Here are some of the pictures of animals and plants I took on my trip to India in February/March, 1999.

I visited three tiger reserves and one bird sanctuary. The tiger reserves were Sariska, Ranthambore, and Bandhavgarh, the bird sanctuary was Keoladeo at Bharatpur.

At Sariska the tigers are by now extinct, but other wildlife like wild boar, deer, and antelope are plentiful. Ranthambore is the most scenic of the tiger reserves IMHO. The best tiger viewing I believe is at Bandhavgarh. They have elephants that take you into the bush when they spot a tiger. We visited on elephant a tiger that had killed a deer overnight. At one point the tiger was a couple of feet from the left foot of the elephant. Truly impressive!!

If you know the name of any of the animals or plants that are not named in these pages, please let me know so I can add the names to my pictures.

Pictures of birds in India and other nature pages are separate:

Birds in India
India Bird Page
Nature Pages
Other Nature Pages

All pictures are © Dr. Günther Eichhorn, unless otherwise noted.

Bamboo Seemed Always Grow
Bamboo. They seemed to always grow in such clumps. (1.6M)
Liana Interesting Twisted Form
A liana in an interesting, twisted form. (1292k)
Ficus benghalensis
Banyan Tree (Ficus benghalensis, german: Banyan-Feige, french: Figuier des banians). This is one tree, about 100 m (330 ft) across. It grows branches, then drops extra roots from the branches for support. (1374k)
Python
Python. (1049k)
Crocodylus palustris
Mugger Crocodile (Crocodylus palustris, german: Sumpfkrokodil, french: Crocodile des marais). They were pretty big. (1255k)
Dead Crocodile Sambar Had
This is a dead crocodile. The Sambar had been poisoned, and the crocodile ate the Sambar and died as well. Tigers are too smart to eat poisoned dead animals according to our guide. (1162k)
Eutamias sibiricus
A Siberian Chipmunk (Eutamias sibiricus, german: Burunduk, french: Tamia de Sibérie). (931k)
Semnopithecus entellus
Northern Plains Gray Langur (Semnopithecus entellus, german: Dussumier-Hanuman-Langur, french: Semnopithèque de Dussumier). They have quite a tail. (1405k)
Macaca mulatta
Rhesus Macaque (Macaca mulatta, german: Rhesusaffe, french: Macaque rhésus). Both langur and rhesus monkeys were quite common in the parks. (1160k)
Sus scrofa
Wild Boar (Sus scrofa, german: Wildschwein, french: Sanglier). (1128k)
Muntiacus muntjak
Indian Muntjac (Muntiacus muntjak, german: Indischer Muntjak, french: Cerf aboyeur) or Barking Deer. This is a rare small deer. (953k)
Axis axis
Male Chital (Spotted Deer) (Axis axis, german: Axishirsch, french: Cerf axis). (1083k)
Axis axis
A group of Chital (Axis axis, german: Axishirsch, french: Cerf axis) and Northern Plains Gray Langur (Semnopithecus entellus, german: Dussumier-Hanuman-Langur, french: Semnopithèque de Dussumier). (1224k)
Rusa unicolor
Sambar Deer (Rusa unicolor, german: Sambar, french: Sambar). They like to spend a lot of time in the water. (798k)
Rusa unicolor
Male Sambar Deer (Rusa unicolor, german: Sambar, french: Sambar), rolling in the mud. (1212k)
Rusa unicolor
Sambar Deer (Rusa unicolor, german: Sambar, french: Sambar) and Chital (Axis axis, german: Axishirsch, french: Cerf axis). They are often found together. (1215k)
Rusa unicolor
Male Sambar Deer (Rusa unicolor, german: Sambar, french: Sambar) feeding in the lake. (1034k)
Boselaphus tragocamelus
Female Nilgai Antelope (Boselaphus tragocamelus, german: Nilgauantilope, french: Antilope Nilgaut). (1138k)
Boselaphus tragocamelus
Male Nilgai Antelope (Boselaphus tragocamelus, german: Nilgauantilope, french: Antilope Nilgaut), almost as large as a horse. The male is blue/black, the female brown. It is endemic to the Indian subcontinent. (1241k)
Canis aureus
Golden Jackals (Canis aureus, german: Goldschakal, french: Chacal doré). We didn't see those too often. (1111k)
Our Way Tiger Watching
On our way tiger watching. (1140k)
Panthera tigris tigris
Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris, german: Königstiger, french: Tigre du Bengale) yawning. This was the first tiger that I saw. I thought it couldn't get any better than this, but it did. (1069k)
Panthera tigris tigris
Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris, german: Königstiger, french: Tigre du Bengale) on the prowl. (1120k)
Walking Right Car Front
He was walking right by the car in front of us! (1092k)
Feel Power Animal
You can feel the power of this animal. (1101k)
Panthera tigris tigris
This Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris, german: Königstiger, french: Tigre du Bengale) was about 1 meter (3 feet) from the left foot of the elephant, staring right at us. (1291k)
Checking Kill Sambar Deer
She was checking out her kill, a Sambar deer that she killed during the night. (1.5M)
Making Sure We Didn't
She was making sure we didn't start nibbling on her Sambar. (1.6M)
Panthera tigris tigris
The Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris, german: Königstiger, french: Tigre du Bengale) was checking us out because we were getting close to her kill. (1.5M)

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