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Royal Bengal tiger

Panthera tigris tigris

Description:

Royal Bengal tiger in the wild at Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh, India

Habitat:

Dense forest and swamplands

Notes:

With less than 2’500 individuals left in the wild, any sighting of a Bengal tiger is highly special. Even more so when the animal makes eye contact! These animals were spotted in the Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh, India. At the time of visit this conservation area was said to be the home of 54 tigers. We had 9 sightings over 2 days, of 5 different individuals, mostly of one female and her two 2-year old (fully-grown) male cubs. Sightings occurred mostly at dawn and dusk, when the animals move to their drinking spots. Sadly, rangers are still on a constant look-out for poachers.

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55 Comments (1–25)

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 11 months ago

Spectacular pictures.. Awesome series, Daniele..

Kranti Dhiman
Kranti Dhiman 11 months ago

Welcome Daniele ! In-fact I will be glad to welcome you in India at your another visit !!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 11 months ago

Thank you Kranti Dhiman!

Kranti Dhiman
Kranti Dhiman 11 months ago

very nice series !

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 11 months ago

Thanks Joshua! #3 is also my favorite.

Joshua Asel
Joshua Asel 11 months ago

Gorgeous, love 3. Thanks for sharing :)

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 2 years ago

Thank you Jolly Ibañez!

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 2 years ago

Very nice series. Thanks for sharing these beautiful shots.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 2 years ago

Thanks shrikalk! There were 54 there at the time. I wonder what the numbers are these days.

shrikalk
shrikalk 2 years ago

wow... awesome captures....

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 2 years ago

Thanks ArushiMisra!

ArushiMisra
ArushiMisra 2 years ago

Breath-taking. Superb click..!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 2 years ago

Thank you Sachin!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 2 years ago

Spectacular snap !!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 2 years ago

Thanks Anjali!

AnjaliAnantharam
AnjaliAnantharam 2 years ago

Beautiful !

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 2 years ago

Welcome..!!
When I discussed pictures of this spotting I was thinking of this mission... So this spotting is always the Flagship for Great Indian Mammals... anyway..!!
I hope this mission is help every user to encourage to participate in conservation work happening world wide regarding Wild Mammals...

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 2 years ago

@Ashish! I've joined your Indian mammals mission. Thanks for choosing this tiger to illustrate it! In time I will add more spottings to it.
@Emma: thank you!

Hema Shah
Hema Shah 2 years ago

Beautiful !

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 2 years ago

Hi Daniele... Please assign all Indian Wild mammals spottings to following Mission...
Do not surprise to see Mission Picture... Its yours own spotting used to make Mission...
http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/7957...

JeanC.Fisher
JeanC.Fisher 2 years ago

As a lover and constant observer of cats, I recognized the stance and the facial expression. (Maybe my love of felines has something to do with being born during the Native American zodiac sign of the "Cougar"? LOL!)

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 2 years ago

Thanks for this Ashish, most spectacular confirmation than female tigers do spray.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 2 years ago

Jean I see wet part of tree with its spray in second picture.
You are correct.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 2 years ago

Thanks again Jean. My recollection (this was 5 years ago and I have no video footage) was that the animal had stopped and was rubbing against the tree. Will have to wait to check other shots as I'm on the road at the moment.

Madhya Pradesh, India

Lat: 23.61, Long: 80.41

Spotted on Dec 24, 2006
Submitted on Apr 16, 2011

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