Monday, September 07, 2009

Elephant Behavior

Gopalaswamy Betta presented an incredible opportunity for me to shoot this herd of elephants from the top of the hill. I've never seen such a sight before. Watching elephants from the top as if it's seen from an air balloon was really amazing perspective to get. To add to that I saw very interesting behavior from the mother elephant. If you see closely there are two calves suckling from the same mother. It's very rare for an elephant to have twins! I suspect that the other calf is slightly old (may be 3-6 months) & perhaps has lost its mother. The aunt elephant, which is now the matriarch, is taking care of the orphan calf. This social behavior depicts very clearly the caring nature of elephants.

Do share your thoughts if you've witnessed such a behavior before!

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Many moods of Jog Falls

Jog Falls has always been a special place in my heart perhaps due to the fact that we lived close by for over 7 years in Gersoppa. Last weekend I got a chance to recapture some of the moods of it. In next few days/weeks, I'll post some of them. I've called them the moods of Jog primarily due to the changing landscape every time you see it. The mist & the rain create an incredible harmony that makes it very special. Here is the first one to begin with.