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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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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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Animal of the Week: Malabar Giant Squirrel

Malabar giant squirrel
Malabar Giant Squirrel (Ratufa indica) Great place to see the Malabar giant squirrel: Kabini, India: http://www.toehold.in/phototours/kabini-wildlife-photography-tour.php When driving in Kabini if you hear a curious furtive sound you cannot attribute to a bird, be sure to look up, for Malabar giant squirrel
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Kabini February 2017 Trip Report

Kabini Wildlife Photography Tour
Kabini has been a consistently productive wildlife Photo Tour and the sightings in the depths of its nuanced green forests and meditative backwaters have been dramatic and exhilarating in every sense of the words. In February 2017, the participants of The Leopard’s Lair Kabini Photography Tour had yet again a
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Animal of the Week: Nilgai, Bharatpur, India

Nilgai
Nilgai (Boselaphus tragocamelus) Great place to see nilgai: Bharatpur: http://www.toehold.in/phototours/bharatpur-bird-photography-tour.php Ranthambhore: http://www.toehold.in/phototours/ranthambhore-tiger-photography-tour.php The blue bull is the largest Asian antelope. Endemic to India and considered sacred, it
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Animal of the Week: Monitor Lizard

Monitor lizard
Monitor Lizard (Varanus albigularis) Great places to see the monitor lizard: Bandipur: http://www.toehold.in/phototours/bandipur-wildlife-photography-tour.php Ranthambhore: http://www.toehold.in/phototours/ranthambhore-full-day-tiger-photography-tour.php Bharatpur:
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Animal of the Week: Osprey

Osprey
The Fish Hawk: Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) Great place to see it: Kabini, Nagarahole National Park (http://www.toehold.in/phototours/kabini-wildlife-photography-tour.php) Have you ever seen majesty fly? No, not just a majestic flight or a majestic creature flying but majesty itself becoming… If the answer is
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January 2016 Kaziranga Trip Report – Part 2

Water Buffalo, Kaziranga
After an overwhelmingly productive beginning to the Tour in Nameri, the group drove to Kaziranga. And it’d mesmerise them with the infinite beauty it contained in its confined wilderness. When the group entered Kaziranga, they saw rhinos on the left side of the road, and stopped to climb a watchtower. Many
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