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Old 19th April 2011, 21:57   #46
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Well well Fazal bhai & Fauji,

Don't know if am an Alpha Male or plain lucky, but here is what I saw in Kanha on my first safari this evening...

The Umarpaani Tigress (collar) with her 18 month old male cub


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The Tigresses were very far, the sky was grey & overcast, light conditions were bad and my 80~200 lens was inadequate. Apologise for the picture quality. Badly need the 200~400 f/4.

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GD Sahab,

It has to be an Alpha Male to attract two females. Unfortunately most of us humans don't have the animal instincts to see that in you.
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GD Sir,

Let us see what you have in store and hope you will have good sighting in Kanha which is rateher difficult beacsue of vast area and have to be lucky unlike Pench where all tigers seem to like Ghoshda

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Good stuff GD saab. aap toh nasib haath mai likhwa ke chale ho delhi se. awesome.

I didnt doubt the grace - was just confused about the size
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Well well Fazal bhai & Fauji,

Don't know if am an Alpha Male or plain lucky, but here is what I saw in Kanha on my first safari this evening...

The Umarpaani Tigress (collar) with her 18 month old female cub

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The Tigresses were very far, the sky was grey & overcast, light conditions were bad and my 80~200 lens was inadequate. Apologise for the picture quality. Badly need the 200~400 f/4.
And the rocker rocks on !!
Way to go GD sir.
Meet you in Kanha tomorrow morning !!

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Good stuff GD saab. aap toh nasib haath mai likhwa ke chale ho delhi se. awesome.

I didnt doubt the grace - was just confused about the size
Hmmm...... I guess you need to spend some more time observing wild tigers

Gd sir, wish you goodluck and godspeed for the remaining drives.

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GD Sir,

........... unlike Pench where all tigers seem to like Ghoshda
That was indeed Tongue-in-cheek

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Apologise for the picture quality. Badly need the 200~400 f/4.
Add that lens to your kitty soon and a sturdy bean bag as we discussed.
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Well well Fazal bhai & Fauji,

Don't know if am an Alpha Male or plain lucky, but here is what I saw in Kanha on my first safari this evening...

The Umarpaani Tigress (collar) with her 18 month old female cub
GD Sahab,
See...again two tigresses!!!
Alpha male all the way.
Looking forward to so much more from your lens.
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Stunning images Guru saab !! You are lucky !!
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Stunning images Guru saab !! You are lucky !! 3 jungles in one road trip is amazing !!
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Munna, the 2nd biggest male at Kanha. Seen at Koyala Bhatta, Kanha Meadows at 06:49:52, this morning.

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Great shots of the Tigers sir. That Civet looks like one cunning creature. At first I thought that it was a Mongoose, coming from a marsh and badly in need of a bath!

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Munna, the 2nd biggest male at Kanha. Seen at Koyala Bhatta, Kanha Meadows at 06:49:52, this morning.
I see that the males of Kanha have been forewarned about the Alpha male carrying bazookas!
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It should have read as - Alpha males carrying bazookas in Pench

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I see that the males of Kanha have been forewarned about the Alpha male carrying bazookas!
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It should have read as - Alpha males carrying bazookas in Pench

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Love that pic sir.
And great to see you get a huge male tiger finally.
Wish you Godspeed for the last drive at Kanha.
I am so glad that your trip is going so well.

Your trip was my responsibility and i am glad that overall barring a few unexpected things, it has been a success.

I am sure you will be back to these destinations for more. The alpha males need to meet more often.

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Thank you Abheek and this trip wouldn't have been possible or thinkable without your support & help at every stage. It indeed has been a great success and the unexpected add spice to the whole programme..

Even before the trip ends tomorrow, B, P & K is beckoning me again.. And Alpha Males would surely meet, if not in P then in S as in Sariska..

The portrait by Bablu is simply great. Would request you to send via email the pictures of mine taken by you or Bablu...

This travelogue wouldn't even start or be complete without this person. I owe this to him:

Bablu - A wildlife enthusiast, spotter, tracker & driver par excellance:

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Love that pic sir.

And great to see you get a huge male tiger finally. Wish you Godspeed for the last drive at Kanha. I am so glad that your trip is going so well.

Your trip was my responsibility and i am glad that overall barring a few unexpected things, it has been a success.

I am sure you will be back to these destinations for more. The alpha males need to meet more often.

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Sir,
Your luck in sighting tigers is really enviable.
Amazing pictures. Please dont keep us waiting too long for the detailed log.
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Sir,
Your luck in sighting tigers is really enviable.
Amazing pictures. Please dont keep us waiting too long for the detailed log.
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Wow!!!!!! Guru sir, This is amazing luck. Congratulations. I second Cooolcat. We went for two drives but were able to see only once. That was on the elephant ride. Will post the picture soon.

We missed a tiger by whisker during the drive. We could see fresh pug marks and could hear the roar in the distance but not the cat

As Ghoshda rightly said, one needs to spend days in these parks and have patience to sight them.
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So much heat and dust and you drove thousands of Kilometers to spot tigers in the wild. Admire your spirit Guru saab. Thanks for sharing super pics. And the story of the travel is worth evry word a read !
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