In February / March we made a trip through northern India, called “Tigers and Palaces”. Both subjects in the name were correct. We visited beautiful palaces as well as fortresses and temples. It surprised us that they were able to create such beautiful and richly decorated buildings in those days. We were warned that the actual spotting of a tiger in one of the many National Parks was a rarity, however, we got to see tigers on 4 of the 7 safaris! Very bizarre to see such a beautiful animal just next to the safari jeep. We spotted many other animals and birds. I was able to photograph as many as 76 different birds! It was difficult to make a selection from all the photos.