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7 / Sep / 2011
The Family Tree
Leopard, Kabini Photograph: Vikram Huilgol Story: Rajesh Ramaswamy

The Family Tree

Brothers, sisters, fathers, mothers, cousins; you’ll find every branch of the Leopard family living, quite literally, on a branch…totally at home in a comfy tree-house in Kabini. But that isn’t the only reason why leopards tower above the rest in the big cat stakes. They are considered the most complete cats as they are adaptive to even the harshest of habitats, from semi-arid deserts to evergreen rainforests. This versatility is the main reason why they have the densest population, even in the forests of Kabini, where they share space with predatory Tigers and Dholes. But since they’re the only climbers in the lot, they are never cramped for style, living as they do a few metres above the competition. What’s unusual, though, is that normally leopards and tigers don’t share territory, but the density of trees and undergrowth, and the sheer variety of prey ensure a relatively easy co-existence. After all, whenever the leopard feels threatened, he knows he can always leave the vertically challenged tiger behind and climb into his upper-deck sanctuary. The lord of his arboreal manor, the Kabini Leopard spends a large part of his life in his tree-house, chilling out, playing, eating and sleeping. Apart from his leafy lounge, he also has a well stocked larder where he drags in and hangs his kills, some of which may weigh twice his body weight. This is where his sheer strength and long claws come in handy, enabling him to haul his meal effortlessly up. Dinner is mostly his favourite serving of Langur, though occasionally, it could be a Spotted Deer, the loser, as it were, of the ‘Duel of the Spots’. Perhaps the Langur and the Deer could have done well to heed the old jungle saying that, in Kabini, a harmless looking tree may have a bite that’s worse than its bark!

We at Orange County have loved sharing this story with you, and shall bring you one every fortnight, as part of our Responsible Tourism Initiatives to raise awareness about the nature and culture of the environments we operate in.

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  1. jyoti aggarwal says:

    Nice one.

  2. Minakshi Lakhotia says:

    When will b the results declared????
    We all R waitng

  3. karthik.t says:

    The vision of sir Emmanuel T Ramapuram…love the nature…

  4. kanupriya says:

    EAGER FOR THE RESULTS:)
    GOOD LUCK TO ALL THE PARTICIPANTS

  5. nafjad says:

    here for good…save us…

  6. Capt M R Borkar says:

    Hey,
    I am leapord, The King Of Jungles. In my Kingdom, my word & desire are final. How about your Kingdom? And who is the King there? And where does he live? And does he have any freedom that I enjoy day and night??

  7. aksshey varma says:

    the cause of me being spotted are my SPOTS

  8. aksshey varma says:

    can the Leopard change its spots just to SAVE his life

  9. Ragini Damani says:

    Sportingly Spotty..
    Tame me if u can!!!

  10. rekha singh says:

    my name is bond, kabs bond

  11. Sujatha Ramani says:

    SAVE SPOT DONT SHOT(Death rate increasing, stop, save them)

  12. rahul khandare says:

    meet me …and i will tell you who is the real MALE…

  13. Sujatha Raghavendran says:

    Heaven on Earth

  14. Sandhya Prabhakar says:

    Leaping at Life…

  15. Dr.Rema Rajah says:

    This Cat as a Trophy would be a Catastrophe!
    Save him and Spot the difference!!

  16. mikhil says:

    “POUND FOR POUND” ( Leopards are the strongest among big cats)

  17. Manju Muralidharan says:

    My alternative title suggestion would be– “SPOT” with the best!!

  18. Omkar says:

    Look in to those eyes.. See your own soul..

  19. Madhura says:

    The look that kills!

  20. Vikram Kapoor says:

    “Cat”.. ch me … am a Leo (grrr) par D ots

  21. Anu Thomas says:

    CUTIE PIE WITH NAUGHTY THOUGHTS

  22. Ashish Jacob says:

    Holding on. Holding Strong.

  23. Soren Chatterjee says:

    Amazing Gaze!!

  24. Akhil Pall says:

    The title describes the pic & the accompanying article perfectly i.e. a leopard (cat) living on a tree (log).
    Alongwith this, it also resonates with the words ”The Jungle Catalouge”.

  25. mohammad a. ibrahim says:

    leopards tahrir square.

  26. sethu ratna says:

    SHARPER’S STOP….

  27. Pallavi Nahata says:

    Jungle eye : eyes without a face

  28. narinder kumar says:

    nature hunted

  29. SHEEL M says:

    Wonderful moments of wild life in general, I feel that this Alternative tile will be well-suited. “MOMENTS OF MAMMALS”

  30. ARUN KUMAR SHUKLA says:

    I am part of jungle kings family, so i can rule every where, no body can stop me.

  31. Anil Agarwal says:

    Spot the spotted

  32. Sarada Trivedi says:

    The House of Spotted Lords of Kabini

  33. Purvi Shah says:

    “High on Gold Spot – the zing thing”

  34. Neel Shah says:

    Spot the cat on top of a Bark!!!

  35. Parminder Singh Bedi says:

    This whole jungle is mine….!

  36. Arun says:

    “Disclaimer: Don’t try this at home, I have nine lives”

  37. Bhushan Poojary says:

    Golden fire with burned coal spots .

  38. Aarti Sharma says:

    “The Vanguard Safari”

  39. Mukul Moholkar says:

    An adept climber!

  40. ABHIMANYU LODHA says:

    CATREENA (CAT + TREE + NA (‘NA’ for ‘Nahar’ which is a Hindi word for lion))

  41. Kirti says:

    TOUCH ME NOT

  42. Hemant Pawar says:

    The Lurking Tree-Spots

  43. jagdeesh laxman singh says:

    Simply Superb picture. Congratulations!!! Great Colour balance !

