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Old 16th January 2011, 12:20   #61
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The youngest enthusiast of our team over his various trips to kanha.

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In one of the tiger shows we waited to see the tigress for over an hour in the rain, most of the tourists left by the time the rain stopped. We got to see her well and take a few pictures. It was worth getting wet.

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Great to see so many of fellow forum members who appreciate the value of wildlife and forests. We live in precarious times friends. The current generations might be the last ones that see a tiger alive. Sad indeed :(
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Kanha National Park - Beyond the Tiger.

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Old 17th January 2011, 00:27   #65
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Those were the coldest eyes of a predator I had ever seen.
We were stunned and could not even think that there was something called a camera in our hands.
Soon the guide noticed my state and shook me up and asked me to take a picture, and then i just about managed taking a few pictures, as i was too scared to take my eyes of the tiger and look into the camera.
He crossed the road and dissappeared into the thick undergrowth.
While narating this, even now I can clearly remember the fear in me and the cold cold eyes.
Yep, I had a tigress size me up as a prey once for a second as it walked past at a distance of about 10 mtrs. I was safely in the bus sitting next to the driver in Bannerghatta NP. But in that instant my blood froze and the temperature dropped a few degrees. No emotion, no sympathy, no morality, no notion of right or wrong, no hesitation or doubt in her eyes, just that untamed wild look with a quite, power exuding easy confidence that I would make a nice and quick meal for her. Meeting eyes with a Tiger is definitely one of the scariest experiences one can have.
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In one of the tiger shows we waited to see the tigress for over an hour in the rain, most of the tourists left by the time the rain stopped. We got to see her well and take a few pictures. It was worth getting wet.
Another piece of excellence.... i know it is off the topic... but coould you tell me which camera you are using... the snaps are really superb....

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Great to see so many of fellow forum members who appreciate the value of wildlife and forests. We live in precarious times friends. The current generations might be the last ones that see a tiger alive. Sad indeed :(
Lots to do , to save the Tiger!!

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Yep, I had a tigress size me up as a prey once for a second as it walked past at a distance of about 10 mtrs. I was safely in the bus sitting next to the driver in Bannerghatta NP. But in that instant my blood froze and the temperature dropped a few degrees. No emotion, no sympathy, no morality, no notion of right or wrong, no hesitation or doubt in her eyes, just that untamed wild look with a quite, power exuding easy confidence that I would make a nice and quick meal for her. Meeting eyes with a Tiger is definitely one of the scariest experiences one can have.

Being in the bus and seeing the tiger noway compares to seeing them from an open gypsy ,as I have seen the same way as you from a bus at Bannergatta NP.
In a gypsy You are much more closer to thier level .

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Another piece of excellence.... i know it is off the topic... but coould you tell me which camera you are using... the snaps are really superb....
Thanks again.

The camers used in the very begining were simple P&S panasonic, later
Kanha trips we have used Nikon F80 with nikkor28-80mm and 70-300mm,
Canon EOS 500N with 28-80mm and 70-300mm

Bandhavgarh trip we have used Canon 50D with 28-80mm and 100-400mm L series.

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Amazing pictures and narration!! Iam going to do my first trip to a Wildlife Sanctuary this weekend and your pictures make me more excited
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Being in the bus and seeing the tiger noway compares to seeing them from an open gypsy ,as I have seen the same way as you from a bus at Bannergatta NP.
In a gypsy You are much more closer to thier level .

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Exactly the point. Even when I was safely in the bus, the experience was just one step away from sheer terror of being out there without protection. At that moment I was reminded of how humans would have felt and lived on a daily basis before villages, towns and cities or civilization developed.


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Amazing pictures and narration!! Iam going to do my first trip to a Wildlife Sanctuary this weekend and your pictures make me more excited
Thank You.
Wish you the very best for your Safari , hope you have good sightings.

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Exactly the point. Even when I was safely in the bus, the experience was just one step away from sheer terror of being out there without protection. At that moment I was reminded of how humans would have felt and lived on a daily basis before villages, towns and cities or civilization developed.


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Thats when they would have quoted " Survival of the Fittest"

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The magic of Kanha quitely immerses everyone into its tranquility.
One needs no conversation or company as the jungle has so many stories to tell in its silence.

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The first thing that comes to our mind when we mention "Jungle" is freedom of animals. Its thier home and no one makes rules for them.
But then here in kanha the elephants here are in shackles. They dont make a pretty picture in the jungles.
These are the elephants who go patrolling early in the mornings looking for tigers and any suspicious movement in the jungles.
The tiger shows are done by these elephants.

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In our last trip we were on the elephant , when one of the tourists on another elephant dropped his camera lens in front of the tiger, which set the tiger on the move. Our mahout started rushing after the Tiger and as a team with the other elephants they tried settling him down , but the tiger was in no mood. We could not get any good pictures , but it was quite a scary adventure. The last picture i posted is from this incident.
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The first thing that comes to our mind when we mention "Jungle" is freedom of animals. Its thier home and no one makes rules for them.
But then here in kanha the elephants here are in shackles. They dont make a pretty picture in the jungles.
Entirely agree with that..
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But then here in kanha the elephants here are in shackles. They dont make a pretty picture in the jungles.
These are the elephants who go patrolling early in the mornings looking for tigers and any suspicious movement in the jungles.
They dont make a pretty picture, true. But are quite effective in forests for tracking. Domesticated elephants is a reality thats going to be there. Over here in Palakkad, they are being even used to drive away wild elephants straying into the villages

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The tiger shows are done by these elephants.
In our last trip we were on the elephant , when one of the tourists on another elephant dropped his camera lens in front of the tiger, which set the tiger on the move. Our mahout started rushing after the Tiger and as a team with the other elephants they tried settling him down , but the tiger was in no mood. We could not get any good pictures , but it was quite a scary adventure. The last picture i posted is from this incident.
The rest of the 20 jeeps lined up did not get to see the tiger.
I hope the officials do away with this Tiger show altogether

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Amazing pictures and narration!! Iam going to do my first trip to a Wildlife Sanctuary this weekend and your pictures make me more excited
So we can expect a good report shortly. All the best and go with an open mind
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They dont make a pretty picture, true. But are quite effective in forests for tracking. Domesticated elephants is a reality thats going to be there. Over here in Palakkad, they are being even used to drive away wild elephants straying into the villages



I hope the officials do away with this Tiger show altogether



So we can expect a good report shortly. All the best and go with an open mind

I that these elephants play a major role in tracking.
Posting pictures with a tigress being surrounded by the gypsys and followed by an elephant.

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