Fall 2022: Hiking through parks steeped in history, remembering a friend, keeping trails clean and living the adventure

I undertook several adventures in various provincial parks of Ontario, in local conservation areas, and even in the United Kingdom that would qualify for Explore magazine’s Live the Adventure Club Fall challenge of 2022. I won the challenge in 'Standard' category'. All photography was done using Pentax K-5iis and Pentax KP with Pentax lenses 55-300 mm … Continue reading Fall 2022: Hiking through parks steeped in history, remembering a friend, keeping trails clean and living the adventure

Hiking in New Forest National Park, UK and observing free roaming horses and cows and wild deer

I started my hike at 9 am from my hotel in Brockenhurst under a steady downpour in search of elusive wild red deer at the New Forest National Park. On the way, I met several wild horses and cows, but no deer. Dejected, I decided to return, and, at 6:30 pm., to my welcome surprise, … Continue reading Hiking in New Forest National Park, UK and observing free roaming horses and cows and wild deer

A season of observing hawks (and other animals) – wildlife photography of winter 2021-22

This article is dedicated to late Mirza Naim S. Beg, who passed away in March 2022. He was a renowned wildlife photographer and eco-tourist from Pakistan. During my hikes with K2, I took shots of wildlife, albeit far too less than any of the previous winters.