The tigress just walking out of a muddy pond.
Then suddenly out of the blue, or should I say green, our driver and spotting expert made a quick u-turn and from then it was one wild ride like a scene out of a Hollywood chase sequence. A few turns and minutes later the jeep comes to a halt and the driver asked us to look left and keep silence. It was obvious to him, but it took as more than a few seconds to see a moving object covered in mud and heading away from us and a large body of muddy water. It was a thirsty tigress and the moment we spotted her, our eyes were wide open and mouths wide shut. Our binoculars and cameras did all the talking and sign language took over. Amidst the noiseless clamor, we took a brief hiatus to take in the magic of the moment and then all these man-made apparatus were kept aside. The majesty and unmistakable grace of this tigress was keenly observed, as she walked away marked her territory, licked some old wound, turned around to give us a frightening scare and jostled off. We have all heard of this old adage "when it rains, it pours", and sometimes in life we do feel that kind of "proverbial" bliss. As our jeep made a turn and with all of us still relishing the sight of might, we came to a halt near another large water body. Panning our heads we spotted this massive tiger with only his head jutting out. It was surreal, like a scene out of a wildlife documentary except that all the great background narration was missing. The voices in my head were saying 'Can you believe your luck? Stay silent and take this moment in!' For a few minutes we became hunters with our cameras acting like guns shooting images of this majestic beast in its natural habitat. More vehicles from other directions converged to join in as witnesses to this spectacle.