photography tips of africa
Photography Tips

Safari shooting tips in Africa

African safari is a vast ocean of photographic opportunities. Different countries have different topographies ranging from grasslands, deserts, forests, oceans, and a lot more, with equally diverse choice of subjects, which is not only wildlife but locals too.. At first it feels overwhelming to have such a vast choice of photography subjects and backgrounds, and …

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Photography Tips

Camera bags I use

The search for the top camera bag seems like a never-ending quest, especially when diverse options exist. This is particularly true for photographers, where just one camera bag is never enough. In 2021, as more and more unique bags are being introduced, it is harder to know which one fits your camera setup. Moreover, the …

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great migration of kenya
Wildlife & Nature

The Great Migration explained

Introduction The Great Migration often referred to as ‘the greatest show on Earth’ is a once-in-a-lifetime spectacle and the greatest natural wonder on this planet. The phenomenon has been on every safari enthusiast’s bucket list and others alike. It is one of the most celebrated experiences where massive herds of animals across East Africa participate …

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best beaches of asia
Wildlife & Nature

Top 10 Beaches of Asia

There is nothing better than a beach holiday destination where one escapes from urban life to a relaxing vacation. Beaches have always been a top choice for travelers to enjoy their trip to the fullest. But some of the best beaches and the most visited are those in Asia.  White sands, pristine waters and calming …

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Flora of serengeti national park
Wildlife & Nature

Flora of Serengeti National Park

Taking a trip to Serengeti National Park is a lifetime experience. Located in Tanzania, it is one of the oldest national parks of the country and a UNESCO Site. Serengeti National Park ranks amongst the most famous wildlife reserves on this planet and is synonymous with the word “African safari”.    The park was established …

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grumeti reserve
Wildlife & Nature

All about Grumeti Reserve

Adjacent to the Serengeti National Park is the Grumeti Game Reserve, a 350,00 acre game reserve the Grumeti Reserve is home to multiple species of birds and animals. The reserve is also a hub for migration during the seasons. Grumeti is now an integral part of the Tanzanian ecosystem and adds value to the travel …

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Tigers of Ranthambore
Wildlife & Nature

Tiger families of Ranthambore

There are stories and legends about Tigers we have heard from childhood, especially through the documentaries and wildlife books like the Jim Corbett stories. When someone visits a Tiger park for the first time, the Tiger is a mysterious and a majestic beast that is elusive and much sought after. One is always hoping and …

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tiger spotting in India
Wildlife & Nature

10 destinations to spot tigers in India

More than 70% Wild Tigers call India their home. With about 50 tiger reserves spread across the country, tiger spotting in India is an accomplished desire of many wildlife enthusiasts. There are a number of reserves where one can spot these majestic feline creatures in their natural habitat and element. Watching a tiger in person …

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desert national park
Wildlife & Nature

Desert National Park – Wildlife fest in desert

Desert wildlife is an interesting study of how species wonderfully survive in harsh climatic conditions. Part of the Thar desert ecosystem, The Desert National Park near Jaisalmer is a distinct example of a wildlife fest in the desert. As against the popular belief that the camel is about the sole wildlife that one can hope …

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birding in chopta
Wildlife & Nature

Himalayan Birding – Chopta

The Himalayas are one of the best places for bird watchers because of the rarity and variety of birds that are spotted amongst the highest peaks and valleys of the world. Chopta is probably the brightest example of Himalayan birding, acting as a wonderful base for bird watchers who feel a peck of delight at …

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Photography Tips

Why I use the gear I use

One of the most common questions people ask me about photography is about my gear. I started with a modest point and shoot digital camera back in 2006, when I used to shoot almost anything under the Sun. Then I slowly took interest towards nature and wildlife and got my first DSLR, a Nikon D5000 …

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tal chappar
Trip Reports

Tal Chhapar Savannah Paradise

If you ever want to see what the African Savannah looks like without being to Africa, then Tal Chhapar is the place. Though small in area at about 16sq km, it resembles an African Savannah in all its glory. The golden grasses host over 10,000 Blackbucks and it is the prime example of successful Blackbuck …

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hollock gibbon national park
Trip Reports

Hoolock Gibbon– On a Monkey hunt

The Hoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary is special in many ways. For one, it hosts India’s only ape species – the hoolock gibbons, and Northeastern India’s only nocturnal primate – the Bengal slow loris. Then, very unusually, it is an isolated forest tract set amidst tea gardens and small villages, unlike most of the Indian forests which are often connected …

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ranthambhore tiger kill
Trip Reports

Ranthambhore Tiger Kill – A story in pictures

It was going to be my final safari of this short trip to Ranthambhore, a national park famous for its Tigers, located in the western state of Rajasthan in India. Ranthambhore is the first national park I ever visited back in 2008, and also my first wild Tiger sighting happened in Ranthambhore, so it is …

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Bera leopard hills
Trip Reports

Leopard hills of Bera

There are only a handful of places in the whole world where sighting of a Cat as elusive as a Leopard is a near certainty. At the first glance, the unassuming rocky hillocks in southern fringes of Rajasthan look the least like a wildlife sanctuary, leave alone giving a promise of Leopard sightings. As I …

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