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Let's see Safaritalkers tiger images from India: please include when and where taken, as well as relevant technical information.

 

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kittykat23uk

Tigress, Kanha:

 

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Tigress by kittykat23uk, on Flickr

 

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Tigress- approx 5 yrs old by kittykat23uk, on Flickr

 

 

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Tigress- the eyes have it. by kittykat23uk, on Flickr

 

 

Taken with Panasonic FZ18 2009.

 

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Male tiger- he has a radio collar by kittykat23uk, on Flickr

 

Tiger, male, taken from elephant back, as was the above shot, same trip, same place, same camera.

 

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Wild Bengal Tiger - Chakradhara’s 3 year old male cub by kittykat23uk, on Flickr

 

This photo taken in Bandhavgarh, in 2007, from elephant-back.

 

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Wild Bengal Tiger B2 the dominant male tiger of Bandhavgarh by kittykat23uk, on Flickr

 

The Legend! B2. Same place and camera as above.

 

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Wild Bengal Tiger B2 the dominant male tiger of Bandhavgarh by kittykat23uk, on Flickr

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pme

A tigress cooling down in the water near her kill. Pench National Park, Madhya Pradesh

 

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Zim Girl

Male tiger taken from Elephant back in Kanha, April 2009. Taken with a Panasonic FZ5.

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kittykat23uk

Subadult Tigress taken by Telia Lake as the sun was getting low, Tadoba March 2013. Olympus E-600 70-300 lens 1.4 conveter. F7.9, ISO 200 at 425 mm 1/500 speed.

 

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kittykat23uk

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Tigress by kittykat23uk, on Flickr

 

One of the 4 sub adult female hanging around Telia lake, in Tadoba.

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madaboutcheetah

@jo have the 4 cubs parted ways with Mum? Also, the 4 cubs are what - 1 M and 3 F?

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kittykat23uk

Yes, they have all started to separate from each other. Definitely three are female. Not sure about the fourth..

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xnegvx

One of the subadult Telia cubs from Tadoba (Dec 2012):

 

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Cheers

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CarrieT

I returned from my first trip to India at the end of April 2013. Had many excellent sightings even without the "tiger show" aspect of the trip (they weren't running them at all). Here is one photo from Kanha. It's a tiger named Munna...I notice there are others here who have photos of him as well. I recognize him because he has the word "CAT" spelled out on his head!

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CarrieT

Bandhavgarh tiger:

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CarrieT

Same guy yawning...

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Two older cubs on a kill in Bandhavgarh:

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I think it is a type of porcupine they were eating...

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This beautiful girl came down to lay in the road after enjoying breakfast:

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CarrieT

I went to Kanha after Bandhavgarh and it was all about Munna (and I had a close encouter with this kitty that was a little scary):

 

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kitefarrago

From my trip to India in January this year.

 

First is a young tigress (one of four grown cubs whose mother died just as they were becoming independent) in Tadoba. This was very early in the morning, the sun wasn't up yet, and so despite being on ISO3600 I didn't get any decent shutter speeds.

 

She was drinking from a culvert under the road as we came across her, walked past within a metre or two of the vehicle, and slowly ambled into the bamboo.

 

 

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The next one is even blurrier, but I quite like the `arty' impression.

 

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The next one is from Kanha, a tigress with four cubs, which were around four months old (or so we were told). She came out of the forest, suddenly appearing on the open meadow.

 

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She then walked down the hill to drink.

 

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Then sat up to look around:

 

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Unfortunately the only other car at this sighting turned out to be either driven or occupied by an extremely impatient person. It moved up and down the road, turned around, always very noisy. Unfortunately this meant that the cubs didn't come out to drink but moved over the brow of the hill. The best glimpse we had was this:

 

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This was my first trip to India, and it was designed to spend all my time in suitable tiger reserves to ensure that there would be a sighting. Well, I got that!

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CarrieT

@@kitefarrago love the one of the tiger having a drink!

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CarrieT

@@Zim Girl - you and I both got great photos of Munna! He is an amazing cat, isn't he? He crossed behind my vehicle (less than a foot away) and it made everyone very nervous because we all knew he was looking for food. I could see my guide preparing to put himself between me and Munna if he were to attack and it was quite a shock to me that the line between life and death could really be as close as that...but I guess it always is. Sometimes it just takes a photographic safari in India to bring the point home.

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Zim Girl

@@CarrieT

 

I know, thanks for pointing out the CAT mark, I went straight back to look at my photo after reading your post. We watched him for ages eating a Sambar deer, taking no notice of us whatsoever.

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xnegvx

Had a great time with these guys in Ranthambhore (2008).

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kittykat23uk

@@kitefarrago your first tigress in #14 is the same girl in my pics I believe. She is very photogenic and was the one that gave Hari the eye as she sauntered past our vehicle! :)

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kitefarrago

@@kitefarrago your first tigress in #14 is the same girl in my pics I believe. She is very photogenic and was the one that gave Hari the eye as she sauntered past our vehicle!

 

Might well be the case. We saw her just as we were moving past the last fields that belong to the village... We weren't even in seirous safari mode yet!

 

I was certainly told that he whole litter didn't seem to mind cars much, having learned as youngsters that cars are okay. At Svasara Lodge they had a lot of images identifying individuals, and I wish in retrospect I'd tried to photograph those for reference.

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kittykat23uk

I have copies of the booklet tiger trails had, if you want them, but the girls weren't named yet so are not in the booklet.

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jeremie

One picture from Ranthambore in February 2012:

 

 

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Game Warden

Let's see some more tigers...

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Csaba

Taken on a morning drive in Ranthambore Zone 3 on the 15th October

 

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I saw a female in the same area on my afternoon drive. More photos to come in due course.

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Csaba

These photos were taken in Ranthambore Zone 4 this morning. The tiger is T19 and T28's son. He's around 2.5 years old. We were with him for around 25-30 mins so it was a VERY good sighting :)

 

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As an aside can anyone recommend anything to do with my final 8 days in India? I was considering Bandavargh but from what I understand tigers are the only attraction? Ranthambore has been very good to me with tiger sightings so I'd like to see some other species aside from them and the usual deer and monkeys. Tadoba is probably out as booking Government accommodation has proven to be a major pain in the arse (the way in which Indians do business will never cease to amaze me). I've emailed a couple of private hotels though so you never know... Gir and the parks further south are going to be too time consuming to visit.

 

I've already visited the Sunderbans, Kanha, Kazaringa and Keoladeo (TR to come before GW asks :) ).

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