Pelican-scape

Pelicanscape
The Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus) is a massive member of the pelican family. It breeds from southeastern Europe to India and China in swamps and shallow lakes. The nest is a crude heap of vegetation.

Jackal

Jackal
Jackals are opportunistic omnivores, predators of small- to medium-sized animals and proficient scavengers. Their long legs and curved canine teeth are adapted for hunting small mammals, birds, and reptiles, and their large feet and fused leg bones give them a physique well-suited for long-distance running, capable of maintaining speeds of 16 km/h (9.9 mph) for extended periods of time. Jackals are crepuscular, most active at dawn and dusk.

Harmandir Sahib

Golden Temple
The Harmandir Sahib, informally referred to as the “Golden Temple” is a prominent Sikh Gurdwara located in the city of Amritsar, Punjab, India. There are four doors to get into the Harmandir Sahib, which symbolize the openness of the Sikhs towards all people and religions. In the early nineteenth century, Maharaja Ranjit Singh secured the Punjab region from outside attack and covered the upper floors of the Gurdwara with gold, which gives it its distinctive appearance and its English name.

Bhelpuri @ 13,051 ft above sea level

Bhel Puri Vendor
This vendor sells Bhelpuri (an Indian snack) in Rohtang Pass, a high mountain pass on the eastern Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas. Rohtang Pass is at an altitude of 3,978 m or 13,051 ft. The vendor was standing in freezing cold awaiting customers. I had to make an HDR to bring out the drama in the picture. He was kind enough to pose for my camera.