And to the two lovers here, the silence golden?
Mini water falls in the middle of the garden
This farm house on top of a hill is also a home on the range where the horses, goats and chickens feed in harmony
But the goats keep to themselves
The same island has many beaches. Here Enzo prepares to drive from a diving plank
Enzo and Mahal, one of the more than ten horses in the farm
The closest thing I got to see a tiger was in the flora and fauna scenes of Kamini, of Gitanjali Arts, my host in Jaipur and a documentary film maker’s films, which we watched evenings. As a first time visitor to India back then, I never expected the Indian wild life to be so exotic and jaw dropping awesome. It was made even more interesting with the perfect mix of Indian music and snappy, breath taking camera work.
I have always been averse to the idea of seeing animals in cages. The afternoon of this shoot, I was with my cousins and our respective children in this nature park in my city which featured these tigers. There were three of them huge tigers in a small perimeter of space but this beauty here happened to be the most lazy one. He was the easiest to capture in snaps. It was a busy afternoon but I guess, thousands of pairs of eyes had eyed him that day.
The last frame might have captured his true sentiments – staying in that cage all day (and it breaks my heart, really) and seeing the same curious look of hundreds of people bored him. And it shows!
Philippine hawk eagle (Nisaetus philippensis)
I see many people. Why are there so many people?
Serpent eagle (Spilornis holospilus)
Sorry, I did not, Hawk. I was busy looking for snakes. Did you Old Wise Owl?
Eagle owl (Bubo philippensis)
Hmmm. Let me see. I can’t see from all this bright light.
Oh, no! I’m so embarrassed. Now I’m shy! I’m so sorry.
After having been humbled by his arrogance and indifference to people, the hawk eagle has finally learned to become friendlier. He now humors people with a pose that highlights his awesomeness. Get it on, paparazzi! Whoa!
This is the view of the city far south as seen from a low flying R44 Raven 2. The VIP (who doesn’t happen to be me as I will never be) in the front seat randomly checks the coastal waters for debris and flotsam as this area is largely a fishing village and houses the fish port.
Plotting the flight map
Fishing boats docked on the black sand beach of this fishing village
The fish port complex. Fresh fish catch are processed here for export and some for the city’s consumption hence the need to keep the coastal waters clean. This particular random aerial check did not disappoint.
When the children heard the drone of the helicopter, they ran after us and waved. The VIP waved back. This was the scene, even with older adults swimming on the beach, waving and smiling. They knew who was in the front seat.
Rooftop of crowded homes in the village
As the helicopter inched into the city, the rows of roof top were arranged in better, rather than random order
Here the Raven2 was closing in towards the city proper, but not quite the city center. This showed a more affluent neighborhood.
From a distance this helicopter, dwarfed by tall trees in this 18-hole golf course, looked like a remote control toy for the big boy.