This year WWF-India (World Wild Life-India) Calendar showcases the spirit of the magnificent Bengal Tiger, the pride and glory of India’s forests.

No doubt the Tiger is the soul of India. This is the reason why every wildlife lover and specially the TIGER lover who likes to have a feel of this specie comes down to Indian wilderness and once he observes in the original habitat ,he likes to come again and again as if DIL MANGE MOR.

But this year, specially during the month of March and beyond because of the Covid -19 pandemic many a visitors who had planned much in advance their visits to various wildlife parks of the country had to cancel their journey as one by one forest authorities closed the parks for keeping SOCIAL DISTANCING so that the disease do not spread out and lead to COMMUNITY TRANSMISSION.

Nature has taught us that there is STRENGTH IN UNITY but in the present scenario it appears that :-
STAY HOME (JAAN HAI TO JAHAN HAI) and till than –wait for the next opportunity to get the glimpses for the elusive Cat.
This month my image of TIGER adorns the pages of the Calendar.

Image from the wilderness of Tadoba Andheri Tiger Reserve in the State of Maharashtra taken in May 2015.

About Vinod Goel

He joined Customs & Central Excise service in 1982. As a civil servant, his job takes him to various parts of India, which gave him an opportunity to capture our wild heritage, through his camera. His passion for wildlife photography started in 2004 when he was posted at Raipur (Chhattisgarh) and this passion continues till today.