The Mysterious Mangroves of Sundarban

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Originally Posted by RWeHavingFunYet View Post Very nice photos of Sunderban mangroves. The tiger seems to swim in the waters freely, wondering isn’t it scary to sleep in the boat? Do you happen to have a photo of the boat you all spent the nights in. I know a boat is different from a cruise ship. Wondering how the sleeping in boat was? Is it too wobbly?

Since you mentioned spending nights in boat, how do you do sight-seeing during day time? Is it in smaller boats? Or get down on land and walk carefully. The place seems very scary.

I am sure you’ve many more photos of the surroundings. Can you please post more photos?
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Hi, the visitors are not permitted to set foot on the land of the forest except at some specific watch towers. We stopped only at one of them , avoided them mainly to avoid the tourists they attract.
The boat was a 30 foot long launch, the bottom deck had a loo and six double beds. It was anchored in mid river , at a very wide stretch of it so that no animal can usually come and climb over. It was double anchored and was very stable. The same boat took us for the day-long cruises.
I may be having some mobile-phone images of the surroundings , let me check.
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Originally Posted by arupratan ghosh View Post Nice report with beautiful photos , somnathda. That's a huge tiger ! Really a rare sighting in the mangrove, that too for one & a half hours !! Been there twice . As usual no tiger-show for us. Now planning another 2N/3D trip in Jan. Let's see if it happens.
Thanks Arup. Make sure that you avoid the weekends and holidays. The staggering number of boats , many with very loud motors completely destroy the chances of any sighting. We were lucky on another count that due to an impending visit of the CM and her entourage , almost all the hotel bookings were cancelled during the time of our visit. We had planned stay at boat hence got lucky. All the best for the trip.
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Originally Posted by RWeHavingFunYet View Post Your bird photographs are very spectacular and simply awesome.

Please share your images with Oriental Bird Club (OBC) to get more visibility and recognition.

Please contribute to Oriental Bird Images.
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Thanks. I am planning to join the OBC forever but not getting around to it. Other than that the cozy feeling of IM , which I consider to be my second home is just too cushy , z z z z z
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Beautiful pics! I saw a tiger in the Sunderbans myself in December 2012....he was actually just laying on the beach. He was huge! It was really exciting. At that time of year the fog in the mornings was really thick and it had finally just cleared around lunch when one of the people on our boat spotted him. Even the crew on the boat was excited, they said they had been out over 100 times and had only seen three...
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Originally Posted by sab kuch milega View Post Beautiful pics! I saw a tiger in the Sunderbans myself in December 2012....he was actually just laying on the beach. He was huge! It was really exciting. At that time of year the fog in the mornings was really thick and it had finally just cleared around lunch when one of the people on our boat spotted him. Even the crew on the boat was excited, they said they had been out over 100 times and had only seen three...
Wao , great to know. This is my second sighting. Had a fleeting glimpse in 2009 or 2010. Have some video footage. Always enchanting !!!
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Outstanding images as usual but yeh dil mange more. You and sab kuch milega are the probably the fewest of those group with my late father who have sighted tiger for that purpose. In fact, one my friend conducts packaged tours there in AC boat, goes there quite often but haven't sighted one yet.

I heard from my father that he with a group of foreign delegates visited there in late 60s in a boat and in those days night safaris didn't have restrictions. Search light was the option to spot tigers at night. They spotted one once the tiger was completing the thirst and the light just felt on the face at distance of 50 odd meters. It was such a horrendous sight that one of the delegate standing just besides him, peed instantly!!!
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Originally Posted by iamsomnath View Post Wao , great to know. This is my second sighting. Had a fleeting glimpse in 2009 or 2010. Have some video footage. Always enchanting !!!
I did get a pic, but not nearly as magnificent as yours!
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Originally Posted by sab kuch milega View Post I did get a pic, but not nearly as magnificent as yours!
A sundarban tiger pic is always precious , if possible post here
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Originally Posted by Ghosal View Post Outstanding images as usual but yeh dil mange more. You and sab kuch milega are the probably the fewest of those group with my late father who have sighted tiger for that purpose. In fact, one my friend conducts packaged tours there in AC boat, goes there quite often but haven't sighted one yet.

I heard from my father that he with a group of foreign delegates visited there in late 60s in a boat and in those days night safaris didn't have restrictions. Search light was the option to spot tigers at night. They spotted one once the tiger was completing the thirst and the light just felt on the face at distance of 50 odd meters. It was such a horrendous sight that one of the delegate standing just besides him, peed instantly!!!
Excellent anecdote Ghosal , thoroughly enjoyed.
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Bah ! Lovely photographs.
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Dear Somnathda, location may be different but your photographs are always as usual - TOP CLASS.
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Only this many pictures from your precious booty Somnath da? Please we want more of them.

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