  44. Karishma Pandit says:

    Title:- ‘ Spot the TREE STAR’…..

  45. Asmita Pawar says:

    A(ny) Tree With A View.

  46. Hemant Pawar says:

    The Spotted Tree Lurker

  47. sarika rathod says:

    Can you colour me green?

  48. Rajiv Rastogi says:

    ” For your eyes only “

  49. Christine Rastogi says:

    Way ahead…in leaps & bounds….!

  50. Neha says:

    The Fearless Life!

  51. Nidal Nammari says:

    mind your own business

  52. Tejal Parikh says:

    And.. they call me cat…!

  53. Sangeeta Parikh says:

    Come.. count my spots..!

  54. Tejal Parikh says:

    Count the spots on me..!

  55. George Johnson says:

    ‘Dare to stare ?? ‘

  56. George Johnson says:

    ‘Stare to death’

  57. Bharti Jaiswal says:

    WE ARE NOT HUMANS BUT WE STILL BALANCE THE NATURE , GIVE ME A SHELTER OF MY OWN PRESERVE THE FOREST ! I AM LEOPARD

  58. lally says:

    My space, on my terms …love it or leave it..

  59. Pankaj says:

    “My Spot is on the top”

  60. Shalini johri says:

    Beauty lies in the EYES of the beholder!!!!

  61. shilpa says:

    ‘The Prowling County Cat’

  62. Rashi Sharan says:

    Hey i had given the alternate title as ‘The Perpendicular Advantage’ but it is still not visible. Please reply as to whether you received my entry or not?

    • Orange County Resorts says:

      Dear Ms. Sharan,
      Thank you for your comments. Indeed, your comments have been approved. You can view it on the Lifescapes issue.

  63. R INDIRESH says:

    if you dare to see me i would also dare to stare at you. so give respect and protect me and i will give respect and protect you.

  64. mugdha says:

    the home for spotted and adaptive leopard-
    none other than a tree house at kabini

  65. Divya says:

    Meow, my foot!

  66. Divya says:

    ” You are too city bred to be yumm ” – said the leopard to the viewer of the snap

  67. amit vij says:

    killer spotter…..

  68. Rashna Shetty says:

    Boondocks

  69. Junaiz says:

    “No escape from Lifescape!!

  70. Mir Dilbar Raza says:

    Live AND let live-save us

  71. Sonia says:

    Spot the predator!

  72. Pratyush Shrimali says:

    Enjoy Spotting the Spotted at Orange Country Kabini

  73. arpita says:

    kabini killers’ quest

  74. Rachita says:

    Leave us alone and our home too

  75. arpita says:

    spark of the bark in the dark..

  76. arpita says:

    live life, leopard size……..

  77. manish garodia says:

    Woh… Nice..

  78. Kamal Raj says:

    Hey… who’s that? Usain Bolt. Dead Meat!!!!!!!!!

  79. ketan haria says:

    LEOPARD CAN RUN FAST.
    KABINI IS GOING FAMOUS FASTER.
    AS THE FAMILY TREES GROWS FASTEST.
    AND THE KABINI IS MUCH FAMOUS FOR ITS LEOPARD RESERVE. AS THE ORANGE COUNTY.
    LITTLE TITLE :- ORANGE LEOPARD’S COUNTY.

  80. monu goel says:

    greatest family wonder

  81. sonu goel says:

    natural luxury beyond perfection

  82. Hamsa says:

    Oh!! I am sorry I thought it was a costume party!!

  83. Omar says:

    Oh!! I am sorry I thought it was a costume party!!

  84. Hamsa says:

    Did anyone find my favorite “spot”?

  85. Rukhaya says:

    Exorcise the mind, exercise the spirit.

  86. Rukhaya says:

    Tiger, Tiger burning bright, in the forests of the night…

  87. Rukhaya says:

    Shoot me, not with a gun, but a camera.

  88. Rukhaya says:

    Spot on!!!

  89. Manish Mehta says:

    Caption:
    The Predators ‘Pause’

  90. John Jacob says:

    That’s my favorite pose…. be quick…cant hold it for long..thanx

  91. Shweta Kumar says:

    The alternate title could be – ‘ Living on Vertical Edge’.

  92. Mayur Mayank says:

    The alternate title for ‘The Family Tree’ could be : ‘The Leo Bank’. This suggests that the leopard family banks upon the trees.

  93. Ravish Sharan says:

    The alternate title for ‘The Family Tree’ can be : ‘Speckled Beauty on Patterned Giant’ . Here the speckled beauty refers to the leopard family and the patterned giant is the massive tree which supports them.

  94. Rashi Sharan says:

    The alternate title for ‘The family Tree’ can be : ‘The Perpendicular Advantage’

  95. Smt.Amiya Mukherjee says:

    Queen of Kabini

  96. pankaj chawla says:

    SPOTED CAT, WILD AND BEAUTIFUL.

  97. Sujit says:

    Above the rest

  98. Roshini says:

    We leopards call this a tree slide. You humans call it extreme sports.

  99. Aashman Gadia says:

    Orange Spotted

  100. Kishen Carriappa says:

    Of course I haven’t changed my coat, just had a quick shower!

  101. Kishen Carriappa says:

    Make it quick Vikram, dinner is served upstairs!

  102. vikas says:

    Super!

  103. perin mehra says:

    golden spots, green dots

  104. perin mehra says:

    green leap golden crawl

  105. Sandhya Pramanik says:

    The eyeing beauty

  106. Parag Hardas says:

    Slip me not! … Tiger or wot?

