The participants knew that the Great Migration was the mother of all mammal congregations on the planet. But they were just going to find out why it’s truly special. A side-striped jackal stood broadside in the late-afternoon sun, with the grass, now browning, swaying gently in the evening wind. Having packed lunch, installed…Read More
Sachin Rai, Skipper for our Kenya Photography Tour, answers questions about the destinations, experiences and learning opportunities on the Tour.
The morning began early for the group as they made their way to Lake Naivasha for birding, and found yellow-billed storks, African fish eagles, pelicans, cormorants and pied kingfishers. Hippos and waterbucks were in residence too. Then they drove to the Mara, and made some closeups of a topi without much ado. A white-bellied bustard…Read More
Day three dawned, and the group took the long drive to reach Lake Nakuru by evening. En route to the lodge, they drove around, and at first found an impala. Within five minutes of entering the park, they were watching a white rhino on a meadow with the backdrop of a fever forest. Just then,…Read More
Fourteen people fell in love with the same thing at the same time. Toehold’s Sachin Rai facilitated this romance with Kenya through a Tour that packed it all. As always the group checked in to a Nairobi hotel and stayed overnight, relaxing their tired bodies from the six-hour flight that had got them across the…Read More
Skipper Phillip Ross talks about how fun and learning come together on our Kids’ Camps.
Wild buffalo chases, domestic elephant charges and dozens of wildlife sightings marked the bespoke Tour to India’s North-east for French hobbyist-photographer Yann Muzika, led by Toehold’s Sachin Rai. A pair of Asiatic water buffalo chased each other; an Asian barred owlet flashed its magnetic eyes and a blue-naped pitta showed up fleetingly as they took…Read More
Sachin Rai led a group of six cousins in what started as a big family trip and ended up as so much more. The group met at the Old Delhi rail terminus at 9:30 p.m. Some were youthful by age, and some at heart. Sachin needed no introduction but nevertheless performed the formalities outside the station…Read More
Birds hovered heavily on this highly productive Tour. But ultimately, it was the cats that crowned it. In the outskirts of Ramnagar, Skipper Sachin Rai set out with his group on a mission for avian beauties, to kick-start the tour. Soon after commencing their drive, when they stopped near a dry riverbed to look for birds,…Read More
These shutterbugs were stuck in the auto mode and were using only 20% of their camera’s potential. Until a Toehold Photography Workshop changed it all. Watch this video to find out what they said about their experience, and why, if you have a DSLR, you should sign up for one today!Read More
This monsoon, get your feet dirty to tap into Nature’s pristine wealth. Go on a Rainforest Ramble on the Toehold Anaimalai Photography Tour!
A glimpse of the adorable characters that bears are, and the opportunities that abound to watch and photograph them amongst the various other attractions of Far East Russia on Toehold’s Kamchatka Photography Tour.
Watch this video to see why time lapses better in Ladakh than anywhere else, and then join our Ladakh Photography Tour to experience it first-hand and learn to take great nature photos!
An invitation to join a Toehold Kenya Photography Tour!
The visceral roar of a male lion sends a shiver down your spine as his whole body reverberates to the deep, guttural call. This video gives you an idea of what it could be like, but to experience it firsthand, join one of our Gir Photography Tours.
The tiger was on everybody’s lips. Could the Tour bring it to their sights too? Dark clouds had gathered in the low, menacing sky, but as the group met an hour after noon at the Gol Ghar of the homely Bandipur Safari Lodge, the enhancement of social climate lifted the group’s spirits to a fine…Read More
It was the group’s first morning in Kaziranga, as they met at the restaurant for a piping-hot cup of the famous Assamese tea and relatively ordinary biscuits, and departed on their maiden safari in the Central Range of the Tiger Reserve. Within minutes of entering the park, participants were treated to the first sighting of…Read More
The aircraft landed on Guwahati tarmac on a glorious day, and the Tour Skippers whisked the participants at once to the most unattractive destination of the Tour – a dump. Although on the onset this sounds unappetising, the precious opportunity it offers to photograph the endangered greater adjutant stork fills you with quite the contrary…Read More
A smooth and uneventful drive from Rajkot had got the group to Gir on 4 December. The weather wasn’t as cold as they had expected, which was a good thing. Even better, Skipper for the Tour and captain extraordinaire, Phillip Ross facilitated a mutual introduction session before the group hit the sack with roaring dreams…Read More
A short compilation of some of the exciting footage shot during our popular Great Migration Masai Mara Photography Tours. Visit for more information.