2020 – 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 7 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  £2999 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.
A Pugmark Left By A Tiger Overnight   Photographed During The NaturesLens Tigers Of Bandhavgarh Photography Holiday
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 - tuesday - 24th march, 2020

depart london heathrow, arrive indira gandhi international airport

day 2 - wednesday - 25th march, 2020

flight to jabalpur from new delhi & transfer to bandhavgarh

day 3 - thursday - 26th march, 2020

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

day 4 - friday - 27th march, 2020

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

day 5 - saturday - 28th march, 2020

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

day 6 - sunday - 29th march, 2020

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

day 7 - monday - 30th march, 2020

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

day 8 - tuesday - 31st march, 2020

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

day 9 - wednesday - 1st april, 2020

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

2020 – India’s Asiatic Lions of Gir Photography Holiday

The Gir National Forest is the last stronghold of the Indias’s Asiatic Lions. Smaller than their African cousins but no less majestic, these stunning big cats live alongside humans in their last remaining natural habitat. The NaturesLens Indias’s Asiatic Lions of Gir tour marks a significant & exceptional addition to any photography portfolio, with days spent in the heart of the forest, waiting for a chance to capture on camera this most majestic, graceful & captivating of predators.
The people of Gujarat are proud & fiercely protective of their lions, in fact, the current Indian prime minister has declared the Asiatic Lions to be “the pride of Gujarat”.
Join NaturesLens to capture images of Asiatic Lions of Gir, in India, during the India’s Asiatic Lions of Gir photography holiday. This photography holiday is of 7 night/8 day duration on a Full Board, Non-Shared basis & costs £3399 per participant.
The Asiatic Lions of Gir hold a territory that is somewhat larger than that of tigers but, with the help of local trackers, guides & drivers, you will have the opportunity to expand your portfolio with some fantastic images of these majestic cats.
For an unforgettable photography experience, this 7 night trip to Gujarat, India, ticks every box. You will witness some of the cat world’s most majestic & fearsome predators as they go about their daily lives, hunting, resting & raising their young. Apart from the Asiatic Lions, Gir is also famous for the large number of leopards which are also a major attraction & which, given the elusive nature of leopards, are highly visible.
We have created a package which 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 unique wildlife photography experience.
You will stay in a beautiful lodge, surrounded by mango trees & stunning birds, located just a short drive from the park entrance.
Each morning, you will enter the forest just before dawn for your morning safari. The forest is interspersed with semi-evergreen & evergreen flora, acacia, scrub jungle, grassland & rocky hills. Fed by perennial & seasonal rivers & streams, the Gir National Park has large water bodies like the Kamleshwar Dam that are good for spotting marsh crocodiles, reptiles & birds.
Other predators include hyena, jackal & jungle cat. These are supported by a healthy prey-base composed of Samba & Chital deer, Chinkara gazelle, Four-horned & Blue Bull antelope, Wild boar & langur monkeys.
At the end of the morning safari, you will return to your lodge to freshen up before sitting down to a breakfast fit for kings. And yes, there will be mangoes!
After a delicious lunch, you will return to the park for your afternoon game drive.
We have ensured that only 2 guests travel in each jeep, giving you maximum freedom of movement to capture images from the optimum angle, & space as you experience the wonders of the forest over the course of the day. Your guide, Pui Hang Miles, will be on hand to provide advice & tuition as needed, with knowledgeable wildlife guidance provided by a local expert.
Airport transfers, in trip accommodation on a full board basis, jeep fees & park fees are also included in the cost of this Asiatic Lions of Gir photography tour, making things simple for you so that you can focus on making the most of your wildlife photography experience.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to come face to face with the majestic Asiatic lion by booking early.
Photographable Species: asiatic jackal, asiatic lion, bengal fox, black kite, black vulture, egyptian vulture, grey mongoose, indian roller, leopard

India’s Asiatic Lions of Gir Photography Holiday Itinerary

To be confirmed
Male lion resting in the forest as captured during the Lions of Gir photography tour as led by NaturesLens

2018 – India’s Bengal Tigers of Bandhavgarh Photography Holiday

Tigress Walking Across The Dam   Photographed During The NaturesLens Tigers Of Bandhavgarh Photography Holiday
NaturesLens offers you 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, this 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.
Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve is famous for having the highest density of Indian tigers.
This 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, under the guidance of David & Pui Hang.
Join NaturesLens to capture images of bengal tigers & other rich jungle dwelling wildlife, in India, during the India’s Bengal Tigers of Bandhavgarh past event. This past event is of 9 night/10 day duration on a Full Board, Non-Shared basis & costs £3249 per participant.
The magnificent Indian tiger, a creature so majestic & 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 a private jeep. 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 David & Pui Hang, with knowledgeable wildlife guidance provided by a local expert.
Our jeep drivers & naturalists are amongst the most experienced in the reserve, David & Pui Hang have been working with these local experts for the past 8 years.
Our guests are housed in superb 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.
After the heat & heavy rains of the monsoon season, the vegetation is lush & green & the landscapes are simply stunning, but there is a downside, the long grasses mean tiger spotting is more tricky. The striped body of the Bengal Tiger blends into the vegetation particularly well, & among those tall grasses they are hard to spot. This adds to the excitement for some, but it’s not for everyone. Safaris at this time can result in wonderful photos of the green pastures contrasting with the orange fur of the magnificent big cats if you manage to spot them.
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

India’s Bengal Tigers of Bandhavgarh Photography Holiday Itinerary

day 1 - tuesday - 11th december, 2018

arrive new delhi

day 2 - wednesday - 12th december, 2018

flight to jabalpur from new delhi & transfer to bandhavgarh

day 3 - thursday - 13th december, 2018

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

day 4 - friday - 14th december, 2018

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

day 5 - saturday - 15th december, 2018

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

day 6 - sunday - 16th december, 2018

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

day 7 - monday - 17th december, 2018

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

day 8 - tuesday - 18th december, 2018

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

day 9 - wednesday - 19th december, 2018

transfer to jabalpur, flight to new delhi from jabalpur

Tiger Cub Portrait   Photographed During The NaturesLens Tigers Of Bandhavgarh Photography Holiday

2019 – 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 offers you 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 7 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 the rich jungle dwelling wildlife including the Bengal Tiger, 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 £3499 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 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.
A Pugmark Left By A Tiger Overnight   Photographed During The NaturesLens Tigers Of Bandhavgarh Photography Holiday
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 - tuesday - 26th march, 2019

arrive indira gandhi international airport

day 2 - wednesday - 27th march, 2019

flight to jabalpur from new delhi & transfer to bandhavgarh

day 3 - thursday - 28th march, 2019

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

day 4 - friday - 29th march, 2019

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

day 5 - saturday - 30th march, 2019

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

day 6 - sunday - 31st march, 2019

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

day 7 - monday - 1st april, 2019

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

day 8 - tuesday - 2nd april, 2019

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

day 9 - wednesday - 3rd april, 2019

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