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Shooting in the wild

Upcoming photography exhibition offers a glimpse of Kenya's scenic landscape and predators in action

travel Updated: Jan 25, 2012 15:49 IST

For wildlife
enthusiasts and
alike, a trip to
Kenya is a great
to make some unforgettable
memories -- the great
wilderness, contrasting
landscape and a wide
range of predators and
prey in action. 

Now, you can catch some of these moments at PL Deshpande Art Gallery, Ravindra Natya Mandir, Prabhadevi, as part of a group photography exhibition titled Kenya -- A journey into the Wilderness. The 130 pictures on display have been shot by six amateur photographers, during trips made over three years.

"These moments were captured during different seasons, as different animals and birds can be found at the same spot depending on when you visit," says Atmaram Parab, one of these photographers, who clicked his pictures on display during visits in 2009, 2010 and 2011.

And the famous Masai Mara isn't the only focus of the exhibition. While the big cats, hippos and rhinos find a place of pride in the works, the photographers also visited the Aberdare Range for their African elephants and Lake Nakuru for their flamingo and pelican population. Parab says, "We also shot the endangered Golayat Heron at Lake Baringo and managed to catch the striped hyena at day time." And during the migration season, they were able to watch several wildebeest, zebras, giraffe and several types of deer.

Some kills and chases added to the excitement, and a particular incident of a lion chasing a deer made for an interesting discussion. Parab says, "After a long chase, this deer jumped over an electric fence nearby. Though none of us could see what happened to the deer, we and even the lion waited for 30 minutes near the fence for its return."

First Published: Jan 25, 2012 15:49 IST