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Bardia National Park and Tharu Cultural Museum, Nepal

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(October, 2010)

A friendly tiger with some words of advice. Anyone know what he's saying?


A guide took me on a hiking trail through leech-filled grass.


It's a leech!


On my first day I hired a guide to take me hiking in Bardia National Park in Western Nepal and fell in love with the place when I got a great shot of these two rhinos.


Bardia National Park - very unspoiled, full of elephants, rhinos and tigers.


Bardia is home to more than 250 species of birds.


This was my first glimpse of a tiger in Bardia National Park - how exciting to see a wild tiger while on a jungle walk.


I never knew tigers could swim.  I always thought cats hated water but this kitty went to the deep end and swam like an Olympic champion.


We were actually at a safe distance and this picture is zoomed and cropped.


There are about 100 Royal Bengal tigers living in the park.


My guide assured me the tiger did not see us but probably saw a fish.  This is still the best picture I will ever take.  He told me that tigers are good at fishing which was surprising to me.  I know a few house cats at my sister's house that would like to learn his technique. 


I saw a sloth bear but you can't see him at all in this picture.


My guide and I were heading back to camp on my last visit inside Bordia National Park, Nepal when we suddenly saw this rhino and very small baby through a clearing in the river reeds.  We were very close.  My guide told me "Mr. Tim, take snap (picture) and then we will climb a tree.  Rhino with baby is very dangerous" He was visibly scared.  The first picture I took was fuzzy but the sound of the camera caused baby's ears to go up and mother turned around.  I clicked this second picture and we went up the tree but they went the other direction.  This experience really put in perspective our place in the wild kingdom.


My guide climbed a tree to look for animals.




At the end of trek, we walked back through town. This French girl on the tour made friends with some little girls with a big bike.


Making hay one of the many farms surrounding the village.


I'm not sure what kind of deer this is. It's the size of a horse and a little grumpy. He hung around the visitor center looking for handouts.



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