Weekly Photo Challenge: Treat


I've always had a soft corner for birds. But it's always been a challenge to photograph them near my house. They hardly sit still long enough to allow me to take a picture. The birds in the jungle though seemed to be quite extroverted. The Jungle Babblers, which are so restless in the city, didn't … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Treat

Weekly Photo Challenge: Careful


'Look! Peacock feathers! Can I take one to keep?' 'Wait! I'll get it! You must stay in the Jeep.' It's dangerous out there. Wild creatures only pretend to sleep. The woods are lovely, dark and deep. A poor imitation of a poem by Robert Frost Continuing with photographs from the Sariska Wildlife Reserve, here are … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Careful

I’ll take care of you


A group of monkeys crossed one of the roads next to the parked safari vehicles. More than one had a young one clinging on to her. This mother paused briefly to look over her shoulder, on the lookout for potential threats to the safety of her young one. In response to The Daily Post's writing … Continue reading I’ll take care of you

An (extra)ordinary cup of tea


As it happens, I misinterpreted this week's photo challenge. Let's set things right. Would you like a cup of tea? Just before our last safari in Sariska, we decided to eat lunch at a dhaba. There was a row of small houses with thatched roofs along either side of the road running along the perimeter … Continue reading An (extra)ordinary cup of tea

An extraordinary encounter


We took to the roads early morning and checked into our hotel just before lunch. While our rooms were being readied, we confirmed our safari booking. We then picked up the keys and headed towards the rooms. Our rooms were towards the back of the property in a separate compound. On entering, we were greeted … Continue reading An extraordinary encounter

Weekly Photo Challenge: Boundaries


This wooden stick is a crude fence built by a farmer to protect his crop of corn. Sitting at the edge of the Sariska Wildlife Reserve, the family of five has no need to be afraid of robbers. The odd tiger that pays them a visit every now and then, is quite a good security … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Boundaries