The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary an important Tiger and Elephant reserve in the Indian state of Kerala is situated on the banks of the Periyar Lake - an artificial lake, at Thekkady. Here the high ranges of the Western Ghats are clothed in dense evergreen, moist deciduous forests and savannah grasslands.
The sanctuary surrounds Periyar Lake, a reservoir measuring 26 km2 (10 sq mi) which was formed when the Mullaperiyar Dam was erected in 1895. The reservoir and the Periyar River meander around the contours of the wooded hills, providing a permanent source of water for the local wildlife.
It is an important tiger and elephant reserve. A total of 24 Bengal tigers were counted across 640 square kilometers of the park in 2008. Other mammals include the gaur, sambar, wild pig, Indian giant squirrel, Travancore flying squirrel, jungle cat, sloth bear, Nilgiri tahr, lion-tailed macaque, Nilgiri langur, Salim Ali's fruit bat, stripe-necked mongoose, and Nilgiri marten. The protected area covers an area of 925 km2 (357 sq mi). 350 km2 (140 sq mi) of the core zone was declared as the Periyar National Park in 1982.
About 265 species of birds can be seen in the park, including migrants. 45 species of reptiles are also found in the park.
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Noel_Byrne (24840) 2013-12-26 6:46
This is wonderful! The mist across the forest creates a sensational mood, and makes me feel like the boats are fleeing some sort of incoming storm! The colors across the trees are superb as well, with those tints of orange across the green. The blue of the sky through the mist adds top the magic of this capture. Superb composition, were it not for the modern boats, I would half expect to see dinosaurs here!
All the best
Nicou (123124) 2013-12-26 6:59
quelle vue e tiamge sueprbe avec la brume qui donne du mystère sueprbe et ces bateau sur le plan bleu que se contrastent avec le plan vert une splendeur.
Bravo et amitié
mcmtanyel (14113) 2013-12-26 8:36
Excellent color and sharpness, good composition with colorful boats and beautiful nature - what more does one need in a good photograph? TFS!
Miguel82 (24105) 2013-12-26 8:38
Hello Subho, a great record from the famous Periyar wildlife sanctuary, many big mammals live there as wild elephants, tigers and gaurs, excellent hues and sharpness, I'll add you in favorite list Subho as a new regular critiques writer to my photos, kind regards
yquem46 (38742) 2013-12-26 9:05
A good one from Kerala with the houseboats which look a bit from those in Allepey
Well composed, good light, welcome presence of the mist
have a nice evening
holmertz (41651) 2013-12-26 10:33
This scenery is beautiful and you show it from a fine position where we get a good view of the small boats and the rotten trees half buried by the water, as well as the lush green forest. The dark low clouds cover parts of the view in a rather strange way but certainly benefit the composition.
Fis2 (86211) 2013-12-26 12:59
I like frame and super colors.
Very impressive picture!
pierrefonds (57445) 2013-12-26 17:14
The length of the lake is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the détails, the colors of the trees and of the boats. The low clouds is giving a special charm to the scene. Have a nice day.
fabbs99 (16433) 2013-12-26 19:17
An excellent presentation of the lakeside in Periyar with some bright colors and good sharpness.I like the mist in air above the lake.Very well done.TFS.
adidas5nb (5399) 2013-12-26 23:37
what a beautiful place this is.ou have captured the mood and the essence of the place so nicely.just love the clouds and the boats/. very nice off center framing.
pajaran (52552) 2013-12-27 2:24
Dobar dan, popodne.
Interesantan i dobar tekst o jezeru, sa opisom ...
Dobra kompozicija i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak.
Dobar snimak, kontrast i lepe boje.
Lepo mesto za odmor i robolov, nadam se da u jezeru ima velike ribe.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.
Good afternoon, this afternoon.
An interesting and good article on the lake, with a description ...
Good composition and perspective, nice place and moment shown.
Good shot, nice contrast and colors.
Nice place to relax and robolov, I hope that the lake has a big fish.
Nice afternoon and all the best for the weekend, good luck.
