Monday, October 31, 2011

Bandhavgarh National Park,India-- On our last safari, we were lucky enough to find a tiger. A gorgeous female, weighing about 400 pounds and measuring about 6 feet in length, was on a late afternoon hunt when we saw her. She had left her two cubs hidden in a cave. 

She emerged from the jungle and crossed a dry creek some 60 feet from us, a mere 20 yards! Elegantly striped, she walked steadily and purposefully, giving no indication that she resented our presence, but her ears turned back to us when she moved away. 

It was a breath-taking experience. There are only 1,300 tigers left in the wild worldwide.