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Finding A Tiger
Posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Finding A Tiger

by Tom Svensson

I traveled to Barrackpore in West Bengal, probably one of the best bird parks in the world and a place I strongly plan to visit again.

It is magical.

I use the Benro Travel Angel II Tripod which is so very light and easy to bring with you when traveling.

Knowing that I can also make it in to a monopod is important, as I use that feature often during my wildlife photography.

My first tour of the park gave me access to photograph four leopards. They say that for every 100 tigers you see, you will see one leopard so I figured that I am now I entitled to see for 400 tigers!  I had extremely good luck to be accompanied by a very experienced ranger that had a fantastic feeling for where the tiger was going to be found.

When traveling around in a jeep, I tend to use a GH2 and monopod or the single leg from my Travel Angel II converted to monopod. If you, like me, are impressed by tigers, I strongly suggest that you make a trip to India; it will be worth every minute. Seeing a tiger in the wild is an amazing feeling.

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