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Tiger Matkasur Tadoba

Matkasur – Tiger King

Matkasur is the name of this handsome young tiger from Tadoba. I was awestruck the first time I saw him. Sitting just in front of another vehicle ahead of mine. The light was beautiful and this animal was handsome beyond doubt. The vehicle in front of me was positioned such that i could only shoot a close portrait although I would have also loved to shoot the background which was beautiful. Any way those who have gone on safari know […]

Munna 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 moved again to the meadow on the right. With all the other vehicles moving around, my own vehicle reversing, its easy to mess this. Some […]

bengal tiger bokha flehmen bgarh

Tiger – flehmen behaviour

Bokha one of the dominant males in bandhavgarh. He was courting a tigress nearby in the bush and this flehmen behaviour was seen when this fella came out of the bush for a brief moment. Shot with nikon D300 + nikor 200-400 vr @300 mm.

Image of Young Elephant Trunk Trumpeting

Image of Young Elephant trumpeting

This is an old image from my fav forest Bandipur, spent some amazing time here during my stay in bangalore, this young fellow was trying to show off and trying to scare us away, lovely character.

Mirchani tigress in bandhavgarh

Wildlife Photography in India, some advice and tips to consider.

Hello my wild-lifer friends and Photographers, if you are visiting India for nature or wildlife photography and are new to India or rather new to wildlife reserves and national parks and sanctuaries in India then you may get some help or ideas to plan your trip in a better way by reading this article. Things to remember before starting your wildlife photography trip to India. What is your objective and target? This is important, try to make a list of […]

Equipment

Beginners Guide to Wildlife Photography Equipment

Beginners Guide to Wildlife Photography Equipment. The most common question in the mind of a beginning wildlife photographer is about what camera, lens, and other gear should they buy to start. Every new comer in initial days needs this info and we all have gone through this often searching on the net, magazines, books etc. Most often people think that having the most expensive camera and biggest lens is equivalent to capturing great wildlife photographs. Well to tell you the […]

bengal tiger spotlight bandhavgarh

Bengal Tiger in spotlight

Shot this tiger as it was passing through the forest, a small patch of light gave a spotlight effect, in Bandhavgarh national park. I love the drama created by light and shadows here.

Gaur Male Bandipur

Gaur – Largest Oxen in the world

Gaur (Male) often referred wrongly as bisons, these are some of the largest oxen species in the world. Males often grow very huge and muscular, its a site to see. This one from Bandipur National Park.

Jhurjhura Tigress with her cubs – A sad end of a beautiful creature

This image is one of my most cherished moments of this Jhurjhura tigress with her cubs of previous litter in Bandhavgarh National Park, shot in April 2008. (although due to the dust of all the vehicles rushing to see her and her cubs, made for a not so nice image).  These were moments that i was captivated with and in awe when I witnessed how a tigress can be so loving with her cubs. Unfortunately I heard the news that […]

Elephant Baby Eating Kabini Backwaters

Elephant Baby – Kabini Backwaters

This was shot near the Kabini backwaters in Nagarhole National Park, this was in the rainy season so every thing was lush green and it was raining slightly, fortunately the gypsy (a commonly used 4×4 vehicle in indian forest) was covered so i could take these photos in the rain. The Kabini Backwaters is one of the best places to photograph Asiatic elephants. In summers the backwater is the place to be if you want to photograph Indian or Asiatic […]