photography tours

Animal of the Week: Indian Hog Deer

Hog Deer
Indian Hog Deer (Hyelaphus porcinus) Great place to see it: Kaziranga National Park (http://www.toehold.in/phototours/kaziranga-wildlife-photography-tour.php) That eye-white is delightful, but why the sheepish look, you wonder? How about because if you’re already a deer in hog clothing, which is what a hog
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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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Kaziranga January 2016 Trip Report – Part 1 (Nameri)

Every year we embark on an epic wildlife tour of Assam, where the mighty Brahmaputra River nurtures a unique and diverse ecosystem. But this year was an especial species fest.  Sourabha Rao reports on the specifics of the epicness starting with this first part which contains the story of Nameri. After landing in
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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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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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Seven Things to Do in the Mara during the Migration

The Mara is a land of millions at Migration time, and there are almost as many things to do. We pick just seven of them – one for each day of our Great Migration Tour, perhaps! 1. Plunge into an ocean of emotions! Plunge deep into the ocean of emotions that make your heart skip […]
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Specificity of Certain Joys: Sanjay Keswani

An effortless translation of passion into art – that’s the story of Sanjay Keswani. Sanjay’s dealing with hotel management brought him an opportunity four years ago, which got him into food photography, and that grew as a new-found passion for a man who is always ready to allow himself new experiences. Once he
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Sentient Snippets – Week 1

This week on Sentient Snippets is beauty beyond the senses, untamed spirits, unknown realms, wondering eyes, and mortality over morality.   There is learning here, like a fervent confession of one’s own heart, that there is a certain kind of solitude that remains unaffected even in togetherness. And that’s
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Moments of Inspiration Repeat Themselves: Ruta Kalmankar

Moments of bliss need not be grand, says Ruta Kalmankar, but can be as simple and quiet as they can get, and they exist irrespective of our disregard. Not too often does one notice how inspiration strikes when least expected, and in the simplest of forms, but Ms Kalmankar does, and always so. It all started […]
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Ranthambhore April 2015 Trip Report

T24, Ustad
So many things in lassitude you learn: observe, appreciate, and cherish. It’s not until you gather your senses and hear the winds stir with a dreamlike intention, making the grass sway, that you brace yourself to confront the gaze of Krishna, the mother of three cubs. Nestled in the woods of Zone 3 of Ranthambhore
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