2022 – India’s Leopards of Bera & Jawai Photography Holiday

A solitary leopard on the rocky cliffs photographed in Bera Jawai the location for the NaturesLens India’s Leopards of Bera Photography Holiday
NaturesLens offers keen wildlife photographers the chance to capture images of the rock-dwelling Leopards of Bera & Jawai, you will be photographing the small population of this species as they thrive in their picturesque natural habitat.
We have designed a very special photography experience, ensuring that internal travel & comfortable accommodation are organised for you to ensure that you can focus on making the most of opportunities to capture editorial quality images. Our trips fill up quickly so ensure that you book early to avoid missing out!
Join NaturesLens to capture images of Leopards of Bera & Jawai, in India, during the India’s Leopards of Bera & Jawai photography holiday. This photography holiday is of 7 night/8 day duration on a Full Board, Shared basis & costs £3599 per participant.
Our photographic holiday to capture images of the Leopards of Bera & Jawai is a very special encounter indeed. We will stay in the rocky region of Bera & Jawai in the centre of the Aravalli range, which is home to a small but important population of leopards; Bera & Jawai truly are the heart of leopard country.
Despite the fact that this is a short visit to the area, we will fit in ten safaris to take photographic opportunities with the leopards of the area, with only two photographers per jeep, you are assured of not being squeezed whilst capturing images of these elusive cats.
The Rabari villagers who live in this locale are, for the most part dairy cattle farmers & goat herders. They with their unmistakable clothing of white dress & red turbans tend to their livestock on similar slopes to those on where the Leopards live.
Our main local guide & spotter, Shatrunjay Pratap is a passionate photographer, leopard-lover & an ardent conservationist; Shatrunjay has dedicated his life along with his family to live with these leopards & has made his home among the boulders of Bera & Jawai; Shatrunjay has spent time learning about the leopards, their movement patterns & habits. He knows many individuals & tracks them on a daily basis. He spends days in the field & is a treasure trove of information on individual animals & their life stories.
Photographable Species: crane, crocodile, flamingo, leopard

India’s Leopards of Bera & Jawai Photography Holiday Itinerary

day 1

flight to new delhi

day 2

flight to maharana pratap & transfer to lodge in bera

day 3

morning safari & afternoon safari in the rocky terrain of bera & jawai

day 4

morning safari & afternoon safari in the rocky terrain of bera & jawai

day 5

morning safari & afternoon safari in the rocky terrain of bera & jawai

day 6

morning safari & afternoon safari in the rocky terrain of bera & jawai

day 7

morning safari & afternoon safari in the rocky terrain of bera & jawai

day 8

flight to new delhi & onwards flight to home location

Wildlife silhouetted against the horizon photographed in Bera Jawai the location for the NaturesLens India’s Leopards of Bera Photography Holiday

