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Gorgeous Siri! - Leopardess⁣
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⁣Siri, as translated from Swahili, means “secret”, an apt name for this beautiful leopardess from the Masai Mara. The best part of us staying at my second home in the Mara, The Mara Eden Safari Camp is that we hardly have to leave the camp premises & we get to see the Big 5, yes even the elusive black rhino. On this evening game drive, we got word or Siri being sighted in the tall grass near bush-veld & knowing that she has cubs we made our way to her and spent some quality time as she posed away.⁣
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Gorgeous Siri! - Leopardess⁣ ⁣.⁣ ⁣Siri, as translated from Swahili, means “secret”, an apt name for this beautiful leopardess from the Masai Mara. The best part of us staying at my second home in the Mara, The Mara Eden Safari Camp is that we hardly

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Tigress - Misty Catwalk⁣⁣
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⁣⁣A short but sweet stop over at the Bandipur Tiger Reserve as we make our way up the ghat road to home sweet home, known as the Queen of hills, Ooty! little did we know what was in store for us. We stayed the night and on the first safari of our stay during the evening, there were a lot of signs and warning calls of a big cat around this area. This safari went without a sighting but the next morning as soon as we entered this area a single alarm call made the jeep turn to meet this beauty heading our way.⁣⁣
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Tigress - Misty Catwalk⁣⁣ ⁣⁣.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣A short but sweet stop over at the Bandipur Tiger Reserve as we make our way up the ghat road to home sweet home, known as the Queen of hills, Ooty! little did we know what was in store for us. We stayed the night an

Bandipur Tiger Reserve
Shadow Cat! - Tigress⁣⁣
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⁣⁣Being in the wild is a blessing, being able to photograph such beautiful creatures that exist in harmony with nature is a privilege. Another image from my archives from my favourite Tiger Reserve, Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve where you get such pleasing and soothing images of these magnificent beings. I was on a full day game drive and 99% of our sightings were being alone with these cats and on this sighting the light was something else, not to forget the cooperative subject too.⁣⁣
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Shadow Cat! - Tigress⁣⁣ ⁣⁣.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣Being in the wild is a blessing, being able to photograph such beautiful creatures that exist in harmony with nature is a privilege. Another image from my archives from my favourite Tiger Reserve, Bandhavgarh Tiger Res

Bandhavgarh National Park Tiger Reserve
She Looked! - Dotty⁣⁣
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⁣⁣A blast from the past, while scouring my archives for some pictures I landed up on one of my first trips to Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve & this beautiful tigress a young female say about 2 to 3 years of age was really bold and at that time was the best sighting of a Tiger I had ever had. We had already spent time with her during the morning safari and left her as she slept in the bush only to emerge when we reached back during our evening safari to give us yet another quality hour in the open.⁣⁣
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She Looked! - Dotty⁣⁣ ⁣⁣.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣A blast from the past, while scouring my archives for some pictures I landed up on one of my first trips to Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve & this beautiful tigress a young female say about 2 to 3 years of age was really bold

Bandhavgarh National Park Tiger Reserve
Black Maned Lion - Lipstick⁣⁣⁣
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⁣⁣⁣An old king that ruled one of the best parts of the Mara & passed away while still on the throne, the majestic black maned Lion from the Masai Mara named & fondly remembered as Lipstick. This frame was taken on one amazing morning when his pride had killed two topi antelopes close by to each other. It does not show but the king was busy with one of his tiny cub that was jumping on his dad back to give this reaction.⁣⁣⁣
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Black Maned Lion - Lipstick⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣An old king that ruled one of the best parts of the Mara & passed away while still on the throne, the majestic black maned Lion from the Masai Mara named & fondly remembered as Lipstick. This frame was taken

Mara Eden Safari Lodge
Cheetah Snooze⁣⁣
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⁣⁣One of the 5 boys from the Cheetah coalition that made their presence known in the Mara during my trip in July 2017. On this safari, we were with them from the dawn and followed them while they crossed the Olare Orok river and choose this small bushveld to rest for the duration of the day. We had left them and came back only during the evening to find them still snoozing away in all sorts of positions only getting up to stretch and sleep again.⁣⁣
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Cheetah Snooze⁣⁣ ⁣⁣.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣One of the 5 boys from the Cheetah coalition that made their presence known in the Mara during my trip in July 2017. On this safari, we were with them from the dawn and followed them while they crossed the Olare Orok river an

