Photographer's Note

For a country well known for its beautiful high snow mountains, the Terai sub-tropical region that stretches through out the southern central part of Nepal provide a wholly different experience altogether. Chitwan is one of the few undisturbed areas of this flat lowland savannah-like region with its very rich flora and fauna offering quite breath taking landscape and being the largest remaining area of tall grassland in Asia, home to the last populations of singled-horn rhinoceros and the last refuge for the Bengal tigers.

Picture was taken at Sauraha village on the bank of Rapti River, Chitwan. To the right of the river is demarcated as a rhino sanctuary, the backdrop comprises the Tikauli forest area and backed by hazy Mahabharat hills in the far distant.

For landscape photography of unfamiliar location, I usually starts with checking out the sight once or several times before actually go to shoot. This allows me to familiarise with patterns of behaviour and light conditions, it also means that I can roughly predict what is likely to happen and when. I considered what would be the right light for this image, then waited for the sun to drop beyond the horizon, to get softer light while following the rhythm of the boatman’s stroke till he made a final stop on the bank before firing away the shutter.

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