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Tadoba National Park: Rain and Mist

Back after a quick trip to Tadoba National Park. For a change, I flew down to Nagpur, instead of driving to Tadoba from Bangalore, a 14 hour/ 1200 km drive. Saw a different side of the forest this time because of unexpected rain. Afternoons were wet, and mornings were misty. Reminded me of North Indian [...]

2018-04-06T17:45:22+00:00 March 25th, 2018|Photography, Travel|

Evening abstraction – impressionist bird photos

I have been continuing to experiment with abstract wildlife shots. No, one doesn’t have to put away the camera after sunset if one is not carrying a tripod. The multi-hued dusk sky, dark shadows, and twilight colours reflected on water make for some interesting photo opportunities. Getting such shots is a matter of: Planning (e.g. [...]

2018-04-09T15:05:44+00:00 January 21st, 2018|Photography|

Happy New Year

Twelve favourite wildlife photos from 2017. My preferences evolved over the year, and I have started experimenting more with abstracts and monochromes. Herons over dark water. Evening. Monochrome. Blackbuck stag during sunset Portrait of the pale tiger Time to fly. Starlings. Monochrome. Warrior, a massive bull gaur. Monochrome. Wild elephant in musth Pied kingfisher with [...]

2018-01-01T20:38:55+00:00 January 1st, 2018|Photography|

Nature photography and impressionism

Have been experimenting a bit with the camera. Given that I have zero background in arts, and am somewhat of a philistine regarding non-nature/wildlife stuff, I had to do some serious reading. Also looked at the works of renowned painters and photographers. Theory is ok, but takes practice to get things right in camera. And [...]

2018-04-06T16:48:31+00:00 December 8th, 2017|Photography|

Urban wildlife

There are wild creatures living among us. Perhaps a hundred feet away from that road you take when going to office. Or on a tree 20 feet  from your house. I stay in East Bangalore, and can reach the city outskirts after a 10 minute drive. After a tiring day, I often do short 20-25 [...]

2018-04-06T16:48:31+00:00 September 15th, 2017|Photography|

Birding from a hide near Bangalore

I recently visited a birding hide a couple of times, and it was an interesting experience. I am not a birder - I prefer mammals - but it was fun to shoot the entertaining and charismatic feathered creatures as they went through their antics. The Oriental white eyes were funny creatures to follow, and they [...]

2018-04-06T16:48:32+00:00 September 13th, 2017|Photography|

The Warrior

Story behind the shot I was driving through Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve when I saw this massive bull gaur behind some bushes. Got out carefully, stalked the animal using the bush as cover, and got close enough to take this shot. All the while hoping it doesn’t run away, or worse, charge.  This guy had torn [...]

2017-10-11T14:21:09+00:00 August 16th, 2017|Photography|

Delighted To Be Featured By Nikon in “Behind The Lens”

Delighted to be featured by Nikon India in their "Behind The Lens'' series, where they cover leading Nikon shooters from India. Copy and link below. "When I was growing up in Kolkata, I used to visit the Himalayas twice a year with my parents, and enjoyed stories about wildlife and adventure. Reading and travelling helped [...]

2018-04-06T16:48:32+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Photography|

World Tiger Day: Thrilling Tiger Encounters

On World Tiger Day, Scroll.in came up with a nice article around thrilling tiger encounters, featuring Valmik Thapar, Bittu Sahgal, Neha Parmar, Rohan Chakravarty, and yours truly.  On World Tiger Day, five lovers of the big cat describe their most thrilling brush with the animal https://scroll.in/magazine/845150/on-world-tiger-day-six-lovers-of-the-big-cat-describe-their-most-thrilling-brush-with-the-animal Other memorable moments:  The very first time I took [...]

2017-10-07T18:15:33+00:00 July 29th, 2017|Photography, Travel|