  107. harneak singh says:

    ‘alternate title’

    “SPOT IT ON EVERY TREE”

  108. Manish Mehta says:

    Did you change the lenses?

  109. aditi bose says:

    Live dots living on the tree

  110. Keshav Pai says:

    stay away ! this is my sweet home..

  111. mihir says:

    Spotty Family
    Family Spots

  112. Mukta Nanchahal says:

    life with full of fun

  113. Mukta Nanchahal says:

    personality with brains

  114. Anne says:

    Kabini, the spotted Cat

  115. BEENA SAVLA says:

    CATWALK ON A TREE TOP

  116. Manjit Duarah says:

    ready for a shot

  117. Ravinder Singh says:

    I am the KING

  118. princebal says:

    …SAVE YOURSELF….

  119. Vani says:

    Darewoods!….Stare those spots

  120. Vijay says:

    Beauty and the Beast! Are you looking for something?

  121. Vijay says:

    I dare you!

  122. Navin K Agarwal says:

    Nature has given us chance to think one more time & try to protect this beautiful & rare animals so that our Child can also see this in reality, otherwise they will read in story book only.. Thanks “Orange County” to take initiative to share information in a different manner..

  123. Mark Dsouza says:

    KABINI CAT: Kabini (Kabhi Nahi) Bhoolenge !!!!!

  124. dr snehal thatte says:

    U SHOOT , I KILL

  125. dr snehal thatte says:

    U ONLY SHOOT BUT I KILL FOR SURE …

  126. Kishen Carriappa says:

    Now don’t go call the fire brigade, I can manage this.

  127. Milind Talele says:

    Over the decades some thing that has not changed, the wild life, the nature. We humans are destroying it, thanks to those who have come forward to same them. Let the proverb be their “Old is Gold and wild is wild in natural nature” or else our future generation will only be able to see beautiful natural and wild life in past books and photos.

  128. MOHAMMED IMRAN ALI BAIG says:

    Leopards and Humans Living Together in Harmony

  129. Pratyush Shrimali says:

    Grace is the beauty of form under the influence of freedom

  130. phani says:

    THE WILD HUNT, THE WILD QUEST.., SECRETS OF WILD LIVE

  131. Poonam Sadana says:

    Suggested title : “I saw, I paw(ed), I conquered”, the King of Kabini

  132. Ambrish Mohan Tyagi says:

    … hat the cat !

  133. Roshini says:

    ‘Cheese? did you say, I’d rather say meat!

  134. Roshini says:

    Brunch is served on a branch above.

  135. Roshini says:

    Hold on my friend, I’m on a trunk call!

  136. Namrita Kapadia says:

    I SEE YOU..Come be my Friend!

  137. Sharmila Davare says:

    KABINI – My home, My family, My throne, My Sanctuary

  138. Shiva Kumar says:

    Spotted: The Family Cat!

  139. Sadananda Konchady says:

    Snap me quickly, before I snap from this pose!

  140. Jobby Mathews Rajan says:

    “The Panthera Pardus Family Tree”

  141. shriranjani says:

    family tree leopard : ”what are u lukin @ ? ” btw leopards have blackrings n not spots on their body

  142. Aditya says:

    “Bond with the Best”

  143. Katheren Asuntha R says:

    “The Spotted Shredder”

  144. reshma says:

    SPOTTED LEAPORD – SPIDER LIKE – By the time u spot him it will be too late

  145. AMITA PRASAD-SARBHAI says:

    A VIEW TO A KILL

  146. Meghna says:

    @ Home in Kabini

  147. colonel s w thatte says:

    3,2,1 …. ATTACK

  148. Shammi Kachru says:

    Catch me if you can!

  149. S. Mahavir Agarwal says:

    Waltz on Wood

  150. Kishen Carriappa says:

    Now quickly tell me this tree-top photo-op is the best!

  151. Kishen Carriappa says:

    Me Leo, you livingstill I presume?

  152. Kishen Carriappa says:

    Two’s company, but on this tree it’s a crowd!

  153. Rupa Dutta Chowdhury says:

    “Hmmm! Not bad for a human!”
    (because I felt the leopard is looking at me more intently than I at it )

  154. Tarang Shah says:

    ” I m in Kabini, Come find me…”

  155. Amitha Nalin says:

    Leo ‘pad’

  156. princebal says:

    ..You dare cut trees..

  157. Daksha Girish says:

    Spot of the “Spotted”……Kabini!

  158. Dhiraj Kapoor says:

    Suggested alternate title:
    ” ready, STEADY……..go!!!

  159. Mythili Chengapa says:

    Like it ribbed or dotted?

    • Rajesh Ramaswamy says:

      lol….those are sharp [email protected]:-)))
      -Editor

  160. Mythili Chengapa says:

    CAughT in the act!

  161. P V Shyam Mrithyunjayan says:

    Lord of the Rings!

  162. Nimi Chengapa says:

    A prance to nature!

  163. T. N. Ramesh says:

    “Multistory- High Raise Home of Leopard!”

  164. N.J.Suresh says:

    Wild Spots.

  165. N.J.Suresh says:

    Prince of the Jungle.

  166. vinay sing says:

    live life king size

  167. Kishen Prasad says:

    Am(i)bush'(ed) ?

  168. Karni Singh says:

    If ‘spots’ could talk….I have many stories to tell..!!

  169. Roopashree Ravinder says:

    This is my home. Don’t you dare come in!.

  170. roopanabar says:

    come closer and count my dots.

  171. PRASUN says:

    Loved by all, Spotted by few……..

    Save them before there is no more spots…….

  172. Satyarth Mishra says:

    “INNOCENT SILENCE”

  173. Nawab says:

    Glimpse of the mesmerising kitten of the wild!

