Monday, January 5

Tiger

I hope the road ahead this year is as fantastic as the one in the picture.This is the road down from Ooty to Gudalur and one stretch has these awesome towering eucalyptus trees.Its a road traversed a good twenty years or so back so there were parts I remembered clearly, names of places I'd forgotten but remembered the instant I saw a board and there were changes, improvement as well as signs of neglect.
The highlight of the trip was the sighting of a Tiger in the Bandipur forest on 31st evening. Unexpected, by chance and simply spell binding for all of three mintues. This was the first sighting for R and me and the first photo opportunity of the big cat for our friends who have captured the encounter with their brand of unparalled wildlife photography.See it all here.

Have you seen a tiger in the wild?Where did you encounter the tiger and what was the experience like?

10 comments:

Promdi Pinoy said...

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pRiyA said...

so that's what the drive looked like. very beautiful.

Kayla coo said...

Incredible trees,beautiful light.
Many thanks for your lovely comments on my blog.
Michala x

megha punater said...

havent seen a tiger in the wild,but a lion and a leopard.
31st in ooty,thats only something i can dream of.
have a great new year maya.

EMBELLISHER said...

Wow a lion and a leopard,Megha. We were hoping to spot a leopard too but that will have to be another time.31st was actually in the jungle in the foothills of the Nilgiris.

T and S said...

Maya : That sighting is something all the 4 of us will remember for a long long time. This image you posted is awesome. You should consider getting into landscape photography. You surely have an eye for it

Robyn said...

That must have been totally awesome, Maya! The drive through the trees looks amazing too.

Pam said...

How exciting was that!!

bindu said...

How exciting! It must have been out of this world.

Arch at Rang said...

So cool! Tiger sightings are so rare...you are super lucky!

We were very happy seeing just the pug marks;-)

Arch

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