Monsoon Magic AMBOLI - Macro Photography Tour (September 04 Days; # 352)
Of the many mysteries that cozily subsist in the Sahyas is a hill station at 690 metres that’s home to unusual flora and fauna, and waterfalls and temples. And it calls out to the explorer in you. To croak with its frogs, slither with its snakes, flutter with its butterflies, and revel in its sunsets.
When you find yourself in the winding paths of Amboli forests, searching for the little wondrous creatures such as insects, snakes and frogs, you are in all likeliness to find them in good number as they happen to be the primary subjects of macro photography. The place is also known for a variety of flora, and you can always expand the range of subjects you can make pictures of snakes may include the Green Vine, the Malabar Pit Viper, the Bronze Back Tree Snake, and the Olive Forest Snake, while the amphibian star cast may feature celebrities like the Malabar gliding frog, endemic specialties like the Amboli Toad and the Amboli Bush-frog, and understated beauties like the Dobson’s Burrowing Frog and an assortment of wrinkled frogs.
The forests patches, coffee plantations, grasslands on hill slopes and streams afford ideal opportunities to photograph various subjects including wild flowers, many species of mushroom and fungi, snails and crabs. This colorful pre-eminence of lesser-known wildlife constitutes the unique versatile attraction of this marvelous land which will let you take a plunge into a bottomless ocean of macro photography. All along the way, the Tour Skipper will ensure that the intricate and often abstruse concepts of macro photography in the wild, whose complexities compound with variables like weather, subject and light, are demystified. During the breaks, you can relax reflecting on the pretty view of the hills, trek up to the nearest waterfall, watch birds or veer off on a nature-trail, all of which will conspire to cast a web of fascination so you return with experiences and pictures as diverse as the ecology of Amboli itself!