This week on Sentient Snippets: leaps of joy, life on the edge, tunes of truth, exquisite universes, and radiant secrets.
A luminous joy glows in the eyes, when these changing dark forms appear as the evening prayerfully collapses into the lap of a night. Remember it, remember it, remember it, you think. And remind yourself how an evening can draw silhouettes against a brooding sky: of suppleness, of sinuousness of curves, of sure-footedness, and of lassitude as well.
Leopards, Masai Mara, by Jayanth Sharma
Experience it firsthand on our ‘Great Migration’ Photo Tour.
A testimony for effortless adaptability, this picture? A Nilgiri tahr looks at the winding tarmac paths that encircle a hillock. And there is so much curiosity at this threshold, at this edge, like there is something in the forming, something about to happen. In this meeting of the untamed and the man-made paths is an anticipation that will hold your attention in its firm grip.
Nilgiri tahr, Anaimalai, by Santosh Saligram
Experience it firsthand on our ‘Rainforest Ramble’ Photo Tour.
You might have to make gallant efforts to pull yourself together when beauty like this will shatter you to pieces beautifully. Listen to your own heart singing a new song as you see these stripes sing theirs, each one a truth. And you will have pictures like this to relight your memory.
Kankati tigress, Bandhavgarh, by Santosh Saligram
In the blink of an eye, get drunk on the sort of quietude that stays unruffled even as the clouds clash with the mighty mountains. A valley to contain a mute cloud and a peak to pierce another. A lake to reflect the world around it, without swallowing it to its shallowness. Narrow paths to test a traveller’s endurance with their ruggedness, and mountain passes that lead to more breathtaking views: an exquisite universe called Ladakh is the place to be if you are yet to plan a respite.
Tso Moriri lake, Ladakh, by Rajiv Shyamsundar
Experience it firsthand on our ‘High on the Himalayas’ Photo Tour.
The sweet short snout of a torrent toad is what you are looking at. A torrent toad that tickles your vision with flamboyant yellow and red spots on the under-parts of his drab brown body . On his moist being are sublime hues of sunrises and sunsets, not merely blots of colours. Because he belongs to one of the rare species, we think that all the difficulty in finding him in the rainforests of Coorg is worth it!
Torrent toad, Coorg, by Sachin Rai
Experience it firsthand on our ‘Macroland Expedition’ Photo Tour.