I arrived yesterday afternoon to a warm, hug filled welcome from Salim, Ramsingh and the rest of the staff at the Ranthambhore Bagh. Then my afternoon drive brought a visit from Arrowhead – she snuck up right behind us as we were – unsuccessfully- trying to photograph some bee catchers – busy little things! Salim tapped me on my shoulder and quietly said, “look behind you” and not 10 feet away was the most gorgeous sight!
We followed her for about half an hour – I’m quite sure it was just my grateful imagination but she seemed to be putting on a show for me!
Then this mornings drive introduced us all to a new male T91, who has just moved into Arrowhead”s territory as she is likely in season. Again we had a lengthy time to admire him and listen to his rather masterful calls – he wants her to come to him of course!
I was also privileged to be there when Salim and one of the other senior guides gave him his name – besides T91. He has an “M” on his forehead so they have dubbed him “Mirza Raja”! Based on a Muslim honourific, meaning “Child of a Prince”.
He leaped up into this Banyon tree like the superb athlete he is but crept down like an old man – it must have taken him five minutes to place each paw just so and still kind of slithered the last couple of feet. Then of course in typical cat fashion, flipped his tail and meandered off as if to say, “I meant to do that!”
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Smith The Traveller posted: “I arrived yesterday afternoon to a warm, hug filled welcome from Salim, Ramsingh and the rest of the staff at the Ranthambhore Bagh. Then my afternoon drive brought a visit from Arrowhead – she snuck up right behind us as we were – unsuccessfully- trying “
Great pics as always Smith. Just watch that you don’t look too appetizing for those tigers …. !
Gorgeous shots. What a wonderful, magical day!
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Wow ! Even without your princess the tigers arrive. Must be the skill of The Most Talented and Handsome Guide. Please give Salim a hug for me! Amazing shots, would be hard pressed to pick a favourite hugs Les
Salim sends hugs to his princess! Also the guard at the gate who always waited to see if you gave him the thumbs up!
Great pictures, Kim! What kind of camera do you use that reproduces such brilliant colours?
I shoot in RAW with a Canon 6D which is a full frame camera. Because the light is often very intense I frequently set the white balance to “shade” and drop exposure compensation a couple of points.
Fantastic photos Kim!
I responded on the blog but have re-looked (and shown – I guess bragging) to others. Such amazing photos. Then it got me to wondering… how did you get a photo with Miss (not yet a Mrs. I presume) with the telephoto lens??? Then I realized you may be using your iPhone just like me. And then I laughed and laughed and laughed. Love to you Big Hug to Salim
Les, I’m so glad you liked the photos – these were all done on the Canon 6D with the 100 – 400 zoom tho’ – no cell phones! Had a brilliant time & awesome time!
I have to get a 400 zoom! What great pictures you got – they have to get up on your wall, especially Ms Arrowhead. Love – Gudrun
Thanks – if I ever have a wall….