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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.

Ladakh July 2017 Travel Photography Tour in Pictures

Ladakh
This inebriation doesn’t wane away. It lingers on and follows even when one wanders away from what causes it. This is the kind of insobriety that one doesn’t have to worry about. Ladakh – a paradise of mountains and valleys in Kashmir – is what we are talking about. And this year, our High on […]
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Animal of the Week: Giant Otter

giant otter
Giant otter (Pteronura brasiliensis) Great place to see the giant otter: Pantanal, Brazil http://www.toehold.in/phototours/pantanal-jaguar-photography-expedition.php The noisiest in the otter family, the giant otter is a peaceful but territorial and social species. It lives mostly in Pantanal and along the Amazon
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Animal of the Week: Rhinoceros Hornbill

Rhinoceros hornbill (Buceros rhinoceros) Great place to see it: Borneo, Malaysia http://www.toehold.in/phototours/borneo-wildlife-photography-tour.php If you thought courtship and bonding was probably the biggest deal of human life, the rhinoceros hornbill in Borneo might make you want to think again! Read on and
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Animal of the Week: Cheetah

Cheetah
Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) Great place to see it: Masai Mara in Kenya, Africa http://www.toehold.in/phototours/masai-mara-great-migration-tour.php The smallest of Africa’s big cats but the fastest land mammal on Earth, the cheetah is a slender-bodied and long-legged cat that you don’t want to miss watching on the
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Animal of the Week: Kamchatka Brown Bear

Brown bear
Kamchatka brown bear (Ursus arctos beringianus) Great place to see it: Kamchatka, Russia http://www.toehold.in/phototours/kamchatka-wildlife-photography-expedition.php In the far east, let your heart go out for this heartbreakingly adorable brown furry ball of a thing called the brown bear. Kamchatka is known to
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Kabini June 2017 Photo Tour Report

Kabini
4 safaris, 8 cats! Kabini Wildlife Photography Tour has remained true to its name – The Leopard’s Lair – and has been offering so much more for wildlife enthusiasts. On the first day of our Kabini Photo Tour in June, participants and Skippers gathered together by lunch time. After a session of introduction and
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Animal of the Week: Proboscis Monkey

Proboscis monkey
Proboscis monkey (Nasalis larvatus) Great place to see it: Borneo, Malaysia http://www.toehold.in/phototours/borneo-wildlife-photography-tour.php Also known as the long-nosed monkey, the endangered proboscis monkey is called ‘The Dutchman’ by the Indonesians. Its conspicuously large nose can exceed 4
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What Makes the Pantanal as Amazing as the Amazon?

Jaguar stalking in the Pantanal
The rich wetlands of the Pantanal make photography as unique an experience as the Amazon. Here’s why.   1. Vast and diverse wildlife The Pantanal is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that contains the highest concentration of wildlife in South America. About 300 mammals, 480 reptiles, 400 fish and 1000 birds
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Making Memories of Small Moments of Beauty: Ankit Bhat

For someone who grew up in a house where there was always a camera, photography didn’t invade his senses as an unexpected hobby. Ankit Bhat shares with us his story as a storyteller on this week’s Client Corner. Ankit Bhat was familiar with the use of cameras even before he bought one for himself. Intrigued […]
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