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Texture

Photograph of a textured plant stem

Photograph of a textured plant stem

The angle of the sunlight falling on the plant in this photo exposes the texture of the woody bark.

(Submitted to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenges: “Scale“, “Layered“, “Structure” and “Textures“)

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Munnar

Photograph of Munnar Landscape

Photograph of Munnar Landscape

Munnar is a small hill-station in the Indian state of Kerala. Famous for its tea and spice plantations, Munnar (and the Western Ghats region in general) provides many fine views like this.

(Submitted to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenges: “Wanderlust“, “Earth” and “Atop“)

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Wingspan

Photograph of a bird in flight

Photograph of a bird in flight

Sultanpur National Park, a small nature reserve in the northern part of India, is an excellent place to observe several different species of local and migratory birds.

Painted Storks such as this one are one of the largest bird species found in the park. They can have wingspans as wide as five feet and can weigh up to 3.5 kilograms. Their bright orange heads and beaks make them easy to spot. While many storks are migratory, this particular species isn’t. Painted storks are mostly found in marshy wetlands across South Asia, and also in some places in Eastern Asia.

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Mist

Photograph of foggy road

Photograph of foggy road

The hills in the eastern part of the Indian state of Kerala are home to several nature reserves and wildlife sanctuaries. When we visited one of these reserves during the summer, we were caught off guard by the dense fog and relatively low temperatures.

(Submitted to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: “Path“)