2022 – Majestic Tigers of India Photography Holiday

One Of Bandhavgarh's Beautiful Bengal Tigers In The Cooling Water Of A Pool   Photographed During The NaturesLens Tigers Of Bandhavgarh Photography Holiday
NaturesLens invites you to join Pui Hang & take the opportunity to journey into the heart of India, in the pursuit of capturing the elusive Indian tiger on camera as it thrives within a protected national park. Open to both amateur & semi-professional wildlife photographers, our trip has been designed to offer guests unrivalled opportunities to photograph these amazing big cats within the national park, whilst also looking out for other native species such as the Indian gaur & langur monkeys.
Refined, using personal experience gained through visits to the reserve, over the past 8 years, our trip includes full board accommodation, jeep fees, park fees & airport transfers to make things as straightforward for you as possible, to ensure that you can make the most of this fantastic wildlife photography experience.
NOW INCLUDES A FULL-DAY JEEP SAFARI ACROSS ALL THREE ZONES OF BANDHAVGARH TIGER RESERVE!
Join NaturesLens to capture images of rich jungle dwelling wildlife, in India, during the Majestic Tigers of India photography holiday. This photography holiday is of 8 night/9 day duration on a Full Board, Non-Shared basis & costs £3999 per participant.
The majestic Indian tiger, a creature so magnificent & elusive, which has been suffering as a result of illegal poaching to the point of becoming an endangered species. NaturesLens invites you to experience these beautiful creatures first hand within a beautiful & mysterious Indian parkland, in a reserve famed for having the highest density of Tigers in India. The landscape offers dense jungle environments & open grassland intertwined with narrow tracks that you will navigate whilst capturing stunning images. You will encounter a range of other native species on the trip, such as leopards, Indian gaurs, langur monkeys & sloth bears as well as an array of beautifully colourful birds.
The park is located in a region of India steeped in complex history, with evidence of the political past of the area lying in ruins & monuments within the park. If you want to maximise your photographic opportunities, we can arrange a full day’s safari in private jeeps. Unlike the public, who are restricted to 3hr sessions in the park in the morning & afternoon, you will benefit from earlier entry & later exit, & an entire day within the park without having to leave, to ensure that you are able to make the most of tiger spotting opportunities at times when the park is quietest.
Many wildlife photography tours in these environments cram 3 or more people into one jeep, forcing individuals to lean over each other to take photographs, therefore compromising the quality of the images & the experience for individuals. However, we have ensured that only 2 guests travel in each jeep, giving you maximum freedom of movement to capture images from the optimum angle, as you experience the wonders of the park over the course of the day. Photography tuition will be provided as needed by Pui Hang, a NaturesLens leader, with knowledgeable wildlife guidance provided by a local expert.
Our guests are also housed in exquisite accommodation on a full board basis, providing you with comfort & excellent hospitality when you return from the game drives to relax, unwind, & look over your images. We have designed this tour to maximise time in the park spent spotting & capturing editorial quality photographs of tigers, whilst minimising travel time. With this in mind, airport transfers, jeep fees & park fees are also included in the cost of the tour, making things simple for you so that you can focus on making the most of your wildlife photography experience.
During these months, the parks have dried out. Temperatures will likely be above 30℃, & nudging towards 40℃. Meadows previously covered with lush grass have died back to expose landscapes covered in thick dusk, where water is scarce. Whilst it is tough, in our opinion, this is the best time of year time to visit, less foliage means the wildlife is more exposed, & little water allows our wonderful local guides & driver to predict tiger behaviour as they seek water out from the few remaining water sources in the reserve. For many, the landscapes don’t feel as picturesque, & drives can be uncomfortably hot.
Group size is limited, so book now to join us on this amazing adventure to come face to face with the majestic Indian tiger.
Photographable Species: asiatic jackal, bengal fox, black kite, black vulture, brown fish owl, crested serpent eagle, dhole, egyptian vulture, gaur, grey mongoose, indian roller, jungle cat, langur monkey, leopard, little egret, little grebe, red jungle fowl, rhesus macaque, sambar, sloth bear, spotted deer, striped hyena, tiger, wild pig

Majestic Tigers of India Photography Holiday Itinerary

day 1

depart london heathrow, arrive indira gandhi international airport

day 2

flight to jabalpur from new delhi & transfer to bandhavgarh

day 3

morning safari & afternoon safari in one of the three zones of bandhavgarh tiger reserve

day 4

morning safari & afternoon safari in one of the three zones of bandhavgarh tiger reserve

day 5

morning safari & afternoon safari in one of the three zones of bandhavgarh tiger reserve

day 6

morning safari & afternoon safari in one of the three zones of bandhavgarh tiger reserve

day 7

morning safari & afternoon safari in one of the three zones of bandhavgarh tiger reserve

day 8

morning safari & afternoon safari in one of the three zones of bandhavgarh tiger reserve

day 9

transfer to jabalpur & flight to indira gandhi international airport

A Tiger Rests Amongst The Fallen Leaves   Photographed During The NaturesLens Tigers Of Bandhavgarh Photography Holiday

