TIGERS FOREVER

WITH PHOTOGRAPHER STEVE WINTER AND SHARON GUYNUP

TIGERS FOREVER

WITH PHOTOGRAPHER STEVE WINTER
& SHARON GUYNUP

PHOTO TYPE: Wildlife  TRIP LENGHT: 11 days  DATES: Nov 24 – Dec 4, 2019 GROUP SIZE: 8-12 guests  PRICE: USD 6 950


Take the chance to join world-renowned National Geographic photographer and big cat specialist Steve Winter on this unforgettable trip to some of India’s best national parks where you will experience and photograph its incredible wildlife with rhinos, elephants and the most ferocious of all big cats, the tiger.

Journey to the diverse and colorful country of India in search of the majestic tiger and other wildlife with the guidance of award-winning wildlife photographer Steve Winter and Nat Geo Explorer, photographer and writer Sharon Guynup, author’s of Nat Geo Books,  “Tigers Forever”  During this trip, Steve will take you to some of India’s absolute best wildlife areas where he’s been on assignment for National Geographic and laid the foundation of his book “Tigers Forever”. In Kaziranga national park you will be able to capture your encounters on camera with the endangered Indian rhino, as well as Asian elephants, and in the jungles of Bandhavgar you will face the elusive Bengal tiger. Throughout the trip, Steve will be there to help you develop your wildlife photography skills through personal advice, guidance, lectures and constructive image criticism.

This is a great opportunity to step up your photography game together with one of National Geographic’s top photographers, right there in the field where he has captured some of his most iconic images.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Receive expert advice from Nat Geo photographer Steve Winter and Sharon Guynup 
  • Discover Kaziranga’s wildlife with rhinos and elephants.
  • Photographing wild tigers in Bandhavgarh National Park.
  • Visit the Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • Street and culture photography in both Delhi and Kolkata.
  • Lectures and personal tutoring by Steve Winter and Sharon Guynup
  • Lectures by local conservationists.

PHOTO TYPE: Wildlife

TRIP LENGHT: 11 days

DATES: November 24 – December 4, 2019

GROUP SIZE: 8-12 guests

PRICE: USD 6950

 

Take the chance to join world-renowned National Geographic photographer and big cat specialist Steve Winter on this unforgettable trip to some of India’s best national parks where you will experience and photograph its incredible wildlife with rhinos, elephants and the most ferocious of all big cats, the tiger.

Journey to the diverse and colorful country of India in search of the majestic tiger and other wildlife with the guidance of award-winning wildlife photographer Steve Winter and Nat Geo Explorer, photographer and writer Sharon Guynup, author’s of Nat Geo Books,  “Tigers Forever”  During this trip, Steve will take you to some of India’s absolute best wildlife areas where he’s been on assignment for National Geographic and laid the foundation of his book “Tigers Forever”. In Kaziranga national park you will be able to capture your encounters on camera with the endangered Indian rhino, as well as Asian elephants, and in the jungles of Bandhavgar you will face the elusive Bengal tiger. Throughout the trip, Steve will be there to help you develop your wildlife photography skills through personal advice, guidance, lectures and constructive image criticism.

This is a great opportunity to step up your photography game together with one of National Geographic’s top photographers, right there in the field where he has captured some of his most iconic images.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Receive expert advice from Nat Geo photographer Steve Winter and  Sharon Guynup 
  • Discover Kaziranga’s wildlife with rhinos and elephants.
  • Photographing wild tigers in Bandhavgarh National Park.
  • Visit the Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • Street and culture photography in both Delhi and Kolkata.
  • Lectures and personal tutoring by Steve Winter and Sharon Guynup
  • Lectures by local conservationists.

DESTINATION INFO

DESTINATION INFO

KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK

Kaziranga National Park is located in the edge of the Eastern Himalayan biodiversity hotspots – Golaghat and Nagaon district. In 1985, the park was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The park covers an area of 430 km2 and the forest region of Kaziranga Park is home to the world’s largest population of Indian rhinoceros. Other animals that can be seen in the elephant grass, marshland and dense tropical forests of Kaziranga are hoolock gibbon, tiger, leopard, Indian elephant, sloth bear, water buffalo, swamp deer, etc. With an increase in tiger population every year, the government authorities declared Kaziranga as a tiger reserve in 2006. It has the highest density of tigers found anywhere in the world. But you still have to be lucky to see them!

