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Habitat Shots of Himalayan Monals
A Monal Flying in the Himalayas

Himalayan Monal is probably the most colourful of any bird that I have ever seen or heard of. It is adorned with all the colours one can possibly dream or imagine of. The feathers all shades of blues, purples one could possibly think of. The Neck and Mantle a blast of Yellows, orange, reds, again …

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Blue Whistling Thrush

When I was sitting for a Yellow-throated Marten (YTM) this evening, never in my wildest imagination, could I have thought that a Blue-whistling thrush would come and bless me with a shot. This was taken in winters and that year, due to regular rains snowfall was really good, and the weather sparkling clean. As is …

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Himalayan Tahrs- Story of an Award Winning shot

Over the years, I have been extremely privileged to spend months with these majestic and shy creatures. They have allowed me to be close to them for hours at end and rewarded me with the most beautiful and intimate images. No amount of words or videos can even come close to describing the delicate moments …

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Himalayan Vulture in the Himalayas

Himalaya is huge, I mean when one spends enough time with the mountains, one realizes how insignificant, how puny, how laughable are the thoughts one has about his or her life. You come to Himalaya and suddenly one realizes how amazing this creation really is. One is left in awe, how spectacularly, how painstakingly, and …

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The Semal Tree

This is a story of a Semal tree. It was spring when I visited my paternal aunt’s village for shooting some birds. The village is safely tucked away from the hustle-bustle of a National highway and lies along a route that is used only by the locals. The village is situated at an approximate altitude …

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Himalayan Tahrs-A Test of Patience
Himalayan Thar duo in Tungnath, Uttarakhand

“This is the first time that I am seeing a group of Sub-adult Male Tahrs,” I told Subodh, scampering down the steep slope to try and shoot them. The month was June 2020, a lockdown was still in place and one was only allowed to travel in the morning post 5. Shops in Tungnath and …

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A White Wagtail

The temperature at Budha Madhmaheshwar was below freezing. We were staying in Madhmaheshwar for a couple of days now. On our third morning, we decided to witness and capture the famed sunrise from Budha Madhmaheshwar. It was before dawn that we started our quarter of a Kilometre trek and were here by dawn. Now most …

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Himalayan Tahr and a Rhododendron Tree

This was the first time ever, that I had the opportunity to spend so many days in a Bugyal in spring. It was going to be a 4 to 5 days trip and I would spend the next few days shooting a lot of Monals and Himalayan Tahrs. There were trees upon trees, all in …

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