2022 – Bengal Tigers of Kanha Photography Holiday

Join Pui Hang for this 7 night wildlife photography holiday to Kanha National Park; Kanha National Park is a tiger reserve located in in Madhya Pradesh, India.
Kahna National Park with its beautiful landscapes of lush sal & bamboo forests, rolling grasslands & ravines is the inspiration behind Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book.
Join NaturesLens to capture images of varied wildlife including, of course, the Bengal Tigers of Kanha, in India, during the Bengal Tigers of Kanha photography holiday. This photography holiday is of 7 night/8 day duration on a Full Board, Non-Shared basis & costs £3999 per participant.
This wildlife photography trip takes you to one of the premier tiger reserves in India, wild dog, jackal, sloth bear, bison, hyena, python & the elusive leopard can also be found here – of course, much of our time will be spent locating the beautiful Bengal Tigers of Kanha.
Kanha National Park is also the only park where you can see the Barasingha, “the jewel of Kanha”, also known as the Swamp Deer. The Barasinghas inhabit the large open grass zone amidst the bamboo & teak forests & were all but extinct twenty years ago. Thanks to a holistic conservation approach & effective management practices, this symbolic deer species is thriving again & during their mating season, their rutting calls echo throughout the forest.
Approximately 300 species of birds call Kanha National Park home, including Black Ibis, Bee-eaters, Cattle Egret, Pond Heron, Drongos, Blossom-Headed Parakeets, Common Teal, Grey Hornbill, Crested Serpent Eagle, Indian roller, Lesser Adjutant Stork, Little Grebes, Lesser Adjutants, Lesser Whistling Teal, Minivets, Pied Hornbill, Woodpecker, Pigeon, Paradise Flycatchers, Mynas, Red Wattled Lapwing, Peafowl, Red Jungle Fowl, Steppe Eagle, Tickell’s Flycatcher, White-eyed Buzzard, White-breasted Kingfisher, White-browed Fantail Flycatcher, Wood shrikes & more.
One of the most popular beauty spots within Kanha is Bamni Dadar, popularly known as Sunset Point as it provides the most awe-inspiring backdrop for sunsets against grazing Samba Deer & Indian Gaur. Small wonder that Kanha is recognised as one of the most beautiful wildlife reserves in Asia.
If you are looking for an Indian tiger safari experience with a picturesque backdrop, why not join us in Kanha National Park?
For the duration of this 7 night nature photography holiday, you will be housed in exquisite accommodation on a full board basis, providing you with comfort & excellent hospitality when you return from the game drives to relax, unwind, & look over your images. We have designed this photography trip to maximise time in the park spent spotting & capturing editorial quality photographs of tigers while minimising travel time.
With this in mind, airport transfers, jeep fees & park fees are also included in the cost of the photography tour, making things simple for you so that you can focus on making the most of your wildlife photography holiday.
Photographable Species: Indian peafowl, barking deer, bee-eater, black ibis, blossom-headed parakeet, cattle egret, common teal, crested serpent eagle, four-horned antelope, grey hornbill, indian roller, jackal, jungle cat, langur, leopard, lesser adjutant, lesser whistling teal, little grebe, malabar pied hornbill, mouse deer, paradise flycatcher, pond heron, red junglefowl, red-wattled lapwing, sambar, sloth bear, spotted deer, steppe eagle, striped hyena, swamp deer, tickell's blue flycatcher, tiger, white-breasted kingfisher, white-browed fantail, white-eyed buzzard, wild boar, wild dog, wood shrike