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BANDHAVGARH NATIONAL PARK

Bandhavgarh National Park, one of the most well-known national parks in India, is located in the Vindhya Hills of the Umaria district in Madhya Pradesh. Declared as a national park in 1968, the Bandhavgarh National Park is spread across the area of 105 square kilometers. Due to varied topography, the Bandhavgarh National Park provides ample opportunity to spot the majestic Indian tiger and some rarely seen animals like leopard and sloth bear. Other wildlife in the park includes the Asiatic jackal, Bengal fox, gray mongoose, striped hyena and jungle cat. The artiodactyls frequently sighted are wild pigs, spotted deer, sambar deer, chausingha, nilgai, chinkara and gaur. There are also more than 250 species of birds in the park.

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TOUR ITINERARY

TOUR ITINERARY

TOUR ITINERARY • November 24 – December 4, 2019

DAY 1 – ARRIVAL KOLKATA

In the afternoon we gather at our hotel in Kolkata. Here you will be welcomed by photographer Steve Winter as well as a tour leader from Zoom Photo Tours. In the evening we enjoy a great Indian welcome dinner together and Steve and Sharon will tell us more about what we can expect from our upcoming photo adventure. (D)

DAY 2 – FULL DAY IN KOLKATA

During our first morning we head straight out on the pulsating and crowded streets of Kolkata to capture the vibrant culture India has to offer. Indians are normally very open to photographs, so most of the times they will happily give you the shot. So, the odds of creating great images are always in your favour here. The former capital of British India is a city that mixes the old world with the new in a chaotic combination making it a perfect destination for photography. During the tour you get to capture the soul of the city as you visit some of Kolkata’s most diverse markets, streets and structures that will offer you sights, smells and experiences you would never have imagined before. Lunch will be served at a nice local restaurant where we can enjoy the many flavors India has to offer. 

Back at the hotel Steve will have a lecture about his previous work in India and also what you can expect during this tour to prepare you on how to get the best wildlife shots. In the afternoon we will also do some post editing of the street photos taken in the morning. Later in the evening we have dinner before we pack our bags for tomorrow’s photo adventure. (B, L, D)

DAY 3 – KOLKATA TO KAZIRANGA

In the morning we leave Kolkata’s busy streets behind us as we fly to Jorhad, where our first encounter with India’s fascinating wildlife awaits. On the way to Kaziranga National Park, we visit the Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary. Here we will get some fantastic opportunities to photograph the hoolock gibbons, but also the stump-tailed macaque, northern pig-tailed macaque, eastern Assamese macaque, rhesus macaque, and capped longur. After we have checked in at our lodge in Kaziranga National Park, Steve will hold an inspiring lecture and show pictures from when he, on assignment for National Geographic, worked for nearly five months in Kaziranga while capturing its wildlife. Filled with anticipation for the upcoming days of incredible wildlife photography we fall asleep surrounded by the sounds of the jungle. (B, L, D)

 

DAY 4-5 – KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK

During two full days, we explore Kaziranga National Park together with Steve who will show us some of his favorite areas that provide the best photographic opportunities of the park’s wildlife. In the fresh morning air, we are met by a cavalcade of smells and sounds as we drive down the narrow roads lined with tall elephant grass on each side. Suddenly the view opens up in front of us and we can see a vast grassland dotted with elephants basking in the soft morning light. Further down by a small waterhole we can spot a couple of rhinos enjoying a morning drink as we frame them in our viewfinders to capture this wonderful encounter.

After a morning safari filled with interesting wildlife encounters and photo opportunities, it’s time to cool off with a refreshing swim in the hotel’s pool and enjoy a great Indian lunch. In the afternoon we head back out for the second safari of the day and it’s important to always have our cameras ready as we never know what can wait behind the next turn. Maybe we’ll be stopped by a vicious rhino blocking the road or we’ll get a glimpse of the majestic tiger who camouflaged and without a sound sneak around in the golden grass. During our safaris Steve will alternate between the jeeps and provide his expert photo advice as well as personal tutoring so you will get the most out of your photo opportunities. When we are not taking photos, we will work with post processing of our images and listen to inspirational stories from Steve’s previous work in the area where he’s spent over five months before. (B, L, D)

DAY 6 – KAZIRANGA TO DELHI

After our last morning safari, we leave Kaziranga behind us and head towards India’s capital Delhi, where we check in at our hotel. We round up the day with a late dinner together in the hotel restaurant and later some much needed rest after a couple of days of intense shooting. (B, L, D)

DAY 7 – DELHI TO BANDHAVGARH NATIONAL PARK

In the morning we will do a guided city tour around New Delhi, where we will among other things experience the iconic Rashtrapati Bhawan (the President House), the India Gate, as well as Humanyun’s Tomb, which was built in the 16th Century and said to be the forerunner of the Taj Mah. After the city tour we drive to the airport where we fly to Jabalpur and further on by jeep to Bandhavgarh National Park. In the evening we arrive at our lodge and after dinner, Steve will tell us more about what we can expect from the upcoming days of photography and how to best capture tigers, leopards and sloth bears with our cameras. Steve spent a total of five months in Bandhavgarh when he made the book Tigers Forever so he has some great knowledge and insights about the park. (B, L, D)

