One winter afternoon, I decided to get out of the crowd in Tala zone and venture in to the lesser craved Magadhi zone of the famed Bandhavgarh National Park. My Man-friday, one amongst Bandhavgarh’s humorous and witty guides, was very frustrated with my decision of wanting to venture to an area where no one thought we would find tigers. He decided to take a nap while we were desperately scanning the jungle in lust for the spotted deer’s rumble! An hour had passed and my guide’s nap now turned in to deep sleep.
A flick of a tail or even walk in the park would instill shivers down the spine of several animals around. Big cats when in prime are invincible and they have an aura around them. Finding mates, chasing rivals off and guarding their young ones take a big chunk of such lives and it is a pleasure to see them in their glory.
One of the northern hemisphere’s most numerous sea birds, the brunnich’s gulliemot is a very interesting specimen. Any expedition to Svalbard is incomplete without visiting the bird cliffs and nesting colonies of birds like the gulliemots.
She had made a kill and was dragging the bush buck. Tall grass covered her from our sights but experience said the direction she was taking was towards a sausage tree. By now I had parked myself and aimed my lens at the trunk of the tree where I thought the Leopard would climb with the kill.
Animals like the Bears, Langurs, some deer amongst many others are perfect subjects to try this unique technique of photography called as the Rim-Lighting Technique.
When you talk to photography enthusiasts who are passionate about this hobby, you often come across some very humble and honest individuals who mention that their pictures are not photo-shopped. Quickly you realize Photoshop has become a tainted software in some minds of photographers who want to claim that they are more skilled in photography than they are in digital art – which is why they are eager to mention that.
Reasonably strong currents at 16 meters below the surface meant either go with the flow and let the current decide the direction and speed or battle the current and arrive at a spot which divers considered as a ‘Cleaning Station’. In 6-8 minutes, I managed to reach a spot finning against current and hooked myself against a rock as the current was fairly stronger now.
Feathers of attractive coloured birds have always been a fascination to mankind. Dating back to civilizations like the Mayans, feathers of large and attractive birds like the Macaws have always been a part of the Mayan culture.