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Old 10th May 2011, 14:23   #256
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Hope you are able to meet the bahinala family . Best of luck .

Well abheek her territory is frightening as compared to other areas of pench.

Its thick , dense , hilly area as compared to other areas of pench .

Yesterday i saw the spy in the jungle documentary , what a story of a tigress , 4 cubs and great tiger called charger .
very interesting discussion goin on over your videos. Great going. I guess you have discovered a new activity from now on whenever you visit forests - that of taking videos.

Thanks to everybody's wishes on the forum, I got lucky with the Baghinnala family finally after almost 1 year of near misses.

On sunday evening the Baghinnala Tigress was seen in pre mating sequence (cuddling/nosing/
licking) with saturday evening's male Tiger at
Baghinnala lake. Now what do we have here ? A new male, new suitor to the Tigress ? Are the cubs in danger? Or is this the cubs' father, reuniting with the Tigress ? Whats the
tigress upto? Only time will tell. No sign of the cubs this evening.

My jinx with the baghinnala cubs broke finally on monday morning : 2 cubs of Baghinnala Tigress spotted at the same place where I saw the courting male-female pair on sunday evening. This was followed by sighting of
Collarwali+5 cubs on a deer kill from elephant back. And then got a bonus sighting of a cub of Badi maa on the way back.

Trip summary: 9 different tigers in 1 drive (last drive on monday morning), sightings in all 4 drives, lost count of the number of times i sighted the big cat in this trip, great shots of a collarwali cub licking-stripping-eviscerating a freshly killed deer with blood all over its face paws, my cicada documentation also continued and i got great shots of a cicada squirting water. Got great action shots of another baby monkey.
Thank you everybody (new members and veterans) for your comments on the contents of this thread. If anybody is planning a visit to pench, then this is the time - in about 6 to 8 well planned drives you can see all the dominant big cats of this reserve apart from thoroughly exploring the whole park.........

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Great news Doc. Waiting for the pictures and videos.
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On sunday evening the Baghinnala Tigress was seen in pre mating sequence (cuddling/nosing/
licking) with saturday evening's male Tiger at
Baghinnala lake. Now what do we have here ? A new male, new suitor to the Tigress ? Are the cubs in danger? Or is this the cubs' father, reuniting with the Tigress ? Whats the
tigress upto? Only time will tell. No sign of the cubs this evening.
Hi abheekg: Lucky you! ... Have you posted any pictures of above viewings?
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Hi abheekg: Lucky you! ... Have you posted any pictures of above viewings?
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Yes sir. There are. But I am again hard pressed for time, managing to find just enough time to balance my hospital practice and my passion for wildlife travels. I have to sleep at nights and thus no time at all to process my pics.
still I will post a few frames from my encounters soon.

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Another weekend gone.
Where else can you get a bubo bubo to act as your alarm call ? Back to Nagpur after a wild jungle hopping (Tadoba on saturday evening and Pench from Sunday morning to monday morning).
KS (Kothanda Srinivasan) and SK (Sadanand Kamath) - I am glad I could lead you to the private swimming pool. Wish you guys God speed for the remaining 4 drives !! Over to you Bablu.

I will decipher the meaning of this very soon. Now back to patients.

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Old 17th May 2011, 23:58   #261
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Presenting one of the best sightings of the 5 cubs together in their private swimming pool.
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Cubs cooling off (shot during trip with Gurpreet)

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1st photo courtesy KS.

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Hats off to you Dr Ghosh.... your perseverance and enthu is mind boggling.... thanks for providing us with such pics
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I visited Pench Tiger Reserve between 14th and 18th May along with a friend (Sadanand) and saw nearly 10 tigers over 7 safari rides in the park.

Plus many other wildlife and birds! And some awesome jungle scenery!! It was an awesome trip. Thanks to Dr Abheek Ghosh for his advise and help in making this trip a great success.

I uploaded 28 highlight pictures in my facebook album here:

Pench Tiger Reserve - Tigers, Birds & Wildlife - May 2011
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Later, I will post a Flickr link to many more Pench tiger pictures!
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I visited Pench Tiger Reserve between 14th and 18th May along with a friend (Sadanand) and saw nearly 10 tigers over 7 safari rides in the park.

Plus many other wildlife and birds! And some awesome jungle scenery!! It was an awesome trip. Thanks to Dr Abheek Ghosh for his advise and help in making this trip a great success.

I uploaded 28 highlight pictures in my facebook album here:

Pench Tiger Reserve - Tigers, Birds & Wildlife - May 2011
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...00000328386633

Later, I will post a Flickr link to many more Pench tiger pictures!
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Dear Sir
Request you to post some of your best pics from this trip directly on the t-bhp server so that we can all relish your good luck
It was a pleasure assisting you and SK during this visit.
The missed Leopard will surely call you back for more.

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Dear Sir
Request you to post some of your best pics from this trip directly on the t-bhp server so that we can all relish your good luck
It was a pleasure assisting you and SK during this visit.
The missed Leopard will surely call you back for more.

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OK Abheek, It will take me some time to review all the pictures I snapped in gay abondon at Pench. I will post some of them that posted as highlights in FB here. I have never uploaded Pics here on TBHP. Will experiment a bit and and try it out here.
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OK I am trying my first 2 pics on TBHP now (others 8 failed the 1MB limit .... will do resizing for those and add later):
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OK I am trying my first 2 pics on TBHP now (others 8 failed the 1MB limit .... will do resizing for those and add later):
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Resize them to 1200x800 and under 1 mb and then uploading will be a breeze.
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Tigress Collarwalli's 5 cubs. All are relaxing and dozing after a heavy meal of Neelgai.

The last picture in this series of Collarwalli Tigress guarding the leftover portion of the Neelgai Kill for later meal.
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This next series of pics are of Collarwali Tigress and her 4 cubs enjoying a cooling swim in a stream near their kill. The 5th club didn't join the fun and continued to sleep on the rocky outcrop nearby.
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Kesari,

Nice numbers there.
These cubs are growing up fast.

The family pool pics. have come out well, are the second set including the Collarwali and neelgai shot from an elephant?
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