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 [...]

2017-12-11T12:01:48+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 [...]

2017-10-10T15:17:18+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 [...]

2017-10-09T09:38:55+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 [...]

2017-10-12T23:54:39+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Photography|

World Tiger Day: Thrilling Tiger Encounters

On World Tiger Day, 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 Other memorable moments:  The very first time I took [...]

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

The Pale Tiger

After discovering and photographing the rare tiger, I had sent RAW and JPEG images to Sanctuary Asia and Belinda Wright, tiger conservationist and Emmy Award winning wildlife filmmaker who worked with National Geographic for many years. Belinda said that this was the palest wild tiger she had seen in India, and an extremely rare find. [...]

2017-10-07T18:14:37+00:00 July 5th, 2017|Pale Tiger, Photography|

Dudhwa National Park: Misty Grasslands and Haunting Sal Forests

Dudhwa. The land of grasslands, swamps and tall sal trees. Mentioned in the Ramayanas. Renowned for its rich fauna, including swamp deer, Indian rhinos and huge tigers. And for the conservation efforts of Billy Arjan Singh, who was somewhat of a tiger himself. Contiguous to Royal Bardia National Park in Nepal, Dudhwa is located in [...]

2017-10-07T20:27:28+00:00 January 5th, 2017|Photography, Travel|