TIGERS FOREVER

WITH PHOTOGRAPHER STEVE WINTER

TIGERS FOREVER

WITH PHOTOGRAPHER STEVE WINTER

COUNTRY: India   PHOTO TYPE: Wildlife   LENGHT: 10 days   DATES: April 21-30 2023   GROUP SIZE: 8-12 guests   PRICE: £ 4 880 or USD 6 765


When was the last time you visited a place that touched your soul?

Join world-renowned National Geographic photographer and big cat specialist Steve Winter on this unforgettable tour to some of India’s best national parks where you will experience and photograph its incredible wildlife with the most ferocious of all big cats, the tiger as the real highlight.

Amateur Photographer invite you to this extraordinary wildlife tour with award-winning National Geograpic photographer Steve Winter! Having been named BBC Wildlife Photographer of the year and BBC Wildlife Photojournalist and scores of other awards, Steve will take you to India’s two most visited national parks Bandhavgarh and Kanha to show their exceptional and diverse wilderness. Together, these two parks make up one of the largest habitats for India’s pride, the “Royal Bengal Tiger” in addition to being home to some other exotic animals such as Leopards, Sloth bear, Swamp deer and many more.

 Imagine the thrill as you spend time in these parks enjoying close encounters and take stunning photos of these wild animals in their natural habitat. During the tour, Steve will help you understand the importance of right positioning, framing, light compositions, and other finer details of wildlife photography besides having dedicated sessions, where he will give lectures and share his vast knowledge which he gained during his work for famous book ‘Tigers Forever’.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Travel with world famous Nat Geo photographer Steve Winter
  • Explore the diverse flora and fauna of India’s two most famous national parks, namely Kanha and Bandhavgarh National Parks.
  • Opportunity to see and photograph the most beautiful of all the big cats, the Royal Bengal tiger.
  • Kanha National Park, one of the most beautiful parks of India and also one of the first few parks to be brought under Project Tiger.
  • Bandhavgarh with one of the highest tiger density in the wild.
  • Photograph Leopard, Sloth bear, Sambhar, Spotted deer, Barasingha, Indian Gaur, Chausingha and many exotic birds.
  • Street and culture photography in Old Delhi with Rickshaw ride.
  • Photo editing, photo discussions with Steve Winter.
  • Lectures and personal tutoring by Steve Winter.
  • Lectures by local conservationists

PHOTO TYPE: Wildlife

TRIP LENGHT: 10 days

DATES: April 21-30

GROUP SIZE: 8-12 guests

PRICE: £ 4 880 or USD 6 765

When was the last time you visited a place that touched your soul?

 

 

Join world-renowned National Geographic photographer and big cat specialist Steve Winter on this unforgettable tour to some of India’s best national parks where you will experience and photograph its incredible wildlife with the most ferocious of all big cats, the tiger as the real highlight.

Amateur Photographer invite you to this extraordinary wildlife tour with award-winning National Geograpic photographer Steve Winter! Having been named BBC Wildlife Photographer of the year and BBC Wildlife Photojournalist and scores of other awards, Steve will take you to India’s two most visited national parks Bandhavgarh and Kanha to show their exceptional and diverse wilderness. Together, these two parks make up one of the largest habitats for India’s pride, the “Royal Bengal Tiger” in addition to being home to some other exotic animals such as Leopards, Sloth bear, Swamp deer and many more.

 Imagine the thrill as you spend time in these parks enjoying close encounters and take stunning photos of these wild animals in their natural habitat. During the tour, Steve will help you understand the importance of right positioning, framing, light compositions, and other finer details of wildlife photography besides having dedicated sessions, where he will give lectures and share his vast knowledge which he gained during his work for famous book ‘Tigers Forever’.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Travel with world famous Nat Geo photographer Steve Winter.
  • Explore the diverse flora and fauna of Central India’s two most famous national parks, namely Kanha and Bandhavgarh National Parks.
  • Opportunity to see and photograph the most beautiful of all the big cats, the Royal Bengal tiger.
  • Kanha National Park, one of the most beautiful parks of India and also one of the first few parks to be brought under Project Tiger.
  • Bandhavgarh with one of the highest tiger density in the wild.
  • Photograph Leopard, Sloth bear, Sambhar, Spotted deer, Barasingha, Indian Gaur, Chausingha and many exotic birds.
  • Street and culture photography in Old Delhi with Rickshaw ride.
  • Photo editing, photo discussions with Steve Winter.
  • Lectures and personal tutoring by Steve Winter.
  • Lectures by local conservationists.

DESTINATION INFO

DESTINATION INFO

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.

