Thursday, 2 February 2006

Trip to Rajasthan: Tigers of Ranthambore!

I end my series of posts from the trip to Rajasthan with some pictures from perhaps the most memorable event. Spotting three wild, adult tigers!

A large female known to the guides as "Tigress of the Lake". She was lying less than 10 metres from us.

Rikke and Jacob in front of the Tigress. Notice how little the distance. This is an actual wild tiger and it is not in any way fed by humans. The canters we drove around in are open so the tiger could easily jump into the canter if it wished to do so.

First tiger we spotted, standing on this romantic meadow in front of the shallow waters. It had just finished chasing (unsuccesfully) a herd of perhaps a hundred deer, a scene we were lucky enough to witness from a nearby hilltop on the other side of the lake.

The tiger crawling back into the cover of the high yellow grass. It is well camoflauged in this terrain.

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