  174. Dipti Todankar says:

    If Jimmy(Corbet) was alive he would look upto ( up for) me- The cat seems to be saying

  175. Dipti Kamdar says:

    The Lively Leopard

  176. mahendra parmar says:

    the kabini leopard daring to catch and run, awaiting the catch of the day.

  177. mahendra parmar says:

    zindagi milegi dobara to stay in Kabini and Coorg. see the big cats and the small insects in both the destinations.

  178. Prakash Nambiar says:

    Welcome Home! Be my Guest.. Athithi Bhojan Bhava… 🙂

  179. vaishali jain says:

    waiting…….to be spotted
    welcome to kabini

  180. Ranjani says:

    Spotting the Spotted Leopard in a Game of Spots!

  181. Rekhchand says:

    great picture

  182. Nupoor Prasad says:

    “Poise of the fearless”

  183. Mita Dharod says:

    Love Nature. Now that’s a new angle:-)

  184. surendra singh says:

    Hi!! can i help you man?

  185. Prashanth Prabhu says:

    “Tree Spotting”
    I.e. Spotting trees of different types but only here it is spots of a leopard on the tree that is spotted.

  186. Ashish Poddar says:

    Made for ONE !

  187. Anandi Gandhi says:

    Where the Wild Things Were

  188. Shankar.S says:

    A View to A Kill !

  189. Dinesh Menon says:

    This is the enth time I am posing for you……
    Now tell me…..Will this do for your Natural Pose requirements……

  190. Preeti Sacheti says:

    Fast n Furious…The “Brand Ambassador” of “Kabini”!!

  191. RAJ says:

    KILLER LOOKS

  192. kavita saluja says:

    ‘THE ROYAL ACROBAT’

  193. sundeep jain says:

    my title will be : MOTHER NATURE :
    this is the best possible way to show the mother nature at it best b’coz today when we are counting tigers with their no’s reducing to 1411 ,this picture brings the light in the darkness that the mother nature is the final authorithy and in this picture we can see an innocent leopard playing ,rejoicing ,doing his routine with no extra effort because of the conservation of the ecological system of the forest ,here comes the need for the afforestation ,b’coz we r in the world of concrete jungle,where the deadliest of deadliest animal can be seen as helpless and exhausted,so i would like to conclude that its the mother nature that conserves all of us .therefore i thank VIKRAM for bringing the spot light on nature conservancy good job dude…..hatsoffff
    regds
    sundeep jain

  194. KARNIK SHAH says:

    Keen to see you!

  195. Rashmi Nair says:

    You stare , I pounce !!!

  196. Shibin Mathew says:

    “Dare..to Stare”

  197. Ajit says:

    DARE TO STARE

  198. Rashmi Nair says:

    Nature’s Nail Filer !!!

  199. Ajit says:

    “YOU ARE NOT ALONE “

  200. Siddhanth. S says:

    007, Licensed to kill

  201. Savitha Shankar says:

    An Elegant Ballet by a Spotted Feline !

  202. Kishen Prasad says:

    The Cat in the Langurs Shadow !

    This versatile big cat, can climb trees and jump across branches like how langurs can.

  203. Siddhanth .S says:

    007 , Licensed to Kill

  204. Nirmit Shah says:

    Wild Killer of Kabini

  205. Savitha shankar says:

    An Elegant Ballet by a Spotted Feline !

  206. Nagaraj says:

    Am embarked here for life!

  207. Roshini says:

    You can call me ‘Bhageera’, this is a tree party so there’s no black coat!

  208. Roshini says:

    Who says we don’t change our spots? See you soon down there!

  209. RAKESH POONACHA says:

    YES. I GOT IT.

  210. jerardin dsouza says:

    The” LOOK & The GRIP” Tells a SPOT-LESS Story.

    ——————————————————
    SPOT me but SPARE me

  211. Jitesh Chandak says:

    Up a creek without a paddle,

    This closeup look at an Kabini Leopard in a tree as it fights off other animals for it’s food reminded me of the old saying “up a creek without a paddle”. It’s easy for this Leopard to climb trees but if it doesn’t find a strong branch and can’t hang onto it’s food then it really is in a tight spot. How would you like to be up a tree and see a lion coming up after you…yikes!!!

  212. Jitesh Chandak says:

    Up a creek without a paddle, This closeup look at an Kabini Leopard in a tree as it fights off other animals for it’s food reminded me of the old saying “up a creek without a paddle”. It’s easy for this Leopard to climb trees but if it doesn’t find a strong branch and can’t hang onto it’s food then it really is in a tight spot. How would you like to be up a tree and see a lion coming up after you…yikes!!!

  213. KISHAN says:

    Free Stay on Tree……

  214. Santosh Saligram says:

    And my caption is –
    “The ‘barking’ cat that often bites!”
    or –
    “The ‘barking’ cat that you seldom sight.”
    🙂

  215. V Jayanthi says:

    The View Up Here ……

  216. A Vijayakanthan says:

    Here’s looking at you …..

  217. Minakshi Lakhotia says:

    Shelter of Love, Peace and and Togetherness

  218. Neema Yeswant says:

    Panthera pardus – The Black & Yellow Kaleidoscope

  219. Priti Kapoor says:

    FOR THE DARING & ADVENTUROUS WITH HEALTHY HEARTS…

  220. Deepesh Dodia says:

    Look into my eyes I m deadly.

  221. Sunira Abdul Razique. says:

    checking his family is safe

  222. Sunira Abdul Razique. says:

    feel like world is in his hand …and wating to kill….who is grabbing his kingdom.

