Tag Archives: Lake territories

The Last Lesson

To visit Ranthambhore National Park is always a pleasure because to see a Tiger in the wilderness is a thrilling experience no matter how many times you see it.

At the end of November we were in Ranthambhore again, and we had the luck to be witness to an amazing lesson in Tiger lifestyle, given by the Tigress T-19 (Brat) to her two big boys, Akash & Suraj. (We know Yusuf doesn’t like these names but at the moment these are their unofficial names). Read More The Last Lesson »

Sher Bagh’s Tigers of Ranthambhore – T16

Lithe bodies that flex athleticism in their slightest movement, kohl-lined eyes which bore through your frame and a visage that arrests the most confident onlooker into awe inspired paralysis is the effect these magnificent creatures have on all those who chance upon them. A restrained fierceness is their most potent weapon and you will not want to know what unsheathing it feels like. Read More Sher Bagh’s Tigers of Ranthambhore – T16 »

Sher Bagh’s Tigers of Ranthambhore – T16

Lithe bodies that flex athleticism in their slightest movement, kohl-lined eyes which bore through your frame and a visage that arrests the most confident onlooker into awe inspired paralysis is the effect these magnificent creatures have on all those who chance upon them. A restrained fierceness is their most potent weapon and you will not want to know what unsheathing it feels like. Read More Sher Bagh’s Tigers of Ranthambhore – T16 »

The Tiger by the Lake

Green grass and watery lakes,
Beside the shore and lazy streams,
Long snoozes the Tiger takes.
Do you think the Tiger dreams?

Chirping birds and fishing storks,
Noisy waters made by crocs
The stripes swirl on the bank
As he turns to the other flank. Read More The Tiger by the Lake »

The Tigers of Sher Bagh

So I thought that I would just include a couple of pictures I took over my stay at Sher Bagh in an attempt to show not only how beautiful these cats are, but also to convey how well you could potentially see them. Obviously the more time you dedicate to the cause, and the longer you stay for, the more chance you have of a tiger sighting. During my time as a nature guide/game ranger in South Africa I used to tell my guests that the only way to find an animal is to get out into the bush…the same holds true here! The more time in the jungle, the more chance you have of seeing a tiger. A combination of skill, knowledge, patience, persistence and lady luck! Read More The Tigers of Sher Bagh »

The Saga of the Lake Tigers

Nearly fifteen years ago, Macchli; Ranthambhore’s most famous living tigress drove her mother away to acquire control of the Lake Territories, below the ramparts of the fort of Ranthambhore, an area she held until 2009. Macchli herself was deposed after a battle of attrition with her own daughter Split (T17) who took over the Lakes as part of her range, four years ago. Macchli retreated to a section of her previously vast range where she remained, in the shadows. That was until now. Read More The Saga of the Lake Tigers »