GOLDEN MOMENTS

One of the most pure golden moments of nature

A part of mangroves at Yas beach in Abu Dhabi lighted up in golden glitters. What an awesome treat for eyes at the early hours of a day. The water was too shallow due to low tide and the lonely tree makes a superb silhouette. One of the many moments a photographer is being gifted with the best from nature; all it takes is just a mind set to venture to nothing….

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WATCHING OVER’ CHINNAR

Chinnar wild life sanctuary, situated in Western Ghats Anamalai cluster in Kerala is a serene and protected sandal wood forest with more than 200 species of wild animals including very rare Albino Gaur (white bison) and Indian Star tortoise. Home to highest population of Grizzled Giant Squirrels and Mugger Crocodiles.
Vasiyappara Ethinic Hut & trekking, Koottar or Karakkad tree top houses are unique experience

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GREEN SOLAR PANELS

 

A leaf is an outgrowth of a stem with veins all interconnected in a chamber formation with millions of cells

which would absorb sunlight to form food from carbon dioxide and water for plants growth.

They act like a green solar panel absorbing carbon dioxide which human beings and animals’ breathe out and in return produce oxygen

which is vital for our very existence

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THE GREAT BLUE HERONS

One of the most common, smartest yet sociable birds we can easily see in our gardens or wetlands.
Herons has a wing span of about 6 ft with great flying skills. Despite their size they are surprisingly light.
They usually straighten their S shaped neck to quickly stab the fish and swallow the fish in one piece.
The most interesting fact about these smarties is that they hunt both in day & night with excellent eye sights.

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EID MUBARAK

Believed to be the month in which Quran was revealed to Prophet Muhammed by angel Gabriel which continued for 23 years.

It’s a time for spiritual reflections abstaining from food, evil actions, thoughts and words.

Considering the present scenarios around the world, I think it’s a time to remember those who need our help. A time to understand the richness of sharing.

May this special day bring peace, happiness and prosperity to everyone…… Eid Mubarak!

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SELF ESTEEM

I know the best part of me….sometimes I dare to get lost. It’s then you start loving yourself……all alone, inspired with own spirits.

Life is too short to understand yourself, and then am just wondering how come people are trying hard to master the world around

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SOUL OF A FLOWER

Someone said “Flowers are the sweetest thing God ever made and forgot to put a soul in to”

but i found them in every single flower i wanted. Beautiful, full of happiness and love……..

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CRUISING THROUGH DUST

…..yes that’s more heat & dust on our way. Dusty days are back and is quite normal in UAE at the beginning of core summer days.

Certain cautions we can practice to play safe:
– Drive with caution, reduce speed preferably with lights on
– Leave a good & safe distance
– Watch out for debris on road
– Respect other drivers who may not be as good as you are

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ROADS LESS TRAVELLED


Human beings are poor examiners, subject to superstition, bias, prejudice, and a profound tendency to see what they want to see rather than what is really there

For me, One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things different every other time…

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First Step

I prefer to encourage enthusiasm at early ages than knowledge, it is important to have a free mind to take the first step in all scenarios and then acquire the essential knowledge to master it by experience & efforts,

Take the very first step fearlessly and your mind will mobilize all its forces to your aid. But the first essential is that you begin. Once the battle is startled, all that is within and without you will come to your assistance

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FASCINATING but not FAVOURITE

All insects are fascinating from the point of a photographer, but I never thought I would get connected with a spider. I’d love to live in Antarctica as that’s the only place in earth where you won’t find any spider.

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Got some fascinating facts about Spidy:

  • Only insect that doesn’t have an antenna.
  • Most of them have 4 set of eyes
  • Males are often smaller is size than females
  • Females could lay as many as 3000 eggs
  • The strongest material in the world is considered the silk that Spiders create. Scientists haven’t been able to recreate this design even with all the technology we have today
  • Huntsman Spider is the biggest in the world
  • Brazilian banana spider is the poisonous spider in the world
  • Blood of spider is actually blue in color
  • Even though they are predators they can consume only liquid food, venom helps them to transform food to liquid stage
  • When they are on move, 4 legs are on ground while other 4 up

 

Fight for honour

They have to fight battle more than once to win it, its not a choice but still wanting for it. Its own strength and someone claims the pride.

