We got this car gracefully make it way across our safari path at Bandipur.
Tiger on the path
A 100-400 shot of the tiger called "spotty" at Bandhavgarh
This is the full frame of the female tiger as she walked right up to us.
Nearly missed the beautiful cat peering at us from behind trees. Manged to fire a few shots before he slunk away into the bushes.
How Yoga Relieves Stress...
Telia sub adult trying yoga postures in the hot afternoon by the lake where he was cooling off..
The Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)
The Bamera Male, Bandhavgarh
This shot is one without the background clutter of jeeps following the Tiger.
What's all the fuss about ?!
A brownfish owl being harassed looking at us.
Taken at Nagarahole Tiger Reserve, this tiger stopped to sip in a puddle in front of our safari jeep. It was a rainy, drizzly day, and yet the tiger was parched I guess.
Elephant Mother and Calf shower, Bandipur
Mother and calf waded into a water hole to cool off in the summer heat
Leopard, scent marking
@Bandipur National Park, Zone 1. used 2x extender
Elephant scooting across the road in the misty morning light at Kabini
Shaking off water
This tiger looks from a vantage point near the telia lake machan, shaking off water from the swim across the lake.
This large tuskless male (makna) approached us pretty rapidly and went off the track only after he trumpeted his irriation when we didnt move off his path.
Tiger, early morning
Saw this guy amble off the safari track very early just after we entered the park.
Bandhavgarh Tiger "Munga"
Spotted in the Tala zone of Bandhavgarh tiger reserve. This massive male tiger was on his rounds of the forest and roared every few minutes to attract the attention of nearby female tigers.
This is how one would want to watch the world pass by, no traffic, no hurry...
Breakfast, Yummy !
The katezari male enjoying breakfast one early morning at Tadoba Andhari tiger reserve
Tiger in the bush
One of Bandhavgarh's large males niucknamed "Munga" walking past us amoung bushes.
Tiger Cooling off...
A large male tiger cooling off after a Sambar kill (just out of the frame) early October morning at the Tadoba Lakebed.
Tigeress up close
Got some tight shots with my 600 as the Telia female got too close and walked by the safari jeep.
Tiger at Tadoba
Sub adult female at TATR near the Telia Lake early in the morning. Both She and our safari jeep were surprised as we rounded a bend.
Siesta after a big lunch
This leopard found it hard to find a comfortable position on the branch and settled into this funny pose. Its belly was full and distended after a heavy meal and it tossed and turned as it slept. Reminds me of some evenings after eating out, bingeing on biryani !
The Prince of the pride
A sub adult strikes a pose in the golden sunset on the Masai Mara.
Chinkara, Desert National Park
Tawny Eagle, Desert National Park
Aquila rapax in Desert national park, Jaisalmer, rajasthan
The Great Indian Bustard
Amazing sighting of the rare bird at DNP, the Ardeotis nigriceps
Listening to the jungle
A tiger was eyeing nearby spotted deer that fled with alarm calls. The "eyes" at the back of the tigers ears make an interesting picture.
Mommy on the prowl
A lioness with cubs following her, checks out the plains for a potential meal
Green bee-eater shot in my yard. Made a makeshift hide for this skittish bird
Lion on the rocks
A majestic male suveys the Mara from atop this rock at sunrise.
Mugger Croc, Ranganathittu
March crocodile or mugger as called in hindi, resting on a outcrop in the ranganathittu bird sanctuary.
Cheetah resting after a Kill
Found these two under a bush, panting hard on a warm day after a big meal.
A Male tiger in Bandhavgarh National Tiger Reserve, Zone 2.
One eyed tiger
Shot last year at Kabini Tiger reserve. THis male didnt seem to be affected by the lost eye.
After a refreshing drink
A tigress licks its lips after a cool drink of water at the Tadoba Andhari Tiger reserve.
On the Prowl
The Telai tigress on the move in Tadoba Andhari Tiger reserve.
Egyptian vulture, @Desert National Park
he Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus), also called the White Scavenger Vulture or Pharaoh's Chicken
This big male give us a look with his piercing eyes.
Yellow throated longclaw
Leopard in the Bush
Had to crane far out of the Landcruiser to get this leopard cooling off in a gully @Masai Mara
This cat got up and walked away as it got too hot in the noon. This is the best I could get from the harsh opposing sunlight.
Lion in the evening sun
This young one was lit in choice golden light as we hung around a large pride of lions resting on rocks in the Masai Mara.
