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Bangalore, Karnataka, India, 2009/05/18 - Capture nature at its best with wildlife photographer Amoghavarsha during the two day photography workshop deep in the rainforests of Agumbe, Karnataka, India.
Great Escapes, a travel advisory firm based out of Bangalore has launched a unique Photography Expedition in association with Pixetra Club & Wildlife Photographer Amoghavarsha. This 2 day camp for select photo enthusiasts will be held in the heart of Agumbe forest in the Western Ghats on the 30th & 31st of May.
On this expedition, photography buffs will be treated to some of the most beautiful scenery they can capture on camera - waterfalls, landscapes, and truly rare wildlife – all the while learning the finer nuances on wildlife photography from ace photographer Amoghavarsha.
The team will be based at The Agumbe Rainforest Research Station and expert researcher Gowrishankar will walk the participants through the Agumbe topography, unique endemic species found here and most importantly – Radio Telemetry Tracking of King Cobras. Participants will also get to work closely with local trackers and go on trekking trails abundant with wildlife sightings at this time of the year.
Talking about this unique experience, Wildlife Photographer Amoghavarsha says “I’ve always been on the look out for unique opportunities to capture wildlife on camera and Agumbe has never disappointed me. The bio-diversity in this region is very rich and is home to some of the rarest plants and animals, some of which are found nowhere else on the planet.”
A unique aspect to this expedition is a pre-expedition workshop on the weekend before the actual expedition. During this 2-hour workshop, Amogh will demonstrate basic functions of a camera (analog / digital), explain common terminologies and will provide tips on how to get the best out of a camera be it a basic digital or high end SLR’s.
For more details & complete itinerary, kindly log on to greatescapes (dot) co (dot) in or call Mr Ajay Salanky on +91-9844161733 / +91-9886101005. You can also mail your details to info[.]greatescapes.co.in
About Agumbe Rainforest
Agumbe is a small town located in Shimoga district in the state of Karnataka, India. Agumbe is among the few places in India that receive very heavy rainfall earning it the title, “Cherrapunji of the South”. It receives a mean annual rainfall of 7640 mm – the second highest in India. Agumbe is today, fast gaining recognition world over for being home to a large number of King Cobras and other rare species that have recently been discovered. Many episodes of the popular tele serial Malgudi Days were shot in Agumbe.
Started by a bunch of youngsters who are passionate about traveling, GreatEscapes (greatescapes.co.in) is a one-stop-shop for all your travel needs- be it short-listing ideal locations, taking care of travel and stay arrangements and even giving you useful tips on travel must-haves- all at no extra cost to you. With an aim to promote tourism in South India, GE is marketed exclusively through its website & blog.
For details please contact:
Ajay Salanky - P: +91-9844161733
Day 1 – Saturday 30th May
Depart from Bangalore previous nite to reach Agumbe in the morning and have breakfast at the Rainforest Research Station. A brief introduction to ARRS would be presented by Researcher Gowrishankar followed by a tour of the base camp. Relax for a short while, have lunch and then head to the King Cobra tracking site, after which head to the famous Kundadri hills to photograph in the lovely evening light. Return to base camp, have tea followed by a photo review session and talk by Amoghavarsha. Have dinner and head out on a night trail to photograph some interesting nocturnal animals.
Day 2 – Sunday 31st May
Wake up early in the morning and embark on a bird trail. Return to base camp for breakfast and head to shoot Jogigundi waterfalls. Lunch at base camp and relax for a while. Head to the famous sunset point after tea. Depart from Agumbe on the same night to reach Bangalore on Monday morning.
*This schedule is tentative and might change depending on weather and other conditions. Higher enthusiasm levels would help in packing in more activities!