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Having visited the WHF in Kent and having uploaded some tiger images from there reminded me of our trip to India and our tiger spotting there. Here are four images of tigers we were privileged to see in the wild - my memory fails me, but I think we saw them all at Bandhavgar, although we did see them at Kanha too. v2 and v3 are cubs (with a parent behind the cub in v3) (I can't remember whether it's the same one), and v4 shows you what happens when a tiger comes out into the open. They were taken in 2008 before I really got into photography, so please excuse the quality.
Many thanks to Dougie (scottishlandscapes) and to Lynne (LynneJoyce) for their UAs for A good old gnaw and to everybody who helped with advice on changing backgrounds in PS - you're a great lot!! Smile
Ann

Camera:Canon EOS 400D
Lens:EF75-300mm f/4-5.6 USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:In the wild
Username:AnnChown AnnChown
Uploaded:5 Nov 2012 - 4:38 PM
Tags:Bandhavgar, Endangered, India, Photo journalism, Tigers, Wildlife / nature
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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
5 Nov 2012 - 4:45 PM

Agrea set like them all regards Leon. lucky you.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2012 - 4:54 PM

The star of the show here, if it's the same Tiger, seems totally relaxed with the gaggle of photographers hanging off the 4 wheel taxis. Not quite the way we see it in the wildlife films. Does this really help the animals? or just the tourist trade with big lenses and pockets to match.
Seems to me it's just a Zoo on wheels, but I am biased, and probably totally off the wall with my comment.
Certainly not aimed at you Ann, your enthusiasm for all things photographic shines through here. We do have to explore and enjoy the world around us.

Sorry to have taken such a chunk of my comment up with my thoughts on "wild animals" but we do have to try to save so many from the poachers and the so called medical remedies, from animal parts.

This big pussy is a Giant amongst animals, we should remember that...always.

Dougie

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2012 - 5:13 PM

Wonderful series of images, what an amazing experience it must have been to see them in the wild

Hugh

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2012 - 5:14 PM

wonderful set ann brilliant colours and detail v3 for me today love the comp a belter nice one Wink
andy

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2012 - 5:16 PM

v4 for me, this is a great shot of transport improvisation.
And yes, i also like the tigers very much Smile
You have travelled a lot indeed SmileSmileSmile

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2012 - 5:24 PM

How wonderful to see them in their natural environment, Ann, and not behind bars. I know that places like the WHF do a marvellous job in ensuring the safety of the animals in their care, but you can never beat the real wild world. Four wonderful memories of what must have been the trip of a lifetime. Carol

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2012 - 5:37 PM

Interesting to see just how close one could get in these vehicles in the wild to such a dangerous big cat, Ann: excellent set and I love that gaze in V 2.
Good to see them in their natural environment though, although preservation of so many species in captivity still seems to be necessary.
Ronnie.

Last Modified By RonnieAG at 5 Nov 2012 - 5:38 PM

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2012 - 5:45 PM

Super images Ann, a real taste of the Day's excitement.

John Smile

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2012 - 5:52 PM

Wonderful moments Anne, India and Tigers a contraversial subject just now with poaching even a bigger issue. To see them in the wild heart stopping ( We visited Bandhavgar too and saw about 6 Tigers!! It was the days of film so a lot that were too dark but I did get 8 images that were crackers !!) A reminder of those halcyon daysSmile
Ron.

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41055 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2012 - 6:12 PM

It must have been amazing to see them wild but the mad rush in all the vehicles to get to emerging wildlife that puts me off these safaris somewhat.

Dave

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2012 - 6:17 PM

Awe inspiring Ann,
and cannot believe V4 Becky that you met...has same shot from her trip!!
that has to be my favourite too
Lillian

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64445 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2012 - 6:17 PM

How wonderful. V1's just beautiful.
x

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carper123
carper123 e2 Member 283 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2012 - 6:25 PM

Cracking set of images, Ann, luv v2 with the framing, strange but you can tell you had taken the images in the wild, cant put my finger on it why it should be. They somehow appear different than zoo images.
Well done.
Darryl. xx SmileSmileSmile

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
5 Nov 2012 - 6:46 PM

Excellent captures Ann,
Fred.

