PHOTO SAFARI. WILDLIFE. BEYOND CIVILIZATION

2016 expeditions archives

Uganda. Pearl of Africa. Photo Safari

22.10.2016–30.10.2016. Tour finished

Mountain gorillas, Nile, National Park Queen Elizabeth

Uganda. Pearl of Africa. Photo Safari

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.


New Guinea

2.06.2016–16.06.2016. Tour finished

The tribes of New Guinea.

New Guinea

This is not a touristic trip but a very serious expedition! And this expedition will take you to one of the most remote and unexplored corners of our planet. You will have a unique opportunity to dive deep into a daily routine of the most rare and isolated tribes residing in the Indonesian New Guinea. Please don’t get confused: we’re talking about Irian Jaya, the western half of Papua Island, not about Papua New Guinea which has become more and more visited by tourist last decade. Our tribes live in the real “stone age”, they are totally abandoned deep in impenetrable jungles where you can only get to by using small planes (these planes belong only to the Indonesian army and local Christian missions). A few missions have agreed to assist us and take care of flights for this expedition.

This is the area of restricted access which is to be confirmed by the Indonesian Army and special services. We are happy to advice we have successfully obtained the necessary permission.

You will see tribes of Korowai and Asmat of the restricted access area. You will become one of a really few travelers who have this chance to visit these rarest tribes discovered to the world not more than 30 years ago. You will feel the experience of a true explorers and discovers. We are obliged to apply well in advance for special travel permission from the Indonesian authorities, please make sure you register in time to be onboard.


1.03.2016–8.03.2016. 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 (The Lost World). Varanus Komodoensis of the Komodo islands - the living dragons of the present days.

26.02.2016–5.03.2016. Tour finished

Orangutans and primeval jungles of Borneo (The Lost World). 
Varanus Komodoensis  of the Komodo islands  - the  living  dragons of the present days.
Emerald green Borneo jungles hide plenty of mysteries and we aim to disclosure some of them. You will have a unique chance to watch orangutan life in their natural habitat. There are not more than 5000 of wild primates of this species left on our planet. We will see these amazing animals and watch their daily routine in the national park Tanjung Puting. OFI – Orangutan Foundation International – will assist with photography arrangements. We will permeate deep into hidden and most inaccessible places of the tropical Borneo island. We will walk off beaten wild tracks under dense shelter of jungle’s canopy through the endless green sea. Here are the places where the most famous wildlife documentaries have been made by «ВВС», «Animal Planet» and «National Geographic» and many of park’s inhabitants, orangutans, have turned into movie stars. We will live for here at the comfortable boat being surrounded by the primeval tropical forest with all its enigmatical sounds and aromas to experience all the mysteries of the world’s most impenetrable jungles! You will get to comprehend that jungles is the united living species, one organism! After that, we will get to Rinca island where giant Varanus Komodoensis, the living dragons of the present days, inhabit. Experienced rangers will assists us and create all the conditions for professional photography of these amazing and yet dangerous animals. You will learn deep how wildlife photographs are made by the best professional photographers. Here is the place where Andrey Gudkov made his famous Komodo Judo shot. You will dive into the thrilling world of difficult, sometimes dangerous and so exiting work of the wildlife photography.

 

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