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19 October 2005 @ 01:59 pm
Bhadra  
It's been a while since I posted pictures of the Bhadra Trip and here's all of them! Bhadra is a fascinating place, a land of plants, animals, minerals and coffee. It essentially consists of high-altitude grasslands and thick evergreen forests and in some places decidious forests as well. And the characteristic noises of the rainforest add flavour to the visual magnificence.









The image of the Western Ghats as an endless expanse of pristine shades of blue under a misty morning sky



Grasslands on route to Kemmangundi via Bhadra 1



The hills appear translucent and smooth, like big natural slides inviting us to take a take the ride



Driving on these mountains is tough, the winding roads are narrow and slippery. Each curve opens up a new vista of spectacular scenery - grasslands and sholas, and rare birds even




A clear night sky decorated with millions of stars



Harsha trying to spot birds in the Kemmangundi grasslands



One of Harsha's "pets" ... a skink



A Western ghats frog



Crimson-backed sunbird. One of the smallest birds in India.



The beautiful Malabar Trogon (male) 1



Malabar Trogon (male) 2



The western ghats endemic yellow-browed bulbul



Another western ghats endemic - a sub-species of the Black-crested Bulbul



A fly and Butterfly!



A beautifully colored fly in Bhadra



A dead leaf to many, a butterfly to others. The forest floor is full of fascinating creatures like this one.




 
 
 
suhassuhas on October 19th, 2005 08:35 am (UTC)
Dude....wonderful pics. I thought u took only bird pics ;).
IdahoSwedeidahoswede on October 19th, 2005 08:40 am (UTC)
Absolutely superb, all of them. I love the butterfly one especially.
Preethifiveonehalf on October 19th, 2005 08:43 am (UTC)
Amazing pictures. Couldn't take my eyes off 'em. Especially the grasslands and hills one.
maxaudmaxaud on October 19th, 2005 08:44 am (UTC)
the vista is breathtaking and so are ur pics .
arucard2 on October 19th, 2005 08:57 am (UTC)
The butterfly (above the fly pic) seems to be from the following
Family:Papilionidae SubFamily: Papilioninae.

The large wings and brilliant colors are distingiushing features. My fav ones found in SG are Papilio iswara iswara (Great Helen) and the Blue Jay.

wonderful pics. you even have a classic M$ shot. :-D
Suraj Kumarsunson on October 19th, 2005 10:14 am (UTC)
Yes, M$ shot is the word! :D
(no subject) - yathin on October 19th, 2005 02:40 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - arucard2 on October 20th, 2005 03:12 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - deepix on October 20th, 2005 07:15 am (UTC) (Expand)
shruthi_dipalishruthi_dipali on October 19th, 2005 09:16 am (UTC)
amazing pictures... I feel like a vacation now.. but can't go.. :(
Suraj Kumarsunson on October 19th, 2005 10:14 am (UTC)
I feel like a vacation now

Lots of people are going to take you.
(no subject) - shruthi_dipali on October 19th, 2005 10:28 am (UTC) (Expand)
(¯`·._.·[ (SIL) ]·._.·´¯)cyberscorpion on October 19th, 2005 09:26 am (UTC)
Awesome pictures Dude..
Jayseakaredpirk on October 19th, 2005 09:36 am (UTC)
ahhh, makes me wanna go places! amazing photos! :)
tracie: mistprettyname on October 19th, 2005 10:40 am (UTC)
just stunning!

much love,
tracie..x
Junior Woodchuckmalcolm_frink on October 19th, 2005 10:46 am (UTC)
d00d these pics are just awesome! gr8 job, just when i thought ur pics were getting less interesting, u posted the images of the month!
shadowquill on October 19th, 2005 11:27 am (UTC)
Wow. These are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing them with us. :-)
thejutheju on October 19th, 2005 11:31 am (UTC)
WOW!! - all that i could say.
Amit Gandhiamitng on October 19th, 2005 12:01 pm (UTC)
Brilliant pics - the landscape ones are postcard-perfect!
sandeepdeepsan on October 19th, 2005 12:39 pm (UTC)
like big natural slides inviting us to take a take the ride
that they do, always; you only have to get near to realize the details.
Yathinyathin on October 19th, 2005 12:42 pm (UTC)
Of course, I've been through the reality while trying to shoot the bright-headed cisticolas!

And happy birthday to you... :)
(no subject) - deepsan on October 19th, 2005 12:43 pm (UTC) (Expand)
ZuZusuzan_s on October 19th, 2005 01:35 pm (UTC)
OH! OH! These are all wonderful!! The skink was very interesting. The grassland shots were just breathtaking. I am SO glad I was directed to your blog...thank you so much for sharing.