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Tag : Kanha

Sambar stag in kanha

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 in front of him while the majority were behind him. Although i was manually focusing (camera malfunction) got this one right. It so much easier […]

Jackal cheetal Kill

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 humans are gone. Also many times the leopard kills are taken by tigers, so leopards have to take it into a safe place quickly. photographed […]

Tiger 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 walking close is always a treat especially when facing you. It is increased many folds when its a handsome male tiger as the difference […]

Tiger shravantal kanha

Tiger at kanha

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

Tiger cub in kanha after rains

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 the kanha zone. Tiger in green is not often seen, the lush green surrounding works well here. Shot with a nikon d800 + nikkor 200400vr […]

leopard with cubs at kanha

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 terain trying to locate the area of the call we saw this family sitting on this rock. Being the only vehicle for about a minute […]

colors patterns kingfisher

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 and this one is my favourite frame. Following the bird and clicking continuously keeping the bg in mind worked. The colors, ripples and framing of […]

tigress snarling kanha

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 d300 + 200400vr lens.

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. 🙂