When my son and I went to Ranthambhore I was not expecting much more than an opportunity to spend some time with my son away from TV, PC, PSP, GSM… Guess what, we encountered the big cat! Not one, but three — Mum and two of her fully grown. And, up close. So close that we could smell them. I exaggerate not! They were so close that I could not fit all three into one frame (I was using a telephoto).

Some eight years ago, we encountered a tiger at Sariska but I have no pictures to show. She was too far and showed herself for too short a time – my son just slept through that encounter. This time around, he witnessed the catwalk – literally!

The tiger encounter in Ranthambhore

The tiger encounter in Ranthambhore


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  • Dinesh Khanna March 29, 2006   Reply →

    And the Tiger shall appear to the ones who get off their asses and seek . . .
    Mubarak ho.
    I saw one too at ranthambore many years ago. We had spent 2 or 3 hours in the sanctuary and saw inly deer. Came out. Almost a km and then saw a tiger majestically sauntering back to the sanctuary !!
    cheers, Dinesh.

  • anjali March 29, 2006   Reply →

    How great! 🙂

  • Aditi Das Patnaik March 30, 2006   Reply →

    Geee!!! that is so cool! 🙂

  • Vandana Pancham April 5, 2006   Reply →

    Thou art the lucky one.. Getting up, close and personal with the ‘cool cat’!

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