Bengal Tigers of Kanha Photography Holiday Itinerary

day 1

arrive to jabalpur & transfer to kanha

day 2

morning safari & afternoon safari in one of the areas of kanha national park

day 3

morning safari & afternoon safari in one of the areas of kanha national park

day 4

morning safari & afternoon safari in one of the areas of kanha national park

day 5

morning safari & afternoon safari in one of the areas of kanha national park

day 6

morning safari & afternoon safari in one of the areas of kanha national park

day 7

morning safari & afternoon safari in one of the areas of kanha national park

day 8

transfer to jabalpur

2021 – Bengal Tigers of Kanha Photography Holiday

Join David & Pui Hang for this 7 night nature photography tour to Kanha National Park; Kanha National Park is a tiger reserve located in in Madhya Pradesh, India.
Kahna National Park with its beautiful landscapes of lush sal & bamboo forests, rolling grasslands & ravines is the inspiration behind Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book.
Join NaturesLens to capture images of varied wildlife including, of course, the Bengal Tigers of Kanha, in India, during the Bengal Tigers of Kanha photography holiday. This photography holiday is of 7 night/8 day duration on a Full Board, Non-Shared basis & costs £3999  £2999 per participant.
This nature photography adventure takes you to one of the premier tiger reserves in India, wild dog, jackal, sloth bear, bison, hyena, python & the elusive leopard can also be found here – of course, much of our time will be spent locating the beautiful Bengal Tigers of Kanha.
Kanha National Park is also the only park where you can see the Barasingha, “the jewel of Kanha”, also known as the Swamp Deer. The Barasinghas inhabit the large open grass zone amidst the bamboo & teak forests & were all but extinct twenty years ago. Thanks to a holistic conservation approach & effective management practices, this symbolic deer species is thriving again & during their mating season, their rutting calls echo throughout the forest.
Approximately 300 species of birds call Kanha National Park home, including Black Ibis, Bee-eaters, Cattle Egret, Pond Heron, Drongos, Blossom-Headed Parakeets, Common Teal, Grey Hornbill, Crested Serpent Eagle, Indian roller, Lesser Adjutant Stork, Little Grebes, Lesser Adjutants, Lesser Whistling Teal, Minivets, Pied Hornbill, Woodpecker, Pigeon, Paradise Flycatchers, Mynas, Red Wattled Lapwing, Peafowl, Red Jungle Fowl, Steppe Eagle, Tickell’s Flycatcher, White-eyed Buzzard, White-breasted Kingfisher, White-browed Fantail Flycatcher, Wood shrikes & more.
One of the most popular beauty spots within Kanha is Bamni Dadar, popularly known as Sunset Point as it provides the most awe-inspiring backdrop for sunsets against grazing Samba Deer & Indian Gaur. Small wonder that Kanha is recognised as one of the most beautiful wildlife reserves in Asia.
If you are looking for an Indian tiger safari experience with a picturesque backdrop, why not join us in Kanha National Park?
For the duration of this 7 night wildlife photography tour, you will be housed in exquisite accommodation on a full board basis, providing you with comfort & excellent hospitality when you return from the game drives to relax, unwind, & look over your images. We have designed this photography holiday to maximise time in the park spent spotting & capturing editorial quality photographs of the Bengal Tigers of Kanha while minimising travel time.
With this in mind, airport transfers, jeep fees & park fees are also included in the cost of the photography holiday, making things simple for you so that you can focus on making the most of your wildlife photography holiday.
Photographable Species: asiatic jackal, bengal fox, black kite, black vulture, brown fish owl, crested serpent eagle, dhole, egyptian vulture, gaur, grey mongoose, indian roller, jungle cat, langur monkey, leopard, little egret, little grebe, red jungle fowl, rhesus macaque, sambar, sloth bear, spotted deer, striped hyena, tiger, wild pig

Bengal Tigers of Kanha Photography Holiday Itinerary

day 1

arrive to jabalpur & transfer to kanha

day 2

morning safari & afternoon safari in one of the areas of kanha national park

day 3

morning safari & afternoon safari in one of the areas of kanha national park

day 4

morning safari & afternoon safari in one of the areas of kanha national park

day 5

morning safari & afternoon safari in one of the areas of kanha national park

day 6

morning safari & afternoon safari in one of the areas of kanha national park

day 7

morning safari & afternoon safari in one of the areas of kanha national park

day 8

transfer to jabalpur

2022 – Birdlife of Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary Photography Holiday