  223. Bindu John says:

    enjoy my beauty…in the orange county

  224. gokkast says:

    Awesome blog, it’s just like a game for me! It’s so infomative and usefull, thanks a lot! If you post more of this great stuff, I’ll visit your blog again!

  225. Madhumita Hazra Mohanty says:

    “Welcome to my jungle!”

  226. Pallavi says:

    Pleasure World

  227. vikas mittal says:

    spiderman looking for his food

  228. reshma says:

    The mesmerising gaze

  229. anshul jain says:

    ‘LEAPORD FAMILY’S FAVOURITE SPOT’

  230. kanupriya says:

    a home claimed and not bought

  231. Pradeep says:

    “King of an untouched Land”

  232. Nishka Kadvinkote says:

    ‘Familia Arbor’……..this is Latin for Family Tree;-)

  233. Sowmya Fesenbeck says:

    The Beholder

  234. Bernd Fesenbeck says:

    ‘Rules of Engagement’. you know not the serial that is running but the actual military lingo

  235. Sowmya Fesenbeck says:

    Live and let live!!

  236. kavitha gopinath says:

    I am the monarch of all I survey

  237. Satish.M says:

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  238. Mariya Challawala says:

    Spotted…but yet Attractive!!! come watch us free @ Kabini..!

  239. Ranjit Kumar says:

    The True child of Mother Nature.

  240. Nisha says:

    Where Stealth & Innocence Meet…

  241. Mahesh Madhavan says:

    ( The Family Tree )
    “CONNECTING GENERATIONS”

  242. dr srilatha says:

    SAFARI, PEACOCK, THE JUNGLE IN CITY, NATURE& THE WILD, CREATURES,THE LIVING, BIOWORLD, THE UNEXPLORED,THE SOUL, PULSE .

  243. Kshama says:

    Wild (life) Passion

  244. Sadashiv Kamath says:

    This is my style…!!!! ready steady..go…!!

  245. Upasna Rai says:

    ‘ He stoops to conquer ‘

  246. aman gopal says:

    we are easy to spot, even among the trees
    or
    you will find us among the trees

  247. Upasna Rai says:

    ‘ He stoops to conquer ‘

  248. Alex Rodrigues says:

    “Are you looking at me, or, am I looking at you?”

  249. Mohsin Sarvar says:

    Near Threatened!

  250. asma says:

    meinn hon DON

  251. bhavik says:

    this place is look like jannat, live like dream, {vo khete he na duniya bnane vale kya tere man me smai tu ne orange county ke ja si duniya na bna e}

  252. ramesh nedunuri says:

    touchwood

  253. ramesh nedunuri says:

    v all r big happy family in d jungle.

  254. Nidhi Chandna says:

    Sometimes the Spotted Beauty is more beautiful than the Spotless one!

  255. rammesh parhad says:

    jannaat ……..

  256. ankit desai says:

    Orange County “Bas Naam hi kafi hai”

  257. Prabanee says:

    Title: ‘On a high’
    The leopard is (literally) on a high as he can jump for the kill without being seen by the prey. Besides, he is on a high (figuratively speaking) as the tree branch is his lounge, diner et al. He can also outsmart a vertically challenged tiger, to choose your words.

  258. Rajneesh says:

    “Beauty And The Beast”

  259. DE.JAYENDRA says:

    ENJOY MEAL ON TREEHOUSE

  260. Vivek.N.Raju says:

    “My Tree House” …………….Beware.

  261. arpita agrawal says:

    IS my previous entry rejected?

  262. TRIPTI GUPTA says:

    HOT SHOT’S HOT SPOT!

  263. NASHIT GUPTA says:

    HITTING THE HIGH SPOT!

  264. Sonia Jimmy says:

    Wanna count the spots ?

  265. Rohit Agarwal says:

    Don’t you dare touch my home…am here to ‘Save the Trees’

  266. Padma mandalaparthy says:

    ‘ Born to be Wild” ……Kabini here I come!

  267. Padma mandalaparthy says:

    ‘ The Stalking beauty’

  268. Padma mandalaparthy says:

    How about ‘ Fire n Grace….Kabini’s Big Cats!

  269. Padma mandalaparthy says:

    Another title could be ‘ The Essence of Wilderness…….Carnivores of Kabini!

  270. neetu sureka says:

    the most coveted spot in this wilderness
    (have not gone through the posts below, please pardon if this is close to what someone has already posted.)

  271. Anand Punniakodi says:

    the apt title for this amazing picture would be
    “Nature’s own premium ‘Barking Spot’ “

    • Anand Punniakodi says:

      Nature’s own premium BARKING SPOT.. It implies many things..
      This is the only exclusive/premium parking (“Barking” because it is on the bark of a tree) spot for our spotted feline predator.
      Spot because The leopard has spots, the spot as in a place, and spotting for prey would be great from this vantage point. Also, the leopard can spot it’s favorite prey from here like the spotted deer and Sambar deer.

  272. Padma mandalaparthy says:

    my alternative title for the article on leopards and more appropriately for this picture is ” Elusive Catwalk!”

  273. SONI SHASHI says:

    the lord of the jungle

  274. SONI SHASHI says:

    chalti kya jungle mei.

  275. Linu Conil says:

    Lifescapes Select

  276. Dr. R. Venkataraman says:

    Congratulations. A daring and beautiful photograph by the photographer Vikram Huilgol. Two titles come to my mind.
    1. The suspicious look
    2. I am ready to leap. Better leave me alone.

