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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|

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|

Leopards of Satpura National Park

I had driven down to Satpura National Park (again!) last summer. A 3300 km roadtrip, Bangalore - Pench - Satpura National Park - back. Bangalore – Hyderabad was a steady, uneventful cruise. After picking up a friend from Hyderabad airport, I proceeded towards Nagpur. First night was spent in Rukhad, Pench, after covering 1230 km [...]

2017-10-10T11:01:03+00:00 March 9th, 2016|Photography, Travel|

Kanha and Tadoba: A 3000 km Roadtrip | Part 2

First part of the travelogue is here: http://nilanjanray.in/kanha-tadoba-3000-km-roadtrip-part-1/ After Kanha, I left for Tadoba. Kisli to Nagpur was a relaxing drive (Khatia – Seoni – Pench – Nagpur). Picked up my old school friend from Nagpur airport, and proceeded towards Kolara, a Northern gate in Tadoba. We were staying in Svasara, a very nice resort [...]

2017-10-13T00:15:52+00:00 January 17th, 2016|Photography, Travel|

Kanha and Tadoba: A 3000 km Roadtrip | Part 1

I badly needed my tiger fix, an addiction. I had about seven days to spare, and looked at a few options - Corbett (clubbing my trip with official work in Gurgaon), Ranthambore (tagging along with a photo tour), Bandhavgarh etc. Finally narrowed down on Kanha and Tadoba. Kanha, because safaris were still available, and Kanha [...]

2017-10-12T23:57:47+00:00 January 12th, 2016|Photography, Travel|

Nagarhole, Wayanad and the Pelicans

I had driven to Wayanad last December. Spent a few peaceful days in the midst of nature.While driving to Wayanad, I barely made it to Nagarhole before the gate closed (no entry b/w 6 pm - 6 am). While passing through Nagarhole and Tholpetty, I encountered elephants, gaurs, sambar, cheetal and a civet cat. Was [...]

2017-04-10T12:26:35+00:00 January 10th, 2016|Photography, Travel|