Tucked away in the jungles of Central India, the Tala range of Bandhavgarh is home to one of the highest densities of tigers to be found anywhere in the world.
It has been fourteen years since I saw my first wild tiger there – an adult tigress, called Bachchi. Though only a glimpse, I remember her emerging from the undergrowth and quickly crossing the forest track in front of me – her beauty and presence were mesmerising… and so began my passion for these magnificent cats.
When photographing in India I work with my great friends Satyendra & Kay Tiwari, naturalists who live on the edge of the Bandhavgarh - their knowledge of the forest is second to none. You can see Satyendra’s latest images of the tigers here. And when I am in the UK Kay sends me regular updates on the tigers.
How you can help save the tiger
Worldwide there may only be 3000 tigers left in the wild. Tiger campaigners are working hard to ensure that 2012 is a good one. Over the past decade I have worked closely with the amazing tiger campaigners at the Environmental Investigation Agency - take a look at the great news on their latest update. They need your support.