PHOTO SAFARI. WILDLIFE. BEYOND CIVILIZATION

2012 expeditions archives

21.11.2012–29.11.2012. Tour finished

There are dozens of national park in India. In dozens of them you can occasionally meet a tiger. We invite you to only three parks, but these three parks will provide you the best tiger photography opportunities.

Bandhavgarh: Place for great tiger sighting. Relatively small park. Jeep safaris are known for multiple tiger sighting. Tiger shows on elephant back of 10 minutes duration happens almost every morning. Great place if taking day long elephant safari. Among the other wild attractions include, Nilgai, Chausingha, Chital, Chinkara, Wild Boar and sometimes a Fox or Jackal, 250 species of birds, 22 mammales species.

Kanha: 940 sq. km. One of the most beautiful parks with fantastic bamboo forests. Kipling’s «Jungle book» was read about this place. Kanha boasts of about 22 species of mammals. Some of the inhabitants of this park are the gaur, the largest of the world’s cattle; the sambar,the largest Indian deer; and the chausingha, the only four-horned antelopein the world. Other frequent visitors include the Nilgai antelope, thesloth bear, the dhole, or Indian wild dog, and an occasional panther. Some 200 species of birds inhabit the park, that include the cattle egret, blackibis, hawk eagle, and the red-wattled lapwing. The barasingha is undoubtedly, the jewel of Kanha, and drastic steps have been taken to rescue it from complete extinction.<

Corbett: Park with the highest number of tigers. Exceptional scenery, rare gharials, wild elephants and largest variety of birdlife. The sloth bear, Himalayan black bear, dhole, jackal, yellow throated martem, Himalyan palm civet, Indian greymongoose, common otter, porcupine, clacktaped hare are the other attractionsof this area. These are the chital, the well-known spotted deer, para, kakka, and the barking deer. The goat antelopes are represented by the ghoral. It has over 580 species of birds. Someof these are the greylag, barheaded goose, duck, grepe, snipe, sandpiper,gull and wagtail. The residents include darters, cormorants, egrets, herons, the blacknecked stork and the spurwinged lapwings. Reptiles, which are residents of this area, are the gharial,the rare fish eating, long — nosed crocodile, and a few species of turtlesand tortoises.


Orangutans and primeval jungles of Borneo (lost world). Dragons of Komodo Islands (living dragons of modernity)

3.08.2012–11.08.2012. Tour finished

Orangutans and primeval  jungles of Borneo (lost world). Dragons of Komodo Islands (living dragons of modernity)

Emerald-green jungle of Borneo (Kalimantan) conceals set of riddles in themselves: we wish to slightly open at least their part. You will have a unique possibility to observe a life of orang-utans in the wild nature, after all the island Borneo is a place where they live in a habitat. There remains not more than 5000 wild individuals in the world! We will see these monkeys, observe their way of life. For this purpose we will get into the most undercover and remote corners of a rainforest of island Borneo. We will pass little-known wild tracks under dense bed curtains of jungle, through the infinite green sea. Tourists are rarely taken to these places. These places are protected for very few film crews and photographers with loud names. "BBC", "Animal Planet" and "National Geographic" shoot their films here. . We will visit these places and live some days at a small boat in an environment of a primeval rainforest with the smells and mysterious sounds! And all it in order to understand and feel all mysticism of the most impassable jungle of the world. You will understand that jungle is a united live being, a united organism.

After a tropical mystery we will get on Island Rinca where huge Komodo Dragon live dragons modernity - lives. Skilled rangers will help us to make professional photographs photos of these surprising and dangerous animals. You will see and understand how photos and films about wildlife are made by the best professionals photographers and cinematographers. You will plunge into the world of difficult, dangerous and interesting work of photographers-naturalists.


Kenya

10.07.2012–20.07.2012. Tour finished

Big Migration. Best National Parks of Kenya.
Specialized photo tour

Kenya

From July to September you can become a witness of spectacular show in Kenya, which attracts wildlife photographers from all around the world. Big Migration. More than 1,5 mln animals herbivores accompanied by predators leave dry Serengeti plains and move to green lands of Masai Mara in Kenya. At once you can see more than ten species – antelopes, zebras, giraffes, elephants, hyenas, lions, gazelles, buffaloes. We will see how zebras and antelopes cross Mara river. You will undoubtedly get new understanding of this great survival fight in wild African nature and will carry away wonderful photos - dozen of gigabytes. Adrenaline is guaranteed. We will provide experienced local rangers and guides to get closest access to animals and reach the most distant parts of the par for the best photo opportunities.


New Guinea

18.06.2012–2.07.2012. Tour finished

New Guinea

Uganda. Pearl of Africa

5.06.2012–13.06.2012. Tour finished

Mountain gorillas, Nile, National Park Queen Elizabeth

Uganda. Pearl of Africa

Uganda is real pearl on the necklace of wildlife photographer. One the biggest pearls. Uganda will give you more than you could ever expect. Amazing world of mountain gorillas (there are only 600 of them in the world and half of them inhabits here). We will discredit myth of their spiteful nature, which is imposed by Hollywood movies. We will reach the very hear of Bwindi national park – unique ecosystem of mountain tropical jungles, huge ferns of 3floors building height, rivers and waterfalls. This is the home of mountain gorillas.


10.05.2012–24.05.2012. Tour finished


 

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