A day to remember [Green Bee-eater]Location : Wilpattu National Park - Sri LankaDate(s): 15th-17th March 2013Camera Model Name : Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL | Tv(Shutter Speed) : 1/200Sec. | Av(Aperture Value) : F5.6 | Metering Modes : Evaluative metering | Exposure Compensation : -1 | ISO Speed : 400 | Lens : EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM | Focal Length : 190mm

Dream On Dreamy Night Few months ago I took out a friend to dinner for her birthday. All that’s fine, but there’s got to be something in it for me as well, right? So, two birds with one stone and all, I picked Yokohama, close to the Minatomirai station which is without fail an excellent place for photography. After a wonderful dinner ...

Spotted [Sri Lankan leopard / Panthera pardus kotiya]Note: The Sri Lankan leopard is a leopard subspecies native to Sri Lanka. Classified as Endangered by IUCN - wikiLocation : Wilpattu National Park - Sri LankaDate(s): 15th-17th March 2013Camera Model Name : Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL | Tv(Shutter Speed) : 1/800Sec. | Av(Aperture Value) : F7.1 | Metering Modes : Evaluative metering ...

Chronic Kidney Disease: Cause Hard Water + Heavy Metals + RoundUp A research article by Jayasumana et al (2014) proposes the cause for Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown etiology (CKDu) are chemical complexes formed by Glycphosate (RoundUp) when it combines with hard water and heavy metals in fertilizer.I would not rule out dioxins as a another contributory cause to CKDu.Bullet points from the article.Prevalence 15% [2] affecting a total population of ...

Careful Now Tiptoeing by Son of the Morning Light on 500px Young elephant steps gingerly across wet rocks in the Ma Oya close to Pinnawala in Sri Lanka. Canon EOS 600D and EF-S 18-200mm lens at 200mm, 1/320, f/5.6, and ISO 100. Tagged: 18-200mm, 600D, animals, elephant, Ma Oya, rapids, river, rocks, Sri Lanka, water, wildlife

Should I run now? [Sri Lankan axis deer/ Ceylon spotted deer /Axis axis ceylonensis]Location : Wilpattu National Park - Sri LankaDate(s): 15th-17th March 2013 Camera Model Name : Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL | Tv(Shutter Speed) : 1/1000Sec. | Av(Aperture Value) : F11 | Metering Modes : Evaluative metering | Exposure Compensation : -1 | ISO Speed : 800 | Lens : EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM | Focal Length : 300mm

Grandeur The Mighty Grand Canyon This probably is the best photo from my recent visit to the US. I probably have mentioned this before, but let me say it again; The Grand Canyon was always at the top of my bucket list and the opportunity to cross it off the list was something truly wonderful. I had known about it ever ...

Attempt to snatch baby elephant from wild Cries all night from the jungle alerted villagers..!!  Hearing a baby elephant’s cries from the forest all Tuesday night, villagers called wildlife officials who thwarted an attempt to snatch the baby from the wild and sell it into captivity in private hands. The officers had been expecting to find the elephant injured from an accident but instead found it tightly ...

Largest day gecko the first on 2014 endemic new species list A gecko has become the first creature in 2014 to join the impressive list of endemic species of Sri Lanka. The new species, discovered in Rammalakanda forest, has been named Rammale day gecko (Rammale diva huna), classified scientifically as Cnemaspis rammalensis. New species: Active during the day Unlike the common house gecko that is found hunting insects near lamps in ...

The Proud Peacock It is said that at the time of creation of the universe, when the primordial poison was churned out of the Sea of Milk and transmuted into the amrita of immortality, it was a peacock that absorbed the negative effects. Thus the bird is thought of as a protector, though its flesh is consequently considered by some to be ...

Elephant Zen Ma Oya, Pinnawela, Sri Lanka. Canon EOS 600D and EF-S 18-200mm lens at 200mm, 1/320, f/5.6, and ISO 100. Tagged: 18-200mm, 600D, black & white, elephant, face, Ma Oya, Pinnawela, profile, river, Sri Lanka, water

Mugger Dehiwela Zoo, Sri Lanka, shot with a Canon EOS 600D andEF-S 18-200mm lens at 200mm, 1/80, f/5.6, and ISO 400. Tagged: 18-200mm, 600D, Dehiwela Zoo, eyes, green, mugger crocodile, Sri Lanka, water

Willing Slave A working bull elephant passes his chain up to his mahout after his midmorning bath break. Ma Oya, Pinnawela, December 2013. Shot with a Canon EOS 600D and EF-S 18-200mm lens at 120mm, 1/160, f/5.6, and ISO 100. Tagged: 18-200mm, 600D, bathing, elephants, Ma Oya, mahout, Pinnawela, Sri Lanka, water, working

Dusk The Washington Monument and the White House Christmas TreeFiled under: Nature, Night, Outdoor, Uncategorized, USA, Winter Tagged: Christmas, Christmas Tree, HDR, Travel, USA, Washington DC, Washington Monument, White House

Kabaragoya A five-foot Asian water monitor (Varanus salvator salvator, or kabaragoya, in Sinhalese) on the banks of a canal on the edge of Colombo. Adult males can measure over 9-ft and weigh in at over a hundred pounds, making this the second-heaviest lizard, after the Komodo dragon. Shot with a Canon EOS 600D and EF 50mm f/1.8 lens at 1/640, ...

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