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 Mandal Miami Downtown
Fantastic blog you’ve got here! Thanks for the follow, and I am looking forward to more updates from you.
Thanks for your comment. Have a nice time.
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….
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.
Thank you for following my blog! I see that we share a love for travel and I look forward to checking out your photographs from places in Europe as well!
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.
I love your blog & photos. Thank you for following me and thank you for “likes” :-). Greetings from Finland!
So nice of you! Thank you very much for liking my blog. I too love your blog’s contents.
Have a nice time.
Hi, I am happy to nominate you for the Hobbles’ Game Award. If you go to http://thewhyaboutthis.com/i-belong/the-hobbles-game-award/, I will share the details there. Thanks and I hope you decide to participate. Thank you!
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
You are most welcome. Thanks for wanting to share in the blogging world. Much appreciated.
Hi Anil … great pictures of your travel and good education for me! Thanks & regards.
Thanks Dilip for your stopping by and comment. Have nice time,
Just a little note to say thank you following thisfloridalife. I appreciate all of my followers and I hope you have a wonderful day!
Its my pleasure to have a follower like you too. Thank you.
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
Thanks for your reciprocation and blessings.
I enjoyed perusing through your pages. Thank you for sharing the photographs. Ralph
Thank you. I too enjoy your wonderful photographs.
Hello, I have nominated you for One Lovely Blog Award for all your hard work. For more details please click here:
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,
what a fun place to dream
I travel but never as often as I’d like
nice to go places vicariously through your lens
Thank you for your comment.
Thanks for visiting my blog! It’s greatly appreciated!
You are welcome.
Congratulations, I just nominated you for One Lovely Blog Award: http://esengasvoice.wordpress.com/2012/09/19/one-lovely-blog-award/
Thanks for your nomination for the award. Its really surprise and honor for me.
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.
Thanks for your likes & follow. Enjoy.
What awesome captures you have in here! totally loved the pics in your blog! 🙂
Thank you so much for stopping by, comments and follow my blog.
I have thoroughly enjoyed your blog and your presence at mine – please see my post for your deserved participation – http://managuagunntoday.wordpress.com/2012/09/23/wonderful-team-member-readership-award-congratulations-%E0%A4%AC%E0%A4%A7%E0%A4%BE%E0%A4%88-%E0%A4%B9%E0%A5%8B-felicidades-%E7%A5%9D%E8%B4%BA%E6%82%A8-%D8%AA%D9%87%D9%86/
Thank you so much for nomination for the award. I am honoured and accepted for participation. Thanks again.
Note : The image of the “Award” not opening hence could not be copied.
Sorry – just saw. Pls let me know if you are still having problems, will fix.
No problem. I got the image. Thank you so much.
Welcome – I’m inviting you to the Līgo Circle of Appreciation: http://esengasvoice.wordpress.com/2012/10/01/ligo-circle-of-appreciation/
Thank you so much for your invitation. I feel honored and delighted to join the Circle. Thanks again.
Very interesting about.Wishing you success in all your endeavors.Jalal
Thank you so much.
Loved your blog’s new theme, compliments your amazing captures so well! 🙂
Yes, I think this theme is better than the earlier one. Thanks.
We’re interested in advertising on your blog / website. Let me know if you’re interested in discussing further about it.
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,
A superb Short form created 🙂 & Meanwhile A classic blog too .
Nirav / Gujarat .
Thank you so much for stopping by and your likes, comments and follows. Enjoy.
Thank you for being such an inspiration to me…I have nominated you for the Blog of the Year 2012 award. You can check out your link here http://viewsofmyworld.wordpress.com/2012/12/27/blog-of-the-year-awards/ and I would be honored if you would accept the award 🙂
Thank you so much for keeping me in mind and nominating my blog for the award. Thanks.
Hey, I love reading your blog and have nominated you for The Kreativ Blogger Award! Please check out my blog for details, post the award on your sidebar and spread the love to some of your favorite bloggers! 🙂
Thank you so much for keeping me in mind and nominating for the award! I am honored and delighted. .:)
Happy New Year!
Thank you so much! Same to you.
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. 🙂
Thanks again for your inspiring comments. I am an unprofessional photographer, you can say a beginner. Its all your good gestures and appreciations which keeps me on the move. Love and all the very best to you. 🙂
Thank you, Anil. Looking forward to seeing more of your wonderful photos. 🙂
Many blessings and much love to you. 🙂
Welcome! See you again.
Beautiful blog…keep up the awesome work!
Thank you so much!! Glad to know that you liked the Blog.
Best wishes to you!
Hey, I love reading your blog and have nominated you for the Blog of the Year 2012 award… Check out this link for more info…http://getsetandgo.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/my-blogging-journey-completes-1-year/
Congratulations and enjoy 🙂
Thank you so much for your nomination. Another star is added to the award. Thank you.
Great captures and artistry!! Thanks for visiting my site.
Thank you so much for your visit and comment. Looking forward to interact more in future. 🙂
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.
Congratulations, Anil Cm!
I have nominated your blog for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award.
The rules of this award are at
Thank you so much for your nomination. I am honored.
Well deserved 🙂 Keep blogging!
Anil, how are you?
Good news, we are giving you the “BEST MOMENT AWARD“. Congratulations and enjoy the rest of the day!
Thank you so much for honoring me. Its a moment of joy, honor & gratitude. Thank you again. 🙂
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 🙂
You are welcome!!!
ciao! luvFAB blog.
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. 🙂
You are most welcome! 🙂
You are most welcome!! 🙂
Great to see that. I am from kolkata also.
Thank you so much. Glad to know that you are from Kolkata.
