Mahananda Wild Life Sanctuary : This shot was taken at the entrance of the Mahananda Wild Life Sancuary at the outskirts of Siliguri town in North Bengal under the Darjeeling District.The presence of a large number of wild elephants inside the sanctuary is reflected on the gate of entrance.The wooden log-house is the local tourist centre.The trees that can be seen around the place are mostly teaks and are locally called shagun and are very good for making furniture.
Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in the Darjeeling district of West Bengal, India. It comes under Darjeeling Wildlife division and can be reached from Siliguri in 30 minutes. Sukna, the gateway to the sanctuary, is only 13 km from Siliguri and 28 km from Bagdogra airport. The sanctuary sprawls over 159 km² of reserve forest and was started as a game sanctuary in 1955. In 1959, it got the status of a sanctuary mainly to protect the Indian bison and Royal Bengal Tiger, which were facing the threat of extinction.
The forest type in Mahananda WLS varies from riverain forests like Khayer-Sisoo to dense mixed-wet forest in the higher elevation in 'Latpanchar' area of Kurseong hills. The variation in altitude and forest types helps the existence of a large number of species of mammals, birds and reptiles. The important mammalian species include Royal Bengal Tiger, Indian elephants, Indian bison, chital (spotted deer), barking deer, sambar, Rhesus monkey, many species of lesser cat like fishing cat and jungle cat, Himalayan black bear, leopard including clouded leopard, and many other smaller animals like rare mountain goat (Serow), porcupines, snakes, etc. The sanctuary also holds hundreds of feathered species. The exciting list includes some very endangered species like fairy-bluebird and Himalayan pied hornbill. Among the others swallow, swift, thrush, babbler, warbler, roller, minivet and sunbird can be found in abundance.
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ikeharel (44139) 2013-09-16 2:34
Must be an Elephant somewhere is this zoo, Farhat.
Nice multi-green nature's surrounding, even the wooden house in same color.
Good light collected through trees, and fine clarity.
Hope to see animals on photos, on your future posts from this sanctuary.
Nicou (105981) 2013-09-16 3:39
quel bel éléphant en premier plan sueprbe cpatage et iamge quelle compo et vue avec cette maison dans la forêt sueprbe captage et compo.
Bravo et amitié
Miguel82 (14536) 2013-09-16 6:34
This is a nice view of that wildlife sanctuary entrance and board, asiatic elephants (Elephas maximus) are threatened due to human/animal habitat clash, they often go inside the farmer's crops and destroy everything
Superb light and very green shot
aleXundar (643) 2013-09-16 9:28
An excellent shot of the Sanctuary entrance. Great colours and clarity. I liked the sun and shade effect throughout the frame. Beautiful...
Noel_Byrne (13458) 2013-09-16 11:00
The light and color here is really appealing, and I admire that you took this shot so well in a forest environment, one I simply cannot shoot good pictures in. A vy nice building and the elephant on the sign in the foreground makes an excellent lead point in the scene. This looks like a really fascinating place, and in such a lush location.
All the best
pajaran (41809) 2013-09-16 11:00
Interesantan o dobar tekst o mestu, sa datim podacima o zivotinjama ...
Lep pogled na kapiju i malu drvenu kucu ...
Dobar rad, lepo pokazano mesto sa kapijom i kucom, lepe boje.
Lep slon na kapiji.
An interesting article about the good location, with the given data about animals ...
Nice view of the gate and a small wooden house ...
Good work, nice place shown with a gate and house, the beautiful colors.
Beautiful elephant on the gate.
All the best.
mohammad_H (7488) 2013-09-16 11:35
The landscaping and trees, this beautiful building, eye-catching and charming with unique design;
So clearly, a sense of calm
Best wishes to you
gervaso (9247) 2013-09-16 15:52
The light seems not to be easy here, with many shadows, but you captured it perfectly! Very good colors and interesting note about the place! Wonderful job!
kato (9582) 2013-09-16 17:45
You're capturing well this place by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the entrance gate with elephant and the wooden log-house with a good design in behind. The surrounding greenery indicates this place of Wildlife Sanctuary.
danos (78196) 2013-09-16 21:23
nice the view of the entrance of the Mahananda wild life sanctuary with the construction to be surrounded with all this greenery.I like the excellent light and colour management as the beauty of the place.
