waiting for lions

Kuno Palpur – Waiting for Lions

Kuno Palpur Wildlife Sanctuary Getting away from the crowds is not always easy in India; and the country’s tiger reserves are no exception. Instead of being places where wildlife enthusiasts can sit quietly and enjoy time watching one of natures most magnificent creatures, safaris are usually frantic affairs, with convoys of vehicles rushing across the park in response to the[…]

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Corbett to end overnight stays in forest rest houses

Disappointing news from Corbett. For those of us that like getting close to India’s wildlife, staying in one of the government rest houses inside Corbett Tiger Reserve was a special treat. Sadly, the decision by the Uttarakhand government to implement a Supreme Court order means that this will no longer be possible. It’s not cast in stone yet, but seems inevitable. This[…]

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Great Expectations

Great Expectations Running photographic safaris throws up all sorts of challenges but one of the toughest to deal with is client expectations. With so much top quality wildlife photography on view in TV documentaries, online and in glossy magazines, a lot of people arrive for the start of their safari expecting that they will come away with equally spectacular photographs.[…]

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Bhimbetka Rock Shelters

Most of my travelling is done with the explicit purpose of viewing and photographing wildlife. As far as possible I avoid cities, they just don’t excite me. Too much noise, too much traffic and too many people. I much prefer the open spaces and tranquillity of the bush. Yes, I’m a bit of heathen really, and will rarely go out[…]

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