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Monday, March 07, 2011

Dancing Peacock Photo from Karanji Kere, Mysore

Had a close encounter with peacocks yesterday in Mysore’s Karanji Kere lake… Despite having made several trips to Mysore during 2010, I had to miss Karanji lake and Chamundi Hills every time-either due to time or because no one else was interested. During our short Mysore visit yesterday, I drove first to  Chamundi hills, next to Karanji kere and said everything else later.

peacock-eye-closeupMore about Karanji kere in future posts. This post shares some up close photos of peacocks dancing. Many past instances where I had  a chance to sea peacocks dancing with all their feathers open, I could never take proper photo-either due to wired mesh between the tourist and the bird or due to other limitations such as not having camera at hand or the bird being too far for a quality photo or refusing to spread its feathers as we watched.

Karanji lake in Mysore has a special enclosure where our feathered friends are kept. The difference between this enclosure and other zoos is that public can walk right into the enclosure and have close look at the peacocks, turkeys and few other birds.  These birds are used to human presence near them, hence they won’t mind people coming close and move around freely. It was great experience walking so close to these birds.

I’d have almost pet it like I’d have done to a dog or cat, but the peacocks weren’t so comfortable let me touch them. They walked faster in opposite direction to maintain some safe distance.. (we are not supposed to touch them either)
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This post shares some close photos of a peacock dancing with its feathers spread out. Hope you’ll enjoy them.
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More photos and details about karanji lake in future posts.
Similar: Beautiful birds of Bheemeshwari * Sunflower fields near Gopalaswamy betta, Mysore * K-Gudi elephant bathing *

Dec 2011 update: This is one of the most viewed and commented posts of 2011. Details

23 comments :

Mohan said...

Wow.. great shot Shrinidhi!

Anu said...

love the first two pics! they are beautiful!

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Thanks Mohan and Anu

Team G Square said...

Wow , just loved the second pic .

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Thanks

Geeta Singh said...

Wow ! wow! wow!

Geeta Singh said...

Wow ! wow! wow!

Arun said...

wow.. beautiful

Stranger said...

fabulous shots... Amazing yaar!!

Mohinee said...

wow! so beautifullllllllllllll!

Mridula said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Geet said...

So beautiful! Liked it.

Pratibha The Talent said...

Wow Wow Superb,just loved it.

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Thanks Geeta, Arun, Stranger, Mohini, Mridula, Geet and pratibha:

I'm sure all of you have seen similar ppics before, just that its first time I clicked them.

Thanks for your encouragement

Rajlakshmi said...

they look gorgeous :)
lovely captures

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Thanks

Arti said...

Just amazing...
Never seen them like this!

Sudha said...

I can't get over the vivid blue of the peacock in the first photograph. Loved the pics and the write-up.

Rookie said...

Wow, Great Capture

Purba said...

The second pic is stunning!

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Thanks Arti, Sudha, Rookie and Purba

Loggy : லோகி said...

beautiful Shri..
sadly this poor bird is found on lesser numbers in today's India.
some people kill this beautiful creation for feathers..

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Yes Logesh. If people stop buying the feathers may be hunters will give up