304 Photos - Jun 27, 2008
Photo: In the dark at dawn at Bandhavgarh waiting for the Park gates to open 2002Photo: The map of IndiaPhoto: Having arrived after a long journey from Delhi all the way to Bandipur in 2006Photo: The full moon of Holi in March 2006 at Bandipur South IndiaPhoto: The dawn over Bandipur Wildlife lodgesPhoto: Chital deer in Bandipur Park South IndiaPhoto: Photo: This was so stunning - India's famous Wild Dog -the Dhole in Bandipur 2006Photo: They came right up to the jeep - but you don 't touch!Photo: Photo: Well camouflaged monkeysPhoto: A peacock at the break of dayPhoto: I love this photo of a peacock in Bandipur in South IndiaPhoto: Tiger Moon at Ranthambhore in 2002Photo: Ranthambhore as the sun comes upPhoto: Ranthambhore Park has ancient citadel ruins within itPhoto: Buffalo drinking at a reduced water hole in RanthambhorePhoto: My first sighting of tigers in Ranthambhore in 2002Photo: And again it was so breathtaking - four tigers could be seenPhoto: One of the tigers moves offPhoto: This tiger cub comes to the dust road to give us a better view!Photo: Camels in RajasthanPhoto: As the sun rises in Kanha  Wildlife Park in central IndiaPhoto: Photo: A herd of chital deer in BandipurPhoto: The lake at Kabini, Nagarahole in Karnataka in 2006Photo: Kabini Lodges in Karnataka in 2006Photo: Wild elephant in Kabini in 2006Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Malabar Giant Squirrel at Kabini in 2006Photo: Photo: Wild boar at Kabini in 2006Photo: A very serene way to watch wildlifePhoto: The mist rising off the lake at KabiniPhoto: The big tusker was watching us from the shore at KabiniPhoto: He was unperturbed by usPhoto: Excited youngsters riding on elephants at KabiniPhoto: Kabini in Karnataka - a very good wildlife experiencePhoto: Dubare Elephant Camp at Coorg Karnataka in 2006Photo: Patient elephants wanting lunch at Dubare Elephant CampPhoto: This one crept up behind me!Photo: Being shown an elephant's mouthPhoto: She wants her lunch not a stroke on the nosePhoto: A lovely pairPhoto: These three were so amusingPhoto: Then they went for their bathPhoto: I did not go in to help scrub their backsPhoto: Bliss total blissPhoto: Elephant cow and newish babyPhoto: The mother allowed me to approachPhoto: Look at the hairs on the elephant's headPhoto: Aline washing Tara the famous elephant at Kipling Camp at Kanha in 2002Photo: Tara is one happy elephant at this stagePhoto: Graham is captivated by Tara and her ablutionsPhoto: When I washed her she fiddled my rings with the tip of her trunkPhoto: Tara also snorkells and won't come out when calledPhoto: Clean Tara and happy Aline and Graham in 2002Photo: Tara's favourite bathing placePhoto: Monkeys next to a sacred stonePhoto: This stunning Bishnoi woman who wanted me to photograph her in 1997Photo: Village woman and child  drawing waterPhoto: Another village this time at Bandhavgarh 2002Photo: Take note of the sacred Tulsi (Basil) Plant in the middle of the house's courtyardPhoto: Patient oxen working the wheelPhoto: The tented accommodation at Kali River Camp at Dandeli 2006Photo: The public sitting out area at Kali Camp at Dandeli 2006Photo: We had just embarked in a coracle like that on the right, to watch crocodiles in Kali River!Photo: The women wash on the river's edge despite crocodilesPhoto: I found this croc to be quite large enough!Photo: Photo: Safely through the rapids on Kali riverPhoto: It was quite a relief to navigate the river safelyPhoto: The return journey to camp was crocodile free!Photo: Our jeep was found to have a puncture in the wildlife parkPhoto: A forest glade and a fawn drinking as we passPhoto: The beautiful Indian Roller on the wingPhoto: Gloriosa Superba lillies in the wildPhoto: Poinsettia and Morning GloryPhoto: A peacock callsPhoto: Sunset over the Dandeli Wildlife Park Karnataka - near to GoaPhoto: One's mind drifts into serenity when looking at infinite mists of the wild.Photo: Photo: Two Chital stags squaring up to each other in RanthambhorePhoto: A lily pond at Tiger Trails at BandhavgarhPhoto: I love this captionPhoto: The elephant from which I took my wonderful tigress photograph in 2002Photo: My picture of a tigress taken from elephant back at KanhaPhoto: Aline's photo of a tigress from ten feet away on an elephantPhoto: She just looked up at me and it was wonderful!Photo: The Ganga early in the morning with no-one else present at Unchagaon 2008Photo: Lovely birdlife down by the Ganga at UnchagaonPhoto: A village hut outside which cow pats are dried and then stored insidePhoto: One of the many kingfishers near the sacred riverPhoto: The Kosi River at Corbett National Park in UttarranchalPhoto: Gulabo coming to fetch us to cross the famous Ramganga River at Corbett January 2008Photo: Graham and the Naturalist at Corbett 2008 - it was cold!Photo: Gulabo saying good morning to usPhoto: The tented accommodation at Corbett Hideaway Riverside Camp 2008Photo: The Ramganga is a very good fishing river for the famous MahseerPhoto: The sun sets over the RamgangaPhoto: Fresh pug marks of a tiger outside the perimeter fencePhoto: A young sambar deerPhoto: An old forest ranger's