DAY 8-10 – BANDHAVGARH NATIONAL PARK

As the sun is rising over the jungle we drive in through the gates of Bandhavgarh National Park, India’s most tiger dense area. Together with Steve and our knowledgeable drivers, we keep our eyes open to spot fresh paw prints on the road and other tracks that can bring us closer to our first meeting with Bandhavgarh’s elusive tigers. Great photo opportunities can show up when we least expect it and maybe we stop to capture a flock of monkeys that jump from branch to branch so the foliage shakes above our heads. Suddenly we are interrupted by a warning call that echoes through the jungle. We start the jeep and follow the loud calls that quickly moves between the trees. The warning call come from a sambar deer and are very likely to mean that a tiger is moving in the surroundings. We stop our jeep and quietly wait with excitement. After just a few minutes, as from nowhere, a majestic tiger steps out on the road in front of us. He turns his head and slowly begins to walk straight towards us as we capture some incredible photos and experience a wildlife encounter we will never forget.

In the afternoon we head out on the second safari of the day and together we do not only develop our photography skills, but also our knowledge about the many ecosystems we are in. When we drive through the parks hillier terrain, we look up towards the cliffs to see if the mysterious leopard might make an appearance before the golden evening light slowly fades away over the jungle. As the sun is setting behind the tree line we leave the park and return to our lodge where a great dinner awaits as well as image editing, photo talks and analysis of the images taken throughout the day.

After a couple of wonderful days out in the jungle that Mowgli once called home, we enjoy a final dinner together where we get the chance to summarize our adventure and talk about our experiences and photo opportunities we’ve had together in the world of the Jungle Book. (B, L, D)

DAY 11 – DELHI AND HOME

We finish off our days in Bandhavgarh with one last morning safari before we return to Delhi for further activities on our own or your flight back home. (B, L)

TOUR ITINERARY • November 24 – December 4, 2019

DAY 1 – ARRIVAL KOLKATA

In the afternoon we gather at our hotel in Kolkata. Here you will be welcomed by photographer Steve Winter as well as a tour leader from Zoom Photo Tours. In the evening we enjoy a great Indian welcome dinner together and Steve and Sharon will tell us more about what we can expect from our upcoming photo adventure. (D)

DAY 2 – FULL DAY IN KOLKATA

During our first morning we head straight out on the pulsating and crowded streets of Kolkata to capture the vibrant culture India has to offer. Indians are normally very open to photographs, so most of the times they will happily give you the shot. So, the odds of creating great images are always in your favour here. The former capital of British India is a city that mixes the old world with the new in a chaotic combination making it a perfect destination for photography. During the tour you get to capture the soul of the city as you visit some of Kolkata’s most diverse markets, streets and structures that will offer you sights, smells and experiences you would never have imagined before. Lunch will be served at a nice local restaurant where we can enjoy the many flavors India has to offer. 

Back at the hotel Steve will have a lecture about his previous work in India and also what you can expect during this tour to prepare you on how to get the best wildlife shots. In the afternoon we will also do some post editing of the street photos taken in the morning. Later in the evening we have dinner before we pack our bags for tomorrow’s photo adventure. (B, L, D)

DAY 3 – KOLKATA TO KAZIRANGA

In the morning we leave Kolkata’s busy streets behind us as we fly to Jorhad, where our first encounter with India’s fascinating wildlife awaits. On the way to Kaziranga National Park, we visit the Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary. Here we will get some fantastic opportunities to photograph the hoolock gibbons, but also the stump-tailed macaque, northern pig-tailed macaque, eastern Assamese macaque, rhesus macaque, and capped longur. After we have checked in at our lodge in Kaziranga National Park, Steve will hold an inspiring lecture and show pictures from when he, on assignment for National Geographic, worked for nearly five months in Kaziranga while capturing its wildlife. Filled with anticipation for the upcoming days of incredible wildlife photography we fall asleep surrounded by the sounds of the jungle. (B, L, D)

DAY 4-5 – KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK

During two full days, we explore Kaziranga National Park together with Steve who will show us some of his favorite areas that provide the best photographic opportunities of the park’s wildlife. In the fresh morning air, we are met by a cavalcade of smells and sounds as we drive down the narrow roads lined with tall elephant grass on each side. Suddenly the view opens up in front of us and we can see a vast grassland dotted with elephants basking in the soft morning light. Further down by a small waterhole we can spot a couple of rhinos enjoying a morning drink as we frame them in our viewfinders to capture this wonderful encounter.

