SPOT THE TIGER!
Unlike lions, which give chase on open plains, tigers live and hunt in dense forest where it is hard to track and follow their movements. So the team recruited expert help in the shape of guide and tracker Digpal Karmawas. As with all wildlife filming, local knowledge was an essential factor in whether the team could succeed in filming the tigers at all. The best way to track them was to find their fresh tracks and listen for distress calls from deer and monkeys. The team also put out camera traps around Raj Bhera’s territory, which were triggered by movement. What they hadn’t bargained on was her cubs taking such an interest that they pushed one of the cameras over – into the water.
CROUCHING TIGER: Rangers on elephants could find the tigers even in long grass