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The core of my wildlife passion has revolved around tigers. The black panther and the Himalayan Black Bear have enchanted me from time to time and my leopard pictures really come out well. Lions though are in a league of their own,with royal and majestic words cropping up, just at their sheer mention.
So it is not surprising that the Asiatic Lion always intrigued me, and I have wanted to visit Gir for the longest time ever. In my initial exploration I realised that many wildlifers cringe at the name of Gir, with valid reason. And I must say that my own recent experience was not the best. So much so that of the 4 safari permits we had for the sanctuary we preferred to skip one and go to Velavadar for the hyenas and blackbuck.
But then I have been wondering. If serious committed wildlife enthusiasts will not take proactive interest in the sanctuary how will things change. The Lions are amazing, as are the people who are taking care of them. We perhaps owe much more to the species and forest.
Else within no time they will slip into oblivion :(

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Himadri Sen My last Gir trip was amazing, the forest officials have installed tracking on the gypsies , so that they don't deviate from the designated routes. Lot of the forest experience depends on the guide . Our lion sighting was almost given , as the lions didn't move much in the day after the morning kill, the guide kept asking for baksish even before the sighting happened , which was little annoying. But the next day , we had a change in guide and we loved the ride, the icing on the cake was a leopard sighting. I would definitely go back to Gir , if I could. Also, the people at the booking counter was very helpful.

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Shabnam Siddiqui Agree Rajan and Himadri. We need more people going to Gir without expectations and not riding our high horses. Perhaps learn and explore how the thin line between tourism and conservation can be balanced efficiently.

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Indian paradise flycatcher (Male)
Males have rufous or white plumage and long tails whereas females have rufous plumage and short tails.

Tanmay Keshav Slippery customers they are, arent they?

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Harshil D Indeed! Barely managed to catch one here

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Lion cubs, Gir, Oct 2015

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Gir National Park

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New Delhi, Delhi, India

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Wildlife and bird photography covering four places- Gir National Park, Nal Sarovar bird sanctuary, Black buck sanctuary and Little Rann of Kutch in a span of 6 nights
cost includes and expenses including meals accommodation travelling safaris etc interested contact 9953935881

Madhab Dash I just returned from Gujrat. So pls get in touch if you need help to plan anything.

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We are wild still we care and love each other......

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Maneet Arora Stunning shot

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It was only our 2nd safari in Gir and we came across a rather big pride of lions. This sub-adult was among the bolder & older of the cubs with a mane that was starting to gain prominence. It took strides towards us and settled down very close to our jeep, tucking itself nicely on the bark of a tree. Was the closest i've ever been to lions, they were probably only 4-5 feet away. Personally, was an extremely exciting moment and that's when I managed to take this portrait.

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Tanmay Keshav Thank you all for the appreciation!

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Rajesh Mangal nice portrait

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