They seem like white specks from above, the spot-billed geese wading in the nonetheless waters of Anamalai Tiger Reserve, captured by award-winning photographer Ok A Dhanu Paran. It is featured in a calendar that celebrates wildlife from an aerial perspective. Brought out by Pollachi Papyrus, a journey portal that paperwork the wealthy bio-cultural range of Pollachi, Anamalais and the Nilgiris, and curates journey experiences, the calendar options 12 photographs shot largely by Dhanu Paran at Mudumalai Tiger Reserve and Anamalai Tiger Reserve.
Says Pravin Shanmuganandam, founder of Pollachi Papyrus, “The Natural world, from each angle, is alluring. From above, we’re handled to a bird’s eye view of our world. Scenes that people can not see, however when captured in a digital camera, convey an concept or evoke an emotion in profound methods. We can see how shapes, colors, and contours of landscapes kind intriguing patterns. And, if we glance nearer, we are able to see how the creatures that inhabit these areas reshape our understanding of the panorama, habitat and their setting.”
Showcasing pure habitat
“All the images shot utilizing a drone digital camera over a interval of two years from an aerial perspective seize wildlife in its pure habitat,” explains Dhanu Paran. He says each picture took him many hours of meticulous planning. He notably picks the one that includes a pair of Nilgiri Tahr staring on the sky. “The Nilgiri Tahr’s is my favorite picture. I shot this in October final yr instantly after the rains. We maintain flying the drone for a jiffy to make sure that the animal is used to the sound. Once they settled down, we moved additional to click on a picture with none disturbance. This pair grazing on a rain-washed cliff seemed up and stood nonetheless for a jiffy and I bought my excellent shot.”
Along with Dhanu Paran’s photographs shot throughout his assignments with the Tamil Nadu Forest Department, there’s additionally an arresting picture of pink flamingoes in flight captured by one other photographer Dhneesh Annamalai. The aerial photographs of tigers, leopard, and elephants showcases the huge inexperienced expanse of the reserves and the thriving bio-diversity. One of the photographs is that of the critically endangered white-rumped vulture, clicked at Thengumarhada jungles in the foothills of the Nilgiris. There can also be an aerial shot of Asian spotbills in flight alongside a mugger crocodile that rests on the muddy soil subsequent to the water physique. Says Dhanu Paran, “The benefit of aerial images is that we are able to present wild animals together with birds in their pure habitat.”
Adds Pravin, “We have chosen a choice of photos to showcase the fascinating views of our protected forests, and the creatures that inhabit them.“
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