March 2020 | 2N/3D | 17,500/- | Including GST
Mar 2020 | 2N/3D | Rs. 17,500
A great opportunity to observe, learn about and photograph the wonderful diversity of life in the undergrowth in one of the most pristine of eco-systems. Understand the nuances of macro photography. Get down and dirty to try out some interesting perspectives. In the process, make some memorable images. A lot of interactions on and off the field regarding compositions and post-processing to help you take your photography skills up many notches.
Remember Malgudi Days? If you grew up watching Swami and his antics on Doordarshan, then you’ll remember this quaint village at an altitude of 800 metres in the Western Ghats. Today, we know Agumbe for more reasons than Malgudi. With one of the last remaining pristine rainforests of India, Agumbe is perhaps the herpetology capital in this part of the world.
This summer expedition to the place is in search of the elusive and majestic snakes of all, the King Cobra. This is a great time for birding as well. Many of the Western Ghats endemics can be spotted around our place of stay, like the Ceylon Frogmouth, the Malabar Trogon, Malabar grey hornbills, Rufous woodpeckers among many others. Also a great time to see the wonderful flying lizards known as the Dracos glide from tree to tree. They are quite active this season and a great time to observe and photograph their behaviour. Apart from these, the multitude of insects, spiders and others are always there to keep us enthralled and satisfied in our photographic pursuit. In tow with renowned herpetologist Gowri Shankar and caecilians expert Prashant, we’ll find some of the most elusive wildlife of the Western Ghats while you try to soak in his immense knowledge about the habitat.
All in all, it’s a photographer’s delight and we’ll help you make the most of all the opportunities we get. At Agumbe you’ll never have a dull moment!
Day 1 – March 20th (Fri)
We arrive at Agumbe and proceed to our campsite. An arecanut plantation and small streams surround the camp. After breakfast we will attend an orientation session to get to know the place. Following this, we’ll go for a walk around the camp and a session on macro photography, lighting and the various techniques you’ll need to make your images. Once you’ve tucked in your lunch, we’ll go out on another walk around the camp to see what we can find in the forests.
We will have an image review session before our dinner. After exchanging few tips and tricks of photography aspects. Keep yourself warmed up after dinner! These are peak hours in the rainforest and we’ll embark on our night walk around the camp to observe the nocturnal activities of frogs, snakes and other insects. If you’re lucky, then who knows, we may even find a civet!
Day 2 – March 21st (Sat)
Today we’ll rise nice and early to the sounds of the birds. After breakfast, we’ll walk in and near the campsite itself looking out for butterflies, frogs, and snakes. Once you’re tired, and trust us – you will be tired; we’ll return to the resort for a brief review of your photographs. Post lunch, we will go for a brief stroll to a nearby stream to capture damselflies and other beauties including flying lizards. And in the evening, we’ll visit the highest point in Agumbe – Kundadri to capture the sun setting into the faraway land and some amazing backlit portraits! Once we’re back to the camp and have tucked in our dinner, you know the drill – we’ll go out looking for more macro subjects.
Our team will keep a watch on any rescue calls for King cobra. If it happens, we will join the team to see the process involved in rescuing the king.
Day 3 – March 22nd (Sun)
After breakfast, we will head into the forest looking for beetles, frogs, and snakes and reach the top of a small hillock to get a good view of surrounding forests. If you are interested in making a time lapse, this is the place. After a fruitful session of photography, we’ll slowly descend back to the camp for a coffee break and a session on snakebite protocol and snake photography by the resident herpetologist – Gowri Shankar.
Post lunch, we will pack up and leave to the sunset point and spend our time there looking for wildlife and capture some breathtaking landscapes while the sun calls it a day. So, after an early dinner we’ll catch the bus back to Bangalore. Bidding adieu to this fabulous place until the next time when Birdwing brings you on yet another memorable journey.
CAMERA & LENS
Comfortable & Dull colored clothes
25° to 35°
Bring your own toiletries
ID card that was given while booking the tour.
Note: The date of written communication ( email ) stating the intent to cancel will be considered as the date for applying the cancellation policy.
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