accommodation within the national parkPhoto: This was India's first national wildlife park named after Jim Corbett - a family friendPhoto: Photo: Maidenhair fern on the side of the road in the parkPhoto: A young sambar deer almost hidden from viewPhoto: A local village enclavePhoto: The famous Mahseer fish in the Kosi River near Corbett HideawayPhoto: The Kosi RiverPhoto: A peacock settling down to roost in our old garden in Saharanpur 2008; this was a poignant memory lane for me to the place of my childhood with such happy memories.Photo: A fish eagle watchesPhoto: Sunrise at the Remount at Saharanpur 2008 - I used to ride here as a child and felt privileged that the Indian Army invited us as guests to return half a century later and we had such a wonderful happy time.Photo: The disgraceful state of the famous World Heritage Site Bird Scanctuary at Bharatpur - I am hoping that the monsoon of 2008 improved the state of the park.Photo: Compared to a decade ago where hundreds of acres of marshland existed,this is so sad to seePhoto: Sambar deer and stags in Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary 2008Photo: Jim Corbett's own words say it all - this notice is at Kaladungi his old home near Corbett Park and he was a very special gentle man.Photo: Another beautiful photo from Philip Davis who works so hard to try and help save the Tiger.Photo: What wonderful eyes - the Emblem of India - the TigerPhoto: Sunrise in Kerala 2012Photo: The lake at Kabini is home to a mass of bird life right near the resort.Photo: Curious monkeysPhoto: Afternoon sunshine on the chital deerPhoto: A magnificent Gaur and then some more!Photo: Gaur againPhoto: This is the largest bovine creature in the worldPhoto: Gaur familyPhoto: A huge GaurPhoto: Safari by boat from Orange County at KabiniPhoto: Photo: Photo: Tiger in the shadows, see the stripesPhoto: Photo: We felt this elephant might have been sick and oldPhoto: Photo: The leopard - it was amazing seeing him and his partner. They are normally such shy but cunning cats!Photo: Photo: a leopard at long rangePhoto: Photo: Photo: An elephant and calfPhoto: Wild elephants at NagaraholePhoto: Photo: Photo: Cormorants with their chicks on their nestPhoto: Photo: Cautious approach to water hole at BandipurPhoto: A tiger approaches at Bandipur 2012Photo: Magnificent Tiger at Bandipur in early February 2012Photo: pug mark of a tigerPhoto: a large crocodile at KabiniPhoto: A family of otters - this gave us such pleasurePhoto: Wild elephants at NagaraholePhoto: Elephant CrossingPhoto: Chital in a forest gladePhoto: The mist at sunrisePhoto: Photo: Sun's early morning raysPhoto: Photo: Orange County at Kabini at which we stayed in February 2009, 2012 and so enjoyed the whole experience.Photo: A beautiful lakeside resort close to naturePhoto: A welcome respite in the heat in the cottage courtyardPhoto: Back home to the welcoming cottage at Orange Count Kabini.Photo: A stunning sunset as we returned home to the resort 2009Photo: Turning round to see the last rays of the setting sun as we step on landPhoto: Lake KabiniPhoto: sunsetPhoto: Sunset over KabiniPhoto: Black Buck squaring up at Velavadar Park in GujaratPhoto: Beautiful creaturesPhoto: Wild pigPhoto: Photo: Aline enjoying the warmth of the afternoon and the wildlifePhoto: Photo: Photo: Black buck groupPhoto: Late afternoon sun and nilgaiPhoto: This is a tame nilgai back at the LodgePhoto: This young nilgai has become a pet, but he is a heavy animal nontheless!Photo: Sunset at Blackbuck LodgePhoto: Photo: This was such a big experience for me - an Asian Lion at Gir in GujaratPhoto: Such a sunny lazy afternoonPhoto: Total abandon and relaxationPhoto: A huge Asiatic Lion resting at Gir Wildlife Park in Gujarat IndiaPhoto: Sambar deer on the alertPhoto: A chital stag at GirPhoto: Peacocks a plentyPhoto: A sleepy owlPhoto: And then in the morning light another male Lion!Photo: Yes...another male lion and plenty of time in which to watch him!Photo: Magnificent!Photo: Photo: The Lions of Gir Forest are emblematic of Gujarat - last bastion of the Asiatic LionPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: This was a real coup for us....to see a male lion walking towards us and then departingPhoto: Photo: Lioness with her cubPhoto: Photo: The sunrise over Gir in GujaratPhoto: Diphlu Lodges near Kaziranga in AssamPhoto: Photo: Photo: Kaziranga National ParkPhoto: Photo: An Adjutant StorkPhoto: Poling logs down a tributary of the great riverPhoto: Rhinos of Kaziranga!Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Aline and Graham at Kaziranga in Assam on elephantPhoto: On elephant backPhoto: Photo: Photo: Orang National ParkPhoto: Photo: The fabulous silk cotton trees in bloomPhoto: Off to see Indian Rhino at Kasiranga Game ParkPhoto: The Assam Bengal Cruise boat Cheridew on the Brahmaputra - a most mighty riverPhoto: The river boatPhoto: The silt of the riverPhoto: The silt banks like cliffsPhoto: Taking a living off the BrahmaputraPhoto: Photo: SunsetPhoto: SunsetPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: T74 A big male tiger in RanthambhorePhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: