Wild Tiger Photo Tours - raymondbarlow

Wild Tiger Photography Tours

Since 2012 I have been visiting India for photo tours.

The learning process has been superb, getting to know my

way around India, the cities, the parks, and understanding

the people.  This has been a very awesome experience!

#tiger #india  <br />
Beautiful Male Royal Bengal Tiger<br />
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We are set to go for June 9th, 2015, another 16 safaris at this most amazing location.  Thanks to everyone who has clicked, shared, and commented my recent images.. the last shot is now around 830,000 views!  Amazing!  Thanks so much!<br />
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More new images soon, still editing from the last tour we finished a month ago.<br />
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Save our natural world, so we can all live at peace, for many years to come.<br />
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kind regards,<br />
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Raymond

Hosting Photo tours to India's incredible parks and reserves

has definitely been an adventure.  I invite you to join me and

my friends for the next program coming up in June 2020.

As usual, we expect 85% good sightings per game drive.

Successful trips into the zones has been commonplace. Our

memory cards are full after most safaris, and the smiles are equally expanded!



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TourSample images

Tiger cub - India<br />
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A wild Tiger cub posing in India.  An amazing moment, this very young, and confident cub left the adult female and trotted over to our jeeps location to see close up what the heck we were doing!<br />
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The cub stayed put for about three minutes, posing like a model, then was called back to the family.  We were very lucky to have all 4 tigers within 20 yards of us for about 1 hour.<br />
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To me, these tigers are easily the most superb looking creature we have on our planet.<br />
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ray@raymondbarlow.com<br />
Nikon D810 ,Nikkor 200-400mm f/4G ED-IF AF-S VR<br />
1/400s f/7.1 at 360.0mm iso800

Our Program


Dates:

We depart Toronto June 3rd, 2020.

We return and land in Toronto June 15th, 2020.


9 days in India:

We fly from Toronto to New Delhi, then a flight

to Jaipur.  Once we are outside the Jaipur

airport, we have a luxury Toyota mini van

to transport us to our hotel. (less then 3 hours drive.) 

From here we have a lunch, shower, rest and our

first game drive takes place the following morning.


Daily Game Drives:

We take you out on 16 game drives, and

provide accommodations for 9 nights stay at a fine hotel.

We host 2 drives per day, early am and late

afternoon. This way we miss the peak heat

of the day.  Daytime temps can reach as high

as 115 F, but being dry at this location, the

weather is tolerable.  With the high temperatures, and

dry weather, the tigers are much easier to find

and photograph.  A quick heads up, the roads

within the zones are bumpy.  Seat cushions are

available.  Special protection for your camera

gear while traveling is recommended.

(A good camera bag or backpack)


Meals:

First thing every day is a coffee and cookie breakfast

in the lobby of the hotel. At 5:30 am, it is just too

early for a heavy breakfast.  Once we return to

the hotel around before 11 am, a full hot breakfast

is provided, with fresh cooked omelettes of your

choice along with several hot dishes. 

Both American and Indian cuisine is provided.

( Nothing overly spicy.) Bottled water, pop, and

any alcoholic drinks are put on your tab.

(payable at the end of the tour)

A lunch is provided before your afternoon game

drive, most folks have enjoyed breakfast to the

point where dinner will be the next meal.

Dinner time, after our second game drive is

around 7:30 pm. About 10 hot dishes provided,

all in cafeteria style presentation, all you can eat.

(for all meals).

Of course, this is not the Ritz. The food is good

and clean.  0 health issues have transpired in

36 days at this hotel with several guests and

myself. 4 full tours completed to this point

( Oct 2019) and a 100% satisfaction record

has been enjoyed. 

All meals are included in your fee.  I will send

you a link to the hotel upon request.


Fees:

Our tour includes a fee to my supplier of $5700.00 USD.

  I am in turn paid as a tour guide, and have

no control of funding regarding transportation

in any capacity.  You book and pay for you own flights. 

We will all need to meet at the Jaipur airport during

a predetermined specific date and time-frame. 

Our travel to the hotel, and return trip back to the

airport is included, and managed by my contacts at the hotel.

Included: We allow a 5 guest maximum. 16 game

drives, 9 nights at a superb hotel with all meals

included. Each guest has a private room included

in the fee.  Also, with our game drives we have a

private hired forest guide assigned to each vehicle

along with a driver.

To give you lots of working room, we allow only 2

photographers per jeep.   Fee includes guiding

and photography coaching from myself.  After

hours editing  instruction is available on request. 

Also, airport transportation is included. I will personally

assist you with all your preparations and

questions before and during the tour.

Not Included: Airfare to and from Jaipur.  Travel

insurance and medical insurance.  Water bottles,

pop, or alcoholic drinks. Tips to drivers and forest

guides.  Also not included would be any personal

items, souvenirs, etc.


Camera Gear Recommendation:

Knowing that most people know what to bring

on safari, I will mention what I do for equipment. 

I bring 2 full frame cameras, my 100-400mm

Sony lens. Useful is a monopod and a Jobu jr.

gimbal head. Very Handy!

Also, I never leave home without my MacBook pro

13" laptop.  I bring 4x 128gb memory cards.  I back

up all images onto a 2TB USB hard drive. This

covers the basics.  Remember to bring cleaning

supplies.  It can get dusty if we are following

other jeeps, but I do make sure our driver is aware

to hang back at least 60-80 yards.

There are few concerns about bugs during the

dry season.  Some mosquito repellent might be

good to have close by. I will send you my full

travel list on request.


Summary:

Trying to explain the feeling of a wild tiger within

easy range of your camera is impossible.  One

could say " beyond words!" or " you had to be there".

These big cats are brilliant within their natural

environment is such an experience, overwhelming

to say the least.  Enjoy our tour, and email me

if you have any questions, or call +19055208853




DSC_1273 Raymond, Ashok, and Peggy 700 x 900 web 1200
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