Category: Birding

Bearded Vulture- Habitat Shot

The morning was chilly, it was already October and fall was giving away to winters. I was just tarrying at an altitude of 3500 Meters looking for some wildlife, mostly Monals. The weather was speckless and one could see for miles. The blue sky, and the rising mountains upon mountains until they eventually merged into …

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Blue-capped Redstart

I remember when I was in Mumbai and had already decided to make Wildlife Photography my career. I used to imagine, how when I go to Uttarakhand, I will set up hides, conduct workshops, expedition, all for shooting portrait of birds. That is what I had learned and seen till that time and I wanted …

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Cheer Pheasant

There are some moments in life, these moments, these beautiful moments, which remain etched in memory forever. These moments just happen out of the blue, and are probably the most beautiful of one’s life. We may plan for these moments, we may plan in detail about what will happen, how they will happen, but they …

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Himalayan Monal-The Magic of Morning light

It was the beginning of May and although the plains of northern India were scorching in the heat, here with temperatures dropping below 0 degrees, the mornings were still freezing. At this altitude of 3900 Meters, spring was still in bloom and the mountains reverberating with the calls of Himalayan Monals in search of mates. …

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Rufous Sibias on Rhododendron

Infront of my house are fields, lots of them. Interspersed with the crop of wheat, are beautiful yellow coloured flowers of Mustard. In these fields I see butterflies, like 10s of them fluttering over every field. Dancing in tandem, they spiral on to the sky and dispersing come back again to the fields. I have …

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