Lions of Gir

MEENA VENKATARAMAN
Adult lion. Photo: Bushan Pandya
Lioness with cubs. Photo: Bushan Pandya
Cubs. Photo: Bushan Pandya
Cubs at play with mother. Photo: Bushan Pandya
Lioness with cub. Photo: Bushan Pandya
Adult lion. Photo: Bushan Pandya
The beautiful Indian Pitta, whose arrival in Gir signals the onset of the monsoon. Photo: Bushan Pandya
A farmer and his family on their farm. Photo: Meena Venkataraman
Bjra crop cultivated on farms around the Gir PA. Photo: Meena Venkataraman
Chital deer, important prey for lions and leopards. Photo: Bushan Pandya
A veiw of the dry deciduous Gir forest. Photo: Meena Venkataraman
Onion crop cultivated in farms around the Gir PA. Photo: Meena Venkataraman
A typical woman of the Ahir community, which resides near the Gir forest. Photo: Meena Venkataraman
Besides lions, the Gir forest has a high density of leopards. Photo: Bushan Pandya
An example of the rich bird life of the Gir forest. Photo: Bushan Pandya
Sambar deer, important prey for lions and leopards. Photo: Meena Venkataraman
The proud Indian peafowl. Photo: Meena Venkataraman.
A typical Maldhari of the Gir forest. Photo: Bushan Pandya
A typical Maldhari of the Gir forest. Photo: Meena Venkataraman
A typical person from the Siddhi community living in the Gir forest. Photo: Meena Venkataraman
Children of the Siddhi community. Photo: Meena Venkataraman
A typical Maldhari of the Gir forest. Photo: Bushan Pandya
Vulture. Photo: Bushan Pandya
Adult lion claw-marking a tree. Photo: Bushan Pandya
Women of the Siddi community with a basket of jamuns. Photo: Bushan Pandya
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