SUJÁN Sher Bagh: This week in photos April 30, 2018Big Cats, Conservation, CSR, Guest, Guest Blog, History, Holiday, Legends of Ranthambhore, Photography, Rajasthan, Ranthambhore, Relais & Chateaux, Safari, Sher Bagh, SUJAN, Tiger, Travel, Wildlifeanimals, beady eyed, cavernous crack, Cooling off, feathers, female cub, jungle canopy, Katya, Katya Ignatiev, Male Cub, male jungle, mimicking, mouth, Owl, perfect camouflage, Photography, predator, prey, rare sight, summer evening, summer temperatures, T19’s cubs, T39, T41, tiny birds, tree cavity, yawnGuest Author: Katya Ignatiev A second surprise. I have to confess that I didn’t see him right away. Photograph by Katya Ignatiev. Through the dense jungle canopy, we were lucky enough to watch two of T19’s cubs. Coming onto a year old, these cubs have been a joy to photograph as they become more and more confident by the day. Photograph by Katya Ignatiev. Cooling off in a cavernous crack, T39’s female cub is often sighted alone as she prepares for her independence. Photograph by Katya Ignatiev. T19 quenches her thirst in a hot summer evening. These water bodies are a life support to all animals, both prey and predator, especially in the rising summer temperatures. Photograph by Katya Ignatiev. Finding a bit of shade in a welcoming patch of grass, T41’s male cub inquisitively gazes across a cool oasis. Photograph by Katya Ignatiev. Paused in time. T41’s Male Cub caught yawning. What I particularly love about this photo is the drop of water suspended in the middle of his gaping mouth. Photograph by Katya Ignatiev. A rare sighting of a couple of male jungle bush quail sitting out in the open. These tiny birds measuring only 17cm long and regularly hide out in thick grassy runs. Photograph by Katya Ignatiev. A beady eyed scops owl comfortably perches in a tree cavity. With his feathers mimicking the tree itself, this bird has the perfect camouflage. Photograph by Katya Ignatiev.