A colurful common bird in the Masai Mara. (Lamprotornis superbus)
Power napping lion
A masive male was distrubed by our safari landcruiser and gave us a irritated look as he napped under the sade of a bush.
Tiger on my mind...
Recalling the magic of Tadoba tigers, where I will be next week.
@Bandipur National Park, Zone 1, 2x extender used
Day of the Jackal
Leopard lazing on a tree after a big meal
Taken at Nagarahole Tiger Reserve, Kabini. We followed the rather fast moving pack for a while to get a few shots with them standing still.
Dhole on a deer kill
This Dhole glared at us and other dogs warning them off its meal on a deer kill at Nagarahole National Park, Karnataka
Snarling Tiger Cubs
Two cubs of T-19 Krishna trying to cross over from the Rajbagh island in Ranthanbore Tiger Reserve
Seen at the zone 5 of Ranthambore Tiger Reserve
T-24, also named Ustad gave us a fairly good sighting on safari. It was resting behind a clump of trees and a bit hard to get a clear shot.
Crouching Asiatic Lion
A lion at Gir forest national park, Gujarat, India, seen crouching and staring at the safari vehicle
You Want piece of me?
A grey mongoose is mighty pissed for being disturbed by our safari vehicle at Ranthambore
sub adult on warm day at the masai mara.
Tiger in the ruins
One of T-19 Krishna's cubs in the ruins of the rajbagh palace on the lake bed in Ranthanbore Tiger reserve.
Rhinos playing tag
These tank like guys can move fast when needed !
Indian one-horned rhinoceros
A fine example of the Indian rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis), walking into the sunset at the Kaziranga National Park, Assam.
Even Yawning looks deadly !
Another shot of my last tiger signting in Kabini. He Yawned lazily and showed his canines.
Indian Jackal, Kabini
While the rain poured down on our safari trip, this jackal turned up behind us to give a perfect head-on shot. Thanks to skipper Sudhir Shivram, for anticipating the movement and positioning us in this perfect spot. High ISO shot. 1DX saves the day, given the monsoon and dark conditions
Tiger , Kabini
After a bit of a stroll along our jeep track, he decided to sit and watch us for a while.
One Eyed Tiger
Seems like a fight that didnt end well for this beautiful male in Kabini.
Owlet pair, Bandhavgarh
Crested Serpent eagle
CSE perched on an anthill at Rajiv gandhi national park, Kabini.
The Bamera Male Circa 2011
Reprocessed from my last trip. I feel the need to get back there. This male was in a great position for shooting out of the back of the safari vehicle and followed us for about 15 minutes.
One more shot of T-19 Krishna's cubs searching for the others who had already crossed over from the Rajbagh island in the Padam Talao of Ranthambore Tiger Reserve
This was shot low water level just outside the Tiger Reserve where we could get off the safari jeep and lie flat on the ground.
ANother shot of the handsome male cooling off in the lake. Image Cropped to zoom
This large male showed up near the pride we were tracking and gave us a majestic glance
Had to crane around a tree and shoot, as she walked past us. Pity, the tree hid its tail and has been cropped.
Brain fever bird
The common hawk-cuckoo (Hierococcyx varius), popularly known as the brainfever bird
The white-throated kingfisher
This kingfisher gave us a steady 10 minute shooting time at andipur National Park.
Rehashing an older sighting from 2014 at Kabini Tiger Reserve.
Tiger T64 on the move
Had a lovely sighting of T64 on the zone 5 of Ranthambhore at the very end of the Safari ride. We were on the way out without any spotting when sambar calls stopped us. T64 walked up to us and past the Safari vehicle.
Riot of blue
A peafowl decided to display its train of feathers in a dance at Ranthambhore.
After a chital breakfast, she decided to walk past us and paused to survey the hillside for a bit.
Portrait of a Tigress
Up close with Lightning at Ranthambhore is a thrilling experience.
The dry forest colors and the tiger have no contrast, making it hard to spot in the summer at Ranthambhore.
The deer Kill
Lightning the new female tigress in the Malik talab area was snapped at our sunrise safari. She had made a fresh kill of a chital foal.
Tiger heading your way !
Krishna ambled along the path of our vehicle and was not shy of us in the way.
Tiger "pacman" on a hunt
Tiger nicknamed pacman at Ranthambhore seen after she tried to rush deer and boars on the lakbed without much success this time.
Hypnotic Tiger eyes
Was an amazing experience to see these hypnotic eyes so close as she walked right up to us. I had to scramble to get the shorter lens body and get this shot. Shooting with 2 bodies always pays off in these situations.
