On the Road and In Your Backyard

Good Morning All,

On The Road and In Your Backyard is a weekday feature spotlighting reader submissions. From the exotic to the familiar, please share your part of the world, whether you’re traveling or just in your locality. Share some photos and a narrative, let us see through your pictures and words. We’re so lucky each and every day to see and appreciate the world around us!

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Let’s get this week started, proper. I’m quite excited about its end – I feel otmar!


Today, pictures from valued commenter I’ll be Frank.

We took a break from tiger rides to boat on the river Ken before going into Khajuraho for the dance festival.

Taken on 2019-02-26 00:00:00

Panna National Park, India

Caught this fellow on a relaxing boat ride on the Ken river in Panna National Park, India

Taken on 2019-03-01 00:00:00

Ranthambore National Park, India

This tigress is the great-granddaughter of Machli


What an amazing kitty. The resemblance to our domestic overlords is more than cosmetic or archetypal – I’m sure as rain that my beloved kitties will turn on me once I’m “down”, it’s only a moment before I become viable food.

I plan to postpone this indefinitely! Thank you so much I’ll be Frank, do send us more when you can.


Travel safely everybody, and do share some stories in the comments, even if you’re joining the conversation late. Many folks confide that they go back and read old threads, one reason these are available on the Quick Links menu.


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8 replies
  1. 1
    JPL says:

    What a beautiful creature.

  2. 2

    Ranthambore is a part of Project Tiger, a conservation effort to protect the beautiful cats. Good kitty, pretty kitty!

  3. 3
    arrieve says:

    I’ve always wanted to go see the tigers! Thanks for the glimpse.

  4. 4
    Amir Khalid says:

    Always good to see an On The Road from otmar. And this one is a real change from historic European architecture.

  5. 5
    otmar says:

    @Amir Khalid: Mine will probably feature on Friday.

    This one is not from me.

  6. 6
    Amir Khalid says:

    Oops. Sorry.

  7. 7
    eclare says:

    @schrodingers_cat: Good to hear!

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    trollhattan says:

    Ooh, a kingfisher! There are photogs dedicated solely to capturing those little gems.

    Nice kitty, too.

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