Last week , I received an email from Sleeklens that, they loved my landscape photography, and are providing some free Through the Woods presets to ease my editing workflow. I downloaded them and tried out on few of my images. I was very impressed with few of them and started using them for my wildlife images too. Being a Lightroom user, I found them very user friendly and saves a lot of my time. Have a look at the before and after transformation. Go for these interesting presets and enjoy post processing. Thank you Sleeklens. You can see the editing workflow in the images uploaded and understand which presets did I use for the images.

Flight of flamingoes on a cloud cast day- Loved this Shine into the Sunset with preset Deep blue skies which changed the image dramatically

 

An elephant image taken in harsh lighting at noon

Baby gorilla with an over exposed lighting in the background. Presets – less highlights, punchy and subtle black made the difference

A beautiful landscape became more beautiful with HDR and blue skies preset

 

Annual wildebeest migration

September 19, 2016 5:49 am  /  Kenya  /  , , ,

No where in the world is there a movement of animals as immense as the wildebeest migration, over two million animals migrate from the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania to the greener pastures of the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya during July through to October. The Wildebeest Migration, is one of the “Seven New Wonders of the World” and also known as The World Cup of Wildlife. It is one of the most spectacular events to be experienced. Here is a short compilation of the migration I experinced in various occasions. Watch, enjoy and share.

Hello friends,

For the last one month, I was away to Amboseli National park in Kenya as a photographer for an elephant conservation project commissioned by an organisation called WildLife Direct led by Dr Paula Kahumbu. It was a 18 days stay in Oltukai Lodge, Amboseli with my dear friend and an expert elephant researcher Ms. Soila Sayialel. I learnt a lot about elephants and their behaviour which was my first experience. Amboseli is a beautiful park and there were many a things I noticed about it

The beautiful sunrises and sunsets.

The dust storm and twisters.

The elephants roaming freely everywhere.

The beautiful dark green grass in the swamp, then the light green grass and totally dry grass around the water body.

The Mt. Kilimanjaro with its mwanzi and Kibo peak. Kibo peak was snow covered one day, next day clear but without any snow and today totally covered up.

The elephants with the Mt Kili in the backdrop.

The variety of water birds around the swamp.

The wonderful landscape of Ol tukai lodge.

Elephants scratching, dusting, sitting, sleeping on the ground, smelling, running, mud bath.

There were many other wildlife and different views of the mountain which was a moment to cherish.

The friendly Oltukai staff made me feel at home.

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Leopard mother and cub

September 10, 2015 7:13 am  /  Big Cats, Tanzania  /  , , , , , ,

Leopard story- This happened in Serengeti National park, Tanzania where we were looking for leopards. There was a Kopje (rock) with dense bushes and we were told that there is a leopard with a cub hiding inside. As you all know mothers are extremely protective of the new borns and leopard being a elusive animal, it would even stay for days hidden inside. After a long patient wait, we saw this beauty coming out of the shade, behind the rock, holding the new born and walking to another bush. This was just a 5 second glimpse but totally worth the wait.

Newborn leopards are extremely vulnerable and rely entirely on mom for nourishment and protection. They are born blind, opening their eyes at around 10 days of age, and weigh only 1 pound. Mom carries the cubs to a new location every couple of days to ensure they are hidden from potential predators.

The following are the sequence at which the whole scene shaped up.

She comes out of a bush. We are scouting where her cub is.

She comes out of a bush. We are scouting where her cub is.

She wants to get down for a reason.

She wants to get down for a reason.

Finding a good position for the leap.

Finding a good position for the leap.

There she decides to jump down.

There she decides to jump down.

We are wondering why does she want to get down.

We are wondering why does she want to get down.

And there she is with her cub, safely hidden behind the rock to protect the baby from the potential predators.

And there she is with her cub, safely hidden behind the rock to protect the baby from the potential predators.

Picks up the cub and walks away

Picks up the cub and walks away

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