Tour

Bird photography tours are essentially a workshop of sorts. It is not really the bird watching which is placed under a learning scrutiny but the photography part. Bird watching is a hobby enjoyed by millions around the world. It is a sure fire way to get out into nature and keep building upon a pastime which is seemingly endless. The reason for this is the fact that there are many thousands of bird species and taking the time out to spot them all will take decades. Bird photography tours are a popular new avenue due to the need of records.

Every avid bird watcher keeps a journal of sorts where they have a record of each species of bird that they have encountered during their outings. When it comes to international travel where you would probably only visit the area once or twice, you would want to have a photographic …

The threshold was high and in line with tradition, I crossed it by lifting my left foot while Tim, my guide, lifted his right. We felt the uneven bare floor under our feet as we entered the dark room. The sun was gleaming strongly outside, striking through the roof holes, like a ray of death showing us blurred lines of scattered furniture. There was not much to see. The house looked empty except for a cooker, some kind of wardrobe with a mixture of well-used pans and occasional garments. From the corner, just behind the cooker we heard a trembling “NJIHAO” and our first instinct was to run back out of the house we had entered uninvited. We were in quest of old Chinese life which was disappearing fast and were hoping to get “that” photo here in the destitute fishing village near the popular tourist town of China. We …