Thursday, August 18, 2011

Another Trip to the Idukki Hills

Due to several environmental reasons, I had to return to India for my studies. During one of the holidays, I decided to visit Munnar and the hills of Idukki once again. As usual, a number of beautiful landscapes appeared before me, but no interesting animals. Here's a waterfall. You have seen a B&W photograph of the same waterfall in the previous post.

A shot I took of the tea plantations while in the moving van.

A lovely fern...

And then a type of 'park' where you have many tiny shops selling various forest products. I just focused on getting those landscape shots.

The water here is still as there is a big dam just beside it, and hence you could go boating in the water.

The only animals I managed to spot and photograph were these tiny birds fluttering around and resting on the unattended boats by the banks.

It was an unsatisfactory trip for me. There are (or used to be) many wild animals like elephants and deer in these forests, but now they and many other wildlife are hardly spotted, probably due to the large number of visitors.


john said...

Those birds are a geographical race of the White Wagtail. I'm not sure if they have been made into a distinct species. My field guide is a little out of date.

Shawn said...

Thanks for the info John!

adrielleroyale said...

Fantastic scenery, Shawn! My Nikon is broken and I have been seeing so many beautiful shots that I can't even capture! :( Anyway, these are just beautiful! :)

Shawn said...

Thanks Adrielle. Sorry to hear your camera's broken. :-( Hope you'll be able to get it fixed, but don't worry, there'll still be a countless number of scenes to capture after you get your camera repaired!

Vera said...

Fantastic and beautiful photos! You,re a great photographer! You have a very interesting blog!

Shawn said...

Thanks Vera! Glad to hear you enjoy my blog! :D


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