Save Our Tigers: Join the Roar Contest Shortlisted Entries

Updated: September 07, 2015 12:13 IST

NDTV-Aircel Save Our Tigers campaign 2015 held a "Join the Roar Contest." Here are the shortlisted entries.

Save Our Tigers: Join the Roar Contest Shortlisted Entries
Shortlisted Entry 1: Shrikar Venkatesh from Bengaluru

Shrikar Venkatesh's Tiger Story: "As we rambled along the bumpy safari track, we received news of a tiger resting in a water body. When we reached the pond, I was able to take this image. I think tiger population is a good indicator of the progress which our country is making in wildlife conservation. Did you know tiger population lies on top of the food chain and a healthy tiger population directly points to a healthy population of prey base? With the tiger population now on the rise, we must look for ways to avoid the looming problem of Man-animal conflict, in the fringes of forests."
Save Our Tigers: Join the Roar Contest Shortlisted Entries
Shortlisted Entry 2: Puja Mukherjee from Frankfurt, Germany

Puja Mukherjee's Tiger Story: 'I live in Frankfurt, Germany and my hometown is in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh. Me and my husband went on a trip to Munich for a weekend, and we thought of going in an open air zoo. We saw many animals but as our eyes lay on tigers and on their natural habitat we were mesmerized by their beauty and dignity. We will cherish this day with tigers for our whole lives.

Saving Tigers is crucial for me. why? I don't want my kids to see and know tigers by going out for a movie like dinosaurs. I want to take them to zoo and wild life sanctuaries, so as they can spend a day with them.

Thank you NDTV for this initiative, I totally support this awesome cause."
Save Our Tigers: Join the Roar Contest Shortlisted Entries
Shortlisted Entry 3: Abhiroop Ghosh Dastidar from Bengaluru

Abhiroop Ghosh writes: The pace, the poise and the pose makes the catwalk an embodiment of style.
Save Our Tigers: Join the Roar Contest Shortlisted Entries
Shortlisted Entry 3: Abhiroop Ghosh Dastidar from Bengaluru

Abhiroop Ghosh's Tiger Story: Ghosh has tagged this picture as 'Cross the line' - "It is beyond any human understanding the stress the animals face when they are compelled to cross Highways and human frequented areas. We encountered this male tiger right at the edge of Mysore-Mananthavadi highway standing bewildered at the fast moving private buses. It did eventually cross the road with cautious steps and nervous footings. While the country boasts of rise in Tiger efforts we can come to conclusion that a small war has been won. However fights for Big Battles such as these are still on and the silver lining is not too far."
Save Our Tigers: Join the Roar Contest Shortlisted Entries
Shortlisted Entry 3: Abhiroop Ghosh Dastidar from Bengaluru

Abhiroop Ghosh writes: Let the emerald forest grow deeper and the canopy of hope reach wider. Nirvana is seeing a tiger rest in peace under the myriad shades of green!
Save Our Tigers: Join the Roar Contest Shortlisted Entries
Shortlisted Entry 4: Aman Garg from Gurgaon

Aman Garg writes: "The most beautiful living creature I have ever come across! Watching this tigress gave me goosebumps and she made me fall in love with her at my first sight."
Save Our Tigers: Join the Roar Contest Shortlisted Entries
Shortlisted Entry 5: Anuj Sharma from Gurgaon

Anuj Sharma's Tiger Story: 'We have been to a lot of safaris before like Ranthambore, Corbett, Bandipur, Sariska to name a few. But our second time at Sariska was very special because of the presence of one of the majestic hosts - ST3. It was our last safari of the three day trip and we were in the Zone 1. Summer afternoon of July and the Langur calls could be heard. All the jeeps in the zone decided to follow it. We waited for an hour but there was no movement when the guides decided to move away only to come back later, however we decided to stay back near the water hole. The patience paid off, another 15 minutes of wait and a gorgeous view of ST3 emerging from the dense forest walking right in front of us for over 10 minutes and then finally commanding its way to the cool water hole. It certainly was a breathtaking moment for all of us.'
Save Our Tigers: Join the Roar Contest Shortlisted Entries
Shortlisted Entry 5: Chandrashekar Sundaram from Chennai

Chandrashekar Sundaram's Tiger Story: 'On one evening safari, after almost an hour and half of no action, we decided to take a different route. As we slowly threaded past a Tusker (a bull elephant) standing on the road, out of nowhere we saw this dominant male tiger emerging out of the bushes. It had rained the previous day and he was out on a mission of fresh scent marking. In between he sat for a while to take rest. I strongly feel these magnificent species deserves all respect and have every bit of right like each of us. They're the guardian angels of Indian wilderness!'
Save Our Tigers: Join the Roar Contest Shortlisted Entries
Shortlisted Entry 6: Mohit Padhiar from Ahmedabad

Mohit Padhiar writes: "I took this picture while T-19 Krishna was in search of her daughter in RTR-4."
Save Our Tigers: Join the Roar Contest Shortlisted Entries
Shortlisted Entry 7: Zahir Abbas from Delhi

Zahir Abbas Writes: "Tiger are the Symbol of ecological balance. Saving Tiger means saving the entire ecology. The Boss of the forest maintains the gravity and give an identity to a forest and also lead us to save other habitats. My first and only tiger spotting was in Ranthambore tiger reserve in this year."
Save Our Tigers: Join the Roar Contest Shortlisted Entries
Shortlisted Entry 7: Zahir Abbas from Delhi

Zahir Abbas's Tiger Writes: "Meet T25 (Dollar), he was just around 10-12 feet away from our Gypsy and staring at us for couple of seconds. I can't express the feeling in words when I first saw the sight of this magnificent animal - This gave me a feeling of their beautiful presence in the forest."
Save Our Tigers: Join the Roar Contest Shortlisted Entries
Shortlisted Entry 8: Sriram K S from Bengaluru

Sriram's Tiger Story: "It was the winter of 2012 and we were on a trip to Tadoba. This was by far one of our most successful trip in terms of tiger sighting. We met Maya or P2 at Tadoba. I believe the one way of saving tigers is to promote tourism in tiger reserves and ensure that the tourist do not disturb the tiger habitat. Tiger conservation is more important because without this the balance of food chain will be affected to a huge extent. We saw the same tiger trying to hunt in 2013 too."
Save Our Tigers: Join the Roar Contest Shortlisted Entries
Shortlisted Entry 9: Sanjay Pratap from Noida

Sanjay Pratap Writes: "Meet this 3-year-old male cub. I managed to see this little master in Bandhavgarh Tiger reserve."
Save Our Tigers: Join the Roar Contest Shortlisted Entries
Shortlisted Entry 9: Aditya Panchasara from Porbandar

Aditya Panchasara's Tiger Story: "After Leopard the Tiger is my second favourite animal but I have never seen it in my real life. Tigers have muscular bodies with powerful forelimbs, large heads and long tails - I so want to see it! I don't know why people kill this beauty just because they want their skin and other body parts for their own use. I hope people will understand how important is it to save this beauty. I pledge everyone to #SavetheTigers."
Save Our Tigers: Join the Roar Contest Shortlisted Entries
Shortlisted Entry 10: Surya Prakash

Surya Prakash's Writes: We should make all efforts to save tigers, since protecting them benefits hundreds of other species, including other endangered creatures that share tiger habitat and form biodiversity, a keystone to keeping our planet healthy.

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