Water Lily

“I think that the best kind of change, is the change that comes from the inside and begins it’s way out until it emerges on the outside; a change that is born underneath then continues and spreads until it has reached the surface. That’s a true change. A powerful change. And I have found that while we are emerging, changing into something glorious; it is actually us becoming who we really are. A water lily is born underneath the water, inside the soil at the bottom of the river or lake. And the water lily has always been a water lily for that whole time that it was sprouting out of the wet soil, reaching up through the dark water towards the sunlight, stretching and grasping for the surface; where it then buds and blooms on the outside in the sunshine. It doesn’t bud and bloom on the surface and then try to reach down below into the soil.”
― C. JoyBell C.

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Tears of the birdy…

“They never bothered if we survived when they were getting civilized”…………i wonder if its tears got evaporated before it fell on the dry lands.

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Be a good friend of nature.

Save me…to save you…

Thousands have lived without love, not one without water. Preserve it as much as you can and use it as little as you could, please………please……..please……..don’t waste.

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Walking…

I don’t know what my path is yet. I’m just walking on it. I trust the one who is watching over me.

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Model: Heiden Henry
Location: Mirfa Beach, Abu Dhabi

Life just beautiful and peaceful like a colorful garden…

A beautiful and peaceful part where most of the life believes in living slow and in peace; Scotland is progressive nation built on dynamism, creativity and the fabulous warmth of its people.
A lot more famous for Everyday friendliness, they simply love people – and they like to make others feel at home. You’ll find an enthusiastic friendliness all over. Ask a stranger for directions, buy something in a local shop, eat or drink in a pub or restaurant you’ll be met with a smiling face who always wanted to talk to you more and more.

They have a have a long tradition of welcoming new people and cultures

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Posted for Sunday Stills Photography challenge: Flower Gardens
Location: Bandry wood (Aldochlay), around 32 miles from Glasgow (Scotland)

The sleeping GIANT

Remembering one of the most majestic yet loving giants in the world on ‘World Elephant Day’ August 12th

Have you ever wondered how a wild elephant sleep? we found this guys way too lazy to get up @ Bandhipur National Park in India, thanks to our Safari guide Mr. Siddiraj who always took an extra mile to make sure our trip was as thrilling and wild as possible.

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Contributed on WORLD ELEPHANTS DAY – AUG 12TH
Location: Bandhipur National Park, Karnataka, India

Crowd ‘n d Wild


Largest, heaviest, muscular and the most powerful wild cattle on the planet; Indian Wild Gaur hold a special place as they are bigger and less aggressive than Cape Buffalo.

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They stands as tall as 7.2 feet and average weight is 650 to 1,000 kg (1,430 to 2,200 lb), while large bull could easily weigh up to 1,500 kg (3,300 lb) Indian Wild Gaur provides an important food source for only one large apex predator The Tiger. Even then, there are more cases of tigers being killed by Gaurs, than Gaurs being killed by tigers. They live in herds of around 30-50 members, and they gestate for around 280 days. Herds are typically led by the oldest female, while males are mostly nomads that wander in search of females. In the herd the young are typically protected fiercely, as the large adult females will form a circle with heads and horns facing outward to protect the young from possible attack by Tigers. An unusual behaviour observed when a tiger was sensed by a herd, they form in an ancient human military tactic called a phalanx, and drove it off in a steady march toward the unfortunate tiger while lined up.

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Contributed for photography challenge ‘Sunday Stills’
Location: Bandhipur, India

Free n floating…

Flying is missing the ground…soaring freely through space… on the infinite highway of the air.

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Posted for SundayStills Photography challenge: ‘In the Air’
Location: Dubai

An epic ending…

May your trusted eyes don’t deceive you, here in this part of the world Sun sets in the sand. Welcome to the great land of Sand Dunes, Liwa – United Arab Emirates

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Contributing to Sunday Stills Photography challenge – ‘Sunrise or Sunset’
Location: Liwa, 240 Kms off Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Speed


Speed… it is thrill, but can kill

Speeding is fun, but at any level is dangerous.

A matured and responsible driver would be aware of the ‘stopping distance’, a simple truth about speeding; The faster you go, the longer it takes to stop and the harder you hit, Even small increases in speed could have terrible consequences, the difference could be a matter of life or death. Around half of all speed-related fatalities happen at just 10km/h or less above the speed limit

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Contributed to Sunday Stills photography challenge ‘Dangerous things’

‘One’ subject to photograph for the rest of your life

Its high time we humans learn that saving beautiful nature and peaceful wildlife is critical to our own happiness and quality of life, maybe then we’ll start thinking of doing something about it.

Beauty of nature and the life
This could be my only preferred subject to photograph for the rest of my life if I get a chance to pick one forever.