Join David & Pui Hang for this nature photography trip to Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary; Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, also known as Keoladeo National Park, is India’s most renowned bird sanctuary located in in Rajasthan, India.
Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is home to a vast number of species, including Bar Headed Geese, Barn Owl, Black Neck Stork, Blackbuck, Brahmini Duck, Brown Fish Owl, Brown Hawk-owl, Chital, Cinereous Vulture, Collared Scops Owl, Common Pochard, Common Teal, Coot, Dusky Eagle-owl, Egyptian Vulture, Eurasian Eagle-owl, Eurasian Griffon, Fishing Cat, Gadwall, Greylag, Jungle Cat, Leopard, Long-billed Vulture, Mottled Wood-owl, Nilgai, Northern Shoveller, Openbill Stork, Oriental Scops Owl, Painted Stork, Pallas’s Fishing-eagle, Pintail, Red-headed Vulture, Sambar, Short-eared Owl, Spotted Owlet, Tufted Duck, White Eyed Pochard, White-rumped Vulture, White-tailed Eagle, Widgeon, Wild Boar, Woolly-necked Stork & many more
Join NaturesLens to capture images of the massively varied birdlife of Bharatpur, in India, during the Birdlife of Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary photography holiday. This photography holiday is of 7 night/8 day duration on a Full Board, Non-Shared basis & costs £2999  £2749 per participant.
The spectacular bird sanctuary, which is the focus of this wildlife photography holiday, has its own historical story. The Maharaja of Bharatpur is credited with its creation in 1850, although conservation was the last thing on his mind. It was a tradition to shoot many ducks in the lake of the reserve in the honour of the British viceroys. In 1938, over 4273 birds including mallards & teals were killed by Lord Linlithgrow, the then Governor-General of India.
In 1965, the government banned the indiscriminate shooting of birds in Bharatpur & by 1982, the area was deemed a national park. Three years later, Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary was designated a World Heritage Site.
Close to 380 species have been spotted at Bharatpur Sanctuary, making it one of the most inviting destinations in the world for ornithologists, amateurs & nature lovers. These species fly from distant places like Siberia & Central Asia specifically in winter. Migratory birds at Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary include several species of Cranes, Pelicans, Geese, Ducks, Eagles, Hawks, Shanks, Stints, Wagtails, Warblers, Wheatears, Flycatchers, Buntings, Larks & Pipits.
Bharatpur is an ideal host for so many bird species because of its strategic location to attract migratory waterfowl in the Indian subcontinent before dispersing to various regions. In addition, the wetland is a wintering area for massive congregations of waterfowl. It is the only regular wintering area in India for the critically endangered Siberian Crane. Apart from Feredunkenar in Iran, Bharatpur Sanctuary is the only place where the Siberian crane migrates. The cranes arrive in December & stay until early March.
This bird paradise also hosts mammalian species such as nilgai, samha, chital, blackbucks, jungle cat & wild boar. The large rock python (which can be spotted at Python Point beyond Keoladeo temple) as well as its nemesis, the mongoose.
Photographable Species: bar headed geese, barn owl, black neck stork, blackbuck, brahmini duck, brown fish owl, brown hawk-owl, chital, cinereous vulture, collared scops owl, common pochard, common teal, coot, dusky eagle-owl, egyptian vulture, eurasian eagle-owl, eurasian griffon, fishing cat, gadwall, greylag, jungle cat, leopard, long-billed vulture, mottled wood-owl, nilgai, northern shoveller, openbill stork, oriental scops owl, painted stork, pallas's fishing-eagle, pintail, red-headed vulture, sambar, short-eared owl, spotted owlet, tufted duck, white eyed pochard, white-rumped vulture, white-tailed eagle, widgeon, wild boar, woolly-necked stork

Birdlife of Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary Photography Holiday Itinerary

