarh. If you want a poser/stunner, this tiger is the one to watch out for!

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A Wilderness Photologue: Kanha and Bandhavgarh-kalua-2-dppcs4.jpg

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A Blue Bearded Bee eater, what a spectacular bird!
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Black Naped Monarch
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Bring it on!!!! Confrontation between a peacock and an hawk eagle
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Chotti/Dhitti - Climber Point zone tigress staring
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More to follow......

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5 Stars just for Tiger snap number two. Oh my God! What a poser!
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Old 18th May 2010, 10:45   #27
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True Wilderness, felt its a sneak peak. Superb photographs
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Excellent Photographs of the Majestic Tiger.Kudos to you for sharing these wonderful pictures with us.
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Maaann these are stunning pics!!!!
What can it be like so see these superstars for real..!!
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5 stars for all the photos! I went crazy looking at the birds especially.
The blue bearded bee eater is a prized catch.

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