The fierce. The Majestic. Proud and fearless. Eyes so cold, penetrating like ice.
We started our safari at six in the morning and soon spotted a tiger eating his kill. There is nothing that can beat this experience. The moment when you are close to such a predator you feel terrified of its power, but at the same time, you surrender to its beauty. You keep staring, trying to study what makes this a magnificent beast.
No matter what you achieve as a human, you can only be humbled by nature!
Just when I thought I have seen best of the safari. We Met Sultan ‘the Tiger’ just 5 feet away, resting, bathing. We were so close with such a magnificent cat that we actually saw his scars. It was a thrilling experience.
Every time he turns towards me, my heart skipped a beat and almost jumped out of my chest...
After a few minutes, he got up and walked right towards us, blocking our only way as if wanted to give us a better view. Can’t explain in words how overwhelming it felt to be in such close proximity. It was simply an amazing sight to watch.
I was fortunate to visit Ranthambore three times and each visit has been a different adventure! But this was my first time spotting tiger.
It is a bird lovers paradise. Here are some of my sightings.
Photo Credits: Shweta Sukhani and Swati Gupta