Into the Black Canyon

The Black Canyon of the Gunnison is my kind of national park. Other national parks’ well-marked, clearly defined trails are difficult to stray from. And if you do, the voices of hundreds of park goers are usually there to guide you back. Indeed, it takes considerable effort to find yourself properly lost and in danger…

Keoladeo Ghana National Park Part 2 – Landscapes

*NOTE: PLEASE CLICK A PHOTO TO ENTER SLIDESHOW, CLICK UNDER COMMENT BOX TO LOWER RIGHT OF PHOTO TO SEE THEM AT FULL-SIZE   If the birds weren’t enough, the scenery, filtered by the day’s many lights – most memorably those of the first and last minutes’ sun – was something to write home about. In…

Keoladeo Ghana National Park Part 1 – The Birds

Bird photography is two things – hard, and given time and a nice setting, therapy through persistence. A foggy morning and golden sunset made the 14 or so hours I spent in Keoladeo Ghana National Park in India something like a prolonged yoga dream session of the mind and index finger. Never mind that I…

Work and play in Mumbai

There is nothing like the bustle of a workday in Mumbai. Laden with gritty energy, people, cars, motorbikes, rickshaws and more people shuffle the streets to the beat of work and sale. Eyes reflect intensity, echoes of a severe environment. But there’s an optimistic lightness about too, as if there’s a shared thrill for the…