Posts Tagged ‘Wildlife Photography’

BW Backlit langur

BW Backlit langur

The moment I shot this image I knew its not a good image in color but can be good in black and white. Sometimes images which dont even look like keepers in color turn out to be great BW. I used lightroom 4 to process it in bw. Langurs are such great subjects especially for […]


Tiger Drinking

Tiger Drinking

Photographed this young tiger last year from mirchani tigress in bandhavgarh N.P.  After few days I heard he was sent to the zoo for some incident with a humans.


Crowned Deer

Crowned Deer

Photographed this cheetal (spotted deer) in Kanha national park. I had expected to see swamp deers adorned with grass but a cheetal was the least expected. My guide told me that cheetal males do adorn like this sometimes with grass to impress the females. This was the first time I had seen a spotted deer […]


Tigress Closeup from kanha

Tigress Closeup from kanha

After lot of cheetal and langur alarms calls and few distant glimpses for about an hour, I decided to wait near a jungle trail frequently used by tigers and other animals where we thought she would come out from. There was silence for about 15 mins and the wait to get a close look was […]


Asian Elephant in Kaziranga

Asian Elephant in Kaziranga

Shot this male asian elephant in Kaziranga national park. The ash colored mud of kaziranga gives a unique character to these giants.


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 […]


Rajbehra Tigress in water

Rajbehra Tigress in water

This was shot recently in bandhavgarh on 31 March 2011. Every time I passed this place I wondered how beautiful it would be if a tiger is near or in that water. One evening it just happened we followed the rajbehra tigress as it crossed in front of our vehicle and then went straight towards […]


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 […]


Barasingha in Golden Light

Barasingha in Golden Light

Rare Barasingha or swamp deer, the Hard–ground barasinghas (Rucervus duvauceli branderi) is found only in Kanha. Shot this a few days ago in Kanha, this male was unusually comfortable walking on the dirt track used by vehicle and also by the tigers. He walked almost 1.5 kms with us. I like to take images that […]


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 […]


Tiger and the langur

Tiger and the langur

Here a langur monkey sits near the entrance of a cave where the dominant male tiger of bandhavgarh sleeps. The langur was so curious that initial it would get close and after a glance run away, after a while he was sure the tiger is asleep and sat nearby. Curiosity is not just found in […]


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 […]


Tiger – flehmen behaviour

Tiger - flehmen behaviour

Bokha one of the dominant males in bandhavgarh. He was courting a tigress nearby in the bush and this flehmen behaviour was seen when this fella came out of the bush for a brief moment. Shot with nikon D300 + nikor 200-400 vr @300 mm.


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. […]


Wild Tiger Photography Safari and Tour

Bookings Open for Wild Tiger Photography Safari & Tour in november at bandhavgarh national park, India. Click for more details…


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.


Jhurjhura Tigress with her cubs – A sad end of a beautiful creature

Jhurjhura Tigress with her cubs - A sad end of a beautiful creature

This image is one of my most cherished moments of this Jhurjhura tigress with her cubs of previous litter in Bandhavgarh National Park, shot in April 2008. (although due to the dust of all the vehicles rushing to see her and her cubs, made for a not so nice image).¬† These were moments that i […]


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 […]