This Independence Day, we made an honest attempt to redefine freedom, or live the delusion of liberating the meaning and essence of the word rather than shrouding it in a definition. Sounds like a cliché? Hold on, and ask us how. Imagine the harsh hues of traffic lights grossly befouling the beauty of the fragile, early…Read More
If a traveller is also a hoarder of all things nice, is there a better way to accumulate priceless moments than carrying a camera around? Toehold Patron Rahul Pratti, a fervent explorer of nature and wildlife, has known this simple truth from the days of film cameras. He fondly recollects how he never went anywhere…Read More
Bharatpur is special for all bird lovers. And on this Tour, the magical man-made wetland just found some new fans. We reserve the first week of February every year for this place, because over the years, it has been the most productive time for us to be there in terms of light and birds. We arrived…Read More
Not often does one get to evidence the roar of tigers getting endearingly reduced to murmurs of a celebration that humans fail to fathom. But our long-time Patron, Magal Sanjeev, did. Do not blame us if the picture makes your jaws drop in awe, with the cats flouncing around with their paws extended. A wildlife…Read More
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A refreshingly atmospheric image by our March 2015 Corbett Tour participant, Deepti Aravind, shows the outstanding landscape photography opportunities omnipresent in this beautiful park. And here’s a description of Deepti’s experience, in her own words: “I used to think that one Toehold photography tour would suffice an entire lifetime. After that you are equipped to…Read More
They say birds of the same feather flock together. But on our Tours, photography enthusiasts from diverse backgrounds converge to enjoy the magic of nature and its photography. This very spirit of disparity and a shared playing ground is to be seen in this unique image by Toehold Patron, Neelutpaul Barua. Mr Barua captured this…Read More
We hope you’re having a good morning wherever you are. We certainly are, due not only to this beautiful image by our March 2015 Corbett Tour participant Sunaina Samanta, which portrays a radiant morning in Corbett’s fields of gold, but also the eloquent and glowing tribute she supplemented it with: “Why is it that certain…Read More
In this second part of a series, Sachin Rai, Skipper of our Bandhavgarh Photography Tours, speaks about the tigers of Bandhavgarh, their lineage, and what makes them special.
What makes Bandhavgarh special as a destination for wildlife photography? Sachin Rai, Skipper of Bandhavgarh Photography Tours, has the answers in this first of a series of illuminating Skipper Speaker videos on the tiger haven.Read More
Jayanth Sharma talks about the annual expedition to the Kamchatka Peninsula in Far East Russia he leads, and why he yearns to return there every year.
In this brand-new series called SkipperSpeaker, Toehold’s Kenya Photography Tours Skipper Sachin Rai speaks about what makes Kenya special as a wilderness destination, and outlines our annual calendar of Tours to the celebrated land of the lion, designed specially for you.
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