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Got a rare chance for me and my family to watch her building nest from our balcony.

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Location: Pugmarks Jungle Resort, Wayanad – India

Lessons from Wild Flowers

Flowers… are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty out values all the utilities of the world.

It was one of the most beautiful places in kerala called Gavi and i was overlooking a beautiful open valley with an ocean of many little blue wild flowers. While i sat down i saw this little fellow with not many colours, but still stand bold and beautiful with a gorgeous background of thick green mountains and sky far way.

Yes, it is important to be who you are not what others want you to be. Stay positive and stand strong. How beautiful it is the way Lord teach us many things through his beautiful little creations in the nature.

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Contributed to http://www.sundaystills.wordpress.com photography challenge: Wild Flowers
Location: Gavi, Kerala – India

Modify the original pic…

This is yet another brilliant challenge from Ed on Sunday Stills photography, provided pic has to be modified as we like.

This is how i made it
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the outcome is a pic as if i took it through a fence while a worker was trying to climb up to repair the machine. I got the whole idea as i noticed there are no crowd in the picture. It should be a day-off

Trash……The Future


Most horrific scene i ever come across of a nature less pleasant with plastic, no one would ever imagine how horrible this scene could be; A tree holding most precious thing in the world in a most dangerous substance humans ever invented. I highly appreciate the efforts of UAE Government to maintain the parks and public places clean, friendly and safe but sadly on the other hand public seems to be least bothered.

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Contributed to Sunday Stills photography challenge: Trash
Location: Abu Dhabi

Enough plastic is thrown away each year to wrap the earth four times. Have you ever bothered to pay any attention to the amount of plastic we encounter in our daily life? Have you ever wondered where does this go after we are done?………….“NO WHERE”…………yes most of them ends up in land fill or ocean, Okay… then what happens to it?……….”NOTHING”……..absolutely nothing. It takes 500-1,000 years for plastic to degrade.
Virtually every piece of plastic that was ever made still exists in some shape or form.

Still not horrified?……..The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is located in the North Pacific Gyre off the coast of California and is the largest ocean garbage site in the world. This floating mass of plastic is twice the size of Texas which is over 1,392,482 km² or a bit less than United Kingdom and bigger than Iceland.

Ever wanted to rise above plastic? Here are some tips:
– Choose to reuse the shopping bags and water bottles
– Refuse one-time/disposable plastics
– Go for recycle grade plastics like PETE or HDPE
– Volunteer with family and friends in beach clean up
– Finally spread the word, ……………..i just did 

Appam and Egg curry

Appam & Egg Curry one of my favourite dish i prefer to have either as breakfast or for dinner.

Appam is a fermented flat bread made out of Rice and Coconut. There are several variations of this dish. They are very light and crispy towards the edges, soft and juicy at the centre. They are made from a batter using rice, yeast, salt and a little sugar. After the mixture has stood for a couple of hours, it is fried in the “appachatti” which is a specially designed pan. These appams are fairly neutral in taste and mostly served with some spicy condiment or curry. My choice is to have it with spicy Egg Curry is an outstanding combination.

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Posted for ‘Sunday Stills’ photography challenge: International Cuisine

Joy Happiness & Energy……..am Yellow

Do you believe in a saying that ‘Beauty seen is never lost’, I witnessed the sky broke like an egg in to a beautiful sunrise and the water caught fire. One of the most satisfying experiences in my photographic journey.

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Contributed to Sunday Stills challenge: Yellow
Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

A perfect flight

For most gulls, it is not flying that matters, but eating. For this gull, though, it was not eating that mattered, but flight

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Location: Dubai – Creek park

Spirit of nature

I am in love with the green earth. I take every chance to be with her, to be soothed and healed, and to feel gifted. The nature is never ever silent, yet we all wish to get lost in nature to find peace and happiness.

Many times we all pass by such scenes, but we never bothered to stop and enjoy the essence of it. But trust me, try it out. I guarantee you can feel your soul getting filled with happiness.

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Contributed to Sunday Stills Photography challenge
Location: Waynad, Kerala – India

wroooooooommmmmmmmmm……………

I am brave, powerful, aggressive, yet elegant and luxurious. I am the second fastest BMW ever built. I am M6.
The crowd knows when am on and the cowards flee when am right after…

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Contributed for Sunday Stills challenge : ‘Brown’
Model: BMW M6, Brown mat finish @ Abu Dhabi.

Locks

Manichithrathazhu Door Locks
The magnificent Manichithrathazhu door (The Ornate Lock) is an age old traditional lock of Kerala which adorns the doors of fabulous Ettukettu & Nalukettu (traditional 8 sided & 4 sided mansions)

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Location: Fort Cochin
Contributed to Sunday Stills challenge : Letter ‘L’

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