Since the jeeps are not allowed to travel off the roads in these protected jungles, we transfer to elephants when a Bengal tiger is spotted. Here we are tracking a Bengal tiger back into the forest. The hunt is on and the adrenaline rush has kicked in.
Amazingly, this photo of this lounging Bengal tiger was captured with my Canon G12 point & shoot from atop the elephant. We were only about 15 feet away when this Bengal tiger glared up at me as I was taking his picture. As those eyes peered back at me thru my lens, I prayed to God this was not going to be the last photo that I ever take in my lifetime. I suddenly realize my vulnerability of being in this jungle atop of an elephant with a ranger / guide that doesn’t carry any weapons. Needless to say, this was an experience I will never forget.
This last series of photos are of the luxury accommodations that we stayed at for both the Bandhavgarh Jungle Lodge and Kanha Tented Camp. As you can see, we were not roughing it.
My entire India trip was captured using Canon G12 point & shoot and 2 Holga cameras. One Holga was loaded with Kodak Tri-X film and the other with Kodak Portra 400 NC film. See India, part 2 here.