My dear friend…I have nominated you with the Super Sweet Award…it’s OK for you to take time to post about it or if you are busy then leave it as well so that it doesn’t become a chore…but I would like to show my appreciation through this award for your awesome blog and you being such a nice person and an awesome friend. Wish you an awesome day ahead!
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!!
I have nominated you for a Best moment award
Thank you so much for your nomination. I am honored.
Thank you for the visits and likes 😉
Thank You for visiting and following my blog. You have an excellent collection of photographs.
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.
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 for your kind visit and comment. Sure, I will visit your Blog and go through the contents.Please keep visiting.
thank you sir
We are glad to nominate you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! Love your posts. Please visit the page: http://bwbears.wordpress.com/2013/05/26/101th-post-and-2-awards/
Thanks for dropping by! Beautiful photos!
You have an amazing blog. I have nominated you for the bunch of awards. Please find the link here- http://ethicalhedonism.wordpress.com/2013/06/02/its-certainly-raining-awards/
Happy Blogging 🙂
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!! 🙂
I completely understand I have published this post after long and I have others in line to publish. It’s the appreciation that matters 🙂
Thanks, you understand the problem. 🙂
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!
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Greetings, Anil sir! I was away for a couple of days, so have a lot of catching up to do with your wonderful posts.
Meanwhile, there’s a small gift waiting for you. Please visit here:
You can choose the awards you have not given me. All yours! 🙂
Good day! 🙂
Thanks a lot for your nomination. I am honored. Some ‘home works’ are still pending so I may take some time for the rituals….
I know that feeling… take an eternity, sir. All yours. 🙂
Thank you dear. 🙂
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.
Thank you so much for your return visit and following my Blog.
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 🍀
You are most welcome!!!
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.
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!
My pleasure.I’ll look forward to that then. Have a great weekend also! 🙂
Brilliant stuff here! Hello, and thank you for dropping by my blog and liking my pages – very much appreciated! All the best, Michael
Thank you so much for your visit and comment.
All the best,
Thanks for liking my post. Your photos are stunning.
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.
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.
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,
Hi Anil! What a beautiful picture! I love your blog so that’s why I nominate you for the “sunshine award” Congratulations!
Saludos desde Buenos Aires!! Silvia
Thank you Silvia for kind nomination for a beautiful award. It is a honor for me to accept it. Thanks again.
Thank you so much for visiting Move the Chair-I appreciate you taking the time to look-I look forward to seeing more of your lovely work!
My dear friend, I have nominated you for some awards! Please visit this link: http://transcendingbordersblog.wordpress.com/2013/12/18/a-bouquet-of-9-awards/
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.
Hi Anil so glad you are following my blog! your’s has great reads too!
Hi, thank you so much for your visits, likes and nice comments.
I’ve nominated you for the Dragon’s Loyalty Award, but remember, you do not have to accept. This award is just to illustrate my appreciation. If you are interested, read more about it here–> http://hakescafe.com/2013/12/31/dragons-loyalty-award/
A Safe and Happy New Year to You and Yours!
thank you for the like, Anil. I hope you enjoyed Florida–that is where I live!
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. 🙂 .
Very interesting blog with amazing photos!
Thank you so much for liking and following the blog !!
Hello Anil. Nice to meet you, Wonderful & very interesting blog.. I love it. Regards, 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,
I have nominated your blog for the Versatile Blogger Award.
More about this nomination is at
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.
I proudly present you with the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award. You will find it at http://createthissimple.wordpress.com/2014/05/18/wonderful-team-member-readership-award/
Congratulations and have a fantastic day. Risty
Thank you so much for your nomination for the award! In fact it’s a honor for me. Thanks again!! Have a nice time!!
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.
A sincere pleasure to meet you. I hope this continues to be the start of a long camaraderie.
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 !!
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!
Thank you so much for visiting my Blog. Glad to know that you have explored it too. Thank you so much!!
Bonjour! Nice to meet you! You have really great blog with beautiful photos! I like it. Bye. Kamila
Thank you so much! Glad to know that you liked the Blog. Thanks!!
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Request if you can share your email ID with us for more details.
Thank you so much for stepping in to my Blog from Weber Shandwick. Its nice to meet you. Here is my email Id anil dot cm at hotmail.com i.e. email@example.com.
Anil C Mandal
Travel and photography are huge loves of mine. Thank you so much for following my blog!
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 too for your stopping by and like. Sure, we will have more interactions thru our Blogs!
I really enjoyed your photography and your blogs! I wish to join you on your adventures. Hope to read more of your travels.
You are most welcome! 🙂
You are a lighthouse of inspiration. Thanks sharing world thur yoru lenses.
C u around more often.
Himanshu, Thank you so much for your kind words. If I can inspire a single one, its my pleasure. Your Blog is a very nice one, keep it up. All the best.
Thanks a zillion sir.
Would give my best to live upto your expectation.
helloooo very nice blog and photos are really nice …following ur blog hope u would like to join in our journey too … http://thejoyofjourney.wordpress.com/
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.
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.
Thank you very much for your likes. I am glad that you liked my Blog!
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
Thank you so much for your nice comments. Wish you all the best. Happy Blogging!!
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. 😊
Thank you so much for your visit to my blog and liking it!
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and following my blog. 😊
you have a great blog ! And really good pictures !
Thank you so much for liking the blog!
Hi there…beautiful photography!
Thank you so much for your visiting and liking the Blog!
And so happy you came by and visited mine!
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I have nominated your blog for the Real Neat Blog Award.
More about this nomination is at
Thank you so much for your kind nomination for the award. However, I am sorry to say that my Blog is a “award free Blog”.
I completely respect that!
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.
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.