A trip to the Mangroves

The Sunderban National Park, spreading over an area of 1,330.12 km² is densely covered by Mangrove forests and is the largest of its kind in the world. The forest is also one of the largest reserves of the Bengal Tiger, and here the Tigers are famous  for their man-eating tendencies and their unique characteristic of swimming in … Continue reading A trip to the Mangroves

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The beautiful damselfy

This is my second post on macro photography using manual extension tubes and cheap DIY lighting ! The setup that I used here is quite similar to that which I have mentioned in my previous post "The cute little predator!" and this time my subject was a very beautiful little damselfly that I found in my … Continue reading The beautiful damselfy

The cute little predator !

The beautiful world of insects seems to be full of surprises...there's a lot of things happening in that tiny world that often goes unnoticed. Photographing these little creatures is quite challenging and adds to a great learning experience ! A few days back I was watering the plants on my rooftop garden when I saw a … Continue reading The cute little predator !

Wilderness of West Bengal – Dooars

Dooars are the floodplains and foothills of the eastern Himalayas in North-East India. The name of this region has been derived from the word "Duar" which means "door" and it serves as a gateway to Bhutan from India. In West Bengal, the region of Dooars falls in the district of Jalpaiguri, Alipurduar and Cooch Behar.Most of this … Continue reading Wilderness of West Bengal – Dooars

A weekend birding at Santragachi Jheel!

During winters, the Santragachi Lake becomes a great place for bird photography. Thousands of migratory birds arrive at the lake and there's a lot of bird activity everywhere. Last Sunday, I revisited this place after almost a year and this time I was accompanied by a very good friend and a fellow photographer, Agniprava Nath (Agniprava Nath Photography). … Continue reading A weekend birding at Santragachi Jheel!

The new gang in town !

It was a lazy afternoon and young Ravi was on his roof. He was busy scattering grains and feeding the sparrows when suddenly, his neighbor yelled "Look ! There's the new gang!". Ravi quickly looked around and saw something that he had never seen before. Right in front of his eyes were the "Hanumans of Kolkata", jumping … Continue reading The new gang in town !

Kuldiha Wildlife Sanctuary – 2

16th January 2014 - We were getting ready for our trip to Varanasi. I and three of my fellow photographer friends had prearranged this trip since a month ago. It was almost midnight and just when we were done with packing our luggage, we came to know that our train which was about to depart next morning … Continue reading Kuldiha Wildlife Sanctuary – 2