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Forest Guard at Ranthambore

Photograher: Anurag Jain

The forest guard

07 Oct 2013 | 1 comment » Add a comment


Sometimes a small insignificant event leads to something big. We might ignore, not notice, or care less about these small events, but they have been the catalyst.

 

As our jeep ventured further into the jungle in search for the tiger, we came across a forest guard carrying just a lathi (wooden stick). Just a lathi! Imagine facing a tiger with a lathi in your hand. Unless he knows kung-fu and can fight like Bruce Lee with it, I don’t see him surviving. Hmm perhaps he can climb trees real fast.

 

With no signs of fear he greeted us with “Jai Ramji” (Praise the Lord) remark, and spoke to our guide giving him position of the tiger.

 

Every moment before the tiger spotting was crucial, including meeting him. As its these series of events that lead to the finale.

 

Clicked at Ranthambore National Park, Zone 4, where I finally saw the tiger! See my previous post at http://www.footwa.com/the-stare-of-a-tiger/1019/


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Sarus Cranes flying at Ranthambore, Bird, crane, flock of birds, flock of cranes, flying, Nature, Rajasthan, Ranthambore, Ranthambore National Park, sarus cranes, Sky, Photographer Anurag Jain

Sarus Cranes flying at Ranthambore

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Flocking

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As we were driven around at Rathambore National Park, majestic flock of Sarus cranes, flying in some sort of synchronized pattern, above us caught our eye. Its humbling to think that a bird, with its small

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Tiger at Ranthambore national park, Animal, Rajasthan, Ranthambore, Ranthambore National Park, Safari, Tiger, wallpaper, Wildlife, wildlife photography, Photographer Anurag Jain

Tiger at Ranthambore national park

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Tiger loves you

22 May 2010 | no comments » Add a comment


“Oh, the tiger will love you. There is no sincerer love than the love of food.”
George Bernard Shaw

 

The recent Airtel initiative of “Only 1411 Tigers left in India” is an eye catcher. That’s the population of people in my colony. Would our children get to see this magnificent animal or would it be hard for them to believe that the animal that Durga (Hindu God of power) rides

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Indian roller (blue jay), Animal, Bird, blue jay, indian roller, Rajasthan, Ranthambore, Ranthambore National Park, travel, travel photography, Wildlife, wildlife photography, Photographer Anurag Jain

Indian roller (blue jay)

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Indian roller (blue jay)

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A collage of colors, this bird is the state bird for many states in India. Its also associated with Lord Shiva, because of the blue throat (Lord Shiv once drank poison which then resided in his throat making it blue).


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Crocodile at Ranthambore, Animal, crocodile, Rajasthan, Ranthambore, Ranthambore National Park, Wildlife, wildlife photography, Photographer Anurag Jain

Crocodile at Ranthambore

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Crocodile basking in the sun

05 Dec 2009 | no comments » Add a comment


Ranthambore has many big lakes, and where there is a lake in a national forest there is bound to be crocodiles. This one was basking in the sun lazily not bothered by the noise our jeep made as it passed along the edges of the lake. I like this photograph especially since it has also caught the reflection verywell of the crocodile and the tall grass etc in the lake.


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Rufous Treepie

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Rufous Treepie

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As we entered Ranthambore nation park and just crossed the gates of the reserve, a bold bird perched on the jeep right in front of me, I was surprised. It showed no signs of any fear. “Rufous Treepie” belong to the crow family. “If you had biscuits in your hand and you stretch your arm they will feed on it.. they love biscuits!” the guide told us.


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Reflection

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Reflection

05 Dec 2009 | 2 comments » Add a comment


Charles Horton Cooley has written a lot on Social Theory and once said

 

“As social beings we live with our eyes upon our reflection, but have no assurance of the tranquillity of the waters in which we see it.”

 

Lake at Ranthambore National Park in Zone 4.


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Paradise on earth

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Paradise on earth

04 Dec 2009 | 1 comment » Add a comment


“If you want to view paradise, simply look around and view it.”

 

Our guide halted here for few mins to listen to nature, so that it can guide him to the Tiger. This place was so calm and peaceful… so colorful..

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The stare of a tiger

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The stare of a Tiger

02 Dec 2009 | 13 comments » Add a comment


No words, no photographs, .. nothing can describe the feeling I got when this 4 year old young tiger stared into my eyes at Ranthambore less then 5 feet away, during my safari trip. I never knew I would be able to see him so close, and although I knew they are big cats, his size

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