Ranthambore National Park; Afternoon safari, Bengal tiger, Panthera tigris tigris, Bengaalse tijger (3th/3de)

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Holiday India 2012; "Tigers & Palaces".

I hope you'll enjoy the photo's like we did the trip.

Ranthambore National Park or Ranthambhore National Park or simply Ranthambhore is one of the largest national parks in northern India. It is situated in Sawai Madhopur district of southeastern Rajasthan, about 180 km south east of Jaipur. Ranthambhore was established as the Sawai Madhopur Game Sanctuary in 1955 by the Government of India, and was declared one of the Project Tiger reserves in 1973. Ranthambore became a national park in 1980. In 1984, the adjacent forests were declared the Sawai Man Singh Sanctuary and Keladevi Sanctuary, and in 1991 the tiger reserve was enlarged to include Sawai Man Singh and Keladevi sanctuaries.

Ranthambore wildlife sanctuary is known for its tigers and is one of the best places in India to see these majestic predators in the jungle. Tigers can be easily spotted even during the day time. A good time to visit Ranthambore National Park is in November and May when the nature of the dry deciduous forests makes sightings common. Its deciduous forests were once a part of the magnificent jungles of Central India. The park lies at the edge of a plateau, and is bounded to the north by the Banas River and to the south by the Chambal River. There are several lakes in the park. It is named for the historic Ranthambhore fortress, which lies within the national park. The park covers an area of 392 km², and is known for its tiger population, and is one of India's Project Tiger reserves. Other major wild animals include leopard, nilgai, wild boar, sambar, hyena, sloth bear and chital. It is also home to wide variety of trees, plants, birds and reptiles.

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Comments (9)

Chris10 © on June 12, 2012

Of het een (grote) poes is.... Maar hij houdt jullie nauwlettend in de gaten, dat zie ik nog wel. Prachtige tekening op zijn kop.

bdeh on June 13, 2012

Een mooi grote poes Christien, maar levensgevaarlijk en hij hield ons inderdaad nauwlettend in de gaten. Ook dit is weer de totale opname en ik ben er erg blij mee. Groeten Berend

Paul Strasser on June 16, 2012

Prachtig beest en mooie foto. Was dit natuur park het doel van jullie vakantie?

Groeten, Paul

els f on June 16, 2012

prachtig moment gespot, Berend, je kon er aardig dicht in de buurt komen... like

bdeh on June 16, 2012

Dank je voor het compliment Paul. Onze groepsreis heet "Tijgers en Paleizen" maar ik had geen hoge verwachtingen ook daadwerkelijk een tijger te ontmoeten. Maar op elke van de 3 safari's die we in dit park hebben gemaakt, zagen we een tijger! Zonder tijgers was er in de natuurparken ook genoeg te zien aan zoogdieren en vogels. De reis was een fijne afwisseling van natuur en de oude bouwwerken die India rijk is. Paleizen hebben we ook goed gezien, maar die blijven gelukkig op hun plaats ;-)) Groeten Berend

bdeh on June 16, 2012

Bedankt Els, deze kwam uit het bos zo naar ons toe lopen. De adrenaline steeg flink, we moesten zelfs achteruit rijden, zo dichtbij kwam die en dan zo langs ons en weer het bos in. BIZAR! Groeten Berend

bdeh on June 16, 2012

Heel erg bedankt voor je fijne compliment Tonia. Groeten Berend

Eagle Eye Francais on March 4, 2014

Fantastic shot ! Like and Favorite !

bdeh on March 4, 2014

Thank you Eagle Eye Francais, we were very close by with the Jeep. Greetings Berend

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  • Uploaded on June 12, 2012
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    by bdeh
    • Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D80
    • Taken on 2012/03/03 17:33:57
    • Exposure: 0.008s (1/125)
    • Focal Length: 200.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO1000
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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