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Sher Khan - King of The Indian Jungle

 
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Dec 21, 2008 13:44 |  #1

Looks like a Zoo portrait, but it is not :-).

Rudyard Kipling got the inspiration for "The Jungle Book" after visiting the jungles of Madhya Pradesh, India. Now I know why. The place is indeed magical.

The Royal Bengal Tiger is at the top of the food chain in Indian Jungles. Well, with an exception of the Jungles of Gir (Gujarat State). It has the only remaining population of Asiatic Lions alive today. They rule the forests there (No, there are no Tigers in Gir).

Here's a portrait of a 2 year old Tiger in his environment. I was on an elephant and actually below his eye level. Luckily, for us, he was not at all interested in us.
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PS: This is the same guy who was seated facing me (in my earlier post). Surprised how easily they can change their looks ?


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Dec 21, 2008 14:34 |  #2

Absolutely gorgeous. I'd love to see one in the wild.


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Dec 21, 2008 14:41 |  #3

Truely jealous, it is a great picture !!!


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Dec 21, 2008 15:40 |  #4

a stunning shot well captured




  
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Dec 21, 2008 17:13 |  #5

absolutely fantastic shot
the sad thing is that if you can get this close with a camera without the tiger being bothered so can a poacher with a gun.


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Dec 21, 2008 19:49 |  #6

Superb shot. Capturing a wild animal in their natural environment just adds another level to the image.


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Dec 21, 2008 20:08 |  #7

Thanks, everyone !

@Steunited: You are right...sadly, it's true. Hopefully, the tigers understand the difference between a gun and a canon super Telephoto :). I hope...I hope.




  
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Dec 22, 2008 07:06 |  #8

Fantastic visit you had, and a great photo as a result.


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Dec 22, 2008 11:35 as a reply to  @ sparker1's post |  #9

lovely shot, fantastic !




  
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Dec 31, 2008 21:04 |  #10

Thanks, Sparker and Eamo, appreciate your comments !




  
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Dec 31, 2008 22:06 |  #11

Excellent capture. I'm jealous.


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Jan 02, 2009 04:42 |  #12

Stunning. I love it!


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