Sand Crab

Animal, India, Macro, Photograph, Travel

Photograph of a Small Crab on Sand

A crab no larger than a small coin rests on a beach in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. If you look closely, you can even see its two tiny eyes!

(Submitted to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: ‘Out of This World‘)



Animal, Bird, Nature, Photograph, Sky

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.