This is Jayanti, a beautiful river passing right through the Buxa Tiger Reserve, famous for its Royal Bengal Tiger and the wild elephants. While the river overflows its banks in the rainy season, in winter when this picture was taken, it dries down to a trickle. This tree devoid of its leaves, stands all alone right in the middle of the river.
The name "Buxa Tiger" has been derived from Buxa Fort 'Buxa Duar' - a fort at an altitude of 867 metres on the Sinchula Range guarding the most important of the eleven routes into Bhutan, which once was used for detainees during freedom movement of India. The Tiger Reserve has rivers like Sankosh, Raidak, Jayanti, Churnia, Turturi, Phashkhawa, Dima and Nonani criss-crossing its breadth.
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linjim3 (856) 2006-05-02 6:06
Good job. I love this photo. Simple and blue help it a lot.
dhurjati (2709) 2006-05-02 8:40
Well done.I have a great desire to visit Bauxa.your shot seems to increase my urge to go there.May be you could have captured the right tree also.Then the irony could have been more.
Nice shot.Expecting more from ur Bauxa trip.where did u stayed?
s10001in (0) 2006-05-02 9:03
Nice one Sabyasachi..
You got some amazing posts!!!
Keep it up buddy..
Cretense (68695) 2006-05-02 9:06
Excellent photo Sabyasachi. The composition is great (although the "books" would prefer the lonely tree, al little bit more to the right) and fantastic atmosphere. After all, isn't it what photography is all about? Creating the proper mood. You 've managed it 100%.
feather (51130) 2006-05-02 17:08
The small trickle of river acts as a good lead-in to the image and the blue tone seems to emphasise the lonely feel of the bare tree.
sunilshukla (844) 2006-05-04 12:52
Beautiful composition, great colour. Sounds like a nice place.
samrat_roy1 (697) 2006-05-05 5:22
excellent shot once again. i love the way you captured the tree. great colours
Budapestman (82620) 2006-06-08 15:04
Fantastic atmosphere, very nice colours. This tree so than a memento.
With greetings from Budapest,
olivierduc (293) 2007-01-04 23:19
Hi Sabyasachi, I usually like to give comments for pictures that don't already have many visitors, well in your case it's very hard since all your pictures have drawn dozens of fans! I love this one, the "lonely tree" is a theme I like a lot. This tree seems to be struggling for survival in this rocky environment; the purity of the sky is just great.