Divine Light Tigress
. "Dindi" the bold female of the tourism zone has enthralled many a visitor with her charm over the past few years since the time she separated from her mother and took over one of the prime territories of the park which has access to many waterholes, a luxury to a Tiger in winter and summer months. With no access to water elsewhere and these waterholes located close to each other, it becomes quite easy to track her once you know the pathways she uses and the link roads connecting the waterholes.
On this winter morning a rangers vehicle had spotted her close to a tank while we were on the lookout for a mating pair of Leopards. Dejected after missing them we decided to leave the place and track this Tiger as we knew her movements from the previous evening. For that we had to wait for a long time as the forest patch she had entered was vast and she would definitely rest in between. So taking all that into account we decided to stay on that road and use that time for some birding while keeping our ears fixed for any warning calls indicating her movement and distance. Almost an hour later we were alerted to the snorting of a herd of Gaurs about 50 metres ahead. We decided to stay put and not start the engine as that could have stopped her in her tracks and made the wait even longer. Within seconds she was on the road and after that it was pure magic. She marked every tree on the way in stunning light and finally reached a waterhole where she had a Sambar kill to spend the rest of the day.