Wildlife Photography India

Umred Karhandla Paoni Wildlife Sanctuary

Community Owned Community Operated Nature (COCOON Conservancy) Conservancies are critical rewilding initiatives undertaken outside India’s Protective Area Network. Based on the underlying premise that communities living closest to our most biodiverse wonderlands deserve to be the primary beneficiaries and custodians of our biodiversity this initiative expands the size and improves the quality of habitat available to wildlife by encouraging local communities to convert their own marginal and failed farms back to their natural wild state.

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Dhole & pup

Manas NP, Assam. Tough but rewarding.

Amazingly, the weather held for the whole day and our afternoon drive also enjoyed decent weather. The sky was blue and the air was wonderfully clear.
I would have loved to go back and sit near the Broadbill nests but I did not have the only vote and my travelling companions wanted to get out of the jungle onto the plains where they could see some of the larger mammals.

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rhinos in Kaziranga

Kaziranga NP, Assam’s One-horned Rhino sanctuary

Kaziranga is a lovely park to visit with plenty of water bodies and lots of open plains making it easy to see the wildlife.
In fact, I saw more mammals on my first drive in Kaziranga than I’d seen in a week at Tadoba, and a large percentage of them were One-horned Rhinos. The park has almost 2,700 rhinos, almost twice as many rhinos as Swamp Deer (1,800) Elephants were plentiful too, as were the Water Buffalo.

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Choosing the right lenses for your safari. Updated

Probably one of the most frequent questions we get asked by clients is “What lenses should I take on safari?”
This question is not limited to first timers either; because the equipment you need to take depends very much on where you are going and what the conditions will be like. Photographing rhinos on the plains of Kaziranga NP requires a different approach to photographing sloth bears in the forest at dusk, and photographing birds is very different to photographing elephants.
So how do you make the right selection?

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Malabar Hornbill

Birding in Goa

I’ve always considered photographing birds to be a fairly leisurely pursuit. Certainly, for me anyway, it usually involves strolling about the countryside armed with a camera to see what little beauties I can capture.I’m not a ‘twitcher’, not even a proper ‘birder’ really, just a photographer who finds birds a fascinating and challenging subject.Over the past few years, however, my[…]

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Red Panda

Sundarbans to Singalila

Sunderbans Biosphere Reserve, Manas National Park, Gorumara National Park, Singalila National Park, Glenburn Tea Estate India has 50 Tiger reserves, governed by Project Tiger which is, in turn, administrated by the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) and 104 National Parks. Some of these reserves and National Parks are World renowned; places like Kanha, Ranthambhore and Corbett. Unsurprisingly, these famous reserves[…]

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