Portraits of Himalayan Birds


Great Rosefinch
The Himalayas are one the few truly wild spaces left in the world where one can spend weeks without coming in contact with civilization. I try and escape into the Himalayas for a few months every year. Trekking, mountaineering, birding, observing wild animals or just driving through. Some of the most cherished moments of my life have been in the Himalayas, many in the company of wild creatures, especially birds. These images are mementos of such moments. Hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed photographing them …..

 

Great Rosefinch (Carpodacus rubicillia) Great Rosefinch (Carpodacus rubicillia) Chukar (Alectoris chukar)Chukar (Alectoris chukar)Satyr Tragopan (Tragopan satyra)Plain Mountain Finch (Leucosticte nemoricola) Robin Accentor (Prunella rubeculoides)Alpine Accentor (Prunella collaris)White-winged Grosbeak (Mycerobas carnipes)Oriental Turtle Dove (Streptopelia chinensis) Blue Whistling Thrush (Myophonus caeruleus)Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis)Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis)Tibetan Snowcock (Tetraogallus tibetanus)Lammergeier (Gypaetus barbatus)Sulphur-bellied Warbler (Phylloscopus griseolus)Rock Bunting (Emberiza cia)Himalayan Monal (Lophophorus impejanus)Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)

Limited edition, museum quality fine art prints of images from this gallery are available for sale.
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8 Comments

  1. DR SONNIE NG August 15, 2015 at 6:31 am #

    lovely pictures.I WALK THE HIMALAYAS SOMETIMES. THE LAST TIME WAS 3 YEARS AGO
    IN LEH.MAY BE JOIN YOU ON A HIKE SOMETIME

    • Somendra August 15, 2015 at 8:04 am #

      Thank you Dr. Sonnie.
      Do give a call when you visit the Himalayas again. Would love to explore the himalayas with you :)
      Stay in touch!
      Best regards,
      Somendra

  2. Della June 30, 2015 at 9:41 am #

    Lovely pictures – i am very surprised how many of these birds or their close relatives are also seen here in Australia ! Looks like a tantalising place to visit one day – thanks !

    • Somendra June 30, 2015 at 10:09 am #

      Thank you Della! The Himalayas, especially the eastern parts, are a birdwatchers paradise :). If you like the outdoors and love birds then you must make trip to the Himalayas.

  3. Bindu Kapadia March 26, 2015 at 11:09 pm #

    Somendra, i was transported to Himalayas— looking at your images.
    Just beautiful!
    Keep on sharing your travel accounts and the photographs as well.
    Regards.

  4. Varsha Kanwar March 5, 2015 at 8:01 pm #

    Beautiful shots !

  5. Mousumi Hazarika November 27, 2012 at 1:24 pm #

    Awesome pics and liked all your post. Hope someday I will visit those places.

  6. Ajith Kumar June 21, 2012 at 10:45 pm #

    Lovely collection! Especially loved the Monal and the Lammergier shots :)

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