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2012 - 7:25 PM

Wow, this is impassive. My love of the ridiculous makes V4 my favourite.

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 347 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2012 - 7:31 PM

4 superb captures Ann, must have been a fabulous experience

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MandyG
MandyG  2 England
5 Nov 2012 - 7:47 PM

Love the way the tiger's pose mimics the tree shape in v1. And the facial expression is gorgeous.
Top class as always Ann, geography is irrelevant. So much to look at in v4.
MandyG xx

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bobhowell
bobhowell e2 Member 2bobhowell vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2012 - 8:04 PM

Hi Ann, like all these lucky you to have seen and had the experiance to take in the wild. Bob SmileSmile

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ValSaxby
ValSaxby e2 Member 9138 forum postsValSaxby vcard United Kingdom
5 Nov 2012 - 8:48 PM

Amazing experience Ann and a wonderful set of images to go with it. Val

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jasonrwl
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5 Nov 2012 - 9:14 PM

Fantastic set Ann - wonderful experience
Jason

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2012 - 9:24 PM

V1 is nicely composed with the curve of the tree echoed in the tiger's body.
Can't be easy getting sharp images from moveing vehicles.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2012 - 9:27 PM

Super, I especially like V1.

B.

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moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
5 Nov 2012 - 9:49 PM

For some reason I can't seem to open V3. But like V1 and 2. Have to say I was somewhat taken aback when I opened V4. I have to agree with Dougie's sentiments here.
Unlike WHF, these animals are wild, and imho should not be subjected to such stress as this must cause.
This made me think of when I did a maternity placement during my training. In the labour suite, when a birth was imminent, someone would call out of the room, and all the students would converge to witness the birth. Not my favourite placement I must say TongueGrin.
Now I will come down off my soap box and say that what a priviledge to actually see them in the wild and a beautiful record of your visit.
Moira

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gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2012 - 9:51 PM

All very impressive but the lighting and comp. in V1 are exquisite.
-=\Walter

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2012 - 9:52 PM

A very effective set with V1 being a special favourite for me. It's something about the curve of the tree root echoing the curve of the Tiger's body and tail that makes it so speical.

Ann

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franken
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5 Nov 2012 - 10:19 PM

They all work really well Ann.

Ken

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2012 - 11:27 PM

A fine set Ann.
Good to see them in the ''wild'',which is a bit better than in a zoo I think !!
Mick.

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fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2012 - 3:05 AM

A wonderful set of images.

Albert

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2012 - 7:58 AM

Very nice to see them walking free - we went out tiger hunting in Nepal but we were on elephants so numbers were very restricted. However we could go anywhere, through elephant grass and to watering holes. Only saw a recent paw print though!!!
Carole

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Rock
Rock e2 Member 12Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2012 - 8:33 AM

Resting but still very attentive , all captured in a very good manner.

Rock

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digital_boi
6 Nov 2012 - 11:47 AM

v2 and 3 for me today fine caprures with excellent eye contact

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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ugly
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6 Nov 2012 - 1:16 PM

A great set of Wild tiger images....
It shows we want them in our lives but we still want them dead if we do not like what they are doing...
A greatset of images..

Dave

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2012 - 1:26 PM

I have to agree with Moiral, it must be terribly stressful for the animals, but none the less, a fine opportunity for you to see them in the wild. They must be quite used to the safaris to be so placid. On the good side, it enhances the appreciation of these great beasts, and I would rather see them hunted with camera than a gun. Excellent shots.

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PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2012 - 2:45 PM

So peaceful. Great image. paul

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14 Nov 2012 - 6:57 PM

What a privelege it must have been to see these magnificent beasts in the wild and in their natural habitat. The closest thing i get to seeing a dangerous beast is the Big O!WinkGrin

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14 Nov 2012 - 8:54 PM


Quote: What a privelege it must have been to see these magnificent beasts in the wild and in their natural habitat. The closest thing i get to seeing a dangerous beast is the Big O!WinkGrin

GrinGrinGrin

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