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Tigers and Indian wildlife
Posted By: PePe, 01-22-2011, 08:02 AM

This year got into a great start ! I spent the first two weeks of January shooting wild tigers and other wildlife in India, mainly in the Ranthambhore and Bharatpur National Parks.
Tiger is the king of the heap there, and it is the one everybody is after. Being an elusive animal, it is anything but an easy target. It may take really a lot of time and effort to get to see them. A good guide is essential.
This was also the first serious outing for my new K 5, which performed flawlessly. Now I have some 3000 shots to process...

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01-29-2011, 03:55 PM   #16
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What a wonderful set of shots. I guess I'll be happy that you got to take them as there is no way I'll ever get to India!

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QuoteOriginally posted by garyk Quote
Very nice pics... I have been toying with the idea of going to India, It is just a shot hop for me here. Hmmmmmmmm
The nature is definitely worth it, provided you can cope with the off-putting state of towns and cities there.Most of the people were really nice, with the exception of the ubiquitous beggars.
The wildlife parks are run very much along the same lines as those in Eastern Africa. You donīt get to see exactly the same unbelievable numbers of animals, but there is still more than enought to see and shoot. Tigers and leopards are among the hard ones to find. It may really take a lot of work and effort to get to see one. We made 12 jeep drives into the wilderness and saw tigers on 4 of them. My understanding is that a hit rate around one in three is more or less what you could expect as a rule of thumb. However, a good quide is essential. Having local assistance and booking early enough proved very helpful. Long lenses are definitely needed, but for you this is not a problem !

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