Well we did not see any tigers in the popular Ranthambore National Park. I have friends who also went that year and they did not see any either! The jungle is dense and the tigers are elusive (although we heard one and were very close). However, the visit to the National Park was superb. We stayed in very nice tented accommodation and saw a lot of wildlife. The landscape is beautiful with lakes and decaying pavilions and palaces. The 10th century fort is on top of a hill above the forest. This photo shows an early morning safari shot. It was very cold at this time but blankets and hot water bottles were provided.
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bayno (18344) 2011-12-19 2:17
Hi Ann, I was also in the park, but the Tigers have only seen the footprints, but the place is great and reminds me a little of Africa, I saw lots of birds, gazelles, crocodiles, I visited the fort from there you can enjoy a beautiful view, the light in your photo is gorgeous, I love the tones and the framing, Also beautiful landscape, have a good day, valter
wolf38 (31296) 2011-12-19 2:30
Hello Ann. The title says it all. The excursion by jeep was certainly an exciting thing. The photo reminds me of an elephant safari in the jungles of Nepal. The light mood of your photo pleases me above all. A good shot. Rgds, Wolfgang.
SnapRJW (31629) 2011-12-19 2:38
Hello Ann - This is a wonderful shot, shooting towards the sun has given you very good dusty light which I love, it's so atmospheric and I can imagine myself riding in the jeep. No tigers but a lovely scene. Warm regards Rosemary
yquem46 (38752) 2011-12-19 2:47
A very moody shot with this light in the fog or dust
Quite appropriate for for a hunt for tigers
Never been to Ranthambore but saw 2 asian lions in Sasangir NP in Gujarat
2 of the 350 left, even if it was not a thrill as during a safari in Africa ... !
have a nice day, cheers
npecanhuk (75502) 2011-12-19 2:57
Wow! Gee! I'd be afraid of doing that! Who's being hunt there?
Excellent and very interesting picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov, composition, horizontal format, black & white border and contrasts really pleased me!
You put me right into the scene... I like that!
TFS - congrats,
carlosmarin (11954) 2011-12-19 3:12
Interesting photo safari scene.
The atmosphere that gives the light is exceptional.
I like the framing and color tones achieved.
prasun984 (5590) 2011-12-19 3:31
nice shot at early morning...like the framing by the car which goes to hunting tiger in a foggy morning through the forest...also like the falling sun rays through the trees...
nice chosen POV with good light management...superb clarity with nice color contrast & sharpness...
carper (96) 2011-12-19 3:33
a marvelous atmosphere in this well taken shot, good composition and a pleasure to look at very good photo job here.
patdeph (35748) 2011-12-19 3:49
this is with a great pleasure that I see a picture of Ranthambore park,as I think I will go there in august(even if this not the best season).The morning golden light is splendid,and I like the sensation of lonoliness and wild landscape.You didn't see tigers,but were lucky to do at least a superb picture.
batalay (38951) 2011-12-19 3:56
A surreal atmosphere pervades the scene. The tiny safari cars could be gobbled up, riders and all, by the tigers, it seems, and so can the tents and their occupants. But, I imagine, the people who operate these safaris are old enough to have seen what is unsafe, and what is totally unsafe! That is usually my criterion when I go somewhere questionable with any guides that I hire.
On July 14, 2010, on the hottest and muggiest day in Agra, our guide was showing us the great architectural edifice. I suffered a heatstroke, it seems, and was immediately seated. As I came to, water was being thrown in my face. My first (semi)conscious muttering was "is that water safe."
Fantastic shot, befitting your great gallery.
macjake (68510) 2011-12-19 4:20
this is one of those photos where its not just the visual that we see, but its the entire experience, which you in part also discussed in the note.
sounds like an experiece for sure:) one that will not be forgotten.
the atmosphere is awesome, so is the little truck...seems like a little toy truck lol
DarkoG (8) 2011-12-19 4:25
nice shot. like the mood produced by light
dkmurphys (59279) 2011-12-19 4:30
I hope there is only a visual hunting and not a killing fun. Very spectacular image, well seen scene.
Have a good week.
gildasjan (43648) 2011-12-19 5:16
Une ambiance très particulière est créée par les teintes de cette atmosphère voilée.Excellent cadrage de ce véhicule pour une image très réussie.
Bravo et bonne après-midi
Bluejeans (64251) 2011-12-19 5:17
Ola Ann ,
Linda atmosfera nesta foto em tons dourados devido a luz , belo momento com este jipe a entrar nesta floresta , bom enquadramento da foto , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Sergiom (80830) 2011-12-19 5:35
J'aime bien cette image pleine de brume en espérant que les chasseurs ne soient armés que de caméras. On sent bien la fraicheur du matin.
JFS (32459) 2011-12-19 5:48
Intriguing atmopshere, a decisive moment very well seen and presented. I like the appropiate framing.
emilbo (22616) 2011-12-19 7:22
Les safari, ça me fait rêver mais il faut une bonne douche après Dommage que vous n'ayez pas vu de tigre mais l'atmosphère est excellente dans la brume ou la poussière. Une magnifique photo bien réalisée.