Bull fight in Fujeriah (United Arab Emirates). An age-old tradition held in Fujeirah every Friday at 5 pm near Corniche road towards Kalba. The bull that butts the other longest time in one minut challenge wins.

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Motherhood

Motherhood is a great honor and privilege, the greatest and deepest  of all relationships. So precious that no men dare to negotiate

Dedicated to all those moms around the world, & we salute:)

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Taken @ Bandhipur Forest, Karnataka – India

(Thanks to Mr. Sidhiraj, one of the best and dedicated safari guide at Bandhipur wild life safari)

 

 

Hop of Hope

Jump, and you will find out how to unfold your wings as you fall.

All what we have to do is to practice curiosity; each time we feel sure about something, its time to explore where there might be some uncertainty behind your conviction.

Our minds crave closure, but when we latch onto it prematurely we miss beautiful and important moments along the way. Take your wings and explore the world around you.

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CAN I PLAY WITH YOU…….please !


If you believe your eyes ‘come to mama’
If you trust your knowledge ‘live happily forever’

A lion is called a ‘king of beasts’ obviously for a reason.

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Posted for ‘Sunday stills Photography challenge – Letter L’

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SWEETHEART


How meaningful is that the happiness is born and how wonderful is it when a portion of your own hearts comes out and looking at us saying ‘am all yours dad & mom’

When you hold your baby in your arms the first time, and you think of all the things you can say and do to influence him, Its a tremendous responsibility God the almighty giving you. What you do with him can influence not only him, but everyone he meets and not for a day or a month or a year but for time and eternity

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My son Heiden @ his very first day first pic’:) Thanks for making us complete my boy.

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ATTRACTIVE…………but …………DESTRUCTIVE


FREE with every can of soft drink:

• Weight gain and obesity
• Type 2 diabetes
• Cardiovascular disease
• Cancers
• Contain acid that cause teeth thinning or decay

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POKING SPIKE…


A stiff, sharp-pointed woody projection on the stem which reminds us there is always a green part and a dark side for every beauty in nature which is self-defending……………silently

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Posted for ‘Sunday Stills Photography challenge – Pointy things’

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I AM SPEED………


My 300th post, dedicated to some of my passionate things in life…….speed & wilderness:)

Nothing else can better explain it

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Most specific characteristics which differ cheetah from other cats are its small head and tear marks running down from the corner of eyes to chin. These marks reduce glare from the bright sun and thus aid in excellent vision
The Cheetah is the fastest land animal reaching speeds of 45 – 70 mph with acceleration much better than any of the super cars, ie 0 – 1115 km in 3 seconds. The Cheetah however can only run for short sprints of up to 300 yards. These sprints will usually last for 20 seconds, but rarely ever reach a full minute
They are remarkably fuel efficient as well; cheetahs only need to drink once every three to four days
They use their binocular vision over scent as other cats
It does not have a floating Hyoid bone in its neck it cannot roar
Cheetahs have also been known to swim
Cheetah has been considered the easiest of the exotic cats to tame


Sad facts:
The Cheetah above all is the most reproductive cat. Why then is it so endangered? The answer is two-fold. Cheetah cubs often fall prey to Lions, Jackals, Birds of Prey, and Hyenas, as the mother must leave them behind while hunting for food. Even if the mother was near, she could not fend off an animal as large as a Lion or Hyena, the Cheetah was built for running not fighting. 90% of Cheetahs born die within the first 3 months, 50% of which are destroyed by predators. The other 40% fall victim to lack of genetic diversity. This is the second reason for their inability to survive. This genetic peril is responsible for weak and underdeveloped immune systems. Disease and illness attack a weak immune system, which in turn causes death. Most cubs do not even make it past 1 month old when this is the case

HANDLE WITH CARE


The most dangerous thing that can put you and your life in dangerous situations with its dirty tricks. Banks money, their miles and points can never make you wealthy

Just be careful…

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Posted for: Sunday stills photography challenge: dangerous things/situations or things that tell you to be careful

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