Indrasish (2871) 2013-12-27 4:27
Hello Subho Da,
Wonderful atmosphere.. Kichu blar nei amr sudhu ekta kotha blte chai wah wah!! This one goes to my favorites.. Very well done..
Good evening and wish you all the best..
aleXundar (1256) 2013-12-27 6:19
Ah, this is marvelous again Subho!
The details and colors you have extracted in this misty atmosphere, is really outstanding.
Sometimes I also try to shoot this clouds-creeping-in shots, and always create a mess hehe!
You have done it dear, and done it as a master!
With best wishes,
abmdsudi (43714) 2013-12-27 8:04
A splendid lake view and just love the composition with strong elements rightly placed where all focus is pointed to the striking boats and ripply water. Colours and details are vivid in great clarity, the fantastic skyscape give strong contrast to the scene. But the blueish tinge can be corrected, Well done.
mrichat (1723) 2013-12-27 8:27
Excellent capture of the lake view. i like the colors of the forest at the opposite side of the lake.the mist over the lake is very much exotic.the two boats approaching with the flourishing water behind it made the moment dynamic.well managed light with good contrast level.Besh bhalo hoyeche.
Cricri (107230) 2013-12-27 9:36
Très agréable paysage du lac avec les teintes d'automne sur les arbres, l'effet mystérieux que donne la brume, les bateaux colorées, très jolie présentation
cornejo (32110) 2013-12-27 10:47
Hi Subho, lovely view of this beautiful lake, very well composed and captured by a great POV with very good and nice photo. A nice picture with good sharpness, depth and quality. An excellent job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good morning and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
Silvio1953 (123367) 2013-12-27 12:52
Ciao Subho, fascinating landscape, beautiful composition, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
danos (87427) 2013-12-28 0:50
a really fascinating view of the misty lake with the coming boats to come toward lens.I like the excellent and beautiful presentation as the beauty of the place.Well done.
Have a good and healthy New Year,Danos
robmal (1944) 2013-12-28 2:42
Super landscape shot with fine composition and POV, great warm colours, low clouds add to the mystery this photo, congratulations.
adramad (38505) 2013-12-28 13:00
A beautiful landscape, with the abundance of trees surrounding the lake, I love the variety of color tones in them, fantastic POV including the two boats which give a great feel to the image, like those light clouds.
Very good sharpness and brightness.
Well done. I love it.
Enjoy the weekend.
subhendu_bagchi (25810) 2013-12-28 23:58
hello brother, a very nice view from the God's own country. Excellent composition. Nice sharp output. The rich colours are looking great. Superb one indeed. Tfs.
Romano46 (18466) 2013-12-29 2:38
tra le tue ultime foto questa è una delle tue più belle per la maestosità del paesaggio, i colori eccellenti e la stessa composizione curata in maniera perfetta.
In questa tua foto vedo tutta la bellezza delle locandine pubblicitarie del Kerala: un invito a visitare questa splendida terra.
Complimenti e auguri per il nuovo anno.
SWEETFREEDOM (22804) 2013-12-29 3:32
i like the misty athmosphere in this shot, very nice also the contrast of colors.
ourania (31971) 2013-12-29 11:06
an attractive presentation of this lovely natural scenery, captured at a special moment, it seems. The low clouds and the intense blue tones determine the character of the scene. The boats and the texture of the water convey movement while the landscape is calm and mysterious. I'm not sure but I think that the upper cloud could be cropped away so that the impact of the depth and the details becomes stronger. A very interesting place. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
adores (37505) 2014-01-01 11:46
What a beautiful place! It must be wonderful to get one of those boats and enjoy the landscape! I don't know this region of India but I need to!
Beautiful place and composition with the boats so well placed, the dead trees in the water, the colourful flowers of the trees and the low clouds. The movement of the water and the beautiful colours also add a lot!
Very well captured!
Have a great New Year!
nikkitta (14858) 2014-03-03 12:05
Impresive composition from Kerala, river, green vegetation, colorful boats and the floating mist
Great reflections and some orange touchs on the trees made of it a great and well organized composition
Like also the different and nice shadows of so, