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Ranthambhore : 20 day round-up

It is February and Ranthambhore has already started loosing some of its charismatic winter colors. Days are warm and sunny consistently and the dense fog and gloomy weather conditions have given way to golden morning mist over the lakes. All these dramatic changes in the last 20 odd days have had an impact on the sightings of the 2 devoted mothers and their doting cubs. While T19 (Krishna) has been keeping photographers busy around the lakes, T39 (Noor) made a reappearance in the park after a 20 day disappearance and if the weather continues to warm during the days, the sighting trends would surely improve further in the coming days.

The last 20 days, I was focussed on the lakes and had some memorable encounters with the lake denizens. The female cub of Krishna always surprised me with her antics. She is bold and independent and would climb on trees, induce the other siblings to indulge in play fights, stalk deer fawns and one fine afternoon she pulled off a stunner by swimming right across the Rajbagh lake like a Sunderbans tiger in the company of crocodiles who had literally surrounded her during a 50 meters lap. We had named her Machali junior because of a fork mark on her cheek which bears resemblance to her famed grandmom – Machali. She is certainly the dominant princess of the lakes.

News and rumors around new born cubs of T41 have also raised the hopes for summers and overall Ranthambhore is gearing up for some exciting tiger action starting March.

Here is a brief photo-diary of some Krishna and cubs moments in the last fortnight:

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6 responses

  1. Reblogged this on St Louis Photographer Peggy Franz and commented:
    Just amazing BEAUTIFUL

    February 12, 2015 at 4:14 pm

  2. Good see such useful content. Thanks for this post. Amazing really.

    February 27, 2015 at 10:35 am

  3. Wow, beautifully captured. If I may ask, what zones were you in? I was there for a couple of days last week but ended up in the peripheral zones for reasons not in my control. (Of course, I saw no tigers)

    March 6, 2015 at 8:37 am

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  5. Great information. Thanks for posting this. Begginers will help from this blogpost. Kindly post more on this topic. Keep it up. Thanks once again.

    March 14, 2015 at 7:15 am

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