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.
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.
This is Pulicat Lake, which is the second largest lagoon in India. Every year thousands of flamingos visit this place. I spent eight hours photographing these birds at this place, and this was the image I made when the sun was setting. I spent almost six hours shooting these birds sitting in the water with my camera on an icebox to get low angle perspective and the sun reflecting off the water.
It was delightful moment for me during my birding.,these Greater flamingos engaged in courtship but the angle i was at it looks like two headed Flamingo in conversation.
I felt very much excited/Happy when I saw this image after storing at my drive
It was early morning and already two sub adult elephants were mock fighting, after a good amount of eating and playing with their herd in the river water. They were probably brothers from an extended family, both with tusks. And a Myna bird is standing as the referee with focused eyes to ensure that all rules are being followed in this friendly bout. That is how I inferred this amazing scene at the Corbett Tiger Reserve in India. A couple of Mynas were busy picking up food from the heaps of fresh dungs left by the herd. When these two elephants started pushing and nudging each other, one Myna left but this one stood still very near to the big boys and kept watching for a long time. This is an amazing behaviour of the Myna. Young elephant males often engage in mock fighting, foreshadowing the more serious and violent interactions among adult males. When the younger ones meet, they spar in order to assess each other’s weight and strength. Myna birds have a symbiotic relationship with animals who are much bigger in size, like the Indian Rhinos and the Indian Elephants. Mynas nibble elephant dung for dung beetles and other insects. They also collect and carry small balls of elephant dungs to make their nests.
I was walking in the streets of old city Jodhpur, I happen to notice the Red woman leaning out of the window maybe be waiting for someone or just taking in some fresh air, well her clothes and the colour of the building were so contrasting, I had to take this shot. I felt some sort of connection between the two wheeler at the bottom and the woman, might be her husband\'s who might not able to ride it now, I\'m sure there is a story here, if only I could talk to the woman then.
The red woman was camera shy, left as soon as I shot this frame
\"Attitude makes you different\"
1/160 Sec F/4 500mm ISO 1250
Nikon D850 , Nikkor 500mm F4 FL Lens.
Bandipur TR, Karnataka
CHE (Crested hawk Eagle), An often seen predator bird in Indian Forests, is a medium size raptor, often predates on other birds, chicks of birds, squirrels, hare, snakes, lizards, at times new born monkeys as well. Their sharp talons do the job of holding its victim while strong beak tears the flesh. They vary in different Morphs (dark & Pale) and crested/ non-crested subspecies.
We can hear their high-pitched ki-ki-ki-ki-ki-ki-ki-ki-kee sound in forest, especially during breeding season, December to April. They usually sit on branches above ground, waiting for prey to come out and when prey in sight, strikes with its Talons, get hold of it and flies with prey to a tree perch. They certainly have dominance above ground in the forest.
Recently my interest inclined towards spiders a lot. I started reading about them their habitat and behaviour. I found this wolf spider in my garden and somehow I manged to click this best of my macro shots.
The photo series are shot one of the ancient temple from India, kopeshwar temple from Khidrapur. It has wonderful story and architecture, exterior and interior. In month of May first ray of sun falls on idol of temple.
Architecturally, as per Shilpa Shastra, this is probably the richest temple of Maharashtra.
The stone used in this temple is hard basalt rock, that is found in the Sahyadri range of mountains, the closest point being at 60 km away. So, the stone must have been ported here via Panch Ganga and Krishna rivers. Most of our rivers had good waterways once upon a time.
Carrhotus jumping spider, this is so special because due to this pandemic I started to explore the macro genre as we were not allowed go out. This was shot near my home location, this was the first macro shot i got out door after locking ourselves within 4 walls for 2 months
Agumbe is a little village in Shimoga District of Karnataka is a land of reptiles. The rainforests of Agumbe are rich in herpetofauna, its famous as the homeland of King Cobras. I have seen as many number of green vine snakes in a couple of days, that I have lost count of them. But one striking image I could make despite very low light was this image with a beautiful bokeh. This snake has just come out to bask after a heavy rain passed by.
I was roaming around the street suddenly I found this person who was a vendor selling some indian snacks and I asked him to click his images he said ok I clicked his portrait because I can see the hardwork in his eyes
Raorchestes luteolus is a species of frog in the family Rhacophoridae. It is endemic to the Western Ghats, India, where it is only known from the state of Karnataka. Many of the known populations are from the Kodagu district, known also by its anglicised former name of Coorg—hence the common name.
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