Kingfisher

Date Taken: 23 June 2012 | Place: Ranganathittu, Karnataka, India.

Catch It! - Brahminy Kite

Date Taken: 08 July 2012 | Place: Sangama, Karnataka, India.

Let's Make Our Planet Green

Date Taken: 23 June 2012 | Place: Ranganathittu, Karnataka, India

Over Everest

Date Taken: 21 Apr 2012 | Place: Kathmandu, Nepal

Rowing On The River Ganges

Date Taken: 17 Apr 2012 | Place: Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

President's House

Date Taken: 27 Apr 2012 | Place: New Delhi, India

Taj Mahal

Date Taken: 25 Apr 2012 | Place: Agra, India

Bangalore at Night

Date Taken: 20 May 2012 | Place: Bangalore, India

Uttarakhand - Simply the Heaven

Date Taken: 05 May 2012 | Place: Uttarakhand, India

28 February 2012

View From Tirumala Hills


Date Taken: 24 Feb 2012
Place: Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India


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Guess Where?


Date Taken: 24 Feb 2012
Place: Tirupati (Tirumala hills), Andhra Pradesh, India


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Road King


Date Taken: 25 Feb 2012
Place: Tirupati Andhra Pradesh, India


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27 February 2012

Good Morning Tirupati


Date Taken: 25 Feb 2012
Place: Tirupati Andhra Pradesh, India


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19 February 2012

River Tern Flight Shot


Date Taken: 18 Feb 2012
Place: Thippagondanahalli, Karnataka, India

The Indian River Tern or just River Tern (Sterna aurantia) is a bird in the tern family . It is a resident breeder along inland rivers from Iran east through Pakistan into India and Myanmar to Thailand, where it is uncommon. It does not occur in Sri Lanka. Unlike most Sterna terns, it is almost exclusively found on freshwater, rarely venturing even to tidal creeks.

This species breeds from March to May in colonies in less accessible areas such as sandbanks in rivers. It nests in a ground scrape, often on bare rock or sand, and lays three greenish-grey to buff eggs, which are blotched and streaked with brown.

This is a medium-sized tern, 38–43 cm long with dark grey upperparts, white underparts, a forked tail with long flexible streamers, and long pointed wings. The bill is yellow and the legs red. It has a black cap in breeding plumage. In the winter the cap is greyish white, flecked and streaked with black, there is a dark mask through the eye, and the tip of the bill becomes dusky.

The sexes are similar but juveniles have a brown head, brown-marked grey upperparts, grey breast sides and white underparts. The bill is yellowish with a dark tip

As with other Sterna terns, the River Tern feeds by plunge-diving for fish, crustaceans, tadpoles and aquatic insects in rivers, lakes, and tanks. Its numbers are decreasing is due to the pollution of their habitat.
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Indian Robin


Date Taken: 18 Feb 2012
Place: Manchinbele, Karnataka, India

The Indian Robin (Saxicoloides fulicatus) is a species of bird in the Muscicapidae family. It is widespread in the Indian Subcontinent, and ranges across Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. The males of northern populations have a brown back whose extent gradually reduces southwards with populations in the southern peninsula having an all black back. They are commonly found in open scrub areas and often seen running along the ground or perching on low thorny shrubs and rocks. Their long tails are held erect and their chestnut undertail covert and dark body make them easily distinguishable from the Pied Bushchat and the Oriental Magpie Robin.
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Brahminy Kite Flight Shot


Date Taken: 18 Feb 2012
Place: Thippagondanahalli, Karnataka, India

The Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus) also known as the Red-backed Sea-eagle in Australia, is a medium-sized bird of prey in the family Accipitridae, which also includes many other diurnal raptors such as eagles, buzzards and harriers. They are found in the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia and Australia. They are found mainly on the coast and in inland wetlands where they feed on dead fish and other prey. Adults have a reddish brown plumage and a contrasting white head and breast which makes them easy to distinguish from other birds of prey.
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Laughing Dove


Date Taken: 18 Feb 2012
Place: Manchinbele, Karnataka, India

The Laughing Dove (Spilopelia senegalensis) is a small pigeon which is a resident breeding bird in the tropics in Africa south of the Sahara, the Middle East and southern Asia east to India. In India it is also known as the Little Brown Dove. Probably as the result of stowaways from Africa or India, the bird is also found in a localised area of Western Australia — in and around Perth and Fremantle.
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Dragonfly


Date Taken: 18 Feb 2012
Place: Thippagondanahalli, Karnataka, India


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Savandurga Hills


Date Taken: 18 Feb 2012
Place: Savandurga, Karnataka, India


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Cormorant Flight Shot


Date Taken: 18 Feb 2012
Place: Thippagondanahalli, Karnataka, India


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11 February 2012

Rock Pigeon


Date Taken: 11 Feb 2012
Place: Savandurga, Karnataka, India


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Cormorant


Date Taken: 11 Feb 2012
Place: Savandurga, Karnataka, India


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Three Young Tuskers


Date Taken: 11 Feb 2012
Place: Savandurga, Karnataka, India


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Wild Three Young Tuskers



Date Taken: 11 Feb 2012
Place: Savandurga, Karnataka, India

On 11 Feb 2012 I visited Savanadurga hills (Ramanagara district, Magadi, situated around 65kms from Bangalore). It was around 9:00 am when I reached there. As I already know that there is a lake at the bottom of the hills I decided to go there to find some aquatic birds. 

While I was taking few shots of cormorant bird at the lake I heard some noise at the other end of the lake, Initially I did not mind, later on I heard more noise and that is when I realized that there is some movement there and I expected elephants since I can see trees were shaking. 

So I took my position and waited for a minute and I witnessed three young tuskers (Three male elephants) crossing the lake and they were wild elephants, I did not take more chances to get closer, I took few shots and managed to get away from there as I saw elephants approaching towards me. 

I then realized these elephants were too close to tourist area and villages nearby and I decided to inform forest department by the help of local people. 

After few minutes GK. Sudarshan (Forest range officer) and his team of 8 persons arrived at the spot with sound making crackers. And they entered the forest by tracking the footprints of elephants and successfully managed to scare away tuskers from the tourist area and the villages nearby.


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05 February 2012

White Throated Kingfisher


Date Taken: 04 Feb 2012
Place: Bannerghatta, Bangalore, Karnataka, India


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Common Blue Kingfisher



Date Taken: 21 Jan 2012
Place: Ranganathittu, Karnataka, India



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Crimson Rose


Date Taken: 04 Feb 2012
Place: Bannerghatta, Bangalore, Karnataka, India


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Common Indian Crow


Date Taken: 04 Feb 2012
Place: Bannerghatta, Bangalore, Karnataka, India


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Asian Paradise Flycatcher Male


Date Taken: 04 Feb 2012
Place: Bannerghatta, Bangalore, Karnataka, India


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Purple - Rumped Sunbird Male


Date Taken: 04 Feb 2012
Place: Bannerghatta, Bangalore, Karnataka, India


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Purple Sunbird Male


Date Taken: 04 Feb 2012
Place: Bannerghatta, Bangalore, Karnataka, India


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Purple Sunbird - Eclipse Male


Date Taken: 04 Feb 2012
Place: Bannerghatta, Bangalore, Karnataka, India


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Red Whiskered Bulbul


Date Taken: 04 Feb 2012
Place: Bannerghatta, Bangalore, Karnataka, India


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