Postcards from our March 2018 issue
MASAI MARA, KENYA: Feast for two: The image was shot during my recent trip to Masai Mara, Kenya. We were exploring the reserve, hoping to get some good sightings but since, it had rained that day, we a lioness chasing a warthog grabbed the warthog and and we swiftly went after her. By the time we reached the spot, the lioness had grabbed the warthog and dragged it to a safe place, away from scavengers. But, then, we saw another lioness come in from nowhere and start to lay claim to the prey. Initially there was a tussle between the two but, later, they seemed to enjoy their meal in peace. The guide later told us that the two were actually sisters! I’m glad I managed to capture the scene on camera.
Photographer: Reader Ashish Chauhan
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LADAKH, JAMMU & KASHMIR: I nose what you did: It was a chilly morning in February and the Indus River was in a semi-frozen state, as I walked around the Stakna Monastery, in the Indus Valley. It was then that I decided to take a photograph of the beautiful monastery. It was founded in the late 16th century by the Bhutanese scholar Chosje Jamyang Palkar and lies along the shallow waters of the river. Stakna literally means “tiger’s nose” because it is built on a hill shaped like one.
Photographer: Reader Kaushik Ghelani
VARANASI, UTTAR PRADESH: Read on: This image was captured at the historic Panchganga Ghat, where the five sacred rivers – Ganga, Saraswati, Yamuna, Kirana and Dhupapapa – converge, creating a place of overwhelming beauty and significance for Hindu pilgrims. The calm posture of the two old men made me want to capture them on camera.
Photographer: Reader Amlan Biswas
GALÁPAGOS, ECUADOR: Green day: I finally got the chance to visit Ecuador: a dream come true for every wildlife photographer. When I was in the area, I decided to climb up a mountain where I found a dense cluster of trees and several birds crowding around some fruit trees. Among these, I spotted this beautiful crimson-rumped toucanet, who was hovering around a tree, feeding. I got my camera ready and then, this pretty bird tossed the fruit up in the air before managing a perfect catch, and I managed to get this perfect shot.
Photographer: Reader Randeep Singh