The rocky terrain around Bera, Rajasthan creates interesting formations such as a eagle-lookalike, and a lonely tree growing on a huge porous-like rock.
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Langurs on the Rocks
Langurs play around on the rocky terrain in Bera, Rajasthan. The gray langur is sometimes referred to as the Hanuman langur, named after the monkey-god Hanuman. As such, gray langurs are considered sacred in the Hindu religion
Beehives on the Rocks
It was interesting see beehives clinging to the rocks in Bera, Rajasthan. The bees make hives on the underside of rock ledges to protect honey from sloth bears that roam the hills.
Leopard Barely Visible
Due to the rocky terrain at Bera, Rajasthan, safari vehicles could not get close to the leopards. As a a high focal length lens was not available, here is one leopard barely visible sitting on a rocky ledge way up on a hill.
Rocky Habitat for Leopards
Bera, nested in the Aravalli mountain ranges of India, forms a beautiful and serene backdrop to the world’s most outstanding opportunities for leopard photography. Amongst spellbinding, billion-year-old granite rock formations, leopards roam wild and free, coexisting comfortably with the charismatic communities around Bera, Rajasthan, India. It is home to a vibrant population of approximately fifty leopards. It is a relatively small area blessed with an exceptional density of the iconic cats that live on a rocky terrain that was seemingly designed for photographers (with very long lenses).
Colors of the Grand Canyon at Yellowstone
What created the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone pink and yellow colors? Mineral stains mark the locations of hot springs and steam vents in the canyon walls. For thousands of years, upwardly percolating fluids have altered the chemistry of the rocks, turning them yellow, red, white, and pink.
Falls at Yellowstone
The 308-foot Lower Falls at Yellowstone National Park may have formed because the river flows over volcanic rock more resistant to erosion than the downstream rocks, which are hydrothermally altered. The 109-foot Upper Falls flows over similar rocks.
Falls at the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone
Past and current hydrothermal activity at Yellowstone National Park altered and weakened the rhyolite, making the rocks softer. The Yellowstone River eroded these weakened rocks to deepen and widen the canyon, a process that continues today. The current canyon begins at Lower Falls and ends downstream from Tower Fall. Here is a view of the Lower Falls.
Observing Nature – Art in the River
While flowing water in a river bed seems normal, if you observe closely the rocks and pebbles create nature’s mosaic
Rock Formations at the Waterfalls
Spectacular rock formations at the Upper Linville Falls, North Carolina
Water Flowing Over the Rocks
After the gushing torrent from Price Lake Dam, water gently flows over the rocks going down the stream
Designs of Nature – Texture and Shadows
A simple image of shadows of palm trees on textured rocks reveals yet another design of nature
Loving the Charleston Skyline
Someone has expressed their love for the Charleston skyline by painting a heart on a rock at Fort Moultrie, Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina
Glow of Moss
The glow of moss on a rock and tree trunk at Roan Mountain
Anchoring a Landscape Image
An artistically formed rock sculpture creates a natural anchor for a landscape image at Roan Mountain Bald
Natural Object Placements in a Landscape Composition
Nature adds elements, a bush and rock, for a landscape composition at Roan Mountain Bald
A Tiny Waterfall
A tiny waterfall on a small stream of water surrounded by moss covered rocks makes an interesting composition
A Trickle of Water
Even a trickle of water falling between the rocks creates a striking image
Animal Sculptures at Brookgreen Gardens
Among its varied collection of sculptures at Brookgreen Gardens, there are quite a few of animals.
“Lioness and Cub” by Hope Yandell – A female lion with her young cub. The lioness is standing, front left paw raised slightly. Her head is turned in the direction of her cub. They are positioned in a natural setting on a rock formation over a small pool.
“Brown Bears” by Anna Hyatt Huntington is a bronze sculpture of a group of three bears
Paignton Harbor on the English Riviera
Low tide reveals the rocks and algae at Paignton Harbor in England