Nameri Tiger Reserve is situated in the foothills of eastern Himalayas, in the Sonitpur district of Assam, about 9 K.M. from Chariduar, the nearest village. As evident from the name itself, the place is a home to tigers, apart from tigers it provides shelter to other animals like leopards, leopard cat, Himalayan Black Bear, Capped Langur and last but not the least Elephants. With over 300 species of birds (both resident and migratory), Nameri Tiger Reserve is a birder's heaven. Bird wathcing and bird photography is a sheer delight here; some of the highlight bird species from Nameri are White-winged Wood-Duck, Great Hornbill, Wreathed Hornbill, Ibisbill etc.
Kaziranga Tiger Reserve is situated on the banks of the mighty Brahmaputra River. Kaziranga with its swamps and tall thickets of elephant grass makes the place an ideal habitat for the Indian one-horned Rhinoceros. The vast expanse makes Kaziranga very accessible and wildlife viewing interesting and pleasurable. Kaziranga, being easily accessible, gives one a chance to see animals in the wild at close quarters, thus making a trip to this National Park a very rewarding experience. The Park lies in the flood plains of the Brahmaputra River and thus the land is very fertile here. Kaziranga experiences heavy rainfall during the monsoon season which often flood the park. Kaziranga mainly comprises of tall thickets of elephant grasses, short grasses, open jungle, rivers and swamps.
Kaziranga National Park is one of the most picturesque wildlife parks in India. Apart from being home to the one-horned rhino, it is also the natural habitat of Asiatic wild buffaloes, elephants, swamp deer, hog deer, leopards, Bengal tigers, capped langur and many more species. Kaziranga is also a birder's paradise and one can find a great variety of avifauna here. The numerous water bodies of Kaziranga hosts thousands of migratory birds who visit the park every season.
Hollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary is a pristine and isolated protected area of evergreen forests located in Assam. The sanctuary was constituted under the civil district of Jorhat and named "Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary" after the only apes found in India; the Western Hoolock Gibbon. It is so called because of its distinction for containing the densest gibbon population in Assam. Noteworthy to mention that it has northeast India's only nocturnal primate - The Bengal Slow Loris. So get ready to experience something span-new, spend time with the gibbons, the closest relatives of human beings to know them closely.
This part of India is not very much explored if you compare it with other places of oriental region. Thus birding in Khonoma Nature Conservation and Tragopan Sanctuary is a virgin place for birders and bird watchers. Lying in Japfu mountain range, this birding hotspot is place where one can experience some of the range restricted birds of the pristine primary forest. Though previously this place was notoriously haunted by local hunters but due to protection achievements; day by day the place is recovering from trauma.
Virgin and pristine undisturbed forest, lovely bamboo growths and thickets will generate the thrill and magnificence to the nature lovers. Japfu mountain range is the part of this nature reserve, where beautiful Mountain Bamboo partridge, Assam laughingthrush is some of the favourable habitat for range restricted avian fauna like this. Lower ridges of Khonoma Nature Conservation and Tragopan Sanctuary are densely covered by shrubs and thickets which is perfect for profused growth of avian fauna; upper ridges are the home for high altitude bird species.
A loveless life is futile and what could be more satisfying than loving and being loved by nature? Well, this is for you to decide but he always knew that he belonged with nature. At a very tender age he clearly realised that he is increasingly attracted to nature. The constant longing to get away from the city humdrum guided managing partner, Dibyendu to take up birding and wildlife photography as his profession, working in an IT company could never satisfy the hunger of his soul and mind. A very young Dibyendu took interest in animal skull craft for it used to be his favourite pastime, he read his mother’s zoology books which made his interest in animals grow stronger . His love for wildlife groomed him to grow up into a wildlife enthusiast, he is now an avid traveler and has been to many important birding areas in the Himalayas, honing his skills as a naturalist, birder and a wildlife photographer.
With a huge bird list (which is ever increasing) till date he is currently one of the eminent bird watchers in India. Many of his works have been published in domestic and international publishings, books and newspapers.
Breathing life into the frozen moments of nature is what Soumyajit has been doing through his lenses for the last two decades. Trained as an architect, framing comes to him automatically and composition is his high plus point. Given his early schooling in art & painting, the basic concepts of composition and light always titillated his young brain. Being a self taught he strongly believes in the inherent sense of beauty which at all times, is the best guide than the bookish rules of photography. And he got ample opportunities to cross check his concepts with visiting stalwarts of this field. He valued the criticism of professionals as well as laymen and shaped his creativity accordingly. His photographs strike the very chord in the hearts of his audience urging them to react to the strong messages of nature conservation.
Soumyajit had been long drawn by the mystic world of animals and their natural habitat, the jungle. Coupled with this love for nature and unending patience he makes the right individual to practice wildlife photography. The photographs clicked by him play an integral part in altering the monstrosity of the creatures and highlighting their vulnerability.
Soumyajit is currently whetting his tiger tracking skills especially in the Indian Sunderban, exploring the enigmatic mangroves in a whole new light and bringing the wildlife lovers one step closer to the exotic species of Indian Sunderban not only this but also he shares his knowledge with the clients to ensure that they understand better and the awareness is propagated properly. Having said this, it is needless to mention that not only the tigers of Sunderban, Soumyajit’s erudition about other species of the land of Sundari trees is no doubt remarkable for he has acquired such extensive understanding by spending substantial amount of time in the mysterious mangroves, thus playing a key role in rebuilding the forests and providing protection to its inhabitants.
“Love looks not with the eyes, But with the mind; And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.”
His love for tigers is unfathomable. The books of Sir Jim Corbett and of course the wanderlust always made him yearn to be at one with nature, the very thought of observing and photographing the majestic Bengal tigers “filled up his senses like a storm in the desert”, the burning eyes of the majestic beast have lured him to leave his job as an IT professional and made him delve deep into the tangled heart of the forests and breath in the redolence of the jungles. Managing partner, Tamanud Mitra developed a strong understanding of nature and its components, first from the books of Sir Jim Corbett and then by absorbing the jungle lore in the Indian jungles over a considerable period of time, his perseverance and strong determination to walk on the path of his long cherished dream have led him into being an excellent, self-taught tiger tracker and a good enough photographer.