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Announcing the India Photo SafariFebruary 13th - February 26th, 2016

Wildlife Photo Tour will be leading a safari to India in February of 2016. We will be photographing the “Indian Big Five – Tiger, Leopard, Indian Elephant, Indian Rhinoceros and Wild Buffalo” as well as some very interesting human landscapes and landmarks of India.

Tigers, Rhinos & Asiatic Elephants

This is a special Tiger Tour to two completely different tiger habitats. The fact that the tigers still exist despite the human pressure and the habitat shrinkage is because this is a supreme cat and mega predator that has excellent adaptive characteristics. This is no better explained than by traveling to two ecosystems where the tiger, despite the pressure, has survived. This trip takes you to two best-known parks of India at two ends of the country. Ranthambhore is the best-known park for tiger photography and it is said that of the tiger photographs in the world, 8 out of 10 are taken from Ranthambhore. The area around the Park is also an excellent place for viewing birds and lesser mammals.

Ranthambhore National Park in India

Ranthambhore National Park in India

After Ranthambhore, the tour heads to the northeastern flood plains of the Brahmaputra – Assam. Kaziranga is a unique forest with marshy swamps, elephant grass and moist forest. The forest here allows you to see a tiger and not just a tiger but Asiatic Elephant, One-Horned Rhinoceros, Swamp Deer, Wild Buffalo, Hog Deer, and with luck, the Indo Gangetic Dolphin. The forest is rich with bird life and the landscape is fascinating.

You may consider visiting a nearby forest reserve for the Western race of the Hoolock Gibbon (only ape of India) and some other primates – equally rare are the Pig-Tailed Macaque and the Stump-Tailed Macaque. The birds of Assam are a riot of colors and notoriously quick for photographers. In a way this tour is close to the African Big Five Safari – the Indian Big Five – Tiger, Leopard, Indian Elephant, Indian Rhinoceros and Wild Buffalo should be sighted in this tour.

The tour passes through some very interesting human landscapes and offers superb cultural and people photo-opportunities too.

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