**Special Edition** In this special edition I went back and stabilized all the footage that was jumping about in the original. It was one hell of a challenge for Vegas to be able to pull it off, but I feel that the results are well worth it. Re-rendered in High Def 1080p, this is the ultimate version of this film.
Come face to face with one of the planets ultimate predators: the tiger! I couldnt resist making this short about our Tiger Safari in Bandhavgarh.
We saw 9 tigers in 4 safaris, including one making a kill and one that got very very close indeed (Cesca admitted to being scared it might attack since we were in a totally open jeep on meters away!). Our time at the Tigers Den resort was wonderful. Only slightly marred by my getting food poisoning again (Mild this time). The safaris were organised two each day and each jeep had a driver and naturalist on board. The quality of these posts was mixed to say the least, but we did have some excellent guides.
The morning safari was managed very tightly and we had to follow a certain path through the park. This made a morning discovery of a tiger all the more private and the kill we saw was just for us.
Evening safari are a free for all and the tigers were tracked and basically surrounded by jeeps. Cesca remarked that such dangerous activity would not be allowed in Africa, but then TII (This Is India). The tigers themselves are totally wild and allowed to roam as will. They are not tagged nor fed by the park and the Rangers were very tough on people breaking the rules. One of our jeeps struggled to make it back out of the park in time and raced us to the gate; the punishment? Up to a weeks ban, which would seriously affect the drivers income.
All in all I like the park and thought it quite well run, I felt the tigers were very happy and basically ignored the humans in their white steel elephants!
As well as tigers, we saw all kinds of wonderful animals including boar, jackals, deer and monkeys. We also saw some amazing Indian Rollers, which are one the most beautiful birds I have ever encountered.
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