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Summer time in the backwaters of Kabini - The amazing KAAV


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#1 madaboutcheetah

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Posted 11 April 2017 - 03:16 PM

Dear all,

 

Just back from two nights at KAAV in Kabini - what an amazing two nights it was ...... An absolute gem here in Southern India with hospitality and service at it's best without the stuffy atmosphere.  Big Thank You to PK and his team for their total professionalism and hospitality, along with Vikas our Naturalist/guide ........ 

 

Here's a teaser from Sunday afternoon - a curious Young male Tiger in gorgeous light ....... 

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Posted 12 April 2017 - 12:32 AM

@madaboutcheetah you returned to Kabini! it's fast becoming your fav haunt there. and what a gorgeous healthy looking male. 


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Posted 12 April 2017 - 02:46 AM

Thanks @Kitsafari - it's an easy 4 hour drive from home ....... Tigers and Leopards right at my door step!  

 

It's an easy flight to here from Singapore.  Please come visit!!!!


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Posted 12 April 2017 - 03:17 AM

@madaboutcheetah definitely! 


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Posted 13 April 2017 - 02:27 PM

Here's the first batch of photos .......... 

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 02:54 PM

Amazing!!!!!! I am absolutely amazed by your sightings! Congrats!!


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Posted 13 April 2017 - 02:57 PM

Thanks a lot @jeremie


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 01:44 PM

Today's instalment - More from the SuperStar - The Young BackWater Female

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 02:12 PM

The Sub-Adult male of the Tiger Tank Female ...... Everyone is super excited about him; there hasn't been a photogenic male in the park since the death of Euco to a territorial fight a couple of years ago ......... all Male Tigers are super shy and won't hang around for photos....... This one is a poser!!!! Hopefully, he will be able to stay in the tourism zone and hold that pose!

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 02:31 PM

That big boy!!! The temple Male Leopard ........  Well - he's super chilled out and asleep on his tree - but, got curious when he heard the tractor at work with road repairs and possibly the humans on foot (i'm assuming so, as from where we were, we could hear them.  They will have had no clue about this, though ..... not their fault)

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 02:39 PM

Nice pictures Hari, i specially like the ones of the tiger playing in the water,it looks like she wanted to play with her reflection?

 

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 02:42 PM

Thanks, Paco - you will have to come visit!!!! 


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 02:48 PM

Thanks, Paco - you will have to come visit!!!! 

Well Hari,that would be nice for sure,India has always been in my bucket list !! 


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Posted 28 April 2017 - 10:12 AM

Back from a quick couple of nights again ........... What a phenomenal trip!!!  Thanks again to the incredible PK and his hosting / guiding and to his entire team of staff from Ramu to everyone else!!!! 

 

I've got a mountain of images to edit - but, I'd be stupid to attempt Ranthambore or Tadoba or Bandhavgarh for Tigers in the summer time (ever again) when i have all this at my doorstep!!!  I do not think I'd be able to endure that kind of heat in North or Central India............ 

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Posted 28 April 2017 - 10:35 AM

Interlude "Blackie" ........... Fresh from yesterday afternoon. My second sighting of this Melanistic Leopard called, "Blackie" 

 

He was so far from the road - so, not nearly as good as my shots from October, 2016.  Oh Well ..........  Will be back to the Tigers over the weekend!!!

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Posted 28 April 2017 - 10:40 AM

@madaboutcheetah

 

Hi Hari,

 

Thanks for posting these great shots - I think that you need to change your handle to @madabouttigers!  Great shots, you are so fortunate to have such easy accessibility to this park.  In terms of logistics, was the park very busy (were there many vehicles at tiger and leopard sightings)?


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Posted 28 April 2017 - 10:44 AM

@PT123 - There are two zones A and B - and each of them are restricted to 10 and 8 vehicles per zone .......... (A/B) ........  So, if you plan Kabini visit Week days and not weekends ........  The Tigers are in the waterholes for upto 4 hours in the afternoons, so expect all vehicles to be there from their designated zone!  


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Posted 28 April 2017 - 10:46 AM

Excellent, thank you - and good point about visiting mid-week vs. the weekend!


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Posted 28 April 2017 - 02:49 PM

BackWater Female Junior (Contd) ....... Essentially, Tigers love their own waterholes and territorial routes to walk through (identical spots) ...... This would turn out to be a carbon copy of our previous sighting of her a couple of weeks prior!  Tried a couple of new angles too!!! 

 

I've been thinking about @PT123 's question ....... I think places / parks in India make you faster with the shutter and make you think on your feet with a quicker reaction time; the whole place is buzzing; it's probably noisy and you have to think quick and be quick ;)  all in all very good practice!

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Posted 28 April 2017 - 02:53 PM

Action Jackson!!!!  ...... Just got lucky with these languar as we were sitting at the Black Panther sighting....

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