Disclaimer: No photographs of tigers, panthers or lions- because no matter which national park I seem to travel to, these animals always elude me (of course I haven’t travelled to Gir so can’t complain about lions but you get the drift).
1. White throated Kingfisher on the shores of Covelong Beach, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
It’s not everyday you come across such contrasts. I was thrilled- needless to say I was literally crawling on the beach to get this shot. Sometimes the best opportunities are right outside your doorstep- this was just about 30kms from my place.
2. Spotted Deer, Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh
Spotted deer are not a rarity- you see them almost everywhere in national parks- even outside them. However to see one walking through grass lit up by a golden sun is quite a treat.
3. Indian Gaur, Bandipur National Park, Karnataka
It was drizzling and our safari jeep startled this gaur. I was lucky to have captured this shot. Gaurs are very dignified beings. Not easily provoked but once angry quite dangerous.
4. Indian Elephant, Kabini National Park, Karnataka
One of the most memorable wildlife encounters was watching a herd of elephants swim across a lake at Kabini. I only captured the videos from a distance but of course elephants are mesmerising!
5. Monitor Lizard, Bandipur National Park, Karnataka
I’d never seen a monitor lizard up close until then- to see climbing a tree was pure bliss.
6. Adult & Baby Langur at Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh
Could there be a better family portrait?
7. Blurry Butterfly
I can’t remember where this was photographed but I love this composition where the flowers are in focus and the butterfly is blurred.
8. Brown Headed Gull, Pangong Lake, Kashmir
Visiting Ladakh was definitely one of the best trips I have ever made in my life.
9. Himalayan Marmot, Ladakh, Kashmir
Unfortunately these marmots are so used to tourists, they expect to be fed biscuits every time humans come close to them.
10. Indian Roller, Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh
Indian Rollers are by no means rare birds. You can see them quite often near fields. But this picture is one of my favourites.
A new week and a new set of alphabets- what did you think of this post? Are you looking forward to more?