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The Alluring Depths of Forests Never Stop Calling: Nandhagopan

It’s true that in many a story, venturing out to forests and into the wild begins as a respite from the mundane, clockwork life we’re accustomed to, in the cities. Nonetheless, each story is worth telling, worth shared. And this week, we bring you one such story – Nandhagopan’s journey as a photographer. While the
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Sentient Snippets: Week 8

This week on Sentient Snippets: bizarre beauty, intense admiration, earthly stars, artless art, and the miracle of feeling.     A small change in perspective and a gorgeous form of beauty turns ominous. With its unusually bulgy eyes bringing new light of awe to yours, a cat snake can be something you
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The Inexorable Messages of the Heart: Jaina Tolia

Since childhood, Jaina Tolia had blissfully given in to the mysterious spell that the forests cast on a traveller. But a few years ago she decided to take up photography, and ever since, she’s captured some tangible magical moments that the wild always contains in its womb. In 2014, Jaina completed a Toehold
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Sentient Snippets: Week 5

This week on Sentient Snippets: leaps of joy, life on the edge, tunes of truth, exquisite universes, and radiant secrets.   A luminous joy glows in the eyes, when these changing dark forms appear as the evening prayerfully collapses into the lap of a night. Remember it, remember it, remember it, you think.
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Big Cat Week – A Feature

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As Big Cat Week is awaited with bated breath, the Toehold Photo Tour, which takes you to the overwhelmingly beautiful land of the Mara with all its charismatic feline denizens, is all set to leave you speechless with its enormous range of wild beings. And to prepare you for the spellbinding experience, here are a
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Allured by Avian Beauty: Srihari Krishnamurthy

Pied Kingfisher
When the photographer in you catches up with the explorer that you already are, then every moment of anticipation brings a bit of the future to the present, so that you fail not to freeze it into a frame. Srihari Krishnamurthy, a long-time Toehold patron, is a devoted lover of nature who knows how to […]
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Great Migration August 2014 Tour Report

The participants knew that the Great Migration was the mother of all mammal congregations on the planet.  But they were just going to find out why it’s truly special. A side-striped jackal stood broadside in the late-afternoon sun, with the grass, now browning, swaying gently in the evening wind.    
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Kenya May 2014 Tour Report: Masai Mara

The morning began early for the group as they made their way to Lake Naivasha for birding, and found yellow-billed storks, African fish eagles, pelicans, cormorants and pied kingfishers.  Hippos and waterbucks were in residence too. Then they drove to the Mara, and made some closeups of a topi without much ado.  A
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