Nature

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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Animal of the Week: Red Junglefowl

Red junglefowl
Red junglefowl (Gallus gallus) Great place to see the red junglefowl: Bandhavgarh http://www.toehold.in/phototours/bandhavgarh-tiger-photography-tour.php Known to have first domesticated at least five thousand years ago in Asia, the red junglefowl is mainly found in India, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and
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Top Four Reasons You Should Visit Ranthambhore Now!

T19 Krishna and Cubs, Ranthambhore. Santosh Saligram
When the mundane makes you crave for colour, when you must foray into where your sense of adventure takes you, here are the top four reasons why that place should be Ranthambhore.   1. Tiger Density In this protected area of wilderness covered by dry deciduous forests, particularly the core tourism zones, the
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Animal of the Week: Nilgiri langur

Nilgiri langur
Nilgiri langur (Trachypithecus johnii) Great place to see the Nilgiri langur: Anaimalai, Tamil Nadu, India http://www.toehold.in/phototours/anaimalai-rainforest-photography-expedition.php Not only do its body’s glossy black fur and its head’s golden-brown fur make the Nilgiri langur a delight to watch, but also
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Animal of the Week: Bat-eared Fox

Bat-eared fox
Bat-eared Fox (Otocyon megalotis) Great place to see bat-eared fox: Masai Mara, Kenya – http://www.toehold.in/phototours/masai-mara-wildlife-photography-tour.php http://www.toehold.in/phototours/kenya-wildlife-photography-tour.php Before talking about the bat-eared fox, here’s a small context: there are
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Why Varanasi is a Great Place for Photography

Varanasi
As one of the world’s most ancient, spiritual and continuously inhabited cities, Varanasi is a masterpiece in motion, and  the perfect muse to draw inspiration from. Here are some vistas from Toehold Skipper Rajiv Shyamsundar that show you why.   Stubborn edges, too, become blurry lines upon
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Animal of the Week: Stripe-necked Mongoose

Stripe-necked mongoose
Stripe-necked mongoose (Herpestes vitticollis) Great place to see Stripe-necked mongoose: Kabini, India: http://www.toehold.in/phototours/kabini-wildlife-photography-tour.php Try not to turn green with envy when you see this mammal maintaining its rusty-brown furry exterior like it’s always fresh out of a salon,
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