  277. Hemant says:

    Alternate Title “I SEE YOU” because he looks so much like NEYTIRI… 😛

  278. Veena says:

    “SPOT ME FROM THE BARKS”

  279. Aarchy Pandya says:

    If I have to give the title than i would like to say ” THE KABINI’S AREA….BE SILENT IF U CAN”

  280. Nitin S Shetty says:

    ‘Once upon a tree’

  281. Aswin says:

    Crouching Leopard Hidden Cameraman – Spot on!

  282. Arti Keyal says:

    ‘On a HIGH’ HIGH beautifully defines the elevation, the ancestry, eminent position, state of elation, energy, strength and pride of a leopard.

  283. SUSHIL says:

    I THINK ANOTHER TITLE SHOULD BE-

    FREEZE IN TREES

  284. Rakesh Dhariwal says:

    “The spotted rosette of Kabini”

  285. Smarika Gupta says:

    NO TREES-PASSING PLEASE.

  286. Smarika Gupta says:

    BARELY WILD

  287. Smarika Gupta says:

    TREEING LEOPARDS

  288. Smarika Gupta says:

    CLAWS ON TREES

  289. Smarika Gupta says:

    SPOT A LEO..

  290. SUSHIL says:

    LEAFY LIFE OF LEOPARDS.

  291. SUSHIL says:

    BARKING LEOPARDS.

  292. CHANDRAMA GUPTA says:

    EYEING LEOPARDS.

  293. Smarika Gupta says:

    SPOTS AND CLAWS

  294. lakshmi movva says:

    My Tree & My Live in

  295. Paramjeeet Kaur says:

    love me come do friendship with me i am a part of your nature. Title – Leopard humdost.

  296. Rakesh Kumar says:

    i like nature.

  297. Antony Louis says:

    very interesting.

  298. Vivek Damodaran says:

    Nature on Demand

  299. Dr. Narendra Nair says:

    Come on up ! We’re all here !!

  300. Cindy Clark says:

    SPOT ON!

  301. kamalpreet says:

    Cat walk of a beauty Queen of Jungle

  302. dave says:

    BEWARE HUNTERS….. I WILL GET YOU THIS TIME….

  303. udit jain says:

    luxury in wilderness

  304. arpita agrawal says:

    THE SMALLEST OF THE FOUR BIG CATS…..

  305. Ganapathy P.S. says:

    IIt is like a man pointing his loaded gun at you. Stop- otherwise I will kill you.

  306. SIJU KUNJUMMEN GEORGE says:

    City of unleashed dreams !

  307. deepali says:

    “mere paas aao mere dosto, ek kissa sunao”

  308. Preethu says:

    I am a powerful and an extraordinarily gorgeous creation. But human impact on me made me take shelter here.

  309. George J Joseph says:

    Leopards love song – “Darling my spots are for ever”

  310. George J Joseph says:

    Leopard of the deep, feline with the greatest leap !

  311. Roshini says:

    Parking up a right tree!

  312. Nivedita says:

    Enough.. Stop killing us for no reason….

  313. Vishal Seth says:

    Nature Justice (just like Natural Justice)

  314. samta says:

    Aiming to target

  315. sarita says:

    “Confronting the Wilderness” (or, “Confronting the Wild”)

  316. sushmita mukherjee says:

    Transformation of velvety yellow to dark black spot..yes its me ”the beautiful leopard”

  317. sushmita chakraborty says:

    “Out, damn’d spot”

  318. Rajkumar K says:

    “SPORTY SPOTTY”

  319. Roshini says:

    A cat above the rest!

  320. minal vinod savla says:

    could this go better.”spot the spot”

  321. minal vinod savla says:

    spot the spots

  322. RENADEV MATTATHOLI says:

    Don’t think, i am frightened by Trissur Pulikali leopards. They are human beings. Remember, I am real leopard. If they see me, they will catch me to make their slaves. I don’t like slavery. I love freedom. Leave me alone

  323. Kishen Carriappa says:

    ‘This spot is reserved for me!’

    • Rajesh Ramaswamy says:

      Not bad. But Kishan, can you go beyond the ‘spot’ puns? I now you have the imagination…just try again:-)
      -Editor

  324. SANJAY KUMAR says:

    ANKHEN TALASHTI JINDAGI- BAS YAHIN JINDAGI KA SHUKUN HAI

  325. SUJATA PATEL says:

    A GLIMSE OF AISHWARYA’S GREEN EYES

  326. Dr Sudhir Mansingh says:

    With us around you don’t have to look before you leap”……… Orange County

  327. Jyotsna Gundecha says:

    Fight or flight???

  328. Vimi says:

    looks are deceptive…so true because this leopard seems innocent & friendly.

  329. Krishnan Vasant says:

    My caption for this issue would be:
    WILD TREASURES

  330. Ashik Kushalappa says:

    “I Have The Best County”

  331. BARNIK CHOUDHURY says:

    The pounce for a pound (of flesh)

  332. Vaibhav Bhatnagar says:

    Panthera pardus: The Arboreal King

  333. Krishna Barmaiya says:

    I am endangered, please protect me…..

  334. shazia arafat khan says:

    license to kill
    shaam ko andhere main mil!

  335. arafat khan says:

    LICENSE TO SPOT….GRRR!

  336. arafat khan says:

    SPOTTARD

  337. vallabharao says:

    “Spot the Spotted”

  338. Ramani says:

    “The Place Where the Wild Stare”

  339. K N Kulkarni says:

    Encroachment banned

  340. K N Kulkarni says:

    whi is in my territory, No encroachment

  341. Anand Mayekar says:

    “To convert ideas and good intentions into something real and positive requires time and perseverance.”

    Hat’s off to Orange Country for bringing change & able to sustain the family tree in Kabini habitat for this marvelous creature.

