In Okavango Delta of the savage Botswana the wild eye of the male lion through the carcass of the buffalo, as the result of an impressive hunt in the previous day! This is the wild nature where everything could happen with the perfect balance!
I wanted to capture all 4 elements in one frame the sky, the water, the amazing habitat they live in, and the subject facing me. I knew the only way I could combine these elements in one frame was to be above the orangutan and position downwards to capture the face and the perfect reflection of the sky in the still water below it. The most challenging part of this experience was reaching the location in 3 hour boat ride across waves and staying calm while the orangutan was in front of me.
There is nothing more rewarding than capturing precious moments of Arabian Oryx at sunset.
Though difficult as the animal is shy and run very fast to disappear from your sight behind sand dunes however, one has to take chances and wait for the right moment.
Once endangoured species in this part of world but thanks to UAE government's conservation initiative to provide secure but natural habitat that its thriving now.
It took me more than 4 months to understand their movement in order to capture the right frame.
Waterfowl live an active life on the pond all day, from dawn to dusk, and some species even at night. All birds try to catch prey and also to strengthen their position in the hierarchy. There are still interesting interactions between birds within one species and also between species. I wanted to capture these activities with a long exposure time to make the splashing water stand out.
Bats have been recognized as the natural reservoirs of a large variety of viruses. Special attention has been paid to
bat coronaviruses as the two emerging coronaviruses which have caused unexpected human disease outbreaks in
the 21st century, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (SARS-CoV) and Middle East Respiratory
Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), are suggested to be originated from bats.
"Черный континент" богат на сокровища - здесь добываются и нефть, и золото, и драгоценные камни...
Но настоящее сокровище - это хрупкий животный мир и уникальные экосистемы, которые в скором времени мы все можем утратить из-за дальнейшего развития сельского хозяйства, вырубки лесов, браконьерства и военных конфликтов.
The "black continent" is rich in treasures - oil, gold, and precious stones are extracted here...
But the real treasure is the fragile animal world and unique ecosystems that we may soon lose due to further development of agriculture, deforestation, poaching and military conflicts.
One of the most fascinating animals in nature are none other than our gentle giants the Elephants... i can spend hours watching them ,
here is a series of elephants in various moods ....they make a great series in monochrome and this is my humble attempt to present my series of these beauties
each of these pics has a beautiful story to tell.I have taken these series from a 20 mm lens handheld to 600 mm.
For me this photo is the circle of life in its purest form. For me the covid situation in 2020 was really great for world and animals in our forests. Photo was taken by my favourite Nikon D500, which is best camera for movement for me!
In India, the Autumn days are hot and humid but the nights are pleasant. In the morning, dew drops are found on the edge of grass, flower petals and sometimes water is stored in the flower petals.
A Crimson Sunbird female refreshing herself with the water which is stored in the petal of an ornamental banana flower as if nature creates a floral bath tub for her.
One of the most underrated species in the world of Reptiles discovered in India. Fan-throated Lizards often release their fan which is enclosed in their chest to call for a mate or for a territorial fight. This series is one of the longest territorial fights we ever witnessed and they nearly tore each other apart with their deadly jaws and claws. Their appearence often reminds of the age of Dragons. Even organisations like BBC Earth have recently made a full time documentation of this reptile with this unique phenomenon of territorial fight.
One of the best series ever captured in Ahmednagar. We were lucky enough as the sun was so far the biggest we ever witnessed and these two male blackbucks were having a great time enjoying this wonder !
During one of the an evening I suddenly came across a Chameleon hunting! After the successful hunt, the chamelion had to an opportunity to hunt three or four other caterpillars. His behavior reflected his desired to go for more. As his tongue was out to eat the other caterpillar, I could capture this precious photograph.
I was in a boat at Kerkini Lake with a fisherman who threw a fish in the air and the Dalmatian pelicans fight to catch it Instinctively I take my camera on my hand and start shooting this amazing view.
Los Islotes in La Paz, Mexico, is a famous sea lion breeding ground. In the fall we swam with sea lion babies chasing schools of sardines. This sea lion had a fishing rope entangled around his neck and was rescued by a ranger.
Darter (Anhinga melanogaster) is also known as ‘Snake Bird’ for its slender neck which helps to hunt fishes into the water. The upper part of this water bird is black while the under part is brownish. The long straight bill, white neck and webbed feet are other features of this bird.
This species is frequently seen beside the fresh water-bodies in search of food. Darters are considered as silent bird but become somewhat vocal in defending their nests and chicks.
Like all the creatures, the Darters are also very much aware of their own rights. None of them is ready to leave their own territorial rights, even in the water. So, they are trying their best to set up their own right to get the advantageous position for hunting in water which is greatly related to their existence.
These images prove that how much aggressive they can be to defend their own regions. In water, they flap their wings so hard that it overpowers the opponent in some way or other.
Get a short introduction about Darter:
Lake Kerkini, Greece. Pelicans are the birds with the largest beak in the world.
and under it they have a bag in which they collect their fish catch. They like to
eat fish, which makes them serious
competitors of fishermen. However, the Dalmatian pelicans from the Greek
Lake Kerkini coexist in a unique symbiosis with local fishermens.
The blue-throated bee-eater is recognisable by its bright blue throat, chestnut head and back, and black eye stripe. Its upperparts and wing feathers are predominantly green, while its lower back, rump and tail are a brilliant blue. Adults have distinctive long tail feathers. Juveniles lack the long tail feathers and have a bluish green head. Adults measure about 28cm in length, including their tails
Polar Bears have a very hard life during the Arctic summer. Warm weather, no or very limited snow and ice and hunting issues. The main summer preys are wild reindeers but their meat is poor of fat while polar bears prefer seals that can be easily hunted in winter on the icy coasts. Therefore in summer the bears tend to rest as possible and to move mainly for hunting food. Their behavior and the desolated summer arctic landscape provide me a feeling of sad and helpless loneliness. The ongoing climate change is making their summer life always more tough
In Panna National Park we were out for morning safari, fog was spread all over the forest. I saw an elephant near forest camp the elephant was moving his trunk up and down. Sun was about to rise. By seeing the situation I wanted to capture that moment in which elephant is holding sun in his trunk.
As the Cheetah sees his prey..
for a succesful hunt, the predator must be out of focus of the prey and at the same time, the prey has to be in a striking range and perfectly focussed.
the splash, the Zebra.s are creating is adding to the moment.
A different frame to get a raptor facing towards you and running to catch its prey. There were many photographers present to capture this bold beauty, people were trying to get closeup as much they can. I preferred to be a more little distant to get this action.
During an early morning birding session, came across this Squirrel hunting down the termites. I have set myself down to the ground and was waiting for the right moment. Although it has caught most of the termites facing off the camera, felt lucky to document this at last.
In September, it’s almost rainy season in Bangladesh. But the temperature is very hot. This time the Indian flying fox drive in the lake and drink water. When he splashes in the water his body gets wet and he drinks lick his body water. He drives many times in a few minutes.
Lesser flamingos in flight, Seems like an Indian fighter jet. Honestly i have tried to capture such formation every time i go to Nerul birding point but after waiting for lot of days and lot of trials finally i have managed to get this particular picture. This formation was captured at Nerul in Navi Mumbai.
These photos shows one of my most dearest experiences birding: seeing a Plate-Billed Mountain Blue toucan. It was raining and we were about the get confined due to Covid-19. However that did not stoped me from getting the shots and filling my soul.
Урагус относится к певчим птицам рода чечевиц семейства вьюрковые. За внешнюю схожесть со снегирями и чечевицами эту красивую маленькую птичку с длинным хвостом часто называют длиннохвостой чечевицей или длиннохвостым снегирем. Привлекает внимание, прежде всего, необычно яркое оперение самца урагуса. Особенно приметно урагус зимой: розово-красный цвет головы, груди и шеи, контрастные белые с черным крылья и хвост, нежные серебристые вкрапления на голове и грудке.
Kamchatka brown bears although solitary, congregate where there are plentiful sources of food and the Kuril Lake in Kamchatka is one such area. The bears bulk up to the abundant nutrition in the salmon and are particularly aggressive at times fighting over rights to prime fishing spots as well as over food. Most of the day is spent on the banks of the Kuril Lake where you set up and wait for opportunities to photograph. Given the density of bears at a given place, focussing on one individual in the melee is a challenge and one has to be guided by patience, keen observation and anticipation. I was patiently waiting for the opportune moment to be able to isolate this particular bear that despite a few futile attempts, was not ready to give up. He had been eyeing his catch intently, hoping to stake claim, when another bear swooped in and stole it from him. What ensued was a wild swipe and a clear display of annoyance. It was all over in a flash. Fortunately there was no obstruction at this opportune time and it allowed me to freeze the moment. He was so close, yet so far, and I could only empathise.
Specie: Kamchatka Brown Bear (Ursus arctos beringianus)
Location: South Kamchatka Sanctuary, Russia
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