 

KANHA NATIONAL PARK

Kanha National Park, in Madhya Pradesh, is the core of the Kanha Tiger Reserve, which was created in 1974 under the Tiger project. A strict conservation program for overall protection of the park’s animals and plants makes Kanha one of the most well-managed national parks in Asia. In the park there are great possibilities to see several species of birds, monkey, deer, wild dogs and of course the king of the park – the Bengal tiger. It was the Kanha National Park that inspired Kipling’s classic saga The Jungle Book.

TOUR ITINERARY

TOUR ITINERARY

TOUR ITINERARY • April 21-30 2023

DAY 1 – ARRIVAL DELHI 
Upon arriving Delhi’s International Airport, we are met and transferred to our hotel, where you will be met by a Zoom Photo Tours representative. Rooms will be available from 2.00 pm onwards. The rest of the day will be on our own, where we can relax, spend time by the pool, take optional activities being offered by the hotel. 

In the evening a welcome dinner will be served where you will be met and greeted by Steve Winter and an Indian expert naturalist. After dinner Steve will talk about the forthcoming days before it´s time to pack our bags for tomorrow’s photo adventure. (D)

DAY 2 – DELHI 
Enjoy breakfast at hotel’s coffee shop at your convenient time. Our formal meeting will be in the hotel’s lobby at 12.00 noon where you will be met Steve. Following brief introduction, we head out for lunch followed by a city tour. Lunch will be served at a nice local restaurant where we can enjoy the many flavours India has to offer.

After lunch we set off for a magnificent tour of Old Delhi, an area established by the Mughals in early 16th century, stands the imposing Mughal-era Red Fort, a symbol of India, and the sprawling Jama Masjid mosque. We will explore its vibrant and pulsating market Chandni Chowk on Rickshaws and walk through the market to capture the hustle and bustle of the bazaar. Roads filled with street vendors selling items of daily chores, to almost everything that you could possibly think of. We will also visit Khari Baoli, the largest wholesale market in India for different spices that India is famous for. During the tour you get to capture the soul of the city as you visit Delhi’s most diverse markets, streets and structures that will offer you sights, smells, and experiences you would never have imagined before. Indians are normally very open to photographs, so most of the times they will happily give you a smile. So, the odds of creating great images are always in your favor here.

We return to our hotel where we will have dinner and time to talk about the days tour. (B, L, D)

DAY 3 – DELHI TO KANHA NATIONAL PARK
Early this morning we leave Delhi’s bustling streets behind us as we fly to Jabalpur where we will be met by our ever-smiling drivers who would happily drive us to Kanha National Park about 4 hours away. This will be our home for next 3 days.

After check in and a quick lunch, we will have our first game drive by jeeps for our first encounter with spotted deers, gaurs, langurs and hopefully the Bengal tiger. Today, our focus will be more on understanding the park’s diverse flora and fauna and deciding on strategies for our coming days to maximize the chance of photographing tigers along with other animals in perfect conditions. Part of Gondwana region with native tribes Gond and Baigas, Kanha National Park is undoubtedly one of the nicest and most perfect parks of India in its totality. With stunning landscape of vast meadows and dense forest dominated by Sal trees, the park offers perfect habitat for pristine wilderness.

During evening Steve will hold an inspiring lecture and show photos from when he, on assignment for National Geographic, worked for nearly five months in Indian parks. 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 – SAFARIS AT KANHA NATIONALPARK 
Every morning we wake up early to head out for safaris at the Kanha National Park. Once we are inside the park we are greeted by a magnificent natural experience as the sun rises over the open meadows on some sambar deer. As we slowly move into the forest, we are met by a beautiful play of light as the soft morning sun finds its way through the foliage. Steve is always there and shares his great knowledge of how to take advantage of the opportunities that are constantly opening in front of us.

With our memory cards filled, we return to the lodge for a few hours of relaxation on our own, followed by lunch. There is now time to relax, unwind and download the morning photos. In the afternoon, it’s time to meet up with the wild animals of Kanha again, in the beautiful national park that once upon a time was the source of inspiration for Kipling when he wrote The Jungle Book in the late 19th century. As always, subjects are everywhere and with a little bit of luck we might even get to photograph the very shy sloth bear. When the sun starts to set, the chance of seeing the tiger increases and with a little luck we will have the opportunity to photograph this majestic animal in the soft evening light. (B, L, D)

DAY 6 -KANHA TO BANDHAVGARH NATIONAL PARK

This morning we will have yet another safari to increase our count! Needless to say about our goal! We return to our lodge with sense of satisfaction and sense of pride to have seen some diverse wildlife of the park. 