Masai Mara National Reserve
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Eye Contact⁣⁣
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⁣⁣Leopards are the most adaptable of the big cats around the world. They thrive in any environment and are also the most mesmerizing of the cat species. We had just touched down at the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya and en route to our camp we came across this bold young male leopard, who by the way is the son of the famous Leopardess “Bahati” from the Big Cat Diaries series on NatGeo. He pulled this carcass up this tree which no effort at all, giving us the stare down too at intervals.⁣⁣
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Eye Contact⁣⁣ ⁣⁣.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣Leopards are the most adaptable of the big cats around the world. They thrive in any environment and are also the most mesmerizing of the cat species. We had just touched down at the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya and en r

Masai Mara
Black Francolin ⁣⁣
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⁣⁣This beautiful bird known as the Black Francolin was photographed at the jaw-dropping Jim Corbett National Park in northern India. A bird that I had missed to photograph on my previous trip, this time gave me more than I could ask for with the action and light. We had just started out for our morning game drive when we came across these birds near the grasslands of the zone and they fluttered into the grass as we approached. We waited it out for a minute or two when this one came out dancing.⁣⁣
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Black Francolin ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣This beautiful bird known as the Black Francolin was photographed at the jaw-dropping Jim Corbett National Park in northern India. A bird that I had missed to photograph on my previous trip, this time gave me more than I co

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Stare! - Koboso⁣⁣
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⁣⁣This beautiful leopardess that was staring at me through the treetops is the gorgeous Koboso female who at the time was bringing up 2 bundles of joy that have now made it into adulthood. We were with the family for over 3 hours waiting it out as they kept showing glimpses on occasion through the bushveld, though the cubs did come out for a brief moment while crossing into another bushveld that was I suppose their den at the time, mum on the other hand kept put munching away on a kill.⁣⁣
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Stare! - Koboso⁣⁣ ⁣⁣.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣This beautiful leopardess that was staring at me through the treetops is the gorgeous Koboso female who at the time was bringing up 2 bundles of joy that have now made it into adulthood. We were with the family for over 3 ho

Impala StandOff⁣
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⁣A tale of male Impalas duking it out to get the territory and its pick of the females for the mating season as well as the crown of the Leading Stag. We had just left camp right next to the main crossing we came across this rather big herd of Impalas and on the edge of the herd, these two stags were really going at it. With a really overcast sky, the light was an issue to get those details but none the less it was really interesting watching the entire scene, till one of the stags ran away.⁣
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Impala StandOff⁣ ⁣.⁣ ⁣A tale of male Impalas duking it out to get the territory and its pick of the females for the mating season as well as the crown of the Leading Stag. We had just left camp right next to the main crossing we came across this rath

Masai Mara
Feline Beauty - Part⁣
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⁣Jim Corbett National Park is truly one of India’s cleanest and beautiful wilderness. A crystal clear river running through this zone known as Dikhala is a sight to behold and on some occasions I do get jealous of the wildlife of the area that calls it home. During my trip earlier this month due to the holidays the rush was overwhelming and we had to scratch out sighting photography wise. When we came to know of this tigress sleeping it out and when we reached the spot it wall all hell broke loose with the jeeps so I stayed back and waited. when we got our chance to photograph her for hardly a second or two she gave me a look as if dazed from the marijuana bush around it undeterred by the onslaught of her fans.⁣
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Feline Beauty - Part⁣ ⁣.⁣ ⁣Jim Corbett National Park is truly one of India’s cleanest and beautiful wilderness. A crystal clear river running through this zone known as Dikhala is a sight to behold and on some occasions I do get jealous of the wildli

Jim-Corbett
Giants?⁣
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⁣Giants? an apt determination as to mother Natures creations. This is the main safari track that breaks off from the tall saal trees into the grassy Dikhala grasslands in the Jim Corbett Tiger Reserve / National Park. A simple frame to show how nature is so beautiful and blissful & what we humans have destroyed in the name of development.⁣
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Giants?⁣ ⁣.⁣ ⁣Giants? an apt determination as to mother Natures creations. This is the main safari track that breaks off from the tall saal trees into the grassy Dikhala grasslands in the Jim Corbett Tiger Reserve / National Park. A simple frame to s

