Welcome to my blog :

@ http://www. exxtracts.wordpress.com

Nature & Travel Photography. Why “exxtracts”?

Well, for me it is  EXtraordinary Xperiences of  TRAvelling Countries, Towns & Shores

In short it is ‘exxtracts’.


This Blog started in my mind, from Delhi Airport, when I was waiting for my flight to Miami, Florida, USA. I was having a Blog but not a photo blog, so I thought of starting a new Blog  with an aim to document  the  entire trip and to share with others.  I had no idea that it would be so popular instantly. This is a photo Blog where my Travel and Nature  photographs are to be placed.
Lately, the passion for travel and love for nature has induced another passion in me which is Photography. Travel destinations and nature’s abundant beauties fascinate and inspire me  to capture those beauties. But I should not be mistaken as an expert on the subject. I am a learner and will continue to remain as learner.

Hope, you will enjoy the contents.

All the very best to you,


Anil C Mandal1-DSC08320 Miami Downtown

179 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Mr Anil.
    How are you? Long time no see. I still remember you added my blog in your 1st site. I see that you’re now a world tourist….That’s really awesome….

    Thanks 🙂

    • Sourav, I m fine. Thank you, hope you too are doing well.
      Yes I had to add one more site for this tour. But it requires some works to be done to streamlining these. Its on and firstly I have changed my URL (on my name, leaving the numbers) at a cost of visitors used to visit my site. That made me to knock you today.
      Enjoy the photographs.
      All the best.

    • Sure we will love to share our travel experiences and photographs. I will look forward your posts too. Thanks for following me. Have a nice time.

    • Hi pennycoho,
      I am thankful for having been nominated by you for the Hobbles’ Game Award.
      I just came back from a tour. I will just go thru the details. Thanks again
      Best Regards,

  2. Many thanks for your interest in my site and for the follow, which I happily reciprocate. Thank you, too, for sharing some great photos. Blessings from Lizzie Joy

    • Hi,
      Thank you very much for nominating me for the “One Lovely Blog Award”. I appreciate your generosity for nominating me. Thanks again.
      All the best,

  3. what a fun place to dream
    I travel but never as often as I’d like
    nice to go places vicariously through your lens

  4. hi, thanks for the visit, the likes and follow… I am enjoying browsing through your photos…definitely me is a new fan. 🙂 keep it coming and Namaste.

  5. Hi,

    We’re interested in advertising on your blog / website. Let me know if you’re interested in discussing further about it.


    Amandeep singh

    • Hi,
      This is a WordPress Blog, I don’t know how it is feasible? Generally, as far as my knowledge goes, they don’t allow any Ad. If you are aware about it, throw some light on it and I am ready to discuss further. Else, I will write back to WordPress, which may take some time.
      Thanks and Regards,
      Anil Cm

  6. Hello Anil,

    Nice meeting you here. And thank you for capturing the glorious images of the world. Keep doing what you do, and you are another candle that sheds light on the heart of humanity. Blessings and love to you, Anil. 🙂

    Subhan Zein

  7. Jumping around the world like that makes it har to keep track of where you are when sending a comment? Where do you stay ‘most of the time’? Delhi?

    • Thank you so much for the comment !! I am from India and most of the time I stay at Calcutta (now named as Kolkata), a metro city on the Eastern part of India.

  8. Thanks so much for your return visit to my blog and for liking ‘Sunlit Dancer’ – your continued support is greatly appreciated! Love the subtitle to your blog – such true words 🙂

  9. Thanks so much for your quiet encouragement – that being a return visit and liking of my recent posting ‘Finally… Spring appears to have arrived” It is through people like you that I continue to post, and hopefully keep all of you satisfied with the images I present. Take care and thank you agian. 🙂

    • My dear, Thank you very much for your nomination. I feel honored. Nomination from friends like you, I just can’t ignore but try to honour. But don’t mind if I take some time to post it. Have nice time!!

    • You are most welcome!!

      My blog is a PhotoBlog and you may get to see only photographs.

      Thanks again for your appreciation about the photographs. Keep visiting.

  10. Nice reading about you

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Be in touch. Browse through the category sections, I feel you may find something of your interest.

    • Thanks a lot for your kind nominations. I am delighted and feel honored. Its really raining awards for me too. Already there are few in the ques. It may take some time to publish my post, so please don’t get hurt. Thanks again. Happy Blogging!! 🙂

  11. Hi,

    My name is KC Owens, I’m a college student and I love to travel! While cruising the Internet, I found your site and really enjoyed reading your posts. I have been to countries all over Europe with just my backpack and a camera. Since I am a college student and I have significant bills, it can be difficult to find ways to travel the world. However, I have done this several times, with less than ten pounds of luggage and while on a college dime!

    I was hoping that you would allow me to write a post for your site to share my tips and tricks with your readers. I put a lot of time into my traveling, it is my biggest passion and I would love to inspire others by sharing my stories, mistakes and triumphs. I look forward to hearing from you!


