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Tiger diaries: Meet Laadli and Arrowhead from Ranthambore

July 24, 2018 11:04 IST
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We'd asked you, dear readers, to share stories and photographs of the national animal.
Rediff reader Tapan Sheth, 39 shares his story.

Arrowhead, Ranthambore by Tapan Sheth

All photographs: Kind courtesy Tapan Sheth

Arrowhead is a popular tigress at Ranthambore National park.

She's named Arrowhead because of the mark on her left eye. When you look closer and zoom in, it looks like a dart or arrow.

Arrowhead, Ranthambore by Tapan Sheth

This is another photograph of Arrowhead.

She is marking her territory with urine and by scraping the ground. Her scent is sprayed onto trees, bushes and rock faces.

Laadli, Ranthambore by Tapan Sheth

It was our seventh safari. We were in zone 6 where we sighted Laadli (pictured above) with her cubs.

When we reached the spot, she was far away down and we were able to just catch a glimpse.

We were not expecting a good sighting or an opportunity to photograph her as she was far down the hill.

But all of sudden, her cub appeared in front of us on the hill.

We had an amazing time with those two cubs and were able to capture some amazing shots.

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