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Taj Mahal and Chambal River India 2019 pt1

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Ross Forsyth
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Taj Mahal and Chambal River India 2019 pt1

Post by Ross Forsyth » Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:17 pm

Hi guys,with my aviation year barely in 1st gear I thought I`d post up some images from a trip I made to India back in March/April.
We covered several reserves across India which contained varying wildlife and habitat so I`ve decided to break it down into 3 parts.
After arriving in New Delhi following a long days travelling it was an early night for an early start the following morning with us being driven down to view the stunning Taj Mahal before heading to our lodgings for the next couple of nights
at the Chambal Safari Lodge.

First stop though was the Taj Mahal,and despite the crowds it really is a sight to behold and a must visit if you are in India.

1/The Great Gate which is your entrance to the Taj Mahal
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2/The "Classic" Taj Mahal view looking along the line of fountains to the Taj
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3/Alternative view point
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4/Walkways through the outbuildings around the forecourt area
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After spending a few hours at the Taj Mahal it was time to head down to the Chambal Safari Lodge,the grounds in themselves had an abundance of wildlife to lookout for none more so than the Indian Flying Fox colony which roosted in the trees above my chalet,quite eery at dusk when they are all coming
to life for an evenings foraging!
5/Fruit Bay/Flying Fox
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The next 2 mornings were spent on boat Safaris on the Chambal River which is regarded as the last unpolluted river in India! The variety of wildlife in the images gives you an idea of how much fun these boat trips were even if we didn`t have any joy with the Ganges River Dolphins which can usually be seen here.

6/Indian Skimmer
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7/2 backlit Skimmers
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8/Gharial Crocodile
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9/Lesser Pied Kingfishers
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10/Indian Thick Knee
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11/Indian Tent Shelled Turtle
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12/3 Egyptian Vultures
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13/Egret chasing small fish in the shallows
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14/Marsh/Mugger Crocodile
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15/Black Winged Stilt
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16/White Throated Kingfisher
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17/Soft Shell Turtle
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18/Unfortunately the Gharials weren`t to keen on hanging around for us
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19/And the Muggers weren`t much better!
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20/Small Lizard
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On our visits to the river we had to walk through a small village the last 100 yards or so,this gave some opportunity for some people photography,it also became apparent that we were visiting at the beginning of the Holi Festival with everybody wanting to cover us in their coloured powders,all good fun until you remember
you have your camera hanging around your neck!

21/Village woman
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22/Some kids still moan when they have everything,this young girl had the biggest smile and all she had was her goat and a giant comb!
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23/Tuk Tuk overloaded with kids heading to the river
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24/Young girl looking after her younger sibling
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25/Already looking like hes had enough
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26/Young lads covered in colour
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I`ll post up images in Part 2 from my time spent visiting the Little Rann of Kutch and the Blackbuck National Park at Velavadar in the Gujarit district before we finally moved onto Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve to try and photograph the target species of the trip!

Cheers
Ross

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Re: Taj Mahal and Chambal River India 2019 pt1

Post by Sparts99 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:49 am

These are great, please post more.
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Re: Taj Mahal and Chambal River India 2019 pt1

Post by blackbox » Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:00 am

Beautiful pictures, looking forward to more....

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Re: Taj Mahal and Chambal River India 2019 pt1

Post by Seahawk 11 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:29 pm

What a fantastic set of photos you have there, well done on these,

Rob

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Re: Taj Mahal and Chambal River India 2019 pt1

Post by dragonchaser » Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:27 pm

What a super collection of photos, really like the wildlife selection.

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Re: Taj Mahal and Chambal River India 2019 pt1

Post by anthony martin » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:12 pm

who was your trip organised by ,if you don,t mind me asking ,it looks really good

Ross Forsyth
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Re: Taj Mahal and Chambal River India 2019 pt1

Post by Ross Forsyth » Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:51 pm

anthony martin wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:12 pm
who was your trip organised by ,if you don,t mind me asking ,it looks really good
Was done through https://www.wildimages-phototours.com/ it wasn`t cheap but it was just over 3 weeks covering lots of different locations and species with accommodation of a very good standard.

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Re: Taj Mahal and Chambal River India 2019 pt1

Post by anthony martin » Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:10 am

Thank,s for that ,will have a look

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Post by paulh » Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:30 am

Great write up with superb photos - thank you for sharing :thumb:

Cheers - Paul.
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