The Joy of shooting a Brown Goral

At an altitude of 3000+ Meters, the morning was cold. Night was slowly giving way to dawn and the multitude of colors it brought with it. Koklass pheasants were calling in abundance in the distance, and here I was getting ready to shoot some Himalayan Black bears, if they presented themselves. Lost in the Himalaya, […]

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Shooting Snow Partridges

The alarm went off, it was 3:50 AM. It was January, and at Chopta the temperatures were way beyond freezing. The Quilt was warm and comforting and, I simply did not want to come out. Coming out would mean trekking 4 kilometers in temperatures dropping 15 to 20 degrees below freezing. Fast forward to 15 […]

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Himalayan Monal – It’s ok not to shoot

There were Himalayan Monals, lots of them, calling in the valley below. A huge group of Himalayan vultures was fighting over, what appeared to be a carcass of a Sambhar. Golden morning light began to flood the otherwise chilly valley. A mixed group of tits, warblers, laughingthrushes, and Minlas were quenching their thirst from the […]

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Shooting wildlife with a 100mm- 5 Reasons.

Try and remember the time when you first thought about doing wildlife photography, the first time you thought wow, if only I could shoot amazing wildlife photos. You went and asked people who were already doing it, and I am sure all of them told you the same story. If you want to get into […]

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It’s not about the Image!!!!

” It’s not about the Image” A monthly blog series about one of my most favorite image every month. This is post 5 of a 12 part series. Today I would like to share a small story about a shot, a shot which I took last month in Chopta. It’s not a spectacular shot, in […]

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Walk to your right please!!!!

“Walk to your right please” A monthly blog series about one of my most favorite image every month. This is post 4 of a 12 part series. Panting up the slopes of Raavanshila, I heard some people shouting and taking selfies. It was a young crowd of girls and guys trekking, hoping to see and […]

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Yellow-throated Martin in Kedarnath WLS Uttarakhand, India

Wide-angle Wildlife Photography

“Wide-angle Wildlife Photography” A monthly blog series about one of my most favorite image every month. This is post 3 of a 12 part series. Making wide-angle shots of wildlife is a challenge that has intrigued me from the time one of my friends introduced it to me. Frankly I never knew of such a […]

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Blue-fronted Redstart Kedarnath WLS

Bird Checklist Mansoona- Kedarnath WLS (Winters/Spring)

I am preparing a checklist of birds seen around my area (Kedarnath WLS) and will continue doing so till….. well forever . These are are birds which i have been able to record in the past few days. I intend to update this list whenever i have an addition to the  list. 1. Common Sparrow […]

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Bird list- Trijuginarayan

TrijugiNarayan- Bird Checklist (Dec 2017)

Below is the checklist of the birds, i was able to see/hear in the 2 days that i stayed in Trijuginarayan. Himalayan Bulbul Black Bulbul Red-vented Bulbul Blue Whistling thrush Himalayan Bluetail Common Sparrow Russet Sparrow Slaty-headed Parakeets Kalij Pheasants Golden Bush Robin Streaked Laughingthrush Variegated Laughingthrush Chestnut-crowned Laughingthrush Common Myna Jungle Crow Red-billed Blue […]

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A Himalayan Monal, My Purse and a Dog- A Miracle story

A Himalayan Monal, My Purse and a Dog

The title may at first glance seem strange, really strange. I mean how a Himalayn Monal, a Purse and a Dog could have any connection whatsoever. But believe me they do, these three together make for something that I (or anyone reading) could not deny being a miracle. First of all what is a miracle, […]

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