Infinity events organized a fusion evening led by Niladri Kumar in Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Bangalore on Sept 16, 2010. I photographed the event and some of the images I liked from the evening are below: It was a lively crowd … Continue reading
A visit to Bandipur national park is always thrilling and anticipating to see the endangered Indian tiger in wild. There are maximum number of tigers in this national park, but the area covered by it is also one of the … Continue reading
If post of villagers killing royal bengal tiger was not enough, a lady was caught in Thailand with a sedated tiger cub amongst other soft toys as tiger. The officials found the cub somehow and rescued it. Complete BBC story.
Another shocking old story with a Chinese man eating an Indochinese tiger.
“Fewer than 1,800 Indochinese tigers are thought to be living in the wild, in the forests of Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Burma.”
complete story of this zapping incident on BBC
In one more incident of human conflict with wildlife, a royal Bengal Tiger has been killed by the villagers in Bangladesh. The tiger entered village and was then not allowed to go back alive!
“Forty-one incidents were reported in Bangladesh in the first six months of 2010, compared with 58 in the whole of 2009. So far this year 26 people have been killed by tigers, officials say.”
You can read the complete story on BBC
The Forest department of Mysore is planning to add another 7 acres of islets surrounding the areas of Ranganthittu Bird Sanctuary. It is expected to draw more birds in the migration season and provide bigger space for the birds to breed and stay longer. Maybe even make this place their home.
Some of the birds which are already breeding and staying here are Spoonbills, river tern,pelican and more. More details of this news can be found at this link.
Do you use Photoshop for post processing and image manipulation?
John Nack from Adobe has a recommendation on what the machine should have inside its box to be able to run smoothly to perform the heavy duty algorithmic edits on your images. Please refer to his post where he discusses RAM and other technical things which a photographer might find easy to choose the individual components for a custom machine.
3 white tiger cubs have been born in a Tamil Nadu zoo in June 2010. They have been brought out now for public appearance. One of the tiger seems to be turning black and loosing the symbolic stripes. More details can be found at www.digitaljournal.com/article/296832
It was the last day of game driving in Serengeti. The past 2 days had been fantastic with good animal viewing. One does not get satisfied with seeing the animals and yearns for more all day along when in such … Continue reading
I was in Bandipur for the past 3 days to observe the forests and try my luck with any cat sightings. In a matter of 3 days we undertook 7 safaris in the hope of sighting a tiger.
We were a big team of like minded avid photographers. The eyes were exploring all bushes on way to identify the striped cat. The interest was not merely that for me as I seem to have started enjoying the ecosystem and understanding the natural habitat as a whole.
The lure of sighting a tiger is definitely thrilling but at what cost? Giving animals enough space in their habitat is extremely i
mportant. The sighting included a large Tusker. I can now easily decipher the differences in the physical appearance from its African counterpart.
The gaurs are massive animals but shy. Do not mistake them for their shyness as they are heavily built and can cause big damage. The mongoose and peacocks were present for us to capture them.
The big sighting for the team was a female tigress which seemed like pregnant due to its sagging belly. A trip to be remembered and cherished for a long time. No clicked images but time just went by observing the grandeur of the cat walk in its own backyard.
This week has been really good with sightings as around 8 were reported by forest guards and 3 by fellow travellers during the 3 days. The forest guards and rangers sighted a family as well. The park seems in safe hands at the moment until we hear any bad news.
The sightings were not only on land as we saw many birds in this lush green landscape after the monsoon season.