After shower and a quick lunch at the lodge, we head off to Bandhavgarh National Park known as one of the best parks to see the elusive tiger in the wild! It was here that Steve had spent most of his time during his project ‘Tigers Forever’. Upon arrival, we check into our beautiful lodge, followed by image editing of the Kanha photos with Steve. The evening ends with a nice dinner. (B, L, D)

DAY 7-9 – 0BANDHAVGARH NATIONAL PARK
Over the next three full days, we will explore Bandhavgarh National Park together with Steve who will show us some of his favorite areas of this beautiful park that provide the best photographic opportunities.

In the fresh morning air, we are met by a cavalcade of 4×4 jeeps. As the sun is rising over the jungle, we drive in through the gates of Bandhavgarh National Park having one of the highest tiger densities of all the Indian parks. As soon as we enter the park, we are in different world altogether. Smells of wild trees and flowers with occasional rutting calls of cheetals mesmerize us all.

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 alarm call that echoes through the jungle. We start the jeep and follow the loud calls that quickly moves between the trees. The alarm call came from a sambar deer and it is very likely 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, you will never forget.

In the afternoon we head out on the second safari of the day, and together not only do we develop our photography skills, but also our knowledge about the many ecosystems that we are in. When we drive through the park’s 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 wilderness. After our last dinner on this tour Steve will appoint the best image of the tour, which will be published in Amateur Photographer magazine (B, L, D)

DAY 10 – BANDHAVGARH NATIONAL PARK
We spend yet another morning in the park. After lunch, the hop on to our waiting vehicles taking us back to Jabalpur airport for an evening flight back to Delhi. Upon arrival at Delhi Airport, there will be a transfer to the international terminal. Flight to home on your own. (B, L)

TOUR ITINERARY • April 21-30 2023

DAY 1 – ARRIVAL DELHI
Upon arriving Delhi’s International Airport, we are met and transferred to our hotel, where you will be met by a Zoom Photo Tours representative. Rooms will be available from 2.00 pm onwards. The rest of the day will be on our own, where we can relax, spend time by the pool, take optional activities being offered by the hotel.

In the evening a welcome dinner will be served where you will be met and greeted by Steve Winter and an Indian expert naturalist. After dinner Steve will talk about the forthcoming days before it´s time to pack our bags for tomorrow’s photo adventure. (L, D)

DAY 2 – DELHI
Enjoy breakfast at hotel’s coffee shop at your convenient time. Our formal meeting will be in the hotel’s lobby at 12.00 noon where you will be met Steve. Following brief introduction, we head out for lunch followed by a city tour. Lunch will be served at a nice local restaurant where we can enjoy the many flavors India has to offer. After lunch we set off for a magnificent tour of Old Delhi, an area established by the Mughals in early 16th century, stands the imposing Mughal-era Red Fort, a symbol of India, and the sprawling Jama Masjid mosque. We will explore its vibrant and pulsating market Chandni Chowk on Rickshaws and walk through the market to capture the hustle and bustle of the bazaar. Roads filled with street vendors selling items of daily chores, to almost everything that you could possibly think of. We will also visit Khari Baoli, the largest wholesale market in India for different spices that India is famous for. During the tour you get to capture the soul of the city as you visit Delhi’s most diverse markets, streets and structures that will offer you sights, smells, and experiences you would never have imagined before. Indians are normally very open to photographs, so most of the times they will happily give you a smile. So, the odds of creating great images are always in your favor here. We return to our hotel where we will have dinner and time to talk about the days tour. (B, L, D)

DAY 3 – DELHI TO KANHA NATIONAL PARK
Early this morning we leave Delhi’s bustling streets behind us as we fly to Jabalpur where we will be met by our ever-smiling drivers who would happily drive us to Kanha National Park about 4 hours away. This will be our home for next 3 days.

After check in and a quick lunch, we will have our first game drive by jeeps for our first encounter with spotted deers, gaurs, langurs and hopefully the Bengal tiger. Today, our focus will be more on understanding the park’s diverse flora and fauna and deciding on strategies for our coming days to maximize the chance of photographing tigers along with other animals in perfect conditions. Part of Gondwana region with native tribes Gond and Baigas, Kanha National Park is undoubtedly one of the nicest and most perfect parks of India in its totality. With stunning landscape of vast meadows and dense forest dominated by Sal trees, the park offers perfect habitat for pristine wilderness.

