Posts Tagged ‘Kanha’

Sambar stag

Sambar stag

Sambar stag found just after the rains in Kanha’s sarhi zone. This is january in kanha and with rains the atmosphere was bliss. photographed with nikon d800 + nikkor 200400vr +rice bag.


Male Tiger Eye Contact

Male Tiger Eye Contact

Photographed this male tiger coming straight towards my vehicle few days ago at kanha. Getting a tiger looking straight at you is always a great feeling especially when its not very far. Over hear i got lucky when he came out of the forest with no vehicle behind in the frame. Only 2 vehicles were […]


Scavenger Jackal

Scavenger Jackal

Scavenger. Photographed this jackal trying to take a bite of the cheetal in Kanha, this was a fresh kill mostly by a leopard, it was close to the dirt track used by safari vehicles, so must have left it due to disturbance when one of them arrived. Usually leopards come back once the vehicles and […]


Tiger from Kanha

Tiger from Kanha

Photographed this handsome male tiger on the last morning safari at kanha national park. We managed to get in front of him as soon as we got the chance when he entered the foliage for a few moments. From there on he walked following our vehicle for nearly 10 minutes, sometimes getting real close. A […]


Tiger at kanha

Tiger at kanha

photographed this tiger sitting on the shravan tal in kanha. photographed using a d800+200-400vr.


tiger cub at kanha

tiger cub at kanha

It was fantastic to stay inside kanha forest, the weather was teasing us, it rained for some days and even though the atmosphere was great and misty, it was quite difficult to get any good animal sightings especially tigers. The weather got better on this particular day and we saw this young tiger cub in […]


Leopard with 2 cubs

Leopard with 2 cubs

Recently on my tour of Kanha we were lucky on our last safari and saw this leopard family. We were the first vehicle on morning safari  in the sarhi zone and as we rushed to track tigers we heard a sambar call and slowed down and as we moved over the turns of the hilly […]


colors & patterns

colors & patterns

Backgrounds play a very imp role in making the image pleasing. This little common kingfisher was flying through a pond in kanha national park  trying to catch some fish. This particular area of the pond had this pattern and the reflection of the sky and foliage made a nice background. I tried a few times […]


Snarling Tigress

Snarling Tigress

Photographed this tigress in kanha meadows. She crossed in front between the vehicles without diverting her path, while crossing she snarled casually at the vehicle in front. You have to be very focused & always alert with wildlife as this was only a one time pose and she was walking by fast, shot with nikon […]


Albino Gaur Calf

Albino Gaur Calf

A white gaur (albino) calf shot in kanha national park sometime in feb 2012. This is the first time anyone in kanha has seen a albino gaur including myself. shot using nikon d300 + 200400vr lens. I would love to see him when he grows up. 🙂


Male tiger of Kanha

Male tiger of Kanha

A male tiger walking in open meadows is a wildlife photographers delight. A male tiger walking straight towards you even for a few seconds exceeds that delight.  I had just such a sighting when i was recently on my wildlife photo tour of kanha. This tiger was there just for a few seconds literally and […]


Crowned Deer

Crowned Deer

Photographed this cheetal (spotted deer) in Kanha national park. I had expected to see swamp deers adorned with grass but a cheetal was the least expected. My guide told me that cheetal males do adorn like this sometimes with grass to impress the females. This was the first time I had seen a spotted deer […]


Tigress Closeup from kanha

Tigress Closeup from kanha

After lot of cheetal and langur alarms calls and few distant glimpses for about an hour, I decided to wait near a jungle trail frequently used by tigers and other animals where we thought she would come out from. There was silence for about 15 mins and the wait to get a close look was […]


Barasingha in Golden Light

Barasingha in Golden Light

Rare Barasingha or swamp deer, the Hard–ground barasinghas (Rucervus duvauceli branderi) is found only in Kanha. Shot this a few days ago in Kanha, this male was unusually comfortable walking on the dirt track used by vehicle and also by the tigers. He walked almost 1.5 kms with us. I like to take images that […]