  342. Sanjay says:

    The family that eats together, stays together at Orange County

  343. Sampath Krishnan says:

    “Me and My Big Leap”

  344. Shrunga P says:

    Alternate Title for Issue “The Family Tree”
    “Majestic Ambush from Vantage Point!!!”

  345. RAJENDRA PATEL says:

    SWAGATAM….. WELCOME TO MY PRESIDENTIAL VILLA

  346. Hari krishnan k says:

    The pulitikal mastero

  347. jyoti aggarwal says:

    Look nice in HD quality and thanks to the Photographer (MR. Vikram Huilgol)

  348. G.V.Nagendra says:

    Leopard : large, fierce feline, hunter.

  349. SriMan says:

    Title: “Change your spots … with a break in this once-in-a lifetime spot”

  350. Vikram Subbiah says:

    POSE TO KILL

  351. Rishaan says:

    Pray you shall not be my Prey

  352. Rohit says:

    Leopard High-ness

  353. Tubby says:

    Elegance in its wildest form

  354. Abhay Jain says:

    Wilderness Spotted

  355. raja r says:

    i feel a leopard itself is a moving tree with its arms n legs as branches..

    The Spotted Tree – Leopard, Kabini

  356. MANU SOOD says:

    Great initiative by Orange County.
    A suitable title will be – BEAUTY IS TO SEE NOT TO TOUCH.

  357. Dr. Aarti Singh says:

    “Yeah Baby, I see you”

  358. PANKAJ JAIN says:

    We been to Orange County resorts Kabini in somewhere around last of June. we been to jungle safari to have a look wild life in jungles of Kabini. we had a gud safari ride but unfortunately we are unable to see leopards, tigers and other wild animals, but by lukin at the click you have shown i once again luv to be there once again that we have missed.

  359. Manish says:

    ANIMAL AURA

  360. Dora says:

    My suggestion as an alternate title for the glorius issue is “SUBLIME SPIRIT”

  361. Vipin Williams says:

    Kabini Predator, versatality & adaptability par excellence.

  362. Suman Sharma says:

    Spotted (pun intended) my dinner for the day!!

  363. Vipin Williams says:

    Kabini Predator – versatility & adaptability is thy forte.

  364. Sheela K says:

    Leppard in Mystic Forests
    (pun intended)

  365. Joshua Paulmer says:

    A Vision So gripping i can’t take my eyes of you

  366. B N Parhi Mohapatra says:

    Come. Let’s have a Tree Party

  367. Bharti Singh says:

    Mischief Loves Company !!!

    • Rajesh Ramaswamy says:

      …it does doesn’t it? now can this caption have some more company? C’mon get those creative juices flowing and send us a couple more:-)
      -Editor

  368. Purnima Parikh says:

    Luxurious wilderness-an experience to remember

  369. Mohan says:

    That’s the SPIDERMAN POSE. It’s an amazing picture. Have never seen anything like that before.

    • Rajesh Ramaswamy says:

      It is, isn’t it Mohan? Very astute of you to have spotted that. In fact we were toying with using that line of thought, but we needed to focus on the tree. Anyway I can see you’re observant. Now how about sending in some caption entries?
      -Editor

  370. gaurav aggarwal says:

    come on! let’s fight for no. 1 and of course i will win….

  371. Mukesh says:

    An exhilarating experience. Serene, tranquil and a real transport to a different world, after Orange County – kabini, This is a wonderful and a different sort of feeling – The service and food was excellent. All the very Best – May the resort be No.1 in the world & Jacuzzi Hut Are Orsam Services..
    Thanks
    Mukesh

  372. Dhanashree Shinde says:

    Lord of the Trees

  373. Neesha Johri says:

    The most secretive and elusive of the large carnivores.

  374. Rangarajan says:

    The Aerial View

  375. Girish S Patil says:

    “Panthera On A Pulp”

  376. Niranjan Aravind says:

    ‘Tis not a reservoir dog,
    But a scaling hunter so fine.
    Does much more than just jog,
    The majestic Kabini leopard, a real fast feline!

    • Rajesh Ramaswamy says:

      Hmmm…strictly not a caption, but the verse is so compelling, I’m forced to allow it entry. Well done sir. Now would you mind giving it another tryt. And this time, pls remember, ‘brevity is the soul of wit’ :-))
      -Editor

      • Niranjan Aravind says:

        Ha! You can consider the below as my 2nd entry, my expression of brevity. 😉

        “The Kabini leopard – taking hunting to the next level”.

  377. Bhumit Mehta says:

    LEOPARD –Defenders of Wildlife

  378. Samrat Majumdar says:

    ” The Kabini Shivers “

  379. Vikram Rachhadia says:

    ” The Firn Leopard Spotted Tree ( F L S T ) ”

    This is the new Title.

  380. S.Ravi says:

    “Look in my Eyes”

  381. Akshay Kumar M says:

    Eetwidomayloh (He Who Greets With Fire)!

  382. PARAS VORA says:

    We are coming to Kabini on 3rd November; our booking date 3rd & 4th. We enjoy nature beauty. we only listen the name of Orange County but now we personally come and enjoy at Orange County. We love nature.

  383. Sathyanarayan Kumar says:

    Punning on Lifescapes, I would like to title this beauty as:
    “Life below does not escape me!” 🙂

  384. Harisankar Kurup says:

    TREETOP TERROR!!!!

  385. S.C.Sharada says:

    Alternative Title “Spot on”

  386. Arun Kumar says:

    The Enchanted Woods.

  387. Rajesh says:

    To the arboreal manor born

  388. Muffadal Hakim says:

    SPOT APART!

