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.'