Postcards from our February 2018 issue
SERENGETI, TANZANIA: Plain to see: There’s something about Africa that appeals to my heart and I keep going back. The latest trip was to the Serengeti to watch the wildebeest migration. The day started early and we were out of the camp before dawn, groggy-eyed but excited about how the day might unfold. Before we knew it, the first rays of the sun splashed across the sky, and a couple of balloons gently drifted in, with the morning breeze blowing across the endless plains of the savannah. It was a moment of bliss.
Photographer: Reader Sasha DGupta
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GALÁPAGOS, ECUADOR: Sleepy lion: This sea lion was the first one I saw on Isla Santa Cruz and it caught my attention because it looked so comfortable. Sometimes I feel disoriented when I travel, but I felt so relaxed and peaceful in front of this animal. I immediately took out my camera and quietly snapped a couple of photos so I wouldn’t wake it up. The picture makes me miss the islands and everything they stand for: they are big on conservation and care so much for their wildlife. It reminds me to take a second to enjoy the moment
Photographer: Reader Ana Campos
LYSEFJORD, NORWAY: Golden moment: I spent a month travelling with my wife in our van through Denmark, Sweden and Norway. This photo was taken in Lysebotn, a small village at the end of Lysefjord in Norway. We arrived at noon and walked around, discovering the place. I love the golden hour – it’s my favourite moment of the day – so we decided to sit and watch the sun slowly disappear in the background, dyeing the fjord many different colours. The silence was interrupted only by seals in the water and this kayak. That's when I decided to capture the scene in front of us.
Photographer: Reader Fernando Sanchez Arribas
PUSHKAR, RAJASTHAN: Fair-y land: I was lucky enough to attend the historic Pushkar Mela recently, where I managed to capture this photograph. The Pushkar Fair, also called the Pushkar Camel Fair or locally known as the Pushkar Mela, is an annual multi-day livestock fair and cultural fête held in the town of Pushkar, Rajasthan. The fair starts in the Hindu calendar month of Kartik and ends on the day of Kartik Purnima, which is observed either in October or early November.
Photographer: Reader Arindam Chowdhury