Archive for ‘Karnataka’

May 22, 2016

Hampi – In Dawn’s first light

Hampi, a village in northern Karnataka, India,  was one of the richest and largest cities in the world during its prime. It is located within the ruins of the city of Vijayanagara. The ruins are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

A trip to Hampi is incomplete without the trek to Matanga hills. Matunga Hill, being at the center of Hampi, and also the highest point, is the best spot to get an aerial view of Hampi and it’s surroundings. One can experience the true essence of any new place much deeper – in the first few moments leading to the sunrise and a few moments after, when the world around us is waking up from a slumber. And the rooftop of the Veerabhadra Temple at the summit is the ideal place to experience it. Apart from the Veerabhadra temple, there are  lovely views sprinkled around, like these.

Canon XSi : Tamron 18-270 mm : ISO 100: 18 mm : f3.5 : 1/90 sec

Buy Print    Matunga Hill
Hampi, Karnataka, India
February 19, 2015

Refuse to be ordinary

Bandipur National Park is an established Tiger Reserve, but it is also an amazing place to watch birds. This particular day as we were eagerly trying to locate some big cats, this beauty decided to get our attention. He was just still and serene, while the slow breeze was making the leaves around dance. After leisurely posing for this shot, he decided to show his flying skills too. It was quiet a sight to watch the him glide – oh, so majestically.

 

Canon XSi : Tamron 18-270 mm : ISO 1600 : 168 mm : f6.7 : 1/180 sec 

If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change

Peacock
Bandipur National Park, Karnataka, USA
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