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The Fish Trap maker – Ha Noi

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The Fish trap baskets are in the Hung Yen Province, about one hour southeast of capital Hanoi. This traps are used for catching any actually creatures such as fish, crabs, snails and more.

The weaving is done by the woman from strips of bamboo and calamus palm wood and the man harvest the bamboo. The man splits and strips the bamboo in small thin long pieces before they get weave in to baskets by the local woman This is a few century old tradition and many people in this village are making their living just our of making and selling baskets.

This photographs are from Luong Son Bac, basket making family. Thank you for allowing us to photograph your propriety and fallow you in the village

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Taj – how to photograph Taj different then usual

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It is always challenging to come up with new way to photograph a site that was photographed thousands and thousands of times. But always there is a way to be different, you just need to be creative and get out of the box. Be your own stile and don’t be afraid to break the rolls of composition.

Few ways is to wake up early in the morning and catch the birds leaving the rockery in search of food
another way is waiting for a person with color, which is not hard to do in India, the clothing in India are very colorful.
Capture the moment, react to unexpected
Use the intrusive elements to your advantage
Or just wait for people to take off towards the last light of the evening and capture a clean shot of this magnificent site
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Holy – Festival of color and Love

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Holy is a Hindu spring festival celebrated in the month of March, and is originating from the Indian subcontinent and is celebrated predominantly in India and Nepal.
The festival signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, end of winter, and for many a festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair broken relationships. It starts on the evening of Purnima, full moon day where people gather and perform religious rituals in front of the bonfire and pray for the internal evil to be destroyed. The fallowing day is celebrated as a free for all festival of colors where people trough and smear color on each other. Everyone is part of the celebration, poor or reach, friend or stranger, Woman or man, young or old. The music floods the temples and streets performed by Drums and other musical instruments. During the festival the special drink is intensively used, the Bhang and is made out of Cannabis, which is intoxicating but brings the freedom of enjoying the intensive celebration.

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BERA – The Leopard kingdom

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Wondering Leopard among the granite boulders
Leopard

Bera – India

The Bera region is surrounded by forest and granite rocks where Leopard coexist with the local villagers / Live stock herders. Along this area there is a river that supports the life in this aired environment, river Jawai that forms a large dam that supports a very large number of birds, reptiles and mammals, so there is a place for any visitor ( photographer, birder, rock climber or a basic traveler that wants to experience ethnic culture, wildlife and amazing landscapes field up with many granite boulder) Do to Jeay the owner of the Bera Safari Lodge, this area is free of Granite mining and correlation between the villagers and the wild cats, the Leopard. In this area the locals share a spiritual connection leopard and the man and wildlife conflict is largely absent.

Leopard camouflage by the cactus plant

Peacock male displaying ( Pavo cristatus) in Beta

A group of Langurs watching for Leopards

Rabari ethnic group learn how to coexist with leopards in this part of Rajisthn state of India

Sunset over the Granite rocks in Bera

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Katmai Photo Expedition

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The remote wilderness of Katmai National Park is a place not like others, this is the place to photograph Grizzly Bears catching salmon, up close to a safe distance! Katmai is one of the largest National Parks in the United States at over 4 million acres and is arguably the single best place on Earth to photograph coastal brown bears in their natural environment. The Katmai NP is situated on the Alaskan Peninsula, Katmai is a roadless place, every access is by float plane, this makes it more special and unique than many other areas in Alaska.

Photographing the bears
Brown bear hunting salmon
Succesful catch
waiting for mommy
Interaction between two female bears over the fishing territories
catch acction
Red river