Nature

View at the top of the Jabal Hafeet mountain near Al Ain in the UAE

At the Top of the Jebel Hafeet Mountain, Al Ain, UAE by Night

The night view from the observation deck at the Jebel Hafeet mountain near Al-Ain in Eastern UAE on the border with Oman. The place is one of the favorite getaways for people from all over the southern Gulf region. Sadly, the top of the mountain is nothing but a large parking area filled with cars all the time. The surroundings ...

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Kuttanad Chennemkari Kerala Backwaters

A Lovely Kuttanad Evening in a Typical Kerala Backwater Setting

Kuttanad, that part of Kerala in Alappuzha (Alleppy) world-famous for its backwaters. This is the “backbone” of those backwaters, the Pampa river lazily cutting though its center at Chennemkari in a typical Kerala backwater setting: A wide expanse of clear water flanked by palm-tree fringed banks, reflecting off the lazily flowing water. Taken at water level from a small “shuttle” boat ...

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Sunset and live raining cloud bank in Kerala

A Sunset Lights Up an Incredible Raining Cloud Bank in a Golden Hue!

The setting sun lights up an incredibly wide, expansive cloud bank, all cottony and fluffy from “behind”, highlighting it contours in a poetic golden hue late one evening. One set of raining clouds in the middle is completely lit up in the golden setting color of the sun! The rain falling of the cloud can be clearly seen as golden showers ...

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Photograph of falling rain among trees taken in HDR

A Photograph of Rain. That Looks Like a Painting.

Rain falls in sheets during the Kerala monsoon and all the flora around: the baby mango tree on the left side with its leaves glistening with rain water, the something tree on the right and the jackfruit and coconut trees in the background, all are only too happy about it! 🙂 This photograph was taken in HDR mode and you ...

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The Bharathapuzha River in Kerala during monsoon

The Full-Flowing Bharathapuzha River During the Monsoon

The Bharathapuzha river, the longest flowing river in Kerala flows (almost) to the brim all muddy and swirling amidst heavy rains during the Monsoons in June 2015. The river, known poetically as the Nila in Malayalam, has shaped the culture and ways of life of Valluvanadu (southern Malabar). But the Nila is in dire straits today, victim of human greed. Indiscriminate ...

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Green Fields and Blue Skies – The Typical Rural Kerala Setting

Big blue skies, green waterlogged fields, and a canal ringed by green trees on the horizon, bisected by a road running through the field. The typical rural Kerala setting. The incredible blueness of the skies that day was especially mind blowing! The now waterlogged paddy fields are being used by people to rear ducks during the monsoon. Not mentioning what ...

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