day 1

arrive indira gandhi international airport - transfer to bharatpur national park

day 2

morning & afternoon rickshaw safari within bharatpur national park

day 3

morning & afternoon rickshaw safari within bharatpur national park

day 4

morning & afternoon rickshaw safari within bharatpur national park

day 5

morning & afternoon rickshaw safari within bharatpur national park

day 6

morning & afternoon rickshaw safari within bharatpur national park

day 7

morning & afternoon rickshaw safari within bharatpur national park

day 8

transfer to new delhi

2022 – Indian Birdlife of the Little Rann of Kutch Photography Holiday

Join David & Pui Hang for this nature photography adventure to the Little Rann of Kutch; the Little Rann of Kutch is a salt marsh which is part of the Rann of Kutch in Kutch district, Gujarat, India. This area is one of the best places to see Peregrine Falcon, MacQueen’s bustard, Imperial Eagle, Harriers, Flamingos & many many more birds.
The Little Rann of Kutch is home to the Indian wild ass, to conserve this species, the Indian Wild Ass Sanctuary was created in 1973 & covers nearly five thousand square km. The sanctuary is also home to many species of migratory birds, such as the sarus crane, ducks, the Dalmatian pelican, & flamingoes, as well as land birds like the sandgrouse, the francolin & the Indian bustard. It is also home to various mammals such as the Indian wolf, desert fox & nilgai.
Join NaturesLens to capture images of Indian Wildlife, in India, during the Indian Birdlife of the Little Rann of Kutch photography holiday. This photography holiday is of 8 night/9 day duration on a Full Board, Non-Shared basis & costs £3999 per participant.
The location for this wildlife photography holiday, the Little Rann of Kutch is a featureless expanse of flat land. Comprised mostly of low-lying salt marsh known as the sea bed, this saline wilderness is dotted with islands known as beyts where coarse grasses, acacia & scrub spring up in the monsoon season. The word rann means “salty desert” & while driving through the Little Rann of Kutch, a salty desert is all you see. When you first travel across the terrain, it feels a little surreal. The ground is cracked, the air is dry, mirages abound, & the parched earth unfolds endlessly in all directions.
But within this seemingly dead piece of land, lies one of the country’s largest wildlife reserves, the Wild Ass Sanctuary, which is also the world’s last refuge of the endangered Indian Wild Asses. Standing more than a meter tall at the shoulder & two meters in length, the wild asses are very agile & can run long distances at a speed of 50 km/h, making them more like wild horses, & far more captivating than their domesticated cousins. Around 3000 of them live in the sanctuary, & they are usually seen in herds, especially around breeding season.
The Sanctuary is home to far more than just the wild ass. Among the 32 other species of mammals are the chinkara(Indian gazelle), two types of desert fox (Indian & White-footed), jackals, caracals, nilgais(the largest antelope of Asia), Indian wolves, blackbucks, & striped hyenas. Since there are no bushes or trees for animals to hide behind, they are easy to spot while driving around.
We will spend time in the marshlands looking for the birds, & the dry desert for the mammals. The marshlands & Nava Talao (lake) are crowded with water birds. Flamingos & demoiselle cranes can usually be spotted in hundreds at some water bodies. The Indian wild ass & white-footed fox can be sighted on vast areas of golden ground.
Due to its strategic location on the migration routes of many bird species & its connection with the dynamic Gulf of Kutch, this sanctuary also provides an important feeding, breeding & roosting habitat for a large number of birds. Over 200 bird species have been recorded in the area. Breeding species include India’s only known nesting colony of the Lesser Flamingo.
Other key species consist of European Roller, Merlin, Peregrine Falcon, McQueen’s Bustard, Lesser Florican, Demoiselle Crane, Common Crane, Spotted Sandgrouse, Red-necked Phalarope, Cream-colored Courser, Sociable Lapwing, Collared Pratincole, White-rumped Vulture, Steppe Eagle, Imperial Eagle, Indian Spotted Eagle, a variety of harriers, Greater Flamingo, Dalmatian Pelican, White Stork, Greater Hoopoe Lark & Sykes’s Lark.
Our morning sessions will be “conventional” whilst the latter part of the afternoon sessions will be spent attempting to get good silhouette images of the birds of the marshlands or the Indian wild ass.
Photographable Species: cream corser, dalmatian pelican, desert fox, desertlark, francolin, hoopoe, hubara bustards, imperial eagle, indian bustard, lesser flamingo, macqueen's bustard, marsh harrier, montagus harrier, nilgai, pallid harrier, peregrine falcon, sandgrouse, sarus crane, short-eared owl, spoon bill, steppe eagle, wheatear, wild ass