  389. sanjay says:

    this place is very nice if somebody miss this place some thing miss in life

  390. sanjay says:

    It’s a very good place to feel the atmosphere

  391. Asha Ghosh says:

    Spotted Confidence

  392. Mr. Bopaiah says:

    Awesome snap.. reminds one of spiderman’s pose

  393. Gaurav says:

    This leopard ain’t in a spot of bother !

  394. Tricia Grieef says:

    Alternate title: a favorite spot for the spotted leopard

  395. Dinesh says:

    Jaha teri NAZAR hai…Meri JAAN Mujhe Khabar Hai…Bachna saka koi aaj mujse…Lambe hai mere Pau utne…dekh Nazaria tera dhyan kidar hai.

  396. Priya says:

    Spotted..stillness in motion!

  397. John Anthony says:

    The Hound of the Baskervilles… nay they call me Leopard.

  398. s. gundu rao says:

    LIFE IN JUNGLE IS NOT A JOKE!

    LIFE TEACHES ATTITUDE WHEN IN JUNGLE!

    LIFE BECOMES SIMPLE AND NON SCARY IN JUNGLE!

  399. Chandrashekar TK says:

    Alternate Title:
    “The Master of stealth or the Opportunistic”

  400. Atriksh says:

    Gazing At target, Spotted cat barks…

  401. aby says:

    Spotted coat-ing the wild tree

  402. Toral says:

    Spot My eyes Staring at you

  403. Abhay Mandot says:

    Wildness SPOTted…, On High

  404. ca. pandu vittal says:

    The hunting Master….

  405. Gowri Subramanya says:

    The Look before the Leap!

  406. Adarsh says:

    TopCat on Treetop!!!

  407. DILIP VORA says:

    ”SUPAB”

  408. DILIP VORA says:

    THIS PLASE NEW NAME ” LEOPAD COUNTRY”

  409. Sheri says:

    “Mmm – breakfast always hits the spot!” (as he spies on the tasty treats in the Orange County dining room and waits for a vacancy in a beautiful, spotless hut)

  410. Bhairavi says:

    Bonding Boundaries
    Nature’s Bind

  411. Koshy says:

    The Canopy King…

  412. Nagaraj says:

    Spot the hot; not the not!

  413. Ronak Popat says:

    Family reunion

  414. Mansi Shah says:

    “Wily in the Woods; Majestic Atop…” — my title for this issue ..

  415. Sai Krishnamurthy says:

    Suggested title: The New Spot on the block!

  416. Syed Vaseemuddin says:

    For what shall it profit a man, if he shall travel the whole world and not stay at Orange County, Kabini to experience such a scene and wildlife.

    • Rajesh Ramaswamy says:

      Pls pass on the ‘good word’ Syed bhai, and in the meanwhile take another crack at the caption. Try and keep it pithy:-)
      -Editor

  417. Anu Sai Krishna says:

    Lifescapes Issue Suggested Title: The LPAD Villa!

    *LPAD – sounds similar to Ipad (Apple’s new android tablet)

  418. Nirav says:

    Alternative title could be ‘Want to Play’ or ‘Hide to Seek’

  419. kunjan pandya says:

    Power, unleashed!!

  420. dhruv desai says:

    Unmatched spirit!!

  421. U V RADHAKRISHNA says:

    Since you always share wonderful moments of wild life in general, I feel that this Alternative tile will be well-suited. “MOMENTS OF MAMMALS”

    Regards: U V RADHAKRISHNA
    Deputy Manager, Indian Routes , Chennai

  422. Zachariah Abraham says:

    ‘Spotted’

  423. ankush says:

    The wonder on earth is at Orange County, Kabini

  424. Prathap Bathala says:

    The Pleasant Wild

    Even the sight of a wild cat becomes pleasant (rather than fearsome) in Kabini with its cool and refreshing atmosphere.

  425. Karthik says:

    Alternate title: ‘Whiskered Whisperer’

  426. Shubha says:

    Leafy Lounge

  427. Sandip says:

    Silence of the Leos.

  428. S M Narayanan says:

    Spotted Tarzan of Kabini

  429. Manu Kashyap says:

    Its a stunning picture and i would like to title it.

    ” Smallest, Shortest n Stylist Cat “

  430. Abhijeet S says:

    A Spot above all

  431. Jayesh Agrawal says:

    “Hunter’s Tree House”

  432. Mugdha says:

    it can be described as ” Tree-House Generation “

  433. Srinivasan Sekar says:

    “Spot”ting Contest – Am I a spotter or spotted?

  434. paras vora says:

    i like natue .we rf reciving mail fm ur site .i hpoe kabini is very beautiful place to enjoy with family.

  435. Koyeli Dasgupta Negi says:

    An Interesting Alternate Title for this Lifescapes issue titled “The Family Tree” would be “The Leopard Wood”.

  436. Mahalakshmi says:

    The picture and the write up – indeed sound like a secret affair – interesting, intriguing and enigmatic. At Orange County, “Luxury” is a brand – I thought – but with a sensibility to nature – it is indeed an Icon!!

  437. Matthews Daniel says:

    Oh Gosh!! I’m Spotted! (pun intended)

    • Rajesh Ramaswamy says:

      Good one Matthews, but too many people have ‘spotted’ the big fella lately. Pls give it another try:-)
      -Editor

  438. Jini Santosh says:

    CATCH ME IF U CAN!!!!

  439. Sandeep says:

    The ‘Bark’ of a Leopard !

  440. VIMAL M MEHTA says:

    LOVE NATURE, ” ZINDAGI NA MILAGI NATURE KE SATH” JILO JI BARKE.

  441. SUMITHRA says:

    Cling on, live on, help me to live

  442. Milind Pandit says:

    If Looks Could Kill……

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