Monday, December 24, 2007

Winter Sunset in Wayanad

I got these photographs, while I was having a cup of coffee on the balcony of my house in Payyampally. Sunsets in December are usually awesome, and during this season, the sky is pretty clear, and Wayanad is a place very much suited for sky gazing during December and January. But occasionally fog may reduce the visibility in some nights and early in the morning before sunrise.

Mini Eco System

Cattle and Cranes make a small echo system. Not only are these two creatures part of the eco system, but many other small creatures that feeds on the cow. These minute creatures that feeds and grows on the body of the cow; here turns to be the food of the crane. Thus, the body of the cattle gets cleaned while the crane eats the small insects and bugs. Cows are not disturbed when the cranes sits and eat on them, they love to be get cleaned in this way.


The above picture of a crane is taken from our paddy field in Payyampally. Cranes are seen in lot during the entire year in paddy fields of Wayanad.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Momentarily Friendship

When I was waiting for my friend Rajesh Jose near a super market in Al Karama (A densely populated area in Dubai), I got a new friend for the time being. This cat was walking in and out of the shopping center. I don’t know why it was walking in, then walking out, and repeating it. I watched the creature when I was standing in front of the door. I watched kids coming out of the shopping center in fear of the cat, taking another door to get out. After a while this cat noticed me watching it. It looked at me for some time, then slowly approached me, the lay down near my shows, and looked at me for some time. Then it embraced my leg and started sleeping on m shows. My camera was with me as usual to capture the pictures.

Fog in Dubai - Nov 2007

The fog that covered the Dubai atmosphere caused severe flight delays for many days from Dubai International Airport. The visibility was almost reduced to 100 meters at some point of time, especially early in the morning. I could never imagine that the hot Dubai, where temperature reaches 55 Degree Celsius in the summer can have a climate like this. Even though its winter now in Dubai, the temperature is still around 30 Degree Celsius. These pictures are taken from near Al Fattan Plaza where the office of Emirates Group IT is situated. The location is next to Dubai International Airport - Terminal 1.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Sunset of December and Emirates Towers

This photo was taken while I was traveling from Airport to Satwa, via Karama. Since the Vehicle was on move, the frame is not properly aligned, and the image is little bit shaken. The sky is little bit foggy