Gopal Chandra Tanti, 54, the forestry department's top tiger catcher in the Sundarbans mangrove forests of west Bengal. He has captured 64 Royal Bengal tigers in a 30 year career, tranquilising more than half of them at close range.  He faced his last tiger in June: his nerves have finally got the better of him, and now he shakes like a leaf when he tries to lift his pistol.. (image by Gethin Chamberlain)
Gopal Chandra Tanti, 54, the forestry department's top tiger catcher in the Sundarbans mangrove forests of west Bengal. He has captured 64 Royal Bengal tigers in a 30 year career, tranquilising more than half of them at close range. He faced his last tiger in June: his nerves have finally got the better of him, and now he shakes like a leaf when he tries to lift his pistol..
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