Tag: Tiger

Tigers and Sloth Bear in Satpura

We left the lodge at 3.00 p.m and headed for the river travelling through the villages. hoping for more sightings of Sloth Bear in the park. It was harvest time and although some of the crops were being harvested by machines. Many of the fields were being worked by hand. Long lines of mostly women harvested…


Day four. – Drive number 6 “Tigers, – no pressure”

We’d visited some of the tiger reserves in India before, but in March / April. In October it is very different. Most noticeable its much greener and more water is flowing in the rivers. This makes searching and photographing wildlife, especially Tigers, a real challenge. Also photographic safaris in Indian are very different to those…


In search of a Tiger

The next two days seemed to fall into a familiar pattern of an early morning call at 4.45am, followed by coffee and biscuits. Then we got into the jeeps, collected the park guides and presented passports at the gate. Over the two days we used either the Tala or Madhgi areas. The focus of the…


Tadoba, Day Three

There are never any guarantees when you go looking for wildlife. There are some days when sightings can be few and far between. This was the case in  Tadoba, on day three of our visit.  After another 4.30 start with coffee and cake to keep us going until breakfast. We set off into the reserve and spent…


Maya P2 the Lady of the Lake

Tadoba tiger reserve is one of the larger reserves and off the main tourist track, but fast becoming well know among the wildlife enthusiasts. Primarily for its regular tiger, leopard and Sloth Bear sightings. It’s been regularly featured by National Geographic and Discovery Channel in recent years. Star of the reserve is undoubtedly a tigress…


Dholes, Sloth Bear and Tigers

After a traditional Indian cuisine meal in the Teak House at Svasara and an early night. We rose at 4.30 am to a cool, clear morning. After for coffee and cake we took the short drive to the park gate, ensuring a place near the front of the queue. An early start on drives is…