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Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve India pt 3

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Ross Forsyth
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Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve India pt 3

Post by Ross Forsyth » Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:45 am

The final destination on my tour of India was the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve in the State of Maharashtra,not the most well known of the Tiger reserves but certainly gaining a reputation for producing the most consistent level of
Tiger sightings without some of the goings on at some of the better known reserves.
A 9 night stay at the Tiger Trails Lodge would see us making a total of 18 drives through the core zone of Tadoba aswell as some visits to the Buffer Zones of Dewada and Agarzari Zone.
As we would find out the sightings in the Buffer zone are very infrequent but certainly of a higher quality with less people and vehicles in the area compared the Core Zone of Tadoba.

Anyway on with the images,sorry there are a lot but this is very much the trimmed down version!

1/Langur Monkeys....great fun to watch and photograph especially when the Cats are proving tough to locate!
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5/We managed to photograph several Crested Serpent Eagles in different locations
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7/White Throated Kingfisher
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8/Indian Gaur or Bison
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9/Young Spotted Deer wandering through the long grasses
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10/Ruddy Mongoose
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12/An all to quick and it was over moment with a female Sloth Bear with her cub clinging to her back
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13/A great encounter with a pair of Dhole/Wild Dogs,the pack was reportedly 10 strong before the Tigers thinned out their numbers!
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15/Something I was really hoping to see and photograph was a Leopard,we got lucky when managed to somehow get some shots this Cat before it disappeared completely into the Bamboo forest
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17/And finally the animal that the trip was all about! Tigers with over 29 sightings during our 18 drives we done pretty well and some closer than you would dare to imagine! Up first was Tigress W,the first Tiger we saw on the trip
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20/A visit to the Core Zone where would see the main players,Large Males Matkasur and Chota Matka aswell as a female regarded as the Queen of Tadoba Maya and her 2 1 1/2 year old cubs
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21/Matkasur gives us a wary look
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22/Choto Matka in his standard pose,cooling in a waterhole not doing much of anything
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23/Maya and her cubs make an entrance literally 20ft behind our Gypsy jeep
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27/Pouncing on mum
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28/Maya strides out to check on her 2 cubs who at this point were stalking some Boar,Deer and Gaur!
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29/A return to the Buffer Zone saw us catch W in a great location aswell as this female Chhote Madhuri,a Tigress with a reputation for chasing jeeps!
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32/W hanging out in the grasses around a waterhole in the Buffer Zone
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33/Before gettin in for a cool down and a drink
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35/1 last shot as a Tiger emerges from the long grass
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Hope you enjoyed my images over the 3 parts and well done if you went through all 3 posts !

Ross

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Re: Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve India pt 3

Post by Pauld339 » Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:24 am

Brilliant. Thanks for posting

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Re: Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve India pt 3

Post by dragonchaser » Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:35 am

Some beautiful images there in a fabulous setting, many thanks for sharing these with us. You must be thrilled with the results.

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Re: Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve India pt 3

Post by Bluesteel » Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:09 am

Superb. Really enjoyed your 3 part journey. Tiger shots are brilliant.

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Re: Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve India pt 3

Post by Kads » Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:46 am

What a fantastic set of images. Have loved looking at all three instalments. What a trip you must have had.

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Post by markranger » Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:01 am

Brilliant. :clap: :clap:
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Post by paulh » Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:35 am

Thoroughly enjoyed your 3 posts, nice to have a little bit of info alongside each photograph as well - you've certainly got some stunning photos from that trip :clap: :clap:

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Post by MR TERRY GREEN » Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:01 pm

Lovely images must have been wonderful to see those tigers.

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Post by Alfie » Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:14 pm

Fantastic set of pictures, thank you for sharing.

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Re: Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve India pt 3

Post by Ross Forsyth » Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:52 pm

Thanks very much everyone,it certainly was an amazing trip and it was difficult filtering down to the few images i`ve posted so glad you like the selection.

Ross

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Post by John flightpath » Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:42 pm

Great shots of all the animals. Must have been a fantastic trip. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve India pt 3

Post by Weazel69 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:02 am

looking at those Tiger shots really shows the power of this number one big cat
those forelegs and paws really to me exudes Power ( would'nt want to meet one on my own )
makes you think why do people want to destroy such wonderful animals ( that includes other types also )
forewarned is forearmed

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