Indian Birdlife of the Little Rann of Kutch Photography Holiday Itinerary

day 1

arrive indira gandhi international airport - transfer to little rann of kutch

day 2

morning & afternoon safari within the little rann of kutch

day 3

morning & afternoon safari within the little rann of kutch

day 4

morning & afternoon safari within the little rann of kutch

day 5

morning & afternoon safari within the little rann of kutch

day 6

transfer to velavadar & afternoon safari within black buck national park

day 7

morning & afternoon safari within black buck national park

day 8

morning & afternoon safari within black buck national park

day 9

transfer to new delhi

2021 – India’s Leopards of Bera Photography Holiday

A solitary leopard on the rocky cliffs photographed in Bera Jawai the location for the NaturesLens India’s Leopards of Bera Photography Holiday
NaturesLens offers keen wildlife photographers the chance to capture images of the rock-dwelling Leopards of Bera & Jawai, you will be photographing the small population of this species as they thrive in their picturesque natural habitat.
We have designed a very special wildlife photography tour, ensuring that internal travel & comfortable accommodation are organised for you to ensure that you can focus on making the most of opportunities to capture editorial quality images. Our trips fill up quickly so ensure that you book early to avoid missing out!
This is a guaranteed departure!
Join NaturesLens to capture images of Leopards of Bera & Jawai, in India, during the India’s Leopards of Bera photography holiday. This photography holiday is of 7 night/8 day duration on a Full Board, Shared basis & costs £3399 per participant.
Our photography trip to capture images of the Leopards of Bera & Jawai is a very special encounter indeed. We will stay in the rocky region of Bera & Jawai in the centre of the Aravalli range, which is home to a small but important population of leopards; Bera & Jawai truly are the heart of leopard country.
Despite the fact that this is a short visit to the area, we will fit in ten safaris to take photographic opportunities with the leopards of the area, with only two photographers per jeep, you are assured of not being squeezed whilst capturing images of these elusive cats.
The Rabari villagers who live in this locale are, for the most part dairy cattle farmers & goat herders. They with their unmistakable clothing of white dress & red turbans tend to their livestock on similar slopes to those on where the Leopards live.
Our main local guide & spotter, Shatrunjay Pratap is a passionate photographer, leopard-lover & an ardent conservationist; Shatrunjay has dedicated his life along with his family to live with these leopards & has made his home among the boulders of Bera & Jawai; Shatrunjay has spent time learning about the leopards, their movement patterns & habits. He knows many individuals & tracks them on a daily basis. He spends days in the field & is a treasure trove of information on individual animals & their life stories.
Photographable Species: crane, crocodile, flamingo, leopard

India’s Leopards of Bera Photography Holiday Itinerary

day 0 - tuesday - 16th march, 2021

flight to new delhi

day 1 - wednesday - 17th march, 2021

flight to maharana pratap & transfer to lodge in bera

day 2 - thursday - 18th march, 2021

morning safari & afternoon safari in the rocky terrain of bera & jawai

day 3 - friday - 19th march, 2021

morning safari & afternoon safari in the rocky terrain of bera & jawai

day 4 - saturday - 20th march, 2021

morning safari & afternoon safari in the rocky terrain of bera & jawai

day 5 - sunday - 21st march, 2021

morning safari & afternoon safari in the rocky terrain of bera & jawai

day 6 - monday - 22nd march, 2021

morning safari & afternoon safari in the rocky terrain of bera & jawai

day 7 - tuesday - 23rd march, 2021

flight to new delhi & onwards flight to home location

Wildlife silhouetted against the horizon photographed in Bera Jawai the location for the NaturesLens India’s Leopards of Bera Photography Holiday

