Ever seen a family of tigers? Here is one of those rarest of rare chances.
They teach collective nouns in school. A group of tigers is called a streak or an ambush. But, we hardly get to use these words for most of us do not see a group of tigers on a daily basis.
Mostly, wild tigers are solitary animals and do not stay together. Cubs too leave their mother once they start hunting and are on their own.
However, Vinit Balram Kohle, was being chased by luck on this fortunate day!
Vinit is a General Surgeon, Obstetrician and Gynecologist by profession. He is a wildlife enthusiast by passion.
Without much ado, we will leave you with this fabulous video shot by Vinit.
That was Tigress Neelam with her four cubs
Location: Kanha national park, India
In Vinit's own words, "Five of them together.All of them get up from the water body & start walking towards the road & our vehicle.What an astonishing sight!! Chota Charger living unto his name by charging mockingly towards us. They were: Gorgeous Supermom from Kanha Meadows aka Neelam & her four almost grown up cubs. It is going to be very hard to believe that they would be separating from each other in the span of few months and might not be seen together in post monsoon period when the park reopens. We waited there for almost three hours of our full day safari time. We thought Gods must be crazy as environment kept changing now & then. Kanha has had Thunderstorm a day prior killing a forest guard (RIP) & injuring one. But Gods smiled upon us and we had most delightful sighting to Cherish for lifetime."
Indeed, it would be a once in a lifetime moment for anyone to witness what Vinit has shot.
Vinit believes that the foot soldiers had a great role to play in this sighting. He mentions two experts -- Santosh Yadav Kanha, their driver and their field guide Ramkumar Yadav Kanha.
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