Sunday, June 27, 2010

Caught in flight

Black headed Ibis, Rangathittu Bird Sanctuary
Canon 50D, f/5.6 at 1/2500s, ISO 800, Focal length : 200 mm

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Tiger Tiger burning bright...

Powerful yet beautiful

After 2 days of searching every nook and corner of the forest, after tracking 4 tiger pug marks through several hundred metres, after hearing numerous sambar deer alarm calls, we spotted the tiger. A tiger in the wild face to face... I cannot explain the excitement i felt. The most beautiful and powerful animal i have ever seen, standing majestically 10ft away, within striking distance. We saw her for a good 3 min before she gracefully disappeared into the wilderness.

Jim Corbet National Park officially claims to have 164 tigers.  My own experience in tracking the tiger along with some quick enquiries amongst the local guides told me that the actual figure is close to 50! 
Shocking but true!