When the British Empire was at it’s best, the term the “Land where the Sun never sets” was used as some where or the other there would always be sunshine as the empire was spread across various countries and continents. While over the years that has changed, one place on earth can still call itself as the land where the sun never sets in summer and that is Svalbard, in the Arctic.
Traveling a long distance in the woods this mother and her year old cubs arrive at the buzzing Kurilskoye lake in the southern tip of the Kamchatka peninsula. Read more →
During the last quarter of 2006 I acquired a super-telephoto lens (Canon 400 f2.8L IS USM). Many people advised that wildlife photographers hadn’t tried that lens and I should stick to the proven 500 f/4. How ever I went ahead and poured nearly 8000USD on this dream lens as a hobbyist. A very similar amount someone would invest on a small car.
It is the time of the year when my most favorite place in the world get’s set to showcase the life and the magic of the world’s largest land carnivore – the polar bear. Eight Indians, amongst 12 of our exclusive clients are all set to mesmerise their audience on this one of kind mission to the arctic.
On the southern border of Kenya and the Masai Mara lies a small private game reserve known as the Grumeti Reserves. Being a ultra-luxury chain of lodges in the bush the Singita group is an epitome of class and finesse. I have been fortunate to have been invited to spend a couple of weeks in this private game reserve in the past where I have made some images I can’t imagine in areas with too many tourists like the Mara.
It was a gloomy Feb morning. Foggy and being one the very few birders that morning inside Keoladeo Ghana National Park, it seemed like an undeclared holiday. Even the birds had decided they would hardly move and the atmosphere was a lazy, inactive one.
One of the most good looking storks in India in my opinion – the Black-necked Stork is a delight to watch. This is a male foraging for food in the marshes of Bharatpur. The females have a bright yellow eye, while the males flaunt bold black eyes.
The Dhikala grasslands in Corbett is arguably the best area to observe herds of elephants in summer. While mostly the herds comprise of females and young immature males, there are some solitary males that wander around making their way in to different herds trying to find receptive females and mate with them.