Stripes Photo Tour
Photography is an art which has seen many changes in last several decades. It has its own advantages as it helps in capturing the right moment by pressing a button. Nature photography especially wildlife photography helps us in recording the life of free roaming wildlife thereby helping us in understanding our wildlife in a better way. India has attracted people from all over the world due to its bio-diversity which has many subjects to record but Tiger has always been at the top of every photographer's mind. Most photographers prefer to visit the forests of Central India due to its good management and tourist infrastructure with Kanha national parkbeing on top of list. Kanha's flora and fauna is second to none and its forest offer something for all – budding, amateur and professional photographers.
You get a warm, traditional welcome on reaching Kanha Village Eco Resort, a unique eco – friendly wildlife lodge where we will be staying in traditional mud houses. After formalities you take some rest before dinner is served at the restaurant. Today you are oriented about Kanha forests and its wilderness.
We leave for our first jungle safari in 4 x 4 Gypsy in the morning. Our guide and driver are all well trained with the nuances of the forest and its wildlife and will help us locate wild animals and to photograph them. Kanha tiger reserve is divided into zones for management purpose of which only four – Kanha, Kisli, Sarhi and Mukki are open for tourism.
Our second safari starts at noon. We will try to spot the elusive big cat – Tiger along with other free roaming wildlife like Leopard, Sloth bear, Jungle cat, etc., Back at the resort we discuss our day and nuances of wildlife photography with experts and other participants of the tour.
Our 3rd wildlife safari in the morning will take us to different zone of the famous Kanha tiger reserve. With packed jungle hamper you do not have to worry and come back before safari timing is over. Soft morning light is surely going to help us in getting some good and rare photograph of those 22 species of mammals found in forests of Kanha. We may be able to photograph Hard ground Barasingha's (Twelve tinned swamp deer) in group or wading in water eating water plants.
Noon safari starts around 15.00 hrs and lasts for 3 hours. Our driver and guide are expert naturalists and will try to locate wild animals which we have missed till now. Kanha tiger reserve is home to some very elusive wild animals of which some are nocturnal and may be seen late in the evenings. Jungle cat, Jackal, Wild boar and Gaur can be seen and photographed very easily.
On our 5th Safari inside the national park today, we will try to capture the family life and habit of wild animals which have been eluding us till now. Wildlife photography helps us in understanding our wild animals and their habits and you may get a chance to photograph a rare moment which may bring out something new for us to learn. Kanha landscape has more than 1000 flowering plants and some great water bodies which attract many birds. Kanha is known to have 259 species of birds which you can photograph.
Our second safari of the day takes us to the core area of the park. We will try to cover the meadows areas which are famous for Tigers and other wildlife. Some bird species prefer open grass lands and you may photograph them here.
A good photograph is worth 1000 words and can support us in converting people to save our forests. The most important part of wildlife photography is to capture a good moment but also take artistic photographs which may help us in creating awareness, love and affection towards our natural heritage.
Today we will be taking last two jungle safari in Kanha Tiger Reserve. Accompanied by our expert guide and driver we will try to spot the King of forests – Tiger in different moods. Always be ready as a moments delay may make you miss a rare shot. A good understanding of our wildlife will help you in anticipating the next move of your subject and may get that rare shot for you.
Daily in the evening we had been discussing about our day and photographs we could capture. These discussions help us in improving our skill and further take our expertise to next level.
Our wildlife photography expedition tour of Kanha comes to an end today. We have taken some beautiful photographs and also learnt a lot about photography as well as our natural heritage. Your appetite for jungle and wildlife would certainly increase with this tour of Kanha national park and you will start planning your next visit.
Note: We have on offer similar wildlife photography expedition / tour packages for other wilderness areas and tiger reserves of central India including Bandhavgarh national park, Pench national park, Tadoba national park, Panna national park, etc. Designer / tailor made packages can also be designed as per your group need.