Lake Manyara: GPS trails, Geotagged photos and more….

Grey Crowned Crane - Balearica regulorum
Grey Crowned Crane - Balearica regulorum

Lake Manyara was our first game drive destination on our 9 day travails through Tanzania. After landing at Nairobi we traveled for nearly 7 hours before we could reach here. Even though we were very tired the abundance of birdlife and wildlife made up for everything. Continue reading there are 20 more pictures!!

My top 10 tips for photographers traveling to Tanzania

Carry a good bean bag, Even with a small lens your wrists can get tired pretty soon and tripods are not very useful inside a vehicle. Do not overlook taking wide angle shots – carry a good wide lens – a 10-20mm Sigma is a nice starter lens. A 400mm lens is mostly reach enough, … Continue reading My top 10 tips for photographers traveling to Tanzania

It’s a Hammerkop

It’s a Hammerkop

So you have been waiting for the first image from my trip to East Africa. I could have put in many other dramatic things like the Lion, Rhino, Cheetah or the Hippo but I felt that those mammals are rather cliched. So I decided to put a common but unique bird

The anniversary of blah!

The anniversary of blah!

“Aren’t you two bored of each other?” The question took me by surprise! No it has never occurred to me that I will get bored of Swati, but then perhaps I am too naive when it comes to marital relationships. For me this is one relationship where things are in black and white without any … Continue reading The anniversary of blah!

Rikki Tikki Tavi – Indian Gray Mongoose

Rikki Tikki Tavi – Indian Gray Mongoose

While the Indian folklore is full of tales about how the mongoose is the fiercest enemy of the snake and is generally looked upon as the good guy, the tale which really endeared me to the mongoose was Rudyard Kipling’s short story Rikki Tikki Tavi¬† in his novel Jungle Book.

Photographing Butterflies – A mini HowTo

Photographing Butterflies – A mini HowTo

When my above butterfly picture made it to Flickr explore, making the count of my butterflies in explore to five I got a couple of request for writing a HowTo about capturing good butterfly pictures. I am not claiming to be an expert in butterflies nor do I assume that I have taken exceptional pictures … Continue reading Photographing Butterflies – A mini HowTo

Forty on Flickr explore

Forty on Flickr explore

1. Dark Blue Tiger, 2. Great Cormorant pair, 3. Indian Flying-fox (Pteropus giganteus), 4. The hidden dozen, can you find them?, 5. Little or Striated Heron, 6. Summer is here!!!, 7. The critically endangered Long-billed or Indian Vulture, 8. Pale-Billed Flowerpecker, 9. The critically endangered Red-headed Vulture., 10. Happy birthday Swati!!, 11. Bay-backed shrike – … Continue reading Forty on Flickr explore

Great Cormorant – A vicious cycle?

Great Cormorant – A vicious cycle?

Currently IUCN Red list classifies the conservation status of the Great Cormorant, Phalacrocorax carbo, as of Least concern. However it was not so always

Life Updates!

Was going through older posts searching where to people land up with the weird search terms that I so often keep seeing in the analytics screen I felt the urge to do an LJ style update post (Take that Twitter!! You just don’t make the cut). Things which are dominating my free time?¬† TV serials: … Continue reading Life Updates!