Between Serengeti and Masai Mara lies a few private game reserves in Tanzania amongst which the famed Grumeti Game Reserve is a marvel. Tanzania leases some of it’s land as hunting reserves and even today hunting game is possible in Tanzania. While some nature loving entrepreneurs lease such land and perhaps do a greater job than what even Govt run national parks sometimes do.
Nearly a decade ago when WildlifePhotography in India started blooming out of it’s bud, photographers would spend the weekend doing birding around their towns. Somewhere in the mid 2000s I reckon some of us started traveling far and wide and by 2007 I had started touching some remote corners of India like Manas National Park in Assam, where even now very few people venture in to.
Had a fantastic time interacting with photography enthusiasts in Bangalore this weekend over the Adobe Digital Post-processing Seminar. I showcased some interesting features of Adobe Lightroom and how I use it for my professional photography.
Heading to ammchi Mumbai this weekend to do the same with Mumbaikars!
http://t.co/veFl8mEUED – If you are in Mumbai and Delhi for upcoming seminars in the next couple of weekends
There may be 900 Mountain Gorillas approximately in the central African mountain forests as of today. Rwanda, Uganda and Congo are three bordering countries who possess these amazing animals and the role of eco-tourism in these areas is more than just important.
Mara – as is fondly referred to as, the Masai Mara is a treasure trove for wildlife lovers. No wonder it is addressed as the Mecca of Wildlife. Proximity to Lake Victoria ensures a high amount of precipitation which brings down a few minutes of downpour on most evenings here. Some where around 1:30 PM it is blistering hot and once you get back to your tents for a siesta, little will you realise that you get up to a dark, gloomy and cloudy evening. Rain seems to be evident.
Homegrown.co.in has featured me as one of the 7 Best Wildlife Photographers of India.
Gorillas and Chimpanzees as we know are one of the closest relatives of man. One has to sit in front of these magnificent creatures to really understand what that statement means. Gorillas are highly intelligent and like the other apes is capable of quite a few things we humans are.
I was lecturing some kids of the Govt school in the Mangala village annexe Bandipur National Park as a part of an outreach programme organized by the cute little Dhole’s Den resort. When I asked the kids what kind of animals have they seen around the park they live, Elephants, Gaur, Leopard, Monkeys, Eagles, Deer, Sambar were common answers. None of them had seen a Tiger.
One boy exclaimed – “Sir Anaconda!”