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Juv. Spot-bellied Eagle Owl⁣
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⁣A very rare owl to get in the wilds of India, the Spot-bellied Eagle Owl is and always will be on the top of my list of creature to photograph as they are so rare and elusive yet absolutely stunning. I had photographed a few adult Owls in the jungle of southern India and on my visit to Jim Corbett National Park in northern India, this juvenile graced us with its presence. We were waiting for a tiger family to show itself when the driver mentioned a nest of these owls nearby & the owl took priority over the big cats.⁣
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Juv. Spot-bellied Eagle Owl⁣ ⁣.⁣ ⁣A very rare owl to get in the wilds of India, the Spot-bellied Eagle Owl is and always will be on the top of my list of creature to photograph as they are so rare and elusive yet absolutely stunning. I had photograph

Mother & Cub - Tiger bond⁣
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⁣After a year of no Wildlife & Photography, a friend and I headed out to the beautiful Jim Corbett National Park this month keeping in mind this beautiful tigress and her 3 beautiful cubs. Being the holidays the park was full of families and the summer heat really did a number on us and with almost 85% of our safaris without any Tiger sighting we were really down but coped with is as its the wild. On our last safari at Dikhala after a long haul wait, this tiger family did come out to greet us.⁣
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Mother & Cub - Tiger bond⁣ ⁣.⁣ ⁣After a year of no Wildlife & Photography, a friend and I headed out to the beautiful Jim Corbett National Park this month keeping in mind this beautiful tigress and her 3 beautiful cubs. Being the holidays the park wa

Jim Corbett National Park - Ramnagar
Tigress Woods - Maya⁣
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⁣This gorgeous Big Cat is none other than the beautiful Maya from the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve in central India. We had just entered the reserve on safari and as soon as we entered her territory from afar we noticed her walking ever so calmly towards us with hardly any light to capture her morning rounds. Maya, known to be the boldest tigress in the reserve kept walking undeterred. We circled around and waited for her to get this perspective which was worth the wait for sure.⁣
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Tigress Woods - Maya⁣ ⁣.⁣ ⁣This gorgeous Big Cat is none other than the beautiful Maya from the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve in central India. We had just entered the reserve on safari and as soon as we entered her territory from afar we noticed her

Tadoba Andhari Tiger Project
Playful Boys! - Elephants⁣
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⁣These white pebbles/stones make the river Ramganga & its surrounding wilderness pristine and absolutely breathtaking. Yes, this is none other than the blissful Jim Corbett National Park in northern India. While waiting it out on this famous stretch of road that runs parallel to the Ramganga River, as the previous day we had seen a tigress we noticed these two young bulls playing around and they came into the opening onto the river bed, practicing for their future bouts for territory and females.⁣
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Playful Boys! - Elephants⁣ ⁣.⁣ ⁣These white pebbles/stones make the river Ramganga & its surrounding wilderness pristine and absolutely breathtaking. Yes, this is none other than the blissful Jim Corbett National Park in northern India. While waiting

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Cheetah Brothers!⁣
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⁣Cheetahs are always a pleasure to photograph in the wild as you never know what they might do. I was on safari with a friend at the Masai Mara National Reserve and that’s when we all heard of a coalition of 5 male cheetahs that had entered into the Main Masai Reserve and boy did we spend time with them, almost 5 days to be exact. They kept hunting at night and kept moving during the day taking naps in between. We waited for some action but alas, when we left they kept hunting during the day :(⁣
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Cheetah Brothers!⁣ ⁣.⁣ ⁣Cheetahs are always a pleasure to photograph in the wild as you never know what they might do. I was on safari with a friend at the Masai Mara National Reserve and that’s when we all heard of a coalition of 5 male cheetahs tha

Maasai Mara
Golden Whizz - Lion “Lipstick”⁣
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⁣This Golden whizzing Lion is the awesome and amazing Lipstick from the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. We started our safari this morning with the amazing double cross/ topi pride which were protected by Blackie & Lipstick. We found the pride roaring away before the sun came up and as the sun started to rise with that beautiful golden hue across the landscape this big boy on hearing his pride roaring away walked straight to them all the while marking his territory.⁣
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Golden Whizz - Lion “Lipstick”⁣ ⁣.⁣ ⁣This Golden whizzing Lion is the awesome and amazing Lipstick from the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. We started our safari this morning with the amazing double cross/ topi pride which were protected by Bla

Masai Mara National Reserve