After a morning safari filled with interesting wildlife encounters and photo opportunities, it’s time to cool off with a refreshing swim in the hotel’s pool and enjoy a great Indian lunch. In the afternoon we head back out for the second safari of the day and it’s important to always have our cameras ready as we never know what can wait behind the next turn. Maybe we’ll be stopped by a vicious rhino blocking the road or we’ll get a glimpse of the majestic tiger who camouflaged and without a sound sneak around in the golden grass. During our safaris Steve will alternate between the jeeps and provide his expert photo advice as well as personal tutoring so you will get the most out of your photo opportunities. When we are not taking photos, we will work with post processing of our images and listen to inspirational stories from Steve’s previous work in the area where he’s spent over five months before. (B, L, D)

DAY 6 – KAZIRANGA TO DELHI

After our last morning safari, we leave Kaziranga behind us and head towards India’s capital Delhi, where we check in at our hotel. We round up the day with a late dinner together in the hotel restaurant and later some much needed rest after a couple of days of intense shooting. (B, L, D)

DAY 7 – DELHI TO BANDHAVGARH NATIONAL PARK

In the morning we will do a guided city tour around New Delhi, where we will among other things experience the iconic Rashtrapati Bhawan (the President House), the India Gate, as well as Humanyun’s Tomb, which was built in the 16th Century and said to be the forerunner of the Taj Mah. After the city tour we drive to the airport where we fly to Jabalpur and further on by jeep to Bandhavgarh National Park. In the evening we arrive at our lodge and after dinner, Steve will tell us more about what we can expect from the upcoming days of photography and how to best capture tigers, leopards and sloth bears with our cameras. Steve spent a total of five months in Bandhavgarh when he made the book Tigers Forever so he has some great knowledge and insights about the park. (B, L, D)

DAY 8-10 – BANDHAVGARH NATIONAL PARK

As the sun is rising over the jungle we drive in through the gates of Bandhavgarh National Park, India’s most tiger dense area. Together with Steve and our knowledgeable drivers, we keep our eyes open to spot fresh paw prints on the road and other tracks that can bring us closer to our first meeting with Bandhavgarh’s elusive tigers. Great photo opportunities can show up when we least expect it and maybe we stop to capture a flock of monkeys that jump from branch to branch so the foliage shakes above our heads. Suddenly we are interrupted by a warning call that echoes through the jungle. We start the jeep and follow the loud calls that quickly moves between the trees. The warning call come from a sambar deer and are very likely to mean that a tiger is moving in the surroundings. We stop our jeep and quietly wait with excitement. After just a few minutes, as from nowhere, a majestic tiger steps out on the road in front of us. He turns his head and slowly begins to walk straight towards us as we capture some incredible photos and experience a wildlife encounter we will never forget.

In the afternoon we head out on the second safari of the day and together we do not only develop our photography skills, but also our knowledge about the many ecosystems we are in. When we drive through the parks hillier terrain, we look up towards the cliffs to see if the mysterious leopard might make an appearance before the golden evening light slowly fades away over the jungle. As the sun is setting behind the tree line we leave the park and return to our lodge where a great dinner awaits as well as image editing, photo talks and analysis of the images taken throughout the day.

After a couple of wonderful days out in the jungle that Mowgli once called home, we enjoy a final dinner together where we get the chance to summarize our adventure and talk about our experiences and photo opportunities we’ve had together in the world of the Jungle Book. (B, L, D)

DAY 11 – DELHI AND HOME

We finish off our days in Bandhavgarh with one last morning safari before we return to Delhi for further activities on our own or your flight back home. (B, L)

PHOTOGRAPHERS

PHOTOGRAPHERS

STEVE WINTER • Wildlife Photographer

Steve Winter is one of the world’s leading wildlife photographers and has been a photographer for National Geographic for over 25 years. He specializes in wildlife, and particularly, big cats. He is a Nat Geo Explorer. Steve feels that he has a great responsibility not only to show and excite readers about big cats and the natural world, but about its fascinating people and cultures as well. He wants to give people a reason to care. Above all, he wants to give the readers of National Geographic what he always wanted—a front row seat next to the photographer, writer and filmmakers, part of the team along for the adventure.



