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Inspirations >> My Canon Story

Mother and Son !

By arvind.karthik7
Lens

EF400mm f/2.8L IS II USM

ISO

800

Aperture

f 2.8

Shutter Speed

1/200 sec

Exposure Compensation

-1 EV

t was one prime monsoon evening. It was raining cats and dogs and the safari track was barely visible. In that hazy view of the dense forest, I saw something move in the distance. Something orange and stripes. And there she was... In the most unexpected moment and in the most magnificent way... The Queen Sundari with her two princes !! Shutters screamed in joy as we tried to get the best picture possible as a four year wait had finally come to an end... Her gaze made me numb and I had to wake myself up from the state of shock. I saw two other tigers behind her. Her two sons famously known as the brothers of Bandipur. One was a little shy and anxious while the other was bold and walked like a king already. Imagine yourselves being watched by the legend herself and her curious son caught in a photo frame... That will be one of the best and wholesome moment of my life and everyone present there ! I thought looking at her that this is a gift from Sundari to me after waiting for all these years. I was really emotional when I froze this moment and I learnt that both of them had looked straight at me. The best lesson wildlife has ever thought me and every other true wildlifer is to never ever give up on something you truly believe in. If you're being made to wait means you're in your way to something really big !

arvind.karthik7

I’m nature and wildlife photographer, I also work for a start up in Bangalore, tracking big cats is something which I desire