Author Archives: Kevin Bedford

Ladakh 2020

Following our trip to Ranthambore we flew to Leh, Ladakh, to start our journey to Uley to hopefully see the Snow Leopards in the mountains of Uley. We joined up with our good friends Ann Brooks and Sue Saunders at the Mahay Retreat and stayed for four nights to see the local temples which included visit to the festival at Matho Monastery. Then we headed to the Snow Leopard Lodge in the mountains of Ladakh. A beautiful journey and an […]

India 2020

Trip to New Delhi and then transfer to Jaipur as Elaine, my wife, was taking part in an International Floral Competition. I went off to Ranthambore for a few days and left Elaine to make wonderful floral creations. We both then transferred to Ranthambore and stayed with Hemraj Meena at his wonderful Tiger Home Lodge very close to the entrance to Ranthambore. The trip was in two halves, the first was four days without Elaine where I could indulge myself […]

Yellowstone 2020

Third trip to visit Yellowstone National Park in the winter. This trip more or less mirrored the 2015 trip where we spent eight days in the Lamar Valley, three nights at the snow lodge in the heart of the park, and five nights at West Yellowstone. The first stop at Lamar Valley was based out of Gardiner in Montana and we had our 4×4 vehicle to take us up and down Lamar Valley. I think the highlight of this part […]

Mexico 2019

Last minute trip to the Yucatan region of Mexico which I booked after some research about the area. I found it difficult to find much information but used a couple of birding sites to identify locations. Having flown into Cancun via Mexico City we picked up our hire car and drove to Tulum. Stayed in a lodge by the ocean we were not far from Sian Ka’an Biosphere but after our first trip out in a boat where we saw […]

Svalbard 2019

A very disappointing trip with Natural World Safaris. I booked the trip as a result of a cancelled trip in April to Svalbard caused by a SAS Airline pilot strike. Once you get it in your head that you want to go somewhere then I really wanted to go and NWS offered an extremely discounted trip. I was a bit worried and not sure how photographically oriented it would be. I was right to be worried and it was very […]

Costa Rica 2019

What a great place!! Three weeks and covered six areas of a relatively small country. We didn’t travel far though on this self drive trip, put together by myself after extensive research and then organised by ┬áPieter at Aratinga Tours of Costa Rica. Easy driving, great accommodation, amazing guides, and great weather. Did I mention the photography? I think I took over nine thousand photographs and its been a struggle reducing the numbers to a reasonable number to get them […]

Equador 2018

Another place on my bucket list and the first real time in South America (other than Chile in transit to Antarctica). The trip consisted of three days in the capital Quito, followed by five days in the Cloud forest of Mindo and then fourteen days on a boat around Galapagos. Quito is a beautiful city and it was a nicce place to acclimatise to the altitude before going up to the cloud forest near Mindo. The cloud forest is really […]

Finland Bears 2018

In September I went to visit the Wild Brown Bear Centre in Lentiira, Finland together with my photography friends, Ann, Carol & David. It was 7 nights of visiting a hide at 4pm in the afternoon and then staying until 7am in the morning. The bears roamed around in the area all night but can only take photographs during daylight hours. I was also fortunate to see Wolverine and European Wolf. Some people might say it is crazy but being […]