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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: Barasingha, Kanha, India

Kanha
Barasingha (Cervus duvaucelii) in Kanha Great place to see it: Kanha, India http://www.toehold.in/phototours/bandhavgarh-kanha-tiger-photography-tour.php Also known as the swamp deer, the barasingha is a species of deer distributed mostly in Bandhavgarh and Kanha in India. This large deer, with its woolly and
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Animal of the Week: Strawberry Poison-dart Frog, Costa Rica

Frog
Strawberry poison-dart frog (Oophaga pumilio) Great place to see the strawberry poison-dart frog: Costa Rica, Central America http://www.toehold.in/phototours/costa-rica-wildlife-photography-tour.php In the abundance of inky green shades of the Costa Rica forests, this small creature makes his presence felt
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Anaimalai Over the Years: In 15 Client Pictures

Anaimalai
Our rainforest photography expeditions to Anaimalai every year yield several stunning images of various genres. Here are some moments in the wild frozen beautifully by the participants of the Anaimalai Photography Tour.   1. ‘The Night Call’, by Manu Sathyan     In the nights of the
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Nilgiri tahr
Nilgiri tahr (Nilgiritragus hylocrius) Great place to see the Nilgiri tahr: Anaimalai, Tamil Nadu, India http://www.toehold.in/phototours/anaimalai-rainforest-photography-expedition.php Inhabiting the montane grasslands of the southern part of the Western Ghats, this sheep is an adorable wild being you don’t want
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Sixteen of the Year’s Best Client Images

Photography
On World Photography Day, here are some of the most evocative images our Photo Tour clients have made in the past year!     A serene spot-lit image of the Indian grey heron that Manju Mohan managed to make on Bharatpur Photography Tour as the bird seemed to emerge from the dark background, as it […]
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Chasing Dreams of Colour in Four Corners of India

Ladakh, India
On Independence Day, we bring you four different possibilities from four different corners of India. Places where, for travellers and photographers, their abstract ideas can take tangible forms and become real entities. 1. Varanasi     Everything about this old city spells spirituality and mesmerising
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World Elephant Day: Tiny Love Notes to Mighty Mammals

Elephant
How many words could possibly contain all the love and marvel and reverence that the elephant gently hammer into our hearts, as it were, inadvertently? And what else can we do but still make attempts to sing of their might and beauty sincerely? This is one such effort, if you may, on World Elephant Day. […]
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Animal of the Week: Lion-tailed Macaque, Anaimalai

lion-tailed macaque
Lion-tailed macaque (Macaca silenus) Great place to see the  lion-tailed macaque: Anaimalai, India http://www.toehold.in/phototours/anaimalai-rainforest-photography-expedition.php Endemic to the Western Ghats of South India, lion-tailed macaque is an Old World monkey that’s a diurnal, territorial rainforest
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Five Tips to Make the Most of Your Pushkar Visit

There couldn’t be a ‘fairer’ opportunity than this for an explorer-photographer: we share with you five tips that can make your visit to the world-famous Pushkar Fair a memorable one. 1. Be Early to Rise and Late to Retire.     One of the best details of being in Pushkar during the fair is the […]
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