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Tusker in Tiger reserve

Discussion in 'Plants, Animals & Insects Photography Forum' started by Sundar Amartur, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. Sundar Amartur

    Sundar Amartur Always on

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    This was a mock charge to tell us to get lost. If it was a real charge I and others with me probably would be dead meat. He was in Musth, secretion from a gland during the mating season. That is when they are extremely cranky and dangerous. The right tusk is a bit broken probably from a fight.

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    The oozing Musth gland can be seen as a small black patch between the ear flap and eye. I made the subject fill the frame to get better detail of skin texture.

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  2. Roger S

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    Very nice shots, Sundar. What type of vehicle were you in?
     
  3. Sundar Amartur

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    Thanks. They were open 10 seater vehicles with a cover at the top to provide some shade. As in any other wildlife sanctuary we were not allowed to step out of the vehicle at any time.
     
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    Roger S Crazy Canuck Administrator

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    Ah, so that explains why the tusker could have made mincemeat out of your group. ;)
     
  5. Sundar Amartur

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    You bet. Can't mess with them.
     
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    Really nice shots Sundar.
     
  7. Sundar Amartur

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    Cheers David. The sight of him made my day.

    Another shot showing the secretion from the Musth gland

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    Last edited: Apr 17, 2019
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    Great shots and lovely light, especially on the third
     
  9. Sundar Amartur

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    Thanks Snips. It was a bit scary looking at a 10000 lbs animal getting pissed off.
     
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    Been there, done that! :) Also with buffalo :eek:
     
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