Archive: February 2017

Understanding Causes and Effects in New Light: Anshuman Kumar

To see everything in new light… a simple thought of carrying a DSLR on a family trip to Kerala became the perfect first step of a journey that’s still going on, taking new paths time and again. Anshuman’s love for photography began in 2009 and he hasn’t looked back ever since. When he travelled to Kerala
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Animal of the Week: Malabar Giant Squirrel

Malabar giant squirrel
Malabar Giant Squirrel (Ratufa indica) Great place to see the Malabar giant squirrel: Kabini, India: http://www.toehold.in/phototours/kabini-wildlife-photography-tour.php When driving in Kabini if you hear a curious furtive sound you cannot attribute to a bird, be sure to look up, for Malabar giant squirrel
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Kabini February 2017 Trip Report

Kabini Wildlife Photography Tour
Kabini has been a consistently productive wildlife Photo Tour and the sightings in the depths of its nuanced green forests and meditative backwaters have been dramatic and exhilarating in every sense of the words. In February 2017, the participants of The Leopard’s Lair Kabini Photography Tour had yet again a
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Animal of the Week: Lechwe

Lechwe
Lechwe (Kobus leche) Great place to see the lechwe: Botswana, Africa: http://www.toehold.in/phototours/botswana-wildlife-photography-tour.php Inhabiting the floodplains bordering swamps and marshes of Botswana, Zambia, Angola and Democratic Republic of the Congo, the lechwe ranks second among the most aquatic
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Valentine’s Day Reality Check: Mammal Courtship

Polar Bear, Svalbard
Think you have it tough to impress your mate? This Valentine’s Day, we’ve compiled a concise guide to the courtship rituals of some fellow mammals to help you think again! 1. Giraffe     With their absurdly long necks, giraffes have their work cut out in impressing a mate. They cannot simply
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An Earth Devotee’s Love Letter on Valentine’s Day

On Valentine’s Day, here’s a touching love letter from an ardent devotee of the planet to that which is the source of all love and all that’s loved. Here’s a love letter to Earth. Dear, dear Earth, my heart’s delight, How generously you give me the natural ability to behold and savour your
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Animal of the Week: Kirk’s Dik-dik

Dik-dik
Kirk’s Dik-dik (Madoqua kirkii)   Great place to see it: Kenya: http://www.toehold.in/phototours/2017/may/kenya-wildlife-photography-tour.php http://www.toehold.in/phototours/2017/may/kenya-teenager-camp.php http://www.toehold.in/phototours/masai-mara-wildlife-photography-tour.php Found in the
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Animal of the Week: Nilgai, Bharatpur, India

Nilgai
Nilgai (Boselaphus tragocamelus) Great place to see nilgai: Bharatpur: http://www.toehold.in/phototours/bharatpur-bird-photography-tour.php Ranthambhore: http://www.toehold.in/phototours/ranthambhore-tiger-photography-tour.php The blue bull is the largest Asian antelope. Endemic to India and considered sacred, it
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January 2017 Kabini Trip Report

When the participants arrived at Kabini River Lodge for the two-night/three-day Wildlife Photography Tour, little did they know just how deeper their connection with the wild would get than they had imagined. And that’s what happened: a rewarding journey into the thick, green forests of Kabini in the wintry days
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