Tiger "pacman" on a hunt
One more 100-400 shot squeezed out as 'Pacman' walked past us.
Tiger nicknamed pacman in Ranthambhore's dry summer days.
Who goes there?
Tigress nicknamed Krishna in Ranthambhore, looks over the ledge to check on the goings on in the gully below. It was fascianting to see her walk around inspecting her territory as we knew that there were other Tigers nearby and she suspected the same.
Pacman on the prowl
Another shot of the tiger "pacman" as he walked up to us in Ranthambhore.
"Pacman" on his morning rounds at Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve.
Tigress "Lightning" on the lakebed
Got this shot on the little green there was in Ranthambhore summer time. It is right on the edge of the lake where the grass was not dried like the rest of the forest.
Tiger looking for prey
Lightning stood near us on hihger ground to survey the nearby lake bed. She watched the deer keenly and went into hunt mode as few seconds later.
Tiger on a late evening stroll
It was massive luck and skill of our guide who postioned us for this shot with minutes to spare before the sunset and end of the safari timings. We were the last jeep out that day but the happiest.
Scent Marking Tiger
"Krishna" marks her territory as she came through the shrubs and thick dry grass.
One more from the series of Krishna's encounter in Ranthambhore. She was not at all camera shy !
Tiger on a hot summer day
Lightning relaxing under a tree as summer hits ranthambhore. It is at its peak in June hitting nearly 50 deg centigrade and I am headed that way next week !
T64 was stalking sambar after a long lazy snooze in the stream at zone 5 of Ranthambhore. It was 46 ish in the evening and all the tigers we saw were near water cooling off. T64 decided to check out the local menu late in the evening and is seen here eyeing the nearby sambar. I was able to get a great first field session with him with the new 1DX mark II
Curious Tiger cub
One of T60's cubs wandered over to the safari vehicle to see what the fuss was all about. Out of the frame are the mother and two other cubs but I could not get them in one frame !
A rare sighting of the sloth bear. This odd one didnt scoot at the sight of the safari vehicle and kept walking and foraging for ants and worms as it walked right past us.
The curious cub came very close and the mother was just out of the frame watching us with concern.
Tiger surveys his lake
Lightning on the Rajbagh lake as he crossed over a land bridge to the island in the lake
T60's cub - 2
Royal tiger relaxation
T 64 looking at nearby sambar for a potential meal but in no hurry.
Tiger Cooling off
It was 45 degree C in the shade and so we could find two tigers in this stream about 300 meters apart.
This big male walked around the bend late in the evening.
Lightning on the prowl
The young tiger is seen heading down the hill towards a lake nearby in Ranthambhore.
Tiger by the brook
This tigress was wallowing in the water when we reached the spot. She then moved to the cooler parts of the brook nearby.
Tiger by the brook
This tigress was wallowing in the water when we reached the spot. She then moved to the cooler parts of the brook nearby. Reposted as I Re-edited the lighting of the background
This one one of the family of five that strolled past our safari jeep.
Cute enough for Ya ??
One of the cubs of T60 at ranthambhore was very curious about us and came pretty close to check up on us.
@Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve
Leopard on a tree
A pack of wild dogs got too near this leopard and he went up the tree till they left.
Tigress on the prowl
Sighted a young tigress on todays safari at kabini that was checking out deer nearby for a potential meal
Black rumped flameback
at kabini backwaters at the nagarahole tiger reserve
This young tigress seen in Nagarahole Tiger reserve. There seemed to be another tiger nearby becuase she called and we could hear alarm calls away form this spot.
New pic from the recent safaris at Kabini backwaters of the female tiger.
A young male elephantgave us a mock charge while on a safari in Kabini.
Tigress in Kabini
setting out to a stalking of nearby deer.
Wet vs. Dry elephants!
This herd had a nice contrast in between the elephant that just got out of the water hole and one that was still dry.
These two were a part of around a dozen in the pack. They trotted on the safari path for quite a while.
Rise and shine...
Yawning tigress at Kabini, Nagarhole tiger reserve.
Spent a long time with this sub-adult on a rather warm day in Kabini. She got out of the water and rested on this mound of mud.
The Dramatic Pause
This young tiger paused to pose and gave us the look as she walked out of the water hole onto a mud embankment. Taken at the Tiger Tank in Kabini Forest Reserve.
Tiger Tank Cub
Shot at Kabini, Rajiv gandhi national park