News from Ranthambhore and its surroundings

Male tiger in Mandoop plateau

Two days ago I came across a male tiger -  T 28 or Star male in the Mandoop plateau of the Ranthambhore national park. A few days ago he had fought with another tigress (T 17 or Sundari who is a mother of three cubs) over a kill and both the tigers had been limping since then. We found him sleeping on the track near the Mandoop talai - good light in open short grass plateau. Unfortunately the tiger was in no mood to move.

I set up a still camera with a 70-200 mm lens on a tripod and shot over 800 pictures in a time lapse sequence of one picture every two seconds and we stayed very, very still for the next 1600 seconds to get this:

 

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