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19 October 2005 @ 01:59 pm
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 04:35 am (UTC)
Dude....wonderful pics. I thought u took only bird pics ;).
IdahoSwedeidahoswede on October 19th, 2005 04:40 am (UTC)
Absolutely superb, all of them. I love the butterfly one especially.
Preethifiveonehalf on October 19th, 2005 04:43 am (UTC)
Amazing pictures. Couldn't take my eyes off 'em. Especially the grasslands and hills one.
maxaudmaxaud on October 19th, 2005 04:44 am (UTC)
the vista is breathtaking and so are ur pics .
arucard2 on October 19th, 2005 04:57 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 06:14 am (UTC)
Yes, M$ shot is the word! :D
(no subject) - yathin on October 19th, 2005 10:40 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - arucard2 on October 19th, 2005 11:12 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - deepix on October 20th, 2005 03:15 am (UTC) (Expand)
shruthi_dipalishruthi_dipali on October 19th, 2005 05:16 am (UTC)
amazing pictures... I feel like a vacation now.. but can't go.. :(
Suraj Kumarsunson on October 19th, 2005 06:14 am (UTC)
I feel like a vacation now

Lots of people are going to take you.
(no subject) - shruthi_dipali on October 19th, 2005 06:28 am (UTC) (Expand)
(¯`·._.·[ (SIL) ]·._.·´¯)cyberscorpion on October 19th, 2005 05:26 am (UTC)
Awesome pictures Dude..
Jayseakaredpirk on October 19th, 2005 05:36 am (UTC)
ahhh, makes me wanna go places! amazing photos! :)
tracie: mistprettyname on October 19th, 2005 06:40 am (UTC)
just stunning!

much love,
Junior Woodchuckmalcolm_frink on October 19th, 2005 06:46 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 07:27 am (UTC)
Wow. These are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing them with us. :-)
thejutheju on October 19th, 2005 07:31 am (UTC)
WOW!! - all that i could say.
Amit Gandhiamitng on October 19th, 2005 08:01 am (UTC)
Brilliant pics - the landscape ones are postcard-perfect!
sandeepdeepsan on October 19th, 2005 08:39 am (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 08:42 am (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 08:43 am (UTC) (Expand)
ZuZusuzan_s on October 19th, 2005 09:35 am (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.