A grassbird grassland scape

Just got back from a week-long trip to Mishmi Hills in Arunachal Pradesh. Probably one of the lesser visited states in our country and may it stay that way. And may the long and ugly tentacles of what we mistakenly believe to be development and progress not impact this state (and its people, flora and fauna) as negatively as it has the rest of the country.

I have zillions of images to sift through and hope that, despite the really challenging environment for photography (dense forest and undergrowth with extremely low light filtering through), I have managed a few good images that I can share here, as and when I manage to get around to them.

To kick things off, here is a scape of the Striated Grassbird from Maguri Beel, one of the first few clicks from the trip. Like most Grassbirds, this one too has an explosive call/song and this frame managed to capture this particular individual mid-song. Loved the smooth silky bokeh and the feel of the entire frame.

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