Legendary Tigress of Ranthambhore - Machali

#1 Apr 23rd, 2013, 14:49
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The heartthrob of thousands of Tiger lovers, Machali (T-16) is probably the oldest and most photographed wild Tiger alive.

At the age of 15 & having lost all her Canines, to many of us, her end seemed nearer and the writing was on the wall. However, I sighted her last week and am pleased to share the news that she truly is rocking ! She even manages to successfully hunt Chitals / Sambhars / Wild Boars at this age.

This was the first time in many years that I’d sighted her walking head-on out in the open with direct eye contact. She even had the audacity to roar out mating calls to lure the dominant Male T-25 of her adjoining territory when I sighted her for a good 40 minutes. She might have lost her canines but doesn’t seem to have lost her grace & charm ! Long live the erstwhile Queen of Ranthambhore ! Truly blessed to be a part of a spellbound audience of Her Majesty. Pardon the poor IQ (low resolution images), the forum doesn't allow larger high-resolution files.
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#2 Apr 23rd, 2013, 15:07
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Thanks for sharing the beautiful photos and info. That cat has grandeur written all over it!
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#3 Apr 23rd, 2013, 15:10
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Lovely photos.
#4 Apr 23rd, 2013, 15:26
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She is a documentary movie star
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#5 Apr 23rd, 2013, 15:27
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Great, Vijay Rajan
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#6 Apr 23rd, 2013, 15:35
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Great shots.
#7 Apr 29th, 2013, 12:54
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Lovely pictures Vijay.
Though I've never sighted her personally, I've seen loads of pics over the world wide web as you very rightly said She's the most photographer Wild Tiger(ess) alive today.
cheers and thanks for sharing
#8 Apr 29th, 2013, 12:57
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Wonderful photos.

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