Bank Myna: Chambal River near Rathambore, Sawai Madhopur, India, March 2023 — I will be in airplanes and airports for most of the next two days getting home from India, so I will make one more post while I have wifi here at the hotel in Delhi. This is a Bank Myna from near the Chambal River, an hour’s drive from Rathambore, where we took a short boat trip to look for birds and other river creatures. Sony Rx10iv at 600mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Pixelmator Photo and Apple Photos. ISO 100 @ f4 @ 1/1000th. (Bright Indian afternoon sun!).
Tiger: Rathambore Tiger Reserve, Rathambore National Park, Sawai Madhopur, India, March 2023 — I don’t know why it always surprises me but it always does when big cats behave just like house cats. Maybe it is really more amazing that house cats still behave so much like big cats. The “rub my tummy” move seems universal, though I am pretty sure no one, at lest no human, has ever rubbed the tummy of a Tiger when the tummy was on offer. Still. Cats will be cats. Sony Rx10iv at 600mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Pixomator Photo and Apple Photos. ISO 1250 @ f4 @ 1/500th.