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The Snow Partridge

By dhairya.jhaveri_4169

EF500mm f/4L IS II USM +1.4x III




f 5.7

Shutter Speed

1/1250 sec

Exposure Compensation

0.33333333333333 EV

When it comes to Himalayas, I always get goose bumps, feeling the unspoiled, untouched, sublime, whole new world with rich flora and fauna. Surrounded by those mighty snow-capped mountains, my expedition plan took me to the place which is avi-fauna rich, Chopta, a small region of meadows and evergreen forest area which is a part of Kedarnath wildlife sanctuary located in Uttarakhand, India. A summit of the Tungnath meaning "Moon Rock" located at a height of about 4,000 metres (13000 ft.) above sea level. Trek starts from Chopta. Species we were finding was Snow Partridge (Lerva lerva). One of the most difficult species I've ever photographed... 3.5 km Trek. Altitude 11994 ft. Temperature was 1-degree C. It dropped to -2 within couple of minutes. Heavy snowfall on the peak beside. No luck to see this beauty. Fingers were frozen. It was a challenge to hold my gears. Then the miracle happened. A group of Snow Partridges heading towards us! The best feeling when you get your perceived bird from the books! I then relaxed on freezing moss of Tungnath peak, cherishing the efforts and images I made. Canon 7D Mark II with Canon 500mm F/4 II + 1.4X TC III


Dhairya Jhaveri is a family business owner, an avid bird watcher and wildlife photographer from a Gujarat, India


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