Asia adullt cam

13 Sep

She came real close to our jeep and crossed in front of us, and then posed on the other side.

Pench Tiger Reserve – Madhya Pradesh State – Count: 8 tigers…!

Shortly after that, ‘Ustad’ was thrown in a zoo (jail) on trumped-up charges of killing a forest guard. Poor ‘Ustad’ was out and never to be photographed in the wild again..!

Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve – Madhya Pradesh State – Count: 7 tigers…!

The urge to go after this big cat burned in me for many years.

In late-2009, I photographed an Indochinese male tiger (though the lens) in Thailand from a blind which is a very difficult feat to accomplish.

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Then, we got a breeding pair over in Tadoba National Park as they went about their natural business.When I made my first trip to Bandhavgarh in November-2014, I was not lucky and did not see any tigers over a four-day visit except for some pug-marks.But in early-2015, I made a second trip to the park and on the finale day of my 4-day safari, got a sub-adult male in the morning and then in the afternoon, photographed ‘Dotty’, a very famous tigress in Zone 2.Then in early-2015, I made a second trip to Tadoba and managed to get three tigers including Maya T12, Choti Tara T17 and finally, ‘Gabbar’ or ‘Leopard Face’ T42 that had been injured in a fight with another male tiger.Ranthambore Tiger Reserve – Rajasthan State – Count: 6 tigers…!