2018 – A wonderful photography year!

Feb 21 2019
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Tucked away into my flight seat, I began writing this piece as we flew out of South America towards Africa. It was the first day of the new year. And the end of one of my longest tours – all of 35 days (not to mention another 4 days of flying) spent in Argentina, Chile and Antarctica. A big smile had lit up my face a few minutes ago as I glanced through the photographs that I made through the trip. It had been an amazing photography experience, in addition to being an enriching travel experience, on virtually the opposite side of the planet from India.

I was eventually out of processed images from this trip. I casually started browsing photographs I’d made from previous trips. Over the next hour or so, I virtually re-lived an entire year of photography! Some images made me dwell over them longer than the others. Images that I really connected with. In some, it was the thought behind the photograph. In others, the efforts that I’d put in to make the image were rewarded well. Sometimes, it was an unforgettable moment – one where everything came together beautifully to make the photograph. And I can’t get over those serendipitous moments when the animal just appeared in front of us!

It’s taken a while putting together this blog post, but here it is! Images that made 2018 special for me. They are in no particular order. Hope you enjoy this selection 🙂

Gentoo Penguins from Antarctica
Guanaco Rainbow
From Torres del Paine National Park in Chilean Patagonia
A Cat Crossed the Road
African Wild Cat from Kruger National Park, SA
Silhouette at Sunrise
Blackbuck from Tal Chapar, Rajasthan, India
The magic of Antarctica
Crabeater Seal from Antarctica
Speed. Thrice as lethal!
Cheetahs from Kruger National Park, South Africa
Tusker on the shimmering river
Elephant from Kabini Reservoir, Karnataka, India
Jewel amidst the greens
Jayaram’s Bush Frog from Valparai, Tamil Nadu, India
The mighty towers!
Guanaco from Torres del Paine National Park, Chilean Patagonia
Colours of the high Himalayas
Lesser Sand Plover from Pangong Tso, Ladakh, India
A stare that means business
Lions from Kruger National Park, South Africa
Love in the monsoons
Millipedes from Valparai, Tamil Nadu, India
Hey, I found us a ride!
Red-billed Oxpecker on a White Rhino from Kruger National Park, South Africa
Gentoo Penguins from Antarctica
Another kind of rainbow
Humpback Whale off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa
Black Drongo from Tal Chapar Wildlife Sanctuary, Rajasthan, India
If only a wolf appeared…
Moonset over Kalpa, Himachal Pradesh, India

Welcome to my kingdom!
Jungle Cat from Bikaner, Rajasthan, India
Himalayan Ibex from Kibber, Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh, India
Show’s over…until the next time
Humpback Whale from Antarctica

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