    KC Owens

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  13. Thanks for stopping by and liking my recent blog post. I will enjoy following and exploring your blog as well. I like to check out the blog links WordPress provides for people who’ve stopped by. I’ve met many interesting people with a wide variety of hobbies.

  14. Hi there Anil, hope you are having a good day. Just came over to say thanks alot for liking my post ‘The Origins of MM’ and hope that you will find other stuff on my wee blog interesting. Bon voyage, MM 🍀

  15. Hi

    We are looking for bloggers for our client. Can you please share your contact details so that it becomes easier for us to contact you.



  16. Hi, Anil. I am inviting you to join this fun photo competition because I think your photographs are great. I also want to see what you can come up with. This is not an award, it is a real photography competition. If you’d like to join, please check out the links on my blog. Cheers! Angie

    • Angie, its nice of you to invite me for the competition. Its an honor for me and thanks a lot to you for your kind invitation. I will try but no commitment due to the only reason- time constraint.
      Wish you a wonderful weekend!

    • Its my pleasure and you are most welcome!! Many thanks for liking my photos. At the same time I am sorry for late reply as I was out of station.

  17. Hi there Anil. I am also addicted to travelling and taking photos of everything and everybody around me. I love following your adventures through your beautiful photos. Thanks for taking us along on your journey.

  18. Hi,
    Thank you so much for following my Blog and liking the photos. Your appreciations are my inspirations and support. Your Blogs too are beautiful and having stunning photos. I too like to capture beautiful things around me. Looking forward for more adventurous tours and photography..
    All the best,

    • Thank you very much for your kind nomination which made me honored. Let me see new awards, out of which I would pick up one. Hope that will do. Thanks.

    • You are welcome ! I like your sunshine state,bcoz I spent some time there in the year 2012. Thats why any post or person having link with Florida, attracts me. 🙂 .

    • Hi Risty,
      Thank you so much for your visit and glad to know that you liked the Blog!! Your Blog too is a wonderful one ! Looking forward for more interactions in the coming days. Thanks & Regards,

    • Thank you so much for your nomination. I am feeling honoured. I will try to write a post as per your rules (or I will break the rules 🙂 ). Anyway, so kind of you for considering my blog to nominate for the award. Thanks.

  19. Thanks for visiting my blog. I appreciate it!
    I like your photos! They make me feel like to travel more… there are so many pretty places. Your photos tell us many.

    • Thank you very much for your visit to my blog and appreciate your lovely encouraging comments. Your blog too is a nice one, will be explored further.. Thank you.

  20. Anil, you take such wonderful photos, documenting your travels wherever you go. Regardless of whether it is urban architecture or a simple cluster of wild flowers, I enjoy each one. Thank you for visiting my blog too.

    • Hi Mary, Thank you so much for your visit to my Blog and happy to note that you have keenly explored my Blog and as you said – enjoyed the pics. Your appreciations are my inspiration & encouragement. Thanks !!

  21. Hi Anil, thanks for introducing yourself by following our site–it’s been a pleasure exploring yours and we wish you the best of luck with it! If you’re on facebook we also invite you to visit the RAXA Collective page. See you there!

  22. Hi Anil,

    i write to you from Weber Shandwick,

    Request if you can share your email ID with us for more details.

    Akshita Mehra

  23. Hi Anil, thank you for stopping by my blog and for the follow. And thank you for sharing wonderful photographs from your travels. Looking forward to more.

    • Thank you so much for your visit to my blog and liking it. Why not, I m happy to join your journey 🙂 by following your Blog. C u around more often now.

  24. A delightful blog you have for sure. I have really enjoyed looking around and will be back as often as possible to look at your awesome photos and read your articles. Happy Holidays new friend.

  25. Thank you for following my blog… I love taking pictures but have no photography knowledge whatsoever! I point, shoot and hope 🙂 It looks like you are much more experienced and I look forward to seeing your shots from your travels as I do love travelling. That I do more successfully. Happy blogging, Cheryl

  26. Love your blog and really enjoyed a photo tour 😊
    Iti is really awesome. I am too nature lover but really very poor at clicking photos 😛 Looikng forward to more updates. 😊

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  28. Hi Anil,

    My name is Anuj Agarwal. I’m Founder of Feedspot.

    I would like to personally congratulate you as your blog Nature & Travel Pix has been selected by our panelist as one of the Top 100 Travel Photography Blogs on the web.


    I personally give you a high-five and want to thank you for your contribution to this world. This is the most comprehensive list of Top 100 Travel Photography Blogs on the internet and I’m honored to have you as part of this!

    Also, you have the honor of displaying the badge on your blog.


  29. Thank you so much Anuj, for considering my Blog for the honor. I do not know how best I deserve for this honor. However, it is a proud moment for me to feel as honored. Thanks again.

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