Animals have expressions too. How closely these equate to our interpretation of them is a matter for debate, but there is no doubt that they can look reflective, intelligent and happy as well as the more usual amusing or alarming. As in many other branches of photography, the secret is often patience.
Most people start in natural history photography as an extension of an existing interest. The big problem is that almost all wildlife is wary, and some of it is dangerous too. It is all too easy to become so obsessed with getting a picture that you fail to notice the Tiger's mate that is stalking you: it may sound melodramatic, but it does happen, specially with scorpions and snakes.
The outstanding riches of Indian Wildlife, which compare favorably with African fauna, are perhaps not sufficiently realized. Tiger is the spirit of the Indian jungle. Even his distant roar or an alarm call of some animal announcing his presence, charges the whole environment of the Jungle with excitement. Acute sensitivity, secretiveness and the ability to surprise; untiring perseverance, agility in attack, the tenacity to follow and the strength to overpower are the qualities necessary in a successful predator. The Tiger possesses them all in extraordinary measure. He is the symbol of India's wilderness and its National Heritage Species. His lithe majesty, powerful muscles rippling under a tawny coat, hissymmetry and mesmerizing gaze is a tantalizing beacon to those who want to capture this unmatchable beauty on their lens. Tiger was ruthlessly hunted during the Raj, and in the sixties by the dealers in the fashion trade. Human encroachment upon his habitat and the killing of his prey species further endangered his survival.
To assist in Conservation of this magnificent feline we have joined hands with "Care for the Wild International" wherein a part of our revenue will be donated through Care for the Wild International to the National parks in India. Care for the Wild International has spent over £170,000 on vehicles and equipment, which are used to protect wild tigers in India.
Tiger Photographic Safari is an effort to create a public awareness about this endangered species. So come and join the movement, explore and expand your wildlife and nature photography skills and improve the caliber of your images in the Tiger country.
We welcome you to join the Tiger Photographic Safari accompanied by a Tiger Expert of more than 10 years experience in tracking the tiger. The Safari will take you to Bandhavgarh National Park in M.P. known for it's highest Tiger density (56 Tigers) and sightings. Also Ranthambore National Park, a park very strategically located with easy access and good Tiger (32 Tigers) and wildlife viewings.
Highlights of the Tiger Photographic Safari:
In New Delhi:-
Meeting with Director Tiger Conservation-WWF-India, Meeting with Director Project Tiger (subject to availability and advanced notice).
In Bandhavgarh:- Meeting the Chief Wildlife Warden
Slide Show by an expert naturalistTips on Wildlife Photography
Nature walk with emphasis on Birding
Walk through a typical Indian village "Tala"
Visit to the oldest Fort in India, "the Bandhavgarh Fort"
Visit to the Baghel Museum