In Sundarbans,my tryst with the tigers began on a late October evening of 2015.It was a chance encounter, it was purely luck that gave us that particular sighting.Little did I knew that evening, that from that moment, my life was about to change.Like those drugs that run into your vein ,like that first love that you can never forget; the tigers of this magical land crept into my blood.
In Sundarbans people say the tiger gives life to legends and prayers. The tiger works magic.The tiger materializes from nowhere, flies through the air and disappears in water.They hunt by day and by night.They are beauty and cruelty twined tight, worshiped but not loved, feared, but not hated.I fondly call them the Swamp Tigers.They rule these godforsaken terrains.
In Sundarbans,they say, the tiger always sees you first.He is as quiet as the mud and as invisible as the wind to give away it’s presence. You can feel the tiger,but you just can’t see.And this is the magic of the mangroves.
In Sundarbans,the tigers do not obey the same rules by which tigers elsewhere govern their lives.The tigers ,in this part of the world,are bound by neither day nor night,land nor water;these tigers,some say,are creatures of neither heaven nor earth.
I have spent the last couple of years of my life tracking these big cats, photographing various aspects of their secret lives, and falling in love with them, each time more deeply.Every time I see a tiger, here, in Sundarbans, I can feel the charm.
Seeing and photographing a tiger in Sundarbans is very special.But you need expert naturalists & photography mentors to help you out.Because,these elusive big cats are extremely shy and cunning.Only an experienced tracker can find them.We arrange photography tours (fully customised) in the Indian Part of the Sundarbans.For detailed information, please check out our website.
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