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
Bamboo. They seemed to always grow in such clumps. (1.6M)
Liana Interesting Twisted
A liana in an interesting, twisted form. (1292k)
Banyan Tree Ficus
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)
Mugger Crocodile Crocodylus
Mugger Crocodile (Crocodylus palustris, german: Sumpfkrokodil, french: Crocodile des marais). They were pretty big. (1255k)
Dead Crocodile Sambar
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)
Siberian Chipmunk Eutamias
A Siberian Chipmunk (Eutamias sibiricus, german: Burunduk, french: Tamia de Sibérie). (931k)
Northern Plains Gray
Northern Plains Gray Langur (Semnopithecus entellus, german: Dussumier-Hanuman-Langur, french: Semnopithèque de Dussumier). They have quite a tail. (1405k)
Rhesus Macaque Macaca
Rhesus Macaque (Macaca mulatta, german: Rhesusaffe, french: Macaque rhésus). Both langur and rhesus monkeys were quite common in the parks. (1160k)
Wild Boar Sus
Wild Boar (Sus scrofa, german: Wildschwein, french: Sanglier). (1128k)
Indian Muntjac Muntiacus
Indian Muntjac (Muntiacus muntjak, german: Indischer Muntjak, french: Cerf aboyeur) or Barking Deer. This is a rare small deer. (953k)
Male Chital Spotted
Male Chital (Spotted Deer) (Axis axis, german: Axishirsch, french: Cerf axis). (1083k)
Group Chital 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)
Sambar Deer Rusa
Sambar Deer (Rusa unicolor, german: Sambar, french: Sambar). They like to spend a lot of time in the water. (798k)
Male Sambar Deer
Male Sambar Deer (Rusa unicolor, german: Sambar, french: Sambar), rolling in the mud. (1212k)
Sambar Deer Rusa
Sambar Deer (Rusa unicolor, german: Sambar, french: Sambar) and Chital (Axis axis, german: Axishirsch, french: Cerf axis). They are often found together. (1215k)
Male Sambar Deer
Male Sambar Deer (Rusa unicolor, german: Sambar, french: Sambar) feeding in the lake. (1034k)
Female Nilgai Antelope
Female Nilgai Antelope (Boselaphus tragocamelus, german: Nilgauantilope, french: Antilope Nilgaut). (1138k)
Male Nilgai Antelope
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)
Golden Jackals Canis
Golden Jackals (Canis aureus, german: Goldschakal, french: Chacal doré). We didn't see those too often. (1111k)
Our Way Tiger
On our way tiger watching. (1140k)
Bengal Tiger Panthera
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)
Bengal Tiger Panthera
Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris, german: Königstiger, french: Tigre du Bengale) on the prowl. (1120k)
Walking Right Car
He was walking right by the car in front of us! (1092k)
Feel Power Animal
You can feel the power of this animal. (1101k)
Bengal Tiger Panthera
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
She was checking out her kill, a Sambar deer that she killed during the night. (1.5M)
Making Sure We
She was making sure we didn't start nibbling on her Sambar. (1.6M)
Bengal Tiger Panthera
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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