Kugart (1776) 2013-09-17 5:51
This one really stands out in the thumbnails and the larger view doesn't disappoint . So many shades of green and the light coming through the trees is magical. Beautiful entrance into this sanctuary where the animals can life in some degree of safety.
rychem (13770) 2013-09-17 9:15
Very nice documentary photo, you have taken the richness of green tones, good light and nice composition
Waylim (23330) 2013-09-17 16:50
This is a very cute and charming entrance of the sanctuary. The shadow and light is not easy but you did a good job with it. Love the overall green in many different shades.
elenimavrandoni (9965) 2013-09-17 23:01
nice picture from the Wild Life Sanctuary, great green color, natural shot!
Fis2 (77084) 2013-09-18 12:30
Curious place, curious building.
Good frame and colors.
nikkitta (9053) 2013-09-18 15:37
Good work to show the entrance of the Wild Life Sanctuary, interesting place to be, plenty of exotic animals
Like the different kinds of green
Congrats and tfs
ourania (18764) 2013-09-19 9:50
the sancturary must be be lovely with its tall trees and interesting wildlife. The prospect of seeing wild elephants there must be exciting and I like how you made the announcement at the entrance the main focal point of your picture. It is a little too central and hides the log-house but you've probably chose this composition in order to capture the lovely play of light, shadows and green tones more effectively. You've achieved a fine clarity and delightful natural colours. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
adramad (31003) 2013-09-19 10:15
Very nice picture of this reserve for wildlife and protect some species, beautiful house fully harmonizes with the environment of these majestic teak trees.
Fantastic lighting and colorful.
The good sharpness also allows us to recreate the image so well captured.
Have a good evening.
All the best.
COSTANTINO (44203) 2013-09-19 22:53
I love shots of this kind dedicated to
the Nature and the Paradise of forests
I like lights and shadows playing together
your useful notes about this presence
of a large number of wild elephants
inside the sanctuary
have a pleasant weekend
ChrisJ (91342) 2013-09-20 6:05
Love the green tones here and all their various hues and shades. They fit the ecotourist theme perfectly. Better to see a sign depicting an elephant than no elephant at all! Good sharpness and nice repetition of the vertical lines of the trees and gate. Tfs!
clic (12467) 2013-09-20 6:27
When I was a kid, there were "secret" houses build high in trees to spy around!
Why do I think of those sweet memories of my youth in front of that tiny house disguised in green to go unnoticed in forest?!!
eldancer1 (20868) 2013-09-20 13:54
Wow! I would love a chance to explore this sanctuary, I can just imagine all the animal in it. Good lighting and nice details. Well done, tfs.
PaulVDV (17359) 2013-09-21 1:43
A well composed picture of this entrance of the sanctuary with the house and the gate painted nicely in the predominant nature colour.
Excellent light management.
Best regards, Paul
SnapRJW (23756) 2013-09-22 2:50
Hello Farhat - As elephants are one of my favourite animals and this shot is related to conservation, it has special interest for me. That aside, I love the palette of greens here and the way the dappled sunlight dances across the frame. A very good upload where the note and image combine well. Warm regards Rosemary
fds (6321) 2013-09-22 7:44
ciao farhat che interessante immagine con questo cancello con l'elefante che delimita l'inizio del santuario
colori buoni e anche la luce nonostante tu abbia fotografato all'ombra
ciao caro amico indiano
pierrefonds (51072) 2013-09-24 4:11
The trees are framing well the house. The point pf view is showing the details and colors of the architecture of the house. The good luminosity is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.
maloutim (9483) 2013-10-23 19:02
I am glad they made this sanctuary to protect wild life. I hope it works. Have you visited it and spotted animals ?
I like the green symphony in colours in your picture, brightened up by the sun rays.
Good management of light and shade.
Romano46 (11653) 2013-11-03 1:21
L'entrata di questa oasi protetta è veramente originale sia per la costruzione che per il cancello con la figura dell'elefante in bella vista.
Una foto molto graziosa alla quale contribuisce la luce che con l'alternarsi di luce e di ombra crea un'ombra di mistero.
Ciao e buona domenica