One of my personal favourites. This is an early morning photograph when the sun was casting some fantastic light and drama to the landscape. I was photographing a herd of elephants when I happened to spot these two elephants. It seemed like they were walking away from each other after a lover’s tiff. The light and the mud covering them seemed to flow from one to the other so seamlessly as if they were two sides to a coin. Incidentally I won the second prize in the Mercedes-Benz young star photographer competition in 2010 for this photograph.
Bannerghatta National Park is situated 25 km south of Bangalore.Many people think bannerghatta as just a place wer u hav only zoo and the safari.But the safari wch tourism dept offers is just into the small restricted area of the park wer we get to see only animals tat are rescued from circus and the injured ones.Actually b’ghatta is a 25,000 acre(104km²) narrow patch forest wch is a home for arnd 200 asiatic elephants,common leopards,sloth bears,Indian bison,muntjack,2-3 packs of indian wild dog,wild boar,jackal,sambar,chithal and many other mammals and different birds.The forest dept. arranges the trek into t core area based on the request.The above photo taken during one of the trek.
The Largest Land Animal is also Karnataka’s state Animal. Its elegant and beautiful tusks as seen here are the reason they are being killed. Almost every month news reaches us of Elephants hunted down and killed by poachers.
Sometimes Elephants are killed trying to find food when farmers kill/electrocute them. The dwindling forest cover is to be blamed for this.