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Sourabha Rao

Sourabha is a staff writer at Toehold who dexterously gives verbal form to the inexpressible, and with her passion for travel, weaves immersive stories that transcend space and dissolve time.

Animal of the Week: Eyelash Viper, Costa Rica

eyelash viper
Eyelash viper (Bothriechis schlegelii) Great place to see the eyelash viper: Costa Rica, Central America https://www.toehold.in/phototours/costa-rica-wildlife-photography-tour.php A moving bright yellow spectacle against a still, wet green backdrop of a cloudforest… We are talking about this beautiful snake called
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Animal of the Week: Thomson’s Gazelle, Kenya, Africa

Thomson's gazelle
Thomson’s gazelle (Eudorcas thomsonii) Great place to see the Thomson’s gazelle: Kenya, Africa https://www.toehold.in/phototours/kenya-wildlife-photography-tour.php In the vast plains of Kenya, on which wander beings of majestic beauty, the Thomson’s gazelle, too, exists as a part of the tremendous show of nature.
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Animal of the Week: Hadada Ibis, Kenya, Africa

Hadada ibis
Hadada ibis (Bostrychia hagedash) Great place to see the Hadada ibis: Kenya, Africa https://www.toehold.in/phototours/kenya-wildlife-photography-tour.php Of the many living wonders that dwell in the wilderness of Kenya in Africa, the hadada ibis is a bird that can kindle your interest by its insouciant beauty. Do
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Animal of the Week: Spot-billed Pelican, Ranganathittu, India

spot-billed pelican
Spot-billed pelican (Pelecanus philippensis) Great place to see the spot-billed pelican: Ranganathittu, Karnataka, India https://www.toehold.in/phototours/ranganathittu-nature-photography-masterclass.php Inhabiting large inland and large lakes, the spot-billed pelican, also known as the grey pelican, is a member
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Animal of the Week: Grey Francolin, Ranthambhore, India

Grey Francolin
Grey francolin (Francolinus pondicerianus) Great place to see this francolin: Ranthambhore, India https://www.toehold.in/phototours/ranthambhore-full-day-tiger-photography-tour.php Inhabiting the scrub forests and open cultivated lands, the grey francolin is mainly found in the plains and dry parts of South Asia.
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Animal of the Week: Asiatic Lion, Gir, India

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Asiatic lion (Panthera leo persica) Great place to see the Asiatic lion: Gir, India https://www.toehold.in/phototours/gir-lion-photography-tour.php Ruddy-tawny fur speckled with black or buffish grey. Sometimes sandy. To us, this is nothing short of poetry walking. We are talking about one of the most-loved
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Animal of the Week: Malabar Pied Hornbill, Bandhavgarh, India

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Malabar pied hornbill (Anthracoceros coronatus) Great place to see the Malabar pied hornbill: Bandhavgarh, India https://www.toehold.in/phototours/bandhavgarh-winter-tiger-photography-tour.php Also known as the lesser pied hornbill, the Malabar pied hornbill is the one you must be excitedly looking out for in the
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Animal of the Week: Grey Junglefowl, Bandipur, India

Junglefowl
Grey junglefowl (Gallus sonneratii) Great place to see the grey junglefowl: Bandipur, India https://www.toehold.in/phototours/bandipur-kabini-wildlife-photography-tour.php If you remember how, in a lot of stories in South India, the morning begins with the familiar call of a fowl, then you know what bird we’re
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Animal of the Week: Stump-tailed Macaque, Gibbon, India

Macaque
Stump-tailed macaque (Macaca arctoides) Great place to see this macaque: Gibbon Sanctuary, India https://www.toehold.in/phototours/kaziranga-wildlife-photography-tour.php As a part of our Kaziranga Wildlife Photography Tour, we visit Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary (or The Hoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary) where seven
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Animal of the Week: Keel-billed Toucan, Costa Rica

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Keel-billed toucan (Ramphastos sulfuratus) Great place to see this toucan: Costa Rica, Central America http://www.toehold.in/phototours/costa-rica-wildlife-photography-tour.php A dash of vibrant hues against the lovely monotony of forest-green in Costa Rica. That’s the charming keel-billed toucan, also known as
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