During evening Steve will hold an inspiring lecture and show photos from when he, on assignment for National Geographic, worked for nearly five months in Indian parks. 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 – SAFARIS AT KANHA NATIONALPARK
Every morning we wake up early to head out for safaris at the Kanha National Park. Once we are inside the park we are greeted by a magnificent natural experience as the sun rises over the open meadows on some sambar deer. As we slowly move into the forest, we are met by a beautiful play of light as the soft morning sun finds its way through the foliage. Steve is always there and shares his great knowledge of how to take advantage of the opportunities that are constantly opening in front of us. With our memory cards filled, we return to the lodge for a few hours of relaxation on our own, followed by lunch. There is now time to relax, unwind and download the morning photos. In the afternoon, it’s time to meet up with the wild animals of Kanha again, in the beautiful national park that once upon a time was the source of inspiration for Kipling when he wrote The Jungle Book in the late 19th century. As always, subjects are everywhere and with a little bit of luck we might even get to photograph the very shy sloth bear. When the sun starts to set, the chance of seeing the tiger increases and with a little luck we will have the opportunity to photograph this majestic animal in the soft evening light. (B, L, D)

DAY 6 -KANHA TO BANDHAVGARH NATIONAL PARK

This morning we will have yet another safari to increase our count! Needless to say about our goal! We return to our lodge with sense of satisfaction and sense of pride to have seen some diverse wildlife of the park. After shower and a quick lunch at the lodge, we head off to Bandhavgarh National Park known as one of the best parks to see the elusive tiger in the wild! It was here that Steve had spent most of his time during his project ‘Tigers Forever’. Upon arrival, we check into our beautiful lodge, followed by image editing of the Kanha photos with Steve. The evening ends with a nice dinner. (B, L, D)

  

DAY 7-9 – 0BANDHAVGARH NATIONAL PARK
Over the next three full days, we will explore Bandhavgarh National Park together with Steve who will show us some of his favorite areas of this beautiful park that provide the best photographic opportunities.

In the fresh morning air, we are met by a cavalcade of 4×4 jeeps. As the sun is rising over the jungle, we drive in through the gates of Bandhavgarh National Park having one of the highest tiger densities of all the Indian parks. As soon as we enter the park, we are in different world altogether. Smells of wild trees and flowers with occasional rutting calls of cheetals mesmerize us all.

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 alarm call that echoes through the jungle. We start the jeep and follow the loud calls that quickly moves between the trees. The alarm call came from a sambar deer and it is very likely 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, you will never forget.

In the afternoon we head out on the second safari of the day, and together not only do we develop our photography skills, but also our knowledge about the many ecosystems that we are in. When we drive through the park’s 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 wilderness. After our last dinner on this tour Steve will appoint the best image of the tour, which will be published in Amateur Photographer magazine (B, L, D)

DAY 10 – BANDHAVGARH NATIONAL PARK
We spend yet another morning in the park. After lunch, the hop on to our waiting vehicles taking us back to Jabalpur airport for an evening flight back to Delhi. Upon arrival at Delhi Airport, there will be a transfer to the international terminal. Flight to home on your own. (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

ACCOMODATION

ACCOMODATION

 

PRICES AND FACTS

PRICES AND FACTS

PRICE

Price per person for Amateur Photographer subscriber:

£ 4 880 or USD 6 765

Price per person for non-subscriber:

£ 5 300 or USD 7 100*

* Buy an Amateur Photographer subscription to get access to the magazine at a great price and save a lot of money on the tour. Get your subscription here.

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. £ 540 or USD 750
  • International flights to and home from Delhi.
  • All expenses of personal nature like drinks, laundry etc.
  • Tips to the ranger. Approximately USD 10 / day.
  • Cancellation & travel insurance. For more details, click here.
  • Any other item not mentioned as included.

FLIGHTS

You should not arrive Delhi later than 6 PM om April 21 and not book your flight home earlier than 11PM on April 30.

International airfare to India is not included in the price. If you wish, we are more than happy to help you arrange all 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.

BOOKING

Use the online booking form below and you will receive a booking confirmation right away or you can give us a call on +46 70 180 90 99 or send an email to info@zoomphototours.com

Photo: Steve Winter & Hans Elmqvist

PRICE

Price per person for Amateur Photographer subscriber:

£ 4 880 or USD 6 765

Price per person for non-subscriber:

£ 5 300 or USD 7 100*

* Buy an Amateur Photographer subscription to get access to the magazine at a great price and save a lot of money on the tour. Get your subscription here.

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. £ 540 or USD 750
  • International flights to and home from Delhi.
  • All expenses of personal nature like drinks, laundry etc.
  • Tips to the ranger. Approximately USD 10 / day.
  • Cancellation & travel insurance. For more details, click here.
  • Any other item not mentioned as included.

FLIGHTS

You should not arrive Delhi later than 6 PM om April 21 and not book your flight home earlier than 11PM on April 30.

International airfare to India is not included in the price. If you wish, we are more than happy to help you arrange all 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.

BOOKING

Use the online booking form below and you will receive a booking confirmation right away or you can give us a call on +46 70 180 90 99 or send an email to info@zoomphototours.com

Photo: Steve Winter & Hans Elmqvist

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