November was for our hearts filled with wonder. November was for our uninhibited love for the world. November was for our grand plans for the months to come: for our sun-drenched dreams of travel and photography. And we will tell you all about it here. Come to this microcosm we inhabit. Come to light.
We are happy to introduce you to the new and exciting podcast series from The Toehold Radio – ‘Story Behind the Masterpiece’. On this podcast series, our award-winning photographers will share with you the most intriguing details that led them to making some of their most popular photographs. Here, using two masterpieces as examples, Jayanth Sharma narrates how he combined the art and science of photography to create them.
Toecabulary is the comprehensive glossary of photography terminology and techniques. Every week, you get to learn a new term defined and depicted in stunning photographs and videos.
Our first story is of a land that is home to 5% of Earth’s biodiversity in just 0.1% of its landmass, hosting a dizzying 500,000 species — that’s more species per unit area than any other earthly country. This land is Costa Rica. And to learn about it in detail after watching that heartwarming video.
Patagonia is a wildly charming wilderness. Expansive and bitingly scenic, it stretches over a handsome part of Argentina and Chile in the southernmost part of South America, spanning a thousand miles from head to toe.
And there is a lot more to the exotic wildlife that inhabits Patagonia, including the magnificent puma. So…
What do you call a sanctuary that has the world’s largest population of the great one-horned rhino, the planet’s highest density of tiger, is India’s biggest conservation success and a UNESCO World Heritage Site? You may call it an idyll. Some call it a marvel of the Northeast. The world knows it as Kaziranga National Park.
To understand Kaziranga better learn more about our Photography Tour.
Date: March 1-8, 2019
Skipper: Rajiv Shyamsundar, Oli Haukur
Set foot on a wondrous island shaped by opposing forces and see its magic dazzle with all its whimsical colours. In Iceland, nature puts on a spectacular show that’s unique to its landscapes. Its waterfalls, glaciers, night sky phenomena, geysers, fjords and volcanoes will mesmerise you forever.
Seeing tigers is moving enough but spending an entire day in their pursuit in their very natural habitat is surreal. Enter Ranthambhore in Rajasthan, India, to experience the ethereal on our Tiger Photography Tour. See and photograph the jaw-dropping beauty of the striped feline beauties in the wild.
Date: February 17-21, 2019 | April 13-17, 2019 | April 16-20, 2019
Skipper: Sachin Rai
Date: May 19-26, 2019
Skipper: Sachin Rai
On this Wildlife Photography Tour to Masai Mara, Amboseli and Lake Nakuru in Kenya, Africa, see and photograph the Big Cats – lion, cheetah and leopard – and a plethora of other mammalian and avian attractions. Kenya’s vast grasslands and the dramatic light offer great photography opportunities!
Skipper Rajiv Shyamsundar completed Travel Photography Tours to Varanasi and Pushkar on which participants captured the vivaciousness of those old Indian cities. Sachin Rai led a group of wildlife photography enthusiasts to the amazing Madagascar, Harsha Narasimhamurthy successfully completed the Ranthambhore Full-day Tiger Photography Tour and Phillip Ross guided a group on our popular Kabini Tour!
As we bid a fond farewell to November, December has started happening to us like a quiet springwell of sweet expectations. And the natural world, as we know in our minds and hearts, always surpasses them to soothe our souls. Join us on our soul-enriching expeditions across the planet. Until next time, good light.