Japan’s #Hokkaido region was on my radar for at least the last five years and I was fortunate to befriend it last week. I went on an exploratory trip to this winter wonderland with a friend who lives in Japan and I returned as a happy man.
Hokkaido is best visited in winter during February/March and I have loads of interesting images to share from here. At minus 20 in the morning, many photographers flock at this bridge from where these cranes are roosting at a distance to begin the day in Kushiro around the marsh. I thought of starting my image share with this scape image.
Coming up – more images of the cranes, stellar sea eagles, white-tailed eagles and one of the most rarest and fantastic owls of the world. Stay tuned
Speaking of #Hummingbirds, I think the Rufous-tailed hummingbird is one of those little gems that never ceases to amaze you. Hummers or Hummingbirds are one of those amazing photogenic species of birds that can tire you physically but mentally you will still be child-like greedy and eager to photograph them even after 12 hours of running around them with a tripod and camera gear. Read more →
Last year I travelled to Costa Rica to learn and set up a photography tour to this marvellous place. One of Costa Rica’s wonderful photographer Greg Basco will be co-mentoring this workshop/tour in May along with me. www.toehold.in/phototours/2016/may/costa-rica-wildlife-photography-tour.php – Kindly share this with anyone who is a bird photography enthusiast and may be interested. Someone asked me how far will the hummingbirds be and what is the longest lens I need?
I thought of just letting this photograph speak.
Some of you may remember my story from last year’s Svalbard expedition: http://www.wildlifetimes.com/photo-…/svalbard-sighting-2015/ – we were so impressed by this bear that it also happens to be one of the top moments of TOEHOLD photography tours in 2015. Read more →
Day three of the famed #BigCatWeek Masai Mara photography tour led by me has ended. Each one of my guests has agreed that the tour couldn’t be named anything else.
We have had a gala opening of Cheetah’s last evening, followed by a lovely Leopard and her 4 month old cubs this morning along with a Lion pride feasting on a Hippo carcass. The icing on the cake has been the Cheetah hunt we witnessed last evening and while I type this post most of my clients are drooling over their catch. Read more →
The first ever time I saw this marvel, it zipped away inches beside my ears. It did scare me at moment! How ever over the next few days the Violet Sabrewings showed how bold they are and how gorgeous they can be. The first evening when I downloaded images from the Multi-flash set up shots I was admiring this fantastic bird for hours. Read more →
Arches National Park, in the U.S is a place I dream of some day to spend a week in a Recreational Vehicle without having to get out and enjoying the arches engineered by nature.
As a photographer the opportunities this place provides for learning is immense and I feel it is one of the best. I shot this photograph just after Sunrise. It is a common perspective seen by many lenses and I often wondered why everyone composes the frame this way, but in the 3-4 feet of a rock where one has to climb and stand, I too failed to see anything different in the one hour I spent here. Read more →