Witnessing the sun rise over the ocean is a rewarding experience. As the angle of the light shifts, the sand and water transform – the sand changes from orange to a pale white with increasing daylight, while the water turns from turquoise to blue. The richness of colours at dawn (something photographers attribute to the ‘golden hour‘) are captured in this photograph.
The moon rising over a calm ocean can be quite a sight, as I found out during my trip to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
(Submitted to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: ‘Serene‘)
Sea and sky are separated by a thin strip of land in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands of India.
Humayun’s Tomb in New Delhi, is, like most Mughal-era buildings, a remarkable example of symmetrical architecture. This symmetry is most evident when looking at the monument from certain angles, such as the one this photograph was taken from.
Sultanpur National Park in northern India is one of the best places in the country to spot several species of migratory and local birds, including this small bird perched on a tree in the park.
(Submitted to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: “Earth“)
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.