When time stood still and I lost a shoe.
In 1974, Bannerghatta (in Karnataka, India) was declared a National Park. In 2002, part of the park was declared a Biological Park (I sense you about to question the difference, and I urge you to move on). In 2017, I visited the park. Squashed in a smelly bird hide for hours, impersonating a statue and muscles screaming in protest , I practiced wildlife photography with the pros. I lost a pair of shoes in shrapnel rain and whiplash winds. Luckily my preparations have consisted of a ratty trekking pact, containing several changes of clothes and shoes to accommodate whatever weather nature might suffer from. The only thing I can conclusively say I learned that weekend, was that camera lenses can be successfully used in weight training.
Red Spurfowl – nature’s runways models! Endemic to South India, this pheasant is deliciously plump and slow moving © Nisha DSouza
A Red-vented Bulbul trying to play it cool © Nisha DSouza
Red-whiskered bulbul – angry bird for life! © Nisha DSouza
A White-browed bulbul debating whether to throw its diet out the window © Nisha DSouza
A White-browed bulbul in all its feathery glory © Nisha DSouza
A White-browed bulbul coming in for the landing © Nisha DSouza
A Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher just waking up © Nisha DSouza
An Oriental White-eye standing small © Nisha DSouza
That look when you know you’re being stalked.. © Nisha DSouza
Prior to our plodding all over his contemplations, this chap was probably thinking about youth, beauty, the vastness of being and the inherent difficulties of living under a rock occasionally visited by pachyderms. © Nisha DSouza
Some kind of baby lizard… © Nisha DSouza
Squirrel friend going to town on that papaya! © Nisha DSouza
This critter is called a domino bettle, because its resembles pizza =P © Nisha DSouza