2021 – Majestic Tigers of India Photography Holiday

One Of Bandhavgarh's Beautiful Bengal Tigers In The Cooling Water Of A Pool   Photographed During The NaturesLens Tigers Of Bandhavgarh Photography Holiday
NaturesLens invites you to join Pui Hang & David & take the opportunity to journey into the heart of India, in the pursuit of capturing the elusive Indian tiger on camera as it thrives within a protected national park. Open to both amateur & semi-professional wildlife photographers, our trip has been designed to offer guests unrivalled opportunities to photograph these amazing big cats within the national park, whilst also looking out for other native species such as the Indian gaur & langur monkeys.
Refined, using personal experience gained through visits to the reserve, over the past 8 years, our trip includes full board accommodation, jeep fees, park fees & airport transfers to make things as straightforward for you as possible, to ensure that you can make the most of this fantastic wildlife photography experience.
Join NaturesLens to capture images of rich jungle dwelling wildlife, in India, during the Majestic Tigers of India photography holiday. This photography holiday is of 8 night/9 day duration on a Full Board, Non-Shared basis & costs £3399 per participant.
The majestic Indian tiger, a creature so magnificent & elusive, which has been suffering as a result of illegal poaching to the point of becoming an endangered species. NaturesLens invites you to experience these beautiful creatures first hand within a beautiful & mysterious Indian parkland, in a reserve famed for having the highest density of Tigers in India. The landscape offers dense jungle environments & open grassland intertwined with narrow tracks that you will navigate whilst capturing stunning images. You will encounter a range of other native species on the trip, such as leopards, Indian gaurs, langur monkeys & sloth bears as well as an array of beautifully colourful birds.
The park is located in a region of India steeped in complex history, with evidence of the political past of the area lying in ruins & monuments within the park. If you want to maximise your photographic opportunities, we can arrange a full day’s safari in private jeeps. Unlike the public, who are restricted to 3hr sessions in the park in the morning & afternoon, you will benefit from earlier entry & later exit, & an entire day within the park without having to leave, to ensure that you are able to make the most of tiger spotting opportunities at times when the park is quietest.
Many wildlife photography tours in these environments cram 3 or more people into one jeep, forcing individuals to lean over each other to take photographs, therefore compromising the quality of the images & the experience for individuals. However, we have ensured that only 2 guests travel in each jeep, giving you maximum freedom of movement to capture images from the optimum angle, as you experience the wonders of the park over the course of the day. Photography tuition will be provided as needed by Pui Hang & David, a NaturesLens leader, with knowledgeable wildlife guidance provided by a local expert.
Our guests are also housed in exquisite accommodation on a full board basis, providing you with comfort & excellent hospitality when you return from the game drives to relax, unwind, & look over your images. We have designed this tour to maximise time in the park spent spotting & capturing editorial quality photographs of tigers, whilst minimising travel time. With this in mind, airport transfers, jeep fees & park fees are also included in the cost of the tour, making things simple for you so that you can focus on making the most of your wildlife photography experience.
During these months, the parks have dried out. Temperatures will likely be above 30℃, & nudging towards 40℃. Meadows previously covered with lush grass have died back to expose landscapes covered in thick dusk, where water is scarce. Whilst it is tough, in our opinion, this is the best time of year time to visit, less foliage means the wildlife is more exposed, & little water allows our wonderful local guides & driver to predict tiger behaviour as they seek water out from the few remaining water sources in the reserve. For many, the landscapes don’t feel as picturesque, & drives can be uncomfortably hot.
Group size is limited, so book now to join us on this amazing adventure to come face to face with the majestic Indian tiger.
Photographable Species: asiatic jackal, bengal fox, black kite, black vulture, brown fish owl, crested serpent eagle, dhole, egyptian vulture, gaur, grey mongoose, indian roller, jungle cat, langur monkey, leopard, little egret, little grebe, red jungle fowl, rhesus macaque, sambar, sloth bear, spotted deer, striped hyena, tiger, wild pig

Majestic Tigers of India Photography Holiday Itinerary

day 1

depart london heathrow, arrive indira gandhi international airport

day 2

flight to jabalpur from new delhi & transfer to bandhavgarh

day 3

morning safari & afternoon safari in one of the three zones of bandhavgarh tiger reserve

day 4

morning safari & afternoon safari in one of the three zones of bandhavgarh tiger reserve

day 5

morning safari & afternoon safari in one of the three zones of bandhavgarh tiger reserve

day 6

morning safari & afternoon safari in one of the three zones of bandhavgarh tiger reserve

day 7

morning safari & afternoon safari in one of the three zones of bandhavgarh tiger reserve

day 8

morning safari & afternoon safari in one of the three zones of bandhavgarh tiger reserve

day 9

transfer to jabalpur & flight to indira gandhi international airport

A Tiger Rests Amongst The Fallen Leaves   Photographed During The NaturesLens Tigers Of Bandhavgarh Photography Holiday
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