Mr Manvell had left his home in Havant last week, for the latest of many trips to the subcontinent. He spoke in a travel blog of his âpassion of travelling, meeting local people and experiencing wildlife and exotic locationsâ.
Yesterday, family and friends paid tribute to the keen sportsman and adventure traveller who fell in love with the Indian landscape and wildlife.
His brother Derek, 74, said: âIn the last five years, safaris have become his passion. He has been out there twice a year.
âHe arranged to go on a safari and the guides went with him.
âHe went down to the waterâs edge to photograph a kingfisher and never came back.
âHe died doing something he loved. He had a passion for photography and loved taking pictures of animals.â
Derek, from Portsmouth, added that Colin was a member of The Avenue Lawn Tennis Club in Havant.
Colinâs nephew Roger Manvell, 47, head coach at the club, paid tribute to him as a teacher.
He said: âHe was such a giving man and would always help former students all the way through their time with him.â
Briton is trampled to death by elephant as he takes photographs