PORTFOLIO: stevewinterphoto.com

SHARON GUYNUP • Journalist, Author, Photographer

Sharon Guynup is a journalist, author, photographer and National Geographic Explorer who writes and speaks on environmental issues. She’s traveled widely through Asia, Latin America and Africa to cover wildlife and ecosystems, energy and climate change and pollution and its effect on living things. For the last few years, much of her work has delved into poaching and “wildlife crime”—the lucrative, global cartel-driven illegal wildlife trade. Her 2016 investigation into the famed Thai Tiger Temple for National Geographic published strong allegations of illegal wildlife trade stretching back a decade, causing Thai officials to confiscate all 147 tigers and shut the operation down. Sharon began her career as a photographer, working for a wide range of newspapers and magazines.

PORTFOLIO: sharonguynup.com

ACCOMODATION

ACCOMODATION

 

PRICES AND FACTS

PRICES AND FACTS

PRICE

Price per person: USD 6 950

Included:

  • Accommodation in shared twin room.
  • Meals according to itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
  • All ground transportation according to the itinerary.
  • Safaris according to itinerary.
  • Local rangers during all safaris.
  • Park and entrance fees.
  • Personal tutoring & workshops by Steve Winter during the trip.
  • A tour leader from Zoom Photo Tours.
  • Various conservation activities and lectures during the tour.
  • Hotel taxes and other local fees.
  • Travel documents and other travel information.

Excluded:

  • Single room supplement. USD 900
  • International flights to Kolkata and home from Delhi.
  • All expenses of personal nature like drinks, laundry etc.
  • Tips to the rangers. Approximately USD 10 / day.
  • Cancellation & travel insurance. For more details, click here.
  • Any other item not mentioned as included.

 

FLIGHTS

International airfare to Kolkata and home from Delhi is not included in the price. You should arrive Kolkata during the afternoon / evening of November 24 and depart home from Delhi on December 4 not earlier than 10 PM.

If you wish, we are more than happy to help you arrange your flights. Just send an email to info@zoomphototours.com and we will respond with flight suggestions and prices.

 

GROUP SIZE

In order for you to get personal photo guidance and the best experience with our photographer, our groups are always small. On this tour the minimum and maximum number of guests are 8 / 12.

 

PHOTO GEAR

  • A DSLR camera.
  • Telephoto zoom lenses up to a 500 mm.
  • Wide angle lenses, at least 24 mm.
  • Monopod.
  • A laptop computer with any of the Photoshop or Lightroom software.

TOUR LEADER

Apart from an award-winning photographer, our tours are always accompanied by a tour leader from Zoom with good photo knowledge. Our tour leader will handle all logistics and general matters, making sure you are having the best possible experience during your journey.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

For more information about Terms & Conditions click here.

 

Photo: Steve Winter

PRICE

Price per person: USD 6 950

Included:

  • Accommodation in shared twin room.
  • Meals according to itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
  • All ground transportation according to the itinerary.
  • Safaris according to itinerary.
  • Local rangers during all safaris.
  • Park and entrance fees.
  • Personal tutoring & workshops by Steve Winter during the trip.
  • A tour leader from Zoom Photo Tours.
  • Various conservation activities and lectures during the tour.
  • Hotel taxes and other local fees.
  • Travel documents and other travel information.

Excluded:

  • Single room supplement. USD 900
  • International flights to Kolkata and home from Delhi.
  • All expenses of personal nature like drinks, laundry etc.
  • Tips to the rangers. Approximately USD 10 / day.
  • Cancellation & travel insurance. For more details, click here.
  • Any other item not mentioned as included.

FLIGHTS

International airfare to Kolkata and home from Delhi is not included in the price. You should arrive Kolkata during the afternoon / evening of November 24 and depart home from Delhi on December 4 not earlier than 10 PM.

If you wish, we are more than happy to help you arrange your flights. Just send an email to info@zoomphototours.com and we will respond with flight suggestions and prices.

GROUP SIZE

In order for you to get personal photo guidance and the best experience with our photographer, our groups are always small. On this tour the minimum and maximum number of guests are 8 / 12.

PHOTO GEAR

  • A DSLR camera.
  • Telephoto zoom lenses up to a 500 mm.
  • Wide angle lenses, at least 24 mm.
  • Monopod.
  • A laptop computer with any of the Photoshop or Lightroom software.

TOUR LEADER

Apart from an award-winning photographer, our tours are always accompanied by a tour leader from Zoom with good photo knowledge. Our tour leader will handle all logistics and general matters, making sure you are having the best possible experience during your journey.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

For more information about Terms & Conditions click here.

 
 

Photo: Steve Winter

BOOKING

BOOKING

 

BOOK THE TOUR

If you want to book this tour you can either give us a call, send an e-mail or use our on-line booking form and you will receive a booking confirmation right away.

BOOK THE TOUR BY PHONE:  
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