Bravo!... et tous mes meilleurs voeux,
tyro (25338) 2011-12-19 8:23
Well hello Ann,
I just cannot believe that you have been sitting on this gem for over three years! It's a stunner.
You have captured the whole atmosphere of this trip of adventure in this shot. Perfect composition, lovely colours imbued with atmosphere and great detail and sharpness. The early morning light (and I presume you still had your camera's "clock" set at GMT or BST because it surely wouldn't have been as early as 03.05 a.m.) streaming through the trees is magical. A great picture and an interesting and amusing note to accompany it. You just have to plan a return trip to see the tigers.
cebe (1491) 2011-12-19 8:45
Hello Ann. Nice atmosphere thanks to this dusty/misty light. Interesting safari theme. A detail I like: people are well placed in the jeep and nobody is unpleasantly partly masked by a companion. Cold that morning you write; I guess everything is relative: currently -10 °C here and what I see through my window is a snow storm with strong winds and low visibility!
Warm regards, Claude.
holmertz (53590) 2011-12-19 8:52
The light and the colours of this early morning should compensate for the lack of tigers. I was at the Kaziranga in Assam and also didn't see any tigers but quite a lot of rhinos and elephants, but this looks more like "real" wilderness than Kaziranga.
brianmcc (6219) 2011-12-19 11:08
you have captured a great sense of adventure with this picture. the diffused light is amazing. you have composed this picture very well with the jeep moving towards the bush in search of the tigers.
saxo042 (37890) 2011-12-19 11:31
A beautiful picture with the sun rays seeping through the mist (or dust). I don´t think this open car would provide much protection if there was a big tiger around, I always thought you travelled more safely on this kind of "safari". Still, a very good picture!
Charo (51212) 2011-12-19 13:51
This image reminds me of my recent trip to India, where he also took me by jeep to visit a park, but there did not see tigers, monkeys and some deer only.
Excellent composition and very good atmosphere.
Budapestman (82620) 2011-12-20 0:45
great atmosphere, the composition of the photo is spectacular I like the mysterious lights and the romantic environment, superb shot, Tfs! Have a nice day! Kellemes napot kívánok!
Cricri (120199) 2011-12-20 5:20
Une atmosphère et une lumière particulière dans ce paysage sauvage, pleine de curiosité et d'attention
CLODO (34552) 2011-12-20 5:50
At the background, we can see a racing horse which must be hunted by the tiger! Good ambiance given by the mist and the pink pale hues. I would not be confident to be seatedin this car in front of a tiger!
claudeD (39301) 2011-12-20 10:29
Very interesting picture with a good composition and an excellent title. I like colors and the dust . I can hear the of the tiger ... TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
kordinator (20521) 2011-12-21 0:28
Hello dear Ann
Beautiful story about visiting this national park.
Very interesting and nice shooting angle photographs of the cold weather we are talking about.
The original work.
I like the composition.
everlasting (15238) 2011-12-22 4:05
I am not sure I would want ot see tigers in an open jeep:)
I love the subtle light here Ann and the mysterious feel, I can almost see the guy at the back peering inot the mist, eager to spot a tiger
Silvio1953 (144514) 2011-12-23 6:21
Ciao Ann, fascinating misty composition with tiger hunting in jeep, wonderful atmosphere, splendid light, very well done, my friend, Merry Christmas to you and your family, ciao Silvio
kennyblack (4207) 2011-12-23 6:23
Hi Ann, beautiful mystic atmosphere in this your photo. Nice and soft colours created by fog. Fantastic scene. Thank you for the post. Greetings, have a nice day ... Marino
Nicou (143238) 2011-12-25 1:43
très belle compo et iamge cette jeepd ans la brousse avec cette mabianc sueprbe cpatage et ocmpo fantastique.
Très belle journée
sacimar (26295) 2011-12-27 4:28
I like this image, the light plays an important role in your composition, the visual result is beautiful, the atmosphere for the hunting was well captured,
danyy (0) 2011-12-29 8:29
une chasse qui comporte sans doute certains risques. J'aime beaucoup les jeux de lumières et cette sorte de brume qui rend l'endroit peu rassurant.
My best regards.
Didi (60588) 2012-01-04 9:07
Adventure nice ambiance.
Very interesting misty backlights, nice warm composition.
Best wishes for the new year.
Angshu (56758) 2012-01-04 20:53
At the outset I wish you & your dear ones the very best for 2012
I like this picture a lot thanks to the mist & how the angled rays of the sun penetrate the mist to create a kind of focal point on the jeep. The trees & branches in the BG shrouded by the mist add to the beauty. the mellow colours 7 pastel hues attract
Romano46 (18472) 2013-08-30 9:57
tra le tue foto random, ho avuto occasione di vedere questa splendida immagine scattata in India mentre andavi alla ricerca della tigre.
Mi sembra di capire che non hai avuto occasione di fare un incontro ravvicinato con questo splendido animale, ma in compenso hai potuto godere di visioni incantevoli tra le quali questa è straordinaria per la bella luce che avvolge l'auto dei visitatori.
Anche i colori sono molto piacevoli e rendono a perfezione l'incanto della natura.
A mio parere questa foto è un piccolo gioello che riflette a perfezione quella che immagino sia la realtà.
Ciao e buon fine settimana