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Location

Munnar

Duration

4D/3N

35,000 39,000

35,000₹ 39,000

Overview

3 nights 4 days of Macro Photography Masterclass Expedition at Munnar, one of the hotspots of the Western Ghats for the amazing herpetofauna that is found around this place during monsoons.

DCP Experts

Entry fees

Images Review

Meals

Post Event

Stay

Transport

About The Tour

The Western Ghats is considered as one of the top ten global biodiversity hot-spots. These mountains cover approximately 1,40,000 sq km and is home to a number of endemic plants, animals, birds, amphibian and reptilian species. Apart from over 450 species of birds (35% endemic) and 140 mammal species (around 20% endemic), the Ghats host approximately 260 reptile species (over 60% endemic). A number of amphibians are endemic to the Western Ghats and the area has become a hotspot of discovery of new species of frogs in the last decade. Welcome to one of our most eagerly awaited Herpetofauna photography workshops at Munnar, a heaven for macro lovers. The participants of this workshop will experience a whole new world of endemic lesser fauna of the Western Ghats while trekking through the forests and walking down the trails. 

There are about 36 different species of frogs in Munnar of which nearly 50 per cent are threatened by extinction. A report issued by a group of researchers declared that “The toad-skinned frog along with the Anamalai gliding frog (Rhacophorus pseudomalabaricus), Raorchestes chlorosomma, Raorchestes griet, Raorchestes munnarensis and Raorchestes resplendens are the critically endangered species in the region”.

Quick Information

Route:

Kochi-Munnar-Kochi

Start Point:

Kochi

Duration:

3 Nights 4 Days

End Point:

Kochi

Inclusions

  • Macro photography exppedition in the core of Western Ghats
  • DCP Masterclass mentor for on field handholding
  • Pick up and drop from Kochi - Munnar - Kochi 
  • Accommodation at for 3 nights and 4 days
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner during the stay.
  • Biodiversity expert for all days
  • Internal transfers in A/C Vehicle
  • All Taxes and service charges.
  • All entry tickets

Experts

How To Reach

Reach Kochi airport. Contact our team for complimentary pick and drop service included in your package.

Reach Kochi railway station.Contact our team for complimentary pick and drop service included in your package.

Contact our team for complimentary pick and drop service included in your package.

Getting Ready

Things to carry:

  • Macro lenses – kit lens will help if you dont have one
  • Carry fully charged batteries for your camera / flash.
  • Carry battery charger. Carry extra pack of camera batteries
  • Carry backup memory cards / HDD storage drives, Laptop
  • Torch - (If you have a head torch it would be useful)
  • Batteries (For your torch and other equipment’s)
  • Proper trekking shoes, Cap / hat, Slippers
  • Raingears to protect you and your equipment
  • Dull coloured clothes (Camouflaged, olive or khaki - avoid bright colors)
  • Extra pair of clothes (for overnight stay)
  • Medical kit, Toiletries
  • Equipment available on rental - please mail us at rentals@dcpexpeditions.com.

Itinerary

Arrive at Kochi airport. The team will travel together from Kochi to Munnar. It is approximately a 3 hour journey. Once we reach the resort, our Photography and biodiversity expert would guide you through the entire plan for the trip. After the room allotment process, freshen up and join the camp briefing. After a short discussion on the possible target species of the region and a few tips and tricks on Macro photography, enjoy a delicious lunch at the camp site.  Take some rest and join the evening trail in search of the amazing herpetofauna of Munnar.

In the mornings, we will have a guided on field workshop on herpetofauna photography. In the evening, we will go out for the amazing night trail and herpetofauna photography.

Meals - Breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea / coffee.

Our tour ends with the breakfast. You will be dropped to Kochi airport for your respective flights to your destination cities.


Field Learnings

On field learning from the experts is said to be one of the best methods of improving your skillsets. Our Wildlife Photography Expert will hand hold you at every possible step for a better understanding of perspectives, camera controls and how to make use of the best opportunities to get better images. The training will focus on the following

  1. How to approach Wildlife in the field
  2. Different modes of shooting (Av / A, Tv / S, M and P)
  3. Exposure control in field under difficult light conditions
  4. Mastering metering techniques (Spot, partial, center weighted, evaluative)
  5. Mastering auto focus, focusing points, AF locking and focus tracking for moving subjects
  6. How to get sharp images of moving subjectså
  7. Framing and composition in the field
  8. Ethics in Wildlife Photography

Image processing workshop

To maximize and complete your photographic learning, join our evening session of informal discussions on digital image processing. Our Expert will work on few of his own images or a few of yours (which you have clicked during the day) and demonstrate various techniques of image processing to give a final shape to your artwork. The following will be discussed

  1. RAW files processing
  2. Histogram and exposure control
  3. Colour correction methods
  4. Cropping and image resizing
  5. Sharpening, cloning, dodging and burning
  6. Noise reduction
  7. Composition

Package Cost

Rs 35,000 per head inclusive of all taxes (Ex Kochi)

Cost includes

  • Pick up and drop from Kochi - Munnar - Kochi 
  • Accommodation at for 3 nights and 4 days
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner during the stay.
  • DCP Masterclass mentor for on field handholding
  • Biodiversity expert for all days
  • Internal transfers in A/C Vehicle
  • All Taxes and service charges.
  • All entry tickets

Cost does not include:

  • Mineral Water, Soft Drinks, Laundry Charges, Phone Calls, Tips etc.
  • Any kind of insurance, Medical or/and Emergency Charges.
  • Any extra meals not included in the above itinerary
  • Travel cost of reaching Kochi

Map

Munnar


Policies

Cancellation policy

  1. All cancellations before 30 days of the event date - 100% credit
  2. All cancellations between 20 - 30 days of the event date - 50% credit
  3. All cancellations within 20 days of the event date - No credit possible

FAQ's

Yes. Please write to us on info@dcpexpeditions.com as it is subject to availability.

Yes, you are welcome. The package cost however, remains the same.



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