Millennium old ruins of India's glorious history glistened in the first rays of the December sun. The consecrated Ranthambhore fort, ruled by Chauhans and Mughals, Rajputs and Maharajahs over the centuries, stood tall & motionless, almost as if carved in time. The placid waters of the Padam glowed and swayed to the slight breeze, leaving me mesmerized with the scene. I stood transfixed looking at this epochal crossroad of heritage and wildlife, art and nature, past and present while far away in the distance, a sambhar bellowed. The current rulers of this most iconic of landscapes was on the move..
Adrenaline ran through my veins and the heart skipped a beat or two. A tiger had appeared through a nearby busy. I had always dreamt of a tiger here, the most perfect setting for a 'Tiger in India', for an animal that's lived through millennia of human interaction and found expression in the very ethos, heritage and culture of this incredible land that is India.
The December chill, frozen fingers & foggy breath notwithstanding, i stripped myself of my gloves and with great joy & a content smile, tried making an image of a tiger with the backdrop of the colossal Ranthambhore Fort. 😌
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