A look back on 2011

The great catch

One of the evenings in Corbett (from my trip to India earlier this year) gave me a nice photo opportunity. A Changeable Hawk-eagle had taken a Ruddy Shelduck as prey. He was sitting on the river bank feeding on the prey when we drove by with the jeep. Funny sight as the duck is almost […]

Pangot with surroundings – last destination

Corbett gave me one last glimpse of tiger for probably a long time, and after Corbett we headed towards our last destination on this trip. Pangot is located 15 kilometers from Nainital at an altitude of 2000 meters. A good area for birding and with the right weather condition you can see the Himalayan mountain […]

Corbett National Park

Our trip went on up to the more northern parts of India, to Corbett National Park. Here the nature is total different from the flat areas we have been to earlier. Corbett is covered with thick forests and is a park with big rivers and high hills all over the place, making it a good […]

Chambal River

After a good day in Bharatpur the journey continued to Chambal River, home to the endangered Indian Skimmer. With only 1500 birds left in India and still declining we can just hope for the numbers to go up again and I’m glad I got opportunity to get pictures on this bird. But after another tourist […]

Bharatpur bird sanctuary

Next stop for the trip was at the bird sanctuary in Bharatpur, south of Agra. We arrived a little to late in the season to see the migrating birds but got some interesting shots of the resident ones. Painted stork feeding the chicks Grey Hornbill Black-Rumped Flameback Purple Sunbird Collared Scops Owl Brahminy Starling Purple […]

Tigers in Bandhavgarh

Getting good images of tigers or of any other animal in the park is highly depending on what type of driver and guide you get in the park. We were lucky to get two excellent guides who really knew how to track the tigers and understood the art of photography, how to place the car […]

Bandhavgarh National Reserve

The day after Delhi we had an early morning flight to Jabalpur in Madya Pradesh and from there we were driven up to Bandhavgarh. It is said that Bandhavgarh together with Ranthambore has the best chances for tiger sightings in India. So with seven days and 14 game drives we were almost guaranteed to see […]

Wild world India

I’m back from some incredible days in India. Have seen 12 different Tigers, Elephants, Jackals, Deers, Wild Boars and lots of birds. After landing in Delhi, the first day was spent in the wetlands around Delhi and in Sultanpur bird park. The misty weather didn’t give us to good photo light but after lunch the […]