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“What’s up, Tiger Lily”

Posted in The Jungle Book with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 20, 2010 by designldg

“’O Tiger-lily,’ said Alice, addressing herself to one that was waving gracefully about in the wind, ‘I wish you could talk!’ ‘We can talk,’ said the Tiger-lily: ‘when there’s anybody worth talking to”
(“Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll – English Novelist,1832-1898)

Deep in the jungle of Bandhavgarh in the Indian state Madhya Pradesh this magnificent wild tiger was waiting for us, soon another one joined and both stayed with us during more than 45 minutes.

Asia is now celebrating the year of the Tiger, it is an opportunity to attract the attention of those wildlife sanctuaries in order to remind everyone the imperative need to protect those animals.

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Shere Khan, the King of the Jungle

Posted in The Jungle Book with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 20, 2010 by designldg

[as Kaa is about to eat Mowgli, Shere Khan pulls on his tail, which makes a doorbell sound]
Kaa: Ooh! Oh, now what? I’ll be right down. Yes, yes, who is it?
Shere Khan: It’s me. Shere Khan. I’d like a word with you, if you don’t mind.
Kaa: Shere Khan, what a surprise.
Shere Khan: Yes, isn’t it. I just dropped by. Now forgive me if I’ve interrupted anything.
Kaa: Oh no, no, nothing at all.
Shere Khan: [brandishing his claws] I thought perhaps that you were entertaining someone up there in your coils.
Kaa: Coils? Someone? Oh no, I was just curling up for my siesta.
Shere Khan: But you were singing to someone. Who is it, Kaa?
[Shere Khan grabs Kaa’s throat with his paw]
Kaa: Ah, um, oh no, I was just singing, uh, to myself.
Shere Khan: Indeed.
Kaa: Yes… yes, you see I have… trouble with my sinuses.
Shere Khan: What a pity!
Kaa: Oh, you have no idea. It’s simply terrible. I can’t eat, I can’t sleep, so I ssssssing myself to sleep. You know, self-hypnosis. Let me show you how it works.
[Kaa prepares to look in Shere Khan’s eyes and try to hypnotize him]
(from the movie “The Jungle Book” – 1967)

Deep in the jungle of Bandhavgarh in the Indian state Madhya Pradesh this beautiful tiger was waiting for us, soon another one joined and both stayed with us during more than 45 minutes.

The Only…Oof!

Posted in The Jungle Book with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 20, 2010 by designldg

“The wonderful thing about tiggers
Is tiggers are wonderful things!
Their tops are made out of rubber
Their bottoms are made out of springs!
They’re bouncy, trouncy, flouncy, pouncy
Fun, fun, fun, fun, fun!
But the most wonderful thing about tiggers is
I’m the only one
Tiggers are cuddly fellas
Tiggers are awfully sweet
Ev’ryone el-us is jealous
That’s why I repeat… and repeat

The wonderful thing about tiggers
Is tiggers are marvelous claps!
They’re loaded with vim and vigor
They love to leap in your laps!
They’re jumpy, bumpy, clumpy, thumpy
Fun, fun, fun, fun, fun!
But the most wonderful thing about tiggers is
I’m the only one
I-I-I’m , the only… oof!
Ouch!”
(“The wonderful thing about tiggers” from “Winnie The Pooh”)

I couldn’t resist to add this song to this picture shot in the wildlife sanctuary of the jungle of Bandhavgarh in the Indian state Madhya Pradesh where this magnificent wild tiger performed a “show” during more than 45 minutes.

The Action of the Tiger

Posted in The Jungle Book with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 18, 2010 by designldg

“In peace there’s nothing so becomes a man
As modest stillness and humility;
But when the blast of war blows in our ears,
Then imitate the action of the tiger:
Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood,
Then lend the eye a terrible aspect;
Now set the teeth, and stretch the nostril wide,
Hold hard the breath, and bend up every spirit
To his full height!”
(William Shakespeare – English Dramatist, Playwright and Poet, 1564-1616)

This couple of wild tigers gave us a “show” striking several poses as if they were “models” used to cameras, it happened deep in the jungle of Bandhavgarh in the Indian state Madhya Pradesh and hopefully we met them after lunch time…!!!

Fearful Symmetry

Posted in The Jungle Book with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 18, 2010 by designldg

“Tiger! Tiger! burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?”
(William Blake – English visionary Mystic, Poet, Painter and Engraver. 1757-1827)

Deep in the jungle of Bandhavgarh (बांधवगढ राष्ट्रीय उद्दान) in the Indian state Madhya Pradesh, I met wild tiger which against all odds started to pose during more than 45 minutes as if he was a “model” used to cameras.
About 55 tigers are living there on a total area of 694 scare kilometers.
Entering in this wild life sanctuary is at your own risk as there is no protection and weapons are of course not allowed.

Asia entered into the year of the Tiger.
Losar Tashi Delek, the Tibetan new year started last morning, its element is the male iron tiger.
Happy New Year – may we all share peace all over the world…!!!

My Love, my Valentine

Posted in The Jungle Book with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 14, 2010 by designldg

“I’ve dreamed of this a thousand times before
In my dreams i couldnt love you more
I will give you my heart
Until the end of time
You’re all i need
My love, my valentine”
(“My Valentine” by Martina McBride)

Deep in the jungle of Bandhavgarh in the Indian state Madhya Pradesh, I met this couple of wild tigers which stayed in front of me during more than 45 minutes.
The female was trying to seduce the male, they were playing in front of my camera.
By chance Valentine’s day is the same day as the Asian New year’s day this year and it is the year of the tiger.

Happy Valentine, Happy New Year…!!!

Listen to Martina McBride’s song,