The Jungle Gypsy

THE BRIEF

‘Argus’, Greek for ‘watchful’, was 17 when he first laid eyes on a snow leopard in the Himalayas. On hearing it is endangered, he resolved to pull out all stops to safeguard species falling under the same league.

Now 32, this ranger roves from one natural park to the next, doing all he can, as a naturalist, to make the Earth a safer place for animals.

Alert, aware and learning every day, Argus, documents his glimpses into the spectacular landscape of wildlife across the world.

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Kanha Tiger Reserve, Madhya Pradesh, India. April, 2005 Two young male Tiger siblings sparring. It looks fun. But it’s quite disciplined. No blood is ever drawn. They knock...

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Kanha Tiger Reserve, Madhya Pradesh, India. March, 2005 The tantalizing sight of something very special: Cubs, just 10 days old. Rare as hen’s teeth! For their first six weeks,...

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Kanha Tiger Reserve, Madhya Pradesh, India. February, 2005   “She was gorgeous. The most stunning thing I’ve ever seen. Young and fiercely free. Somewhere, in the copper green of...

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Kanha Tiger Reserve, Madhya Pradesh, India. January, 2005 “Now, he turned and walked slowly in the direction of the tigress…She was still lying in the same position, and...