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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Double Decker Buses

A double decker bus in Bologna in Italy. Smart, sleek and painted a bright red.

double decker bus in Bologna

A double decker bus in Mumbai, India.

double decker bus in Mumbai

Related Photos: Pune Municipal Corporation Buses or People waiting in queue for a bus in India or Bus stops in India or check out the scores of images filed under the label "Transport"


Monday, May 27, 2013

Periyar National Park in Thekkady Kerala

Periyar National Park in Thekkady is Wildlife Sanctuary in Kerala, Southern India. It is an elephant and tiger reserve. In the hills of Cardamom and Pandalam of the south side of the Western Ghats, this area lies near the Tamil Nadu border. It is a very scenic place as the photographs show. Boating is available, and there is a resort within the park premises.

A view of the jungle and the hills from Periyar National Park.

A view of the river at Periyar National Park.

You might also like Sunsets on Lake Vembanad in Kerala or all posts on Kerala.

For panoramic nature scenes or blog headers try Nature headers of a lake-side or for other nature scenes try Nature headers of beach scenes or Panchgani scene of lake and hills or Free Headers of Nature Scenes - Lake and Trees
Try the label "Nature Headers" if you are looking for more free nature headers for your blog. For Urban landscapes which can be used for headers click the label Urban Landscapes.
If you click the label Headers, you will find both nature as well as urban scenes or try any of the labels below this post.


Thursday, May 23, 2013

Pesticide Spraying

Pesticide spraying if properly regulated and judiciously used helps crops improve their yield. Pesticides are designed to kill insects, fungus, bacteria and other pests which prey on crops. Unfortunately, the chemical pesticides are toxic chemicals which can affect human health, more so if improperly administered.

Pesticides residue on farming produce is harmful to consumers. Pesticides are also carried in the air, and they mix with water and the soil, which in turn affects livestock and drinking water supplies. It also affects those who actually carry out the work of spraying.

Look at this man, he is not wearing any protective gear while spraying pesticide on the crops. It is likely that he is unaware of the dangers.The toxic chemicals can enter the human body through the skin, eyes, mouth and nose.

man spraying pesticides

The danger from pesticide use is widespread, specially in countries like India where there is greater illiteracy. Farmers often cannot understand the instructions given on the label.

spraying of pesticide in field

You might also like: Working without protective gear
Or Plastic Pollution or Diwali Air Pollution or see all images filed under the label "Environment"


Monday, May 20, 2013

Weaver Birds Images

There are over a hundred species of the weaver bird and these are pictures of some from India. Typically, weaver birds have a yellow crown and a striped brown feathers with flecks of yellow and a white underside. They are called Weaver birds because of their weaving skills. You can see one of them hard at work here, weaving pieces of thin twine into an elaborate nest, a cosy little home for him and has partner.

a weaver bird or Ploceidae

This weaver bird seems quite proud of his work of art. Nests are built by males for the females.

an Indian weaver bird

Several weaver bird nests hanging from the branches of a palm tree.

weaver bird nests in India

You might also like to see more photographs of Weaver bird nests
Or perhaps pictures of Emu the bird or Silhouettes of birds in flight or Fortune Telling by a parrot!


Thursday, May 16, 2013

Bulls photographs

Bulls are the male version of the cow! An integral part of farming activity. With their horns they are quite majestic creatures, and in fact play a significant role in the religious rituals of religions like Hinduism. Statues of bulls are often found at the entrance of temples as they are believed to be gatekeepers.
In these photos you can see two bulls resting on the side of a small country road at a farm. The horns of the bulls are painted. This is quite common in India.

two bulls sitting

 A closer look at the faces of the bulls.

two bulls resting

You might also like Cattle grazing in the countryside or Stray Cattle in India or Cattle on city streets or Cowherds in Rural India
Or Yaks in Ladakh or Man with camel - photograph and silhouette  or try the label "Animals" for pictures of wild as well as domesticated animals.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Camouflaged crabs and crab holes

These tiny crabs, almost button sized, can hardly been seen against the grainy gray background of the sand on the beach. The shadows created by the sand match with the shadows on their body. Could these be horned ghost crabs? These type of crabs change colour according to their environment.

crab on the beach

Here the naked eye will not be able to distinguish the crab which appears to have changed the colour to match the dry sand. The crab is on the left side of the picture.

camouflaged crab on the beach

The crab holes and homes where these tiny crabs live. Space enough for one's pinky or little finger to go through, not bigger than that.

crab homes on the beach sand

You might also like Green caterpillar images or  Fried and roasted insects or Big black fly with red eyes - Photos and Sketches or Bee Silhouettes and Sketch or Cobwebs or Spiderwebs or Photographs of brown and black bees


Thursday, May 9, 2013

Plucking coconuts

They climb trees faster than you can blink and bring down a volley of coconuts, with nothing but a sickle in their hands and some rope tied to their feet.

Here is a man smiling at the bottom of the coconut tree. Some of the coconuts with their thick green covering are lying on the ground. He has already plucked them from other trees. Quite a good catch!

man ready to climb up a coconut tree

The man is almost there, heading straight towards the bunch of coconuts.

man climbing a coconut tree

Here is the man in the thick of the coconut tree's branches and cutting the coconuts from the tree.

man in the branches of a coconut tree cutting coconuts

The wiry and muscled man is sprinting down the tree as easily as we would walk. He is using a rope which binds his legs together and gives him support as he slides down smoothly.

man climbing down a coconut tree


Monday, May 6, 2013

Silhouettes of birds in flight

It's amazing the different ways birds fly and nothing makes it starkly obvious that black silhouettes against a white background. They are sea gulls of some sort as all these pictures were taken on a beach.

silhouttes of sea gulls in different flying positions

More birds silhouetted against a white background. 

silhouetted flying birds

Silhouettes of birds quarreling 

birds silhouetted against a white background

The rest are birds silhouetted against a blue and white sky. Floating away!

silhouettes of birds against a blue sky

Flying, gliding and floating. Sea birds or sea gulls silhouetted against a blue and white sky.

birds silhouetted against a blue and white sky

This is a photograph of the bids quarreling. Making a lot of noise.

birds fighting silhouette

More photos of birds: Emu the bird or Weaver Birds Images or Weaver Bird Nests or  Fortune Telling by a parrot!
Or try the label Birds.


Thursday, May 2, 2013

Goods or Freight Train Photographs

These are pictures of freight trains or goods trains in India. They carry goods and different types of cargo across a country.

This one is of the engine pulling the wagons or carriages of the freight train

engine pulling a freight train

This is a photograph of a freight train as it leaves a level crossing.

goods train leaving a level crossing

A closer look at the wagons or carriages of the goods train.
carriages of a goods train

Related Images: Picture of a railway line in India or Ticket counter and queue at railway station in India or Railway Crossing in India or For railway station interiors and exteriors: Mumbai suburban railway station pictures or the heritage building of VT or CST railway station in Mumbai or photos of a platform at Mumbai Central Railway Station.