‘Tigers’ — an exhibition of clicks of tigers by Goa’s leading businessman Dattaraj Salgaocar is currenty underway at Sunaparanta Art Gallery. The visitors will have a glimpse of around 37 frames.
Salgaocar has travelled to the tiger lands Pench, Kanha, Bandhavgarh, Ranthambore and Madhumalai down South to capture these wilds. The pictures which are shot on Nikon SLR comprise of tigers drinking water, charging towards the prey and even tigers relaxing between boulders.
Recalling the old memories, he said clicking these wilds began as a hobby which has now continued for almost a decade. His first frame was of a tigress at Ranthambore.
“I distinctly remember a tigress at a watering hole in Ranthambore, back arched, ears peeled back, eyes keen, tongue lapping the water, not an ounce of extra flesh on her,” said Salgaocar.
Salgaocar also informed that the revenue earned by selling these pictures will be given to Tiger Guards of India, a NGO working in Bandhavgarh tiger reserve.
He refuse to acknowledge that state’s Mhadei wildlife sanctuary should be reserved as a tiger reserve on grounds that tigers traverse huge distances, they might be traveling from different region here.