This is an approximately 4 hours long exposure of two things in motion - stars and water. It took me 3 years and 3 attempts to create this image as the conditions were not congenial for the image in the first two times (2017 and 2018). This was captured close to the town of Sohra located in the North-East Indian State of Meghalaya.
While enjoying the trip with my friends i saw these kids diving in the river (dam) fearlessly, meanwhile i thought of freezing them in the air and went down the stairs to give it a wide perspective and it was a fraction of seconds when this kid in foreground was coming out looking straight into my camera from the river and i made the shot.
I took this photograph in the Ganga river. It boasts a secret in itself is the photograph the story that is very surprised. When the police officer gives the unknown corpse for cremation to dom people after the post-mortem, they throw it in to the river to save some money. When the summer comes the skeleton of these body appear on the sand. Still there is no legal action
A worker seen create long columns of rice before walking along and spreading the piles with their feet and rakes. Drying of paddy grains is one of the most important step before sending them to Rice mill. By reducing the moisture level of the grain, the risk of bacteria is being kept to the minimum for storage.
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.
It was my last day in Masai Mara and me along with my photographer friends were having our breakfast in the middle of Jungle. All our equipment's were kept in the vehicle and we were enjoying our breakfast. All of sudden I spotted these beautiful Zebras curiously watching us. I ran towards my vehicle to grab my camera and tried to freeze this moment. I always wonder is it a "Black on White" or "White on Black"?
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 !
this img was taken in wari festival in2019,which is celebrated in Maharashtra,where lacs of devotees of various diversities,eg,ethnicity,casts,religions,economic status,come together and walk bare footed for 250 km from Alandi to Pandharpur,for 26 days and they dance,sing,enchant,play various games
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.
Every year the race of MOICHARA or COW race takes place during the end of summer and the beginning of Monsoon at Canning, the village area of West Bengal. The race is done on the agricultural fields and this is the traditional process for farmers to cultivate the land.
The Flower Chafer is a beautiful, shiny, emerald green, and quite large beetle.
Flower chafers are small, stocky beetles that come in shimmering bright colors. They look like round little dumplings. The most popular are the emerald green flower chafer, the pachnoda marginata and the Derby's flower beetle. They’re perfect for beginners and lovely to watch.
These animals don’t live for very long but, as long as you look after them properly, you can enjoy the next generation. Flower chafers grow to around 1-2 in (2.5-5 cm) and live for around 5-7 months.
This image was captured during the celebration of Vijay Diwas in Kolkata. Vijay Diwas is commemorated every 16th December in Bangladesh and India, to observe Bangladesh’s victory over Pakistan in War of 1971 for the liberation of Bangladesh from Pakistan
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:
The rain made everyone a 'Mumbaikar' in one fell swoop. Now no one is Marathi, no one is a brother, no one is a Hindu, no one is a Muslim !! Only a man who gets wet, only a man who asks for help and only a man who takes care of every soul !! Tomorrow the wool will fall, the rain will stop, everything will be fine. Just do one. Preserve the moisture provided by this rain!
This is a dark fashion art portraiture. For me photography is an art and I always try to create a artistic images. Body painting is a form of body art where artwork is painted directly onto the human skin.
Sony A7iii + Venus Optics 60mm Macro
(Jumping Spider inside a newly sprout Banana leaf)
Jumping spiders or the Salticidae are a family of spiders. As of 2019, it contained over 600 described genera and over 6000 described species, making it the largest family of spiders at 13% of all species. Jumping spiders have some of the best vision among arthropods and use it in courtship, hunting, and navigation.
The architectural delight of this wonderful staircase mesmerised me. Quite popular in the list of travellers to London. Therefore, it was awfully difficult for me to find the right timing of the day to avoid maddening crowd. For this shot, I almost went supine on the floor pushing the extremities of my gear to get the widest possible angle. An immediate reflection was to process this in the simplest black and white to highlight the lines and curves which brought out the beauty of this fibonacci spiral
The quest for betterment for an artist is limitless. Regardless the age, gender and whatever barriers he faces, he always tries to improve and improvise his artform. Like in the above shot the old tailor is trying his best to complete his work. He may seem weak but his determination is what makes him a perfect artist. For him the age isn't a barrier.
When I was traveling to Himachal Pradesh, I meet this old man, it is mentally unstable.It came to Himachal Pradesh 20 years ago from its home.At first I was scared of his face but then I gathered courage and offered him tea and food, after that I brought potato paratha and tea from the adjacent dhaba, then he started eating and then after the meal I clicked this picture.
Devotees thinks that the water of river Ganga purify their body, mind & soul. A natural symbol of purification, water has been used by the peoples removing uncleanness, But the water is not clean or hygiene.
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.
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.
This photo of Red Ghost Crab was taken at Tajpur sea beach of West Bengal, India. I always love to take a ground level shot of this beauty, but you know getting a ground level shot is not at all easy for this crab. Any vibration in terms of walking or roaming around can cause this crab to enter inside its den. I had to lay down from 4:30 AM to 6:30 AM to get this shot with full wet dress & place the camera just on a hat so that it won't get direct contact of water.
A train window which is showcasing so many other windows and one such window where a lady is waiting eagerly. The whole train is empty and waiting for its new passengers. On the other side this lady is waiting for someone or something. Her over anticipated eyes are telling different abstracting stories. The simplicity in her overall attire and visage is making a minimalist look. This picture is taken at Sealdah station, Kolkata.
Durga Puja is incomplete without the Dhunuchi Naach—a freestyle dance form where performers dance to beats of the Dhak and the sound of Kansor, with dhunuchis (clay incense pits pots) filled with burning incense in their hand. Bengali woman clad in a beautiful red saree with golden border starts the Dhunuchi dance with grace and poise matching to the festival rhythms of dhak. The atmosphere fills up with the essence of spirituality and holiness as the smoke of the Dhuna fills up the air.
A muslim girl was walking up the stairs to the roof of a Masjid, while she looked constantly at the camera with what I was shooting.
Since in general girls are not allowed inside any masjid, it was nice to see the girl inside the masjid
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
A sudden fire broke out in the heart of the Bagri market. The fire workers, risking their own life, tackled the whole situation with their full effort. The picture was taken during the rescuing situation.
Clicked this image of a Asiatic lion in gir national park Gujarat, india
Within 10 minutes of entering in park we found this handsome male in beautiful early morning soft light. And got this show with morning light falling right on his face
Perigrine falcon with rock pegion Kill it was amazing to see & click this wonderful raptor it is migratory bird to telangana region clicked in Hyderabad world fastest bird on the planet speed of the 390km/ph
Amur Falcon in action.
Amur Falcon, a small raptor that comes to India from Northern China and migrates to Southern Africa. It flies non-stop over Arabian Sea, until it reaches Somalia. It is the longest over-water flight of any raptor, estimated around 4,000 kms. Just Amazing!
The territorial fight
Who fight for territory for breeding
The grey francolin is a species of francolin found in the plains and drier parts.
This species was formerly also called the grey partridge
This was the first and only brick field I have visited in my life. When I visited this place to click some photos and show a lot of men and women working, I searched for some compositions. Then these two ladies wearing contrasting colours of clothes caught my attention.
- Рейтинг фотографов по странам и городам строится на основе 3-х лучших фотографий автора и их относительной позиции в каждой отдельной номинации. Рейтинг в номинации "Мобильная фотография" учитывается в меньшей степени для формирования рейтинга. В списке показывается одна фотография автора с лучшим рейтингом.
- В списке опубликованы только работы которые прошли 2-й этап голосования.
- The rating of photographers by countries and cities is based on the three best photos of the author and their relative position in each separate nomination. Rating in the nomination "Mobile Photography" is taken into account to a lesser extent for rating formation. The list shows one photo of the author with the best rating.
- Only those photos have been published in the list that passed the second stage of voting.