Photography

Gaur at tadoba

Gaur at tadoba

Photographed this Gaur (largest oxen in the world, also known as Indian Bison) in Tadoba 2 weeks ago. Males can be very mascular and huge, some weighing more than a ton. Found this one in this beautiful patch of dry grass area with nice colorful background. I liked the overall colors of the leaves and […]


colors & patterns

colors & patterns

Backgrounds play a very imp role in making the image pleasing. This little common kingfisher was flying through a pond in kanha national parkĀ  trying to catch some fish. This particular area of the pond had this pattern and the reflection of the sky and foliage made a nice background. I tried a few times […]


Tiger portrait

Tiger portrait

Photographed this Young Male tiger called the Patiha male in Bandhavgarh tiger reserve last month on my photo tour. He was such a relaxed guy and so photographer friendly. The fact that he was surrounded by 10 or so vehicles did not bother him at all. I was lucky to be in the place with […]


Kaziranga – Land of the Indian Rhino

Kaziranga - Land of the Indian Rhino

Just back from a fantastic week long trip to Kaziranga in the north-east corner state of india, Assam, known for its rhinos, and tea plantations. kaziranga is also home to other animals and birds including Bengal tigers, Water buffaloes, Asian elephants, swamp deers, hog deer, wild boars etc. It is also world heritage site and […]


Glimpses of Kanha in January 2011

Glimpses of Kanha in January 2011

Wildlife Photography Tour, Kanha in January 2011. My First Wildlife Photo Tour of the year 2011 to Kanha was a success for me and my group and with sightings of almost all the mammals of kanha and a variety of birds and rare animal behavior. We were lucky to see so many animals as temp […]


Tigress Running

Tigress Running

Posting after some time now from kanha, this is shot in Kanha a 2 days ago on our January tour. My tour group saw this tigress chasing a jackal, the jackal actual seemed to just stay there and call this tigress as if to divert attention towards it, probably trying to protect pups by diverting […]


House sparrow Passer domesticus

House sparrow Passer domesticus

Shot this from my window a few years ago, this once commonly found bird is fast declining. I used to see them in huge nos. when i was a kid, now they can hardly be seen. I hardly see these from my window any more. With so much rapid construction happening around no wonder these […]


Tiger cub behind the tree

Tiger cub behind the tree

With more than 20 vehicles lined to photograph this tiger cub including the BBC team, I somehow managed to get space for my vehicle but with a tree right in front. Fortunately after some time this guy came and sat just behind that tree. At first I could’nt get a shot but then he started […]


Male Painted Spurfowls fighting

Male Painted Spurfowls fighting

Shot with a Nikon D300 + Nikon 200-400vr lens These male painted spurfowls rarely seen in open in bandhavgarh were busy fighting, you can even see the blood marks on the lower right stones, brutal as it seems it is reality in nature. I spotted them fighting while passing by in the vehicle while tracking […]


Image of Young Elephant trumpeting

Image of Young Elephant trumpeting

This is an old image from my fav forest Bandipur, spent some amazing time here during my stay in bangalore, this young fellow was trying to show off and trying to scare us away, lovely character.


Wildlife Photography in India, some advice and tips to consider.

Wildlife Photography in India, some advice and tips to consider.

Hello my wild-lifer friends and Photographers, if you are visiting India for nature or wildlife photography and are new to India or rather new to wildlife reserves and national parks and sanctuaries in India then you may get some help or ideas to plan your trip in a better way by reading this article. Things […]


Beginners Guide to Wildlife Photography Equipment

Beginners Guide to Wildlife Photography Equipment. The most common question in the mind of a beginning wildlife photographer is about what camera, lens, and other gear should they buy to start. Every new comer in initial days needs this info and we all have gone through this often searching on the net, magazines, books etc. […]


Bengal tiger glimpse in grass

Bengal tiger glimpse in grass

B2 the dominant Male Bengal Tiger looking through the Grass in Bandhavgarh N.P. After the rains the forest becomes lush green and every where you find the white kash flowers seen here in the background. Here a male tiger called b2 hidden entirely in grass looks through with just his head visible.


Leopard Stalking in Pench N.P.

Leopard Stalking in Pench N.P.

Leopards are very elusive and I find them to be the most beautiful of the big cats. After searching for them in Pench National Park, India for 2 days, found this young one for just a few moments while it was stalking. It was in sight for only a few seconds and disappeared into the […]


Bengal Tiger in spotlight

Bengal Tiger in spotlight

Shot this tiger as it was passing through the forest, a small patch of light gave a spotlight effect, in Bandhavgarh national park. I love the drama created by light and shadows here.


Gaur – Largest Oxen in the world

Gaur - Largest Oxen in the world

Gaur (Male) often referred wrongly as bisons, these are some of the largest oxen species in the world. Males often grow very huge and muscular, its a site to see. This one from Bandipur National Park.


Elephant Baby – Kabini Backwaters

Elephant Baby - Kabini Backwaters

This was shot near the Kabini backwaters in Nagarhole National Park, this was in the rainy season so every thing was lush green and it was raining slightly, fortunately the gypsy (a commonly used 4×4 vehicle in indian forest) was covered so i could take these photos in the rain. The Kabini Backwaters is one […]


Tiger Tiger Burning Bright – Photo of the day

Tiger Tiger Burning Bright - Photo of the day

Tiger Tiger Burning Bright This place is a wildilfe photographers delight specially if you love tigers, one of the best places to photograph wild tigers in India, Bandhavgarh National park, but beware, summers can be very hot with temps reaching 45 Deg Celsius in the months of may and june, but this is the time […]


Great Nature Wildlife Photography Books

Great Nature Wildlife Photography Books

These are some of the Best books for learning Nature and Wildlife Photography, I have only mentioned books that I have read and found valuable. Nature Photography Field Guide – John Shaw This is perhaps the one book that every beginning nature or wildlife photographer must read. It gives you detailed information about every thing […]


Hanuman Langurs – Slide Show

Hanuman Langur Monkeys – Images by Talat Khalid Photographing Monkeys can be quite fun, they are also not camera shy and very interesting characters, specially the young ones. Here’s a slide show of some Langur images, I loved it when the family of langurs in pench that was sitting together, the elders grooming, mothers taking […]


Cattle Skull found in GIR- photo of the day

Cattle Skull found in GIR- photo of the day

Some times skeletons form good subject to photograph, domestic cattle form a major portion of the Gir Lions, this one a cattle skull probably a buffalo killed by lions. Wildlife photography is also about documenting what goes in the lives and around wildlife.


Crying Langur Baby

Crying Langur Baby

This baby langur was crying like a human baby, this was the first time i saw something like this and i almost stopped photographing. As a wildlife photographer often you encounter human like behaviours among animals that makes it special, this is one such image for me shot in pench national park sometime back.


Shooting Tigers – Tip2

Shooting Tigers - Tip2

Mirchani Tigress Closeup When shooting tigers, the key to a sharp good image especially a potrait of a tiger is to make sure that apart from the eyes, the wiskers are also sharp. A closeup shot of a tiger with sharp wiskers makes a good image especially if its just the face.


Shooting Tigers – Tip1

Shooting Tigers - Tip1

Mirchani Tiger Cub After photographing tigers for so many years have learned a few lessons. Sharing this so that you may find helpfull. When photographing tigers most of us can get so exited and thrilled that we tend to get lost in enjoying the moment and forget some basic things that need to be taken […]