No good photos from Bandhavgarh National Park so I post two (the second as a WS) from Ranthambore NP.
We were very lucky to see this Tiger in the morning.
Another one here:
Man and the animals II
Ranthambore, hailed as one of India's finest wildlife locations, is located near Sawai Madhour township about 100 kms south east of Ajmer in Rajasthan. It was established as a sanctuary in 1959 and included in the very first phase of Project Tiger in 1972. In 1981 Ranthambor was acorded National Park status. The park derives its name from the fort of Ranthambor which sits on a rocky outcrop in the forest. The fort dates back to the 11th century when it was a vital citadel for the control of central India. Though overrun by vegetation, remnants of the summer palaces, temples and guard stones within the fort still remain. Earlier, the hunting preserve of the Maharajas of Jaipur, the Park at Ranthambore was once the scene of royal hunting parties.
Today, of course, Ranthambore is world-famous for its tigers and is one of the best places in the country to see these majestic predators in the wild. The tigers can be spotted quite often even during the day, busy in their normal pursuits - especially stalking or hunting and taking care of their young. With the strict measures that have been taken for their conservation, they seem quite accustomed to human activity and are not disturbed by it.
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Zepi (22848) 2005-04-05 7:13
Ohhhhhhhhhh, magnifique !
Que c’est beau ,incroyable shot, magnifique piqué !
Merci,merci,merci ! ! !
Paolo (41222) 2005-04-05 7:24
Very nice picture!
good colors and contrast.
perfect focus on the tiger, and wonderful composition!
devimeuxbe (58557) 2005-04-05 7:35
Le tigre semble pret à bondir et la qualité de l'image est parfaite. La pierre au premier plan me gêne un peu même si elle semble donner un peu de distance entre nous et le fauve.
greg64g (11193) 2005-04-05 7:43
One word GENIOUS ! i am so impressed, it looks to be a picture from the national geographic !
Albrecht (11281) 2005-04-05 7:46
Good and sharp image of the tiger. Well captured, regards Albrecht
avis2avis (4264) 2005-04-05 8:39
If that is a kitten what will it grow up to be? :) Magnificent animal captured beautifully. Lovely light and colors and perfect dof. You were indeed lucky to witness this.
ndb1958 (9289) 2005-04-05 11:20
Great picture of the Tiger. Light and colours are beautiful. Great scene.
mishreyee (0) 2005-04-05 12:00
wow! this is really great shot! something in the eyes....
namaste_oti (705) 2005-04-05 12:07
great shot with perfect focus on the tiger and perfect blured background.
sohrab (7439) 2005-04-05 13:44
hey great photograph oscar
what's the name of this tiger
i think it is charger
charger got his name because he likes to charge at the cars that come inside the park. highly territorial male and i think he's mated with sita before, though my knowledge on all this is a little rusty right now
at one time i was a big wildlife freak, still am , but am a little out of touch :)
to be honest this is the only decent experience i've had with tigers.. indo chinese tigers.. their average length is about 2-3 inches less than the bengal tigers.
have to goto ranthambore
take care :)
maximage (15535) 2005-04-05 16:18
Superbe prise de vue d'un superbe animal! Peut-être le plus beau de la création.
Merci de la partager
bip-bip (1837) 2005-04-05 17:25
Droit dans le mile et tu as même eu le temps de composer l'image !
Tu aurais quand même pu descendre de la jeep pour déplacer cette pierre qui gêne :o)
eleparc (24063) 2005-04-05 19:19
hello oscar! nice cat! did you feed him your neighbour to make this close up shot? haha! nice compo and great light too!
anakin (2775) 2005-04-06 5:49
Waoooo Oscar impresioante captura, muy interesante momento y complicado disparo.
Un lindo gatito, la verdad.
dolin (15647) 2005-04-09 11:09
Elle est incroyable cette prise.
C'est parfait comme vous avez réussi à saisir le regard de ce tigre, magnifique !
Beau cadrage, belle lumière et très bon flou dans la profondeur ce qui fait bien ressortir le sujet.
naxius (16685) 2005-04-12 6:13
Superbe portrait! Il est tellement majestueux.
Belle lumière latérale donnant de jolies couleurs naturelles.
ydarias (679) 2005-04-24 5:21
Hola Oscar. La foto esta muy lograda. Además el tigre mirando hacia la camara muestra una postura desafiante que la hace más espectacular. Una gran foto muy al estilo National Geographic, buen trabajo.
archanabhimasen (270) 2005-04-27 10:29
Awesome shot! You have managed to capture a wonderful posture of this big cat.
amol (952) 2005-07-20 9:38
you have captured the king of the jungle very well and at the right moment... though I would have preferred him in the middle of ur frame... with recent news about tigers disappearing in the national parks of India, Ranthambore is a big relief unlike Sariska...
axiotea (21649) 2006-04-04 14:43
Hi Oscar, such a wonderful and rare image!TFS..
all the best..Marilyn
Anuvrat (28) 2009-08-14 8:10
ranthambore N-P -this is one of my favourite national park in rajasthan -------very good shot.
- Copyright: Oscar Lopez (olopez) (4959)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-11-00
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon 801s, Nikkor AF 75-300 mm, Fuji Sensia 100
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): My wildlife photos [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-04-05 7:05
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