Sharmeeli The Queen
It was shot at 5:30 P M the intense low light action thanks to my full frame that these movements came in without much grains and noise. This particular scenario with Sharmeeli was learning curve to me. When she came out of the density to the track there was sudden drip in the shutter speed as the canopy didn't let the light come in from the sky , eyes are much developed then the camera sensor so what they were able to see and identify camera wasn't. The 800 being a good body gave up due to bad buffer 6 frames in CH mode and it starts panting and I was missing the moves and the stares..but neverthless I cannt pick the other body as lens was 600mm on it and the TC was jammed into it so 300 2.8 with D800 was a good combo but it was a spoiled sport for the moment right now.
Finally she was able to find a nallah to make her way back , a nalla which is free from pointed stones and thorns that can cause agony and pain to her soft padded paws. And then she walked like a queen in the open stretch and at a moment it felt she will walk straight into us but then she turned and walked into the hedges and climbed into the dense jungle bidding us good byee..
This particular shot was shot on high ISO of 5000 on D4s with 600mm 1.4x tc resting on a bean bag and gypsy was \\ on the \\ upward terrain...it was simply a jaw biting experience as no one other was able to shoot and witness this action ...she was solely walking for us ...what an evening ...nature do bless ..
Jim Corbett National Park
21 Jan 2018
28 Jan 2018
Ramnagar, Uttarakhand, India
Looking for 2 partners for cost sharing one week trip to Jim Corbett. Stay will be planned in FRH Dhikala, few safaris in Bijrani zone also.
While exiting from Dhikala , after the loss of tiger sighting and to top that Spot Bellied Eagle Owl was also missed and to add to it the other party in our group sighted 3 tigers in same area including parwali and two males and one tiger even crossed ram ganga for them and while return they even got the owl mentioned above on the open perch...it was like a dooms day for me, world has come to an end and there was no hope. We were going to Bijrani for the last leg and it was on the exit we met him ..in the jolly good mood
Amazing landscape of Corbett National Park.
This was from my visit this year during winter time. Did few safaris unfortunately did not get any major sighting but the forest and diversity is amazing.
The view Corbett offers is unparalleled to any other forest in India. The 3 layers of the forest simply mesmerise you and always the effort goes into making a frame which also en captures the beauty of this majestic Jungle ..the crowned Jungle. Secondly I feel that the tuskers in the corbett setting look grand whether they are in ramganga of they are in the grasslands ..the settings add to the majestic charm of these gentle giants..This frame was made in the Dhela Zone during evening round after missing lots of elephant herd 3 times and endless growls were chased finally they blessed us and the best part was that growls were there on the both sides of the forest road but stripes never came out.
We were racing down as the safari was thrown open, our every pulse was chanting TIGER TIGER TIGER ....driver applied the breaks and the fawns barked in the direction endlessly it was all bushes and greens but driver said there is Tiger I said I cannt see at all , he jumped over the bar and stood over Gypsy and said there it is ..see the Whites of ears ..yes there she was well camoflagued and lying lazily another gypsy arrived and she was like ..Shit people wouldnt let me laze here and non challantly she got up and moved...in the greens to other greens..was a small short sighting as we lost her to the forest after that..