My interview in Exhibition

Happy to share a short video of the B&W photo Exhibhition happened recently where I had exhibited my wildlife images with a short interview .

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Weaver bird

A Weaver bird just about to take off …This shot was taken at lake Mburo National park, Uganda.

Woodland kingfisher

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This bird came to wish us a happy weekend. A Woodland kingfisher sitting perched in a tree near our house. Was so excited to see such a colourful specie.
The beauty of staying in Africa. We don’t have to go and look for them. They come to you.

Solitary

As you would have seen with all the posts, I love capturing zebras in my lens. The stripes captivates me a lot. And hence the image. My love towards zebras in B&W continues……Do you think I should show the coloured version of it!!!?

Yellow billed stork

The yellow-billed stork (Mycteria ibis) is a large wading bird, which is most easily distinguished by its black tail and long neck. It also has a characteristic yellow bill, with red skin at its base that extends onto its face. The bill is long, blunt and slightly downward-curved, perfectly adapted for catching its prey. This shot was taken at Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth National park,Uganda. It was looking to catch fish.

Ankole

Today am introducing to you all a special cattle called Ankole. The Ankole-Watusi, also known as Ankole longhorn,is a breed of cattle originally native to Africa. Its large, distinctive horns, that can reach up to 8 feet (2.4 m) from tip to tip, are used for defense and cooling by blood vesseled honeycombs.Ankole-Watusis weigh from 900 to 1,600 pounds (410 to 730 kg). Living in the savannas and open grasslands, their diet consists of grass and leaves. The animal is sometimes known as Ankole or Watusi, and is a breed of Sanga cattle. These are the main livestock in the cattle variety in Uganda.Medium-sized animals, with long, large-diameter horns, they attract attention wherever they appear. There are Ankole farms in Lake Mburo National park and it is a sight to see.

Jacana

This is an African Jacana. It has a chestnut body, and its neck and head are white in front and black in back, with a golden yellow breast.It is not migratory, but extremely nomadic, often in connection with changing waterlevels; in wet years, birds may show up on pans, from which the species has been absent for several years.This was taken at Mabamba Bay in Uganda

Patterns

Patterns Zebras(Burchell’s zebra) are one of my favourite animals on a safari. The black & white patterns indeed makes the park colourful. In this picture, each zebra is posing differently.This was taken at lake Mburo National Park,Uganda. It is one of the few parks in Uganda which has zebras in abundance and the park is popular for antelopes and zebras mainly.

The majestic flight

This shot was taken at lake Mburo ,Uganda. The challenge in taking such a shot is one has to wait patiently for the fish eagle to fly. Since they are birds of prey, they act only when there is a prey sighted.It was a beautiful weather with blue sky as the backdrop. The African Fish Eagle feeds mainly on fish, which it will swoop down upon from a perch in a tree, snatching the prey from the water with its large clawed talons. The eagle will then fly back to its perch to eat its catch. It perches with an upright posture and mostly in trees. Like other sea eagles, the African Fish Eagle has structures on its toes called spiricules that allows it to grasp fish and other slippery prey.

Cast Vote

Please go and cast your vote for the largest democracy in the world. Today is elections in India…. This Male Impala says from Lake Mburo National park ,Uganda. A little about Impala- It is a medium sized African antelope.The impala inhabits savanna grasslands and woodlands close to water sources. This shot was taken during one of the game drives in the park and it was raining. On a closer look, you can see the water droplets falling to the ground.

Are we lost?

This pictures makes me think, if one white winged tern is saying the other “Are we lost from the group? Lets start a search” Taken at makanaga swamp,Uganda where they migrate from Serbia to avoid the winter there.

African Fish Eagle

African fish eagles are birds of prey on the waterways of sub-Saharan Africa, noted for their distinctive and haunting call. These eagles perch on branches overlooking the water, swooping down to catch fish which are then carried back to the perch or dragged to shore if too big to carry. African fish eagles also eat birds, monkeys and even crocodile hatchlings. These efficient predators can get away with spending as little as 10 minutes a day actively hunting.

We are from Apes!

This is a mountain Gorilla from Habinyanja family.They are endangered animals. Their habitat is destroyed when people use the land for farming and the trees for fuel. Gorillas are also killed by poachers and sometimes get caught in poacher’s snares meant for other animals.This shot was taken at Bwindi Impenetrable forest in Uganda

Mountain Gorilla

There are roughly 800 mountain gorillas remaining on Earth, and nearly half live in the forests of the Bwindi and Virunga in Uganda .In the thick forests of central and west Africa, troops find plentiful food for their vegetarian diet. They eat roots, shoots, fruit, wild celery, and tree bark and pulp.Taken at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest,Uganda

The giant feet

Did you know?-Gorillas are able to manipulate objects with their feet as well as their hands because of their opposable big toe.Unlike human feet, gorillas have an opposable toe allowing them to grasp items with their feet.

Taken at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest- Uganda