Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary Thekkady : Some things always bring utter happiness. Seeing an elephant is one of them… Well, not just one, but I happened to see herds of elephants at the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary in Thekkady. I was thrilled to see them drinking water on the riverside during the boat ride in the river Periyar.
India is a country enriched with a rich variety of flora and fauna. After wildlife protection act, it was the time that these species took a major important part of our society. Nehru Zoological Park, Hyderabad was initiated with the motive of preserving and feeling proud of the rich spices of wildlife the place holds. Situated near Mir Alam Tank, the zoo is a completely marvelous place to tour and enjoy the essence of nature, and its creations. Taking our journey further, we boys came here.
There is no lack of natural landscapes in this place for the surrounding has been featured to include flawless beauty. The park was opened in 1963 by the then prime minister Jawahar Lal Nehru. Covering up about 380 acres, this is home for over 100 species of birds, reptiles animals and has housed some indigenous species of wildlife too.
Animals such as Tigers, Asiatic Lion, Rhino, Panther, Gaur, Python, elephant, deer, antelopes, Loris and a very large variety of birds that migrate are present here. The presence of this huge tank has been the basic attraction for various migratory birds that are a treat to the eye of various visitors on a daily basis.
Also, the most important feature of this place is that the natural place of this zoo artificially reserves night and day for animals. So nocturnal animals stay active and present for the visitors to enjoy the sight. The exhibit by the nocturnal house includes animals such as the slender loris, slow loris, fishing owls, hedgehogs, mottled wood owls, great horned owls, fruit bats, barn owls, civets, etc. Also aquarium shows and Dino Park, butterfly park as well as tortoise house are also a huge part of the park that are new to the visitors and attract a lot of kids.
We took a safari ride around the zoo where we could see the Asiatic lion, Bengal Tiger, Sloth, bear, etc. Special educational shows for students and feeding sessions have also been organized here. The natural museum history and train are the other attractions. So when in Hyderabad do make sure to visit the zoo.
This bird sanctuary isn’t too large with a nicely laid down walk way on one side. There is a huge lake that consists of small islands. Each of these islands has a majority and wide variety of birds from all over the world. Kids will especially love this spot!
I pursue wildlife photography as a hobby. I love to click pictures of nature and wild animals. I have a huge collection of amazing pictures I have clicked. Most of my pictures are masterpieces and I wish to share with you the tricks.
Know Your Subject
You need to understand the subject you plan to shoot. You must know the interesting features of the animal you wish to capture in your photographs. You should also know what are some of the unique characteristics that can form great photographs. Understand your subject before you click their pictures.
Know Your Device
You must know your camera well before you venture to click pictures. You must know the minimum shutter speed of the camera at which you can get a nice image. You must be aware of the extra margin provided in cameras and in lenses. You must be well aware of the focus points and the focus modes.
Know the Rules of Photography
Every science has a unique set of rules. There are a different set of rules you must follow in photography too. You must understand proper exposure and the use of histogram in wildlife photography. The rules differ for different kinds of wildlife subjects. You must understand all the rules to click good pictures.
Know the Lighting
Lighting plays a major role in photography. Proper lighting and exposure is vital for good photography. Lighting affects the image clarity and sharpness too. You must make sure you understand all principles of lighting before you start clicking pictures.
These are just some basics about wildlife photography. These tips help you click good pictures.
How to reveal your Photography Skills to the world?
You may have clicked countless good pictures. You may have some very good pictures to show the world. You may use the internet to get popular. Here are some easy steps:
- Create a profile on Facebook and Twitter and share your marvellous posts with your followers.
- Pin your pictures on Pinterest. Share the photographs on Photo bucket and Flickr.
- Start a personal photography blog. You can share your huge collection with the world using the blog.