Herping Photography Tour

Munnar Wildlife and Herping Tour by Augustin

At an altitude of 5200 ft. above sea level nestled in the Western Ghats’ Rain Forests of Kerala, South India, Munnar is a haven and habitat to myriad Flora and Fauna. Many are uniquely endemic to the region and found nowhere else on Earth.

If you are a professional photographer, aspiring to be one or even just a passionate photographer interested in spotting and photographing endemic and endangered species of the Western Ghats, you should look into our Wildlife and Herping Tour Packages organized by our expert associate, Augustin.

Salient Features:

• This is an expertly organized, guided Wildlife spotting and Photographing adventure into the deep Rainforests surrounding Munnar during the Monsoon season of Kerala.

• The ideal time is June, July, August, September, October and November months. During this period you get to see and photograph a wide variety of endemic species in this region.

• Enjoy and learn from the thrilling guided night expedition. The walks are not strenuous.

• If you are an aspiring photographer, this can be an excellent opportunity to learn and improve your photographic skills and habitat study.

• We call it ‘The Macro Wildlife Expedition’ to see and take pictures of the endemic and endangered species of Frogs, Snakes and insects. You get to enjoy the Monsoon as well.

Details Of The Tour:

1) Duration of the Tour – At least 3 nights to cover 10 to 15 species.

2) Here with special permission, you get to see the unique Bush Frog and Gunter’s Vine Snake in a controlled and protected area.

3) Expected to spot species like:

• Raorchestes – Munnarensis ( Critically Endangered)
• Raorchestes – Chlorosomma ( Critically Endangered)
• Raorchestes – Ponmudi (Critically Endangered)
• Raorchestes – Griet ( Critically Endangered)
• Raorchestes – Sushili (Critically Endangered)
• Raorchestes – Resplendens ( Critically Endangered)
• Raorchestes – Uthamani
• Raorchestes – Jayarami
• Raorchestes – Beddomii
• Raorchestes – Kadalarensis
• Raorchestes- Dubois
• Micrixalus – Adonis
• Micrixalus – Nigaventris
• Rhacophorus – Pseudomalabaricus ( Critically Endangered)
• Kalakad – Gliding Frog
• Ghatixalus Asterops
• Meowing Night Frog
• Spinular Right Frog
• Uperodon – Montanus
• Indirana SP
• Walkerana SP
• Trimeresurus – Macrolepis
• Uropeltidaes SP
• Lycodon – Travancoricus
• Salea – Anamallayana

Please Note:
Our experts know these habitats thoroughly. So you have a very good chance of spotting them. Having said that, wildlife move around in unpredictable manner in their free habitat and thereby we can’t give guarantees about spotting them.

Equipments and accessories you need to carry:

• Professional Photographers know what to carry in environments like this. The following is for people who are not quite sure.

• Camera, Flash, Diffuser, Tripod, Lenses; especially your Macro Lenses.

• Rain Gear, Warm clothing, Umbrella.

• Headlight or Head Torch is mandatory.

• Gumboots or Rubber Shoes.

• Personal Medical Kit / First aid kit.

• I D Proofs.

• Insect repellents can be useful.

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