4 nights 5 days of Wildlife Photography Masterclass Expedition to the mystic mangroves of Sundarbans National Park.
The Sundarbans National Park, a Biosphere Reserve, is one of the largest mangrove forests in the world, lying on the Delta of the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna rivers in the Bay of Bengal. Sundarbans South, East and West are three protected forests in Bangladesh. Described as a World Heritage Site in 1987, this region is densely covered by the mystic mangrove forests, has a complex network of tidal waterways and mudflats, and is one of the largest reserves for the Bengal tiger. Apart from tigers, Sundarban has an amazing avian biodiversity and some threatened species like estuarine crocodiles and the king cobra.
Kolkata – Sundarban – Kolkata
4 nights 5 days
Ripan Biswas, has a Masters degree in Environmental Science, is a school teacher by profession and a Wildlife Photographer par excellence by passion. Apart from innumerable awards and recognitions, he is is twice winner of Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Natural History Museum, London. Ripan specializes in macro photography. However, he is extremely passionate about all genres in wildlife photography. He carries with him a rich experience of many years travelling in the forests of North Bengal. He is a magnificient photographer and has a great teaching acumen. He is a trainer, biodiversity expert, a story teller and a Masterclass Mentor for Wildlife Photography for Team DCP, Bengal.Read more
The nearest airport is Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport, Kolkata. From there take a cab to reach the Godkhali, which will take approximately 3 hours.
The nearest major railway station is the Sealdah Railway Station and the nearest local railway station is Canning Railway Station. Reach Sealdah railway junction from other cities and then reach the Canning railway station by using the local trains. Further take a private cab to Godkhali to board the boat for the safari.
We will have a pick and drop service from Kolkata. Meeting point will be coordinated by our team eventually.
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We would advise all participants to reach Kolkata on previous night as we depart early by 8:30 am to ensure that we maximize our time in the wild. There are several flights which arrive Kolkata early in the morning. We will arrange for your pickup from airport and we will all travel together via TATA Winger. It will take approximately 3 hrs to reach Godkhali (Gateway to Sundarban). Breakfast will be enroute. This is only a transit and our expedition starts once we leave the jetty. We will be doing photography all the way through the mangroves. Lunch will be served on the boat. We will reach Sundarban Tiger reserve by late afternoon. We will anchor for the night. Night stay will be in A/C accommodation in a hotel. Our expert will have an informal discussion over the photographs taken during the day.
We will leave early in the morning by 5 am for boat safari. Full day photography. All meals on boat. In the evenings, our mentor will have image review sessions, guidance on framing and composition and digital image processing tips and tricks.
Full day photography. Return to Godkhali by 3:00 pm and drop to airport by 6:30 pm for departure.
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
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
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