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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.

Five Reasons Your Next Trip Must Be to Kamchatka

Kamchatka Brown Bear
In a world so replete with options, why bother visiting Kamchatka in far-east Russia? Here are five solid reasons you not merely should, but must!   1. Remoteness     Kamchatka is an isolated geographical spectacle. In today’s world, where almost every corner of Earth is explored by the groping
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Animal of the Week: Indrella ampulla

Indrella ampulla
Indrella ampulla Great place to see it: Coorg, India http://www.toehold.in/phototours/coorg-macro-photography-bootcamp.php A bit of coloury disharmony is all you want to make your August exciting! A tinge of red and white against all greens of the deep forests of Coorg – a small snail called Indrella ampulla
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The ‘Big Twelve’ of the Pantanal

Toco toucan, Pantanal
In the untamed realms of wilderness in the Pantanal, wildlife thrives in all its grandeur and diversity. We bring you a list of the top dozen animals. Here’s the ‘Big Twelve’ of the Pantanal! 12. Red-and-green macaw     The red-and-green macaw is a mostly-red macaw that can attain a
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Animal of the Week: Humpback Whale

Humpback whale
Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) Great place to see it: Kamchatka, Russia http://www.toehold.in/phototours/kamchatka-wildlife-photography-expedition.php With its adorable knobbly head, the obvious hump and long pectoral fins, the humpback whale in Kamchatka, Russia is a spectacle you don’t want to miss on
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Ranthambhore April 2017 (Batch 2) Trip Report

Tiger cub, Ranthambhore
50 sightings of 15 individual tigers in five different zones seems like the synopsis of a fairy tale. Yet, those are exactly the numbers the group was left with after the Ranthambhore Full Day Tour! And in the few moments when the tigers weren’t in attendance, the other jungle denizens enchanted their
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Animal of the Week: Jaguar

Jaguar
Jaguar (Panthera onca) Great place to see it: Pantanal, Brazil http://www.toehold.in/phototours/pantanal-jaguar-photography-expedition.php Jaguar. The world’s third largest feline (after the tiger and the lion) with a giant, robust skull, the big cat that’s a skilled tree-climber and is adept at and also enjoys
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Animal of the Week: Giant Anteater

Giant anteater
Giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) Great place to see the giant anteater: Pantanal, Brazil http://www.toehold.in/phototours/pantanal-jaguar-photography-expedition.php This unusually charming terrestrial creature mainly inhabits the forests and savannas of South America. This solitary mammal, with its
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Animal of the Week: Malabar Pit Viper

Malabar pit viper
Malabar pit viper (Trimeresurus malabaricus) Great place to see the Malabar pit viper: Amboli in Maharashtra, India http://www.toehold.in/phototours/amboli-macro-photography-bootcamp.php Also known as the Malabar rock pit viper and rock viper, the Malabar pit viper is endemic to the southwestern part of India. You
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Animal of the Week: Kori Bustard

Kori bustard
Kori bustard (Ardeotis kori) Great place to see the kori bustard: Kenya http://www.toehold.in/phototours/kenya-wildlife-photography-tour.php http://www.toehold.in/phototours/masai-mara-wildlife-photography-tour.php http://www.toehold.in/phototours/masai-mara-great-migration-tour.php Native to Africa, the kori
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