The Wise One!Wonder why are the owls considered wise? I am sure its definitely not cause they sleep during the day, else many of us would also have easily got the title of wiser or wisest 🙂 These ones got the title bequeathed as the ancient Greek goddess of wisdom, Athena, somehow turned to have an owl as her symbol!
In India, Mahalakshmi, Goddess of Wealth comes riding on an Owl and so for many seeing this bird counts lucky and they take it a premonition of wealth coming their way. Trust me I have seen many from the ones who are resident Indians, the tourists who come here to take a break from the chilling winter back home and the non residents but my bank account is a real proof of this fallacy.
As all 5 fingers are not of the same length, not all Indians have such good thoughts on seeing an Owl. They consider it unlucky.
Nevertheless, am in love with this creature of God. I have considered myself lucky to have come across many of them and they do always give a good shot. Perhaps the love is mutual I guess:) Just look at them moving their head 360 degrees and you will fall in love with them.
Its a Owl Day, love them, save them and let them prosper in this land. You may never know the Goddess of Wealth may consider stepping in your house for this good deed of yours!
Better be good to me or I show my ugly side and scare you:)
The burning Star rules the sky today, tomorrow and many days in a year. But then when the dark lords gather, this mighty star loses its sheen, a fight ensues for supremacy between the Fiery Sun and the Rain Lords during the monsoon months in India where one years for the latter to win but then after quenching the thirst the land wishes for the Sun to return and shine bright and rule up there…
The sun goes down first, but the magnificence of this star is realised in the twilight for one. The land glows as if it’s in flames and as the night gathers speed over the twilight the beautiful flame turns from bright orange to a subdued pink and leaves its admirers in awe….this was one such evening!
Tea cup full of life: So we all would have read the Arabian Folklore and the famous Genie flowing out of a Bottle or Lamp. Seems it has a distant feathery cousin who pops out of a tiny teacup made of grass and twigs and goes by the name of Paradise Flycatcher.
This one is half the size of a adult human hand but got some great skill to disappear inside this tiny resting hole! I wonder with all the eggs in how does it manage to be comfortable. Of course it should be the mother for sure!!!!!
The King greets you all: I guess this one definitely deserves the King title and the one who would have christened him definitely needs to be acclaimed.
This beast has style, power, voice, majestic look and much more for the bird, beast and men to be both enamoured and be afraid of him.
At times the Leo may look vulnerable but don’t be deceived by it.
The King Scar Nose from the Sabi Sand Reserve in South Africa was in a good mood for his portfolio shoot after having a dead elephant for breakfast, lunch and dinner😊
It’s not the yellow metal called gold that’s always precious. The light just before twilight and also called as the golden light is as precious as the yellow metal. Do you doubt it? Go and speak to a photographer and they will swap anything for a great shot in the golden light.
This is not the best capture but getting elephants cast in gold gave much succour to the heart
Sometimes you find the moon aping a sun at twilight. What gives away this act is the craters on this earth’s permanent satellite.
The rising moon on the African Continent was a beauty to admire. Also it was irony on how the dead tree branches just added to the beauty. What an evening it is to get such a sight and it’s much more merrier with an evening drink in hand. Some days are indeed memorable like this one!
Africa is a delight for wildlife lovers and every moment is unpredictable. Something that I have always seen in Discovery or National Geographic just came true when suddenly there’s total mayhem in the buffalo herd when a pride of lions decided to have one of them for their next meal. Not a close up pic, but the mood and the moment speaks out here.
The suspense kept on building when the pride of 14 lions chose this herd. Most of them remained hidden in the bush facing the buffaloes and two of them left the group and stealthily went to the other side to drive the herd towards the group. The buffalo herd goes ballistic and run for the gold medal. Rest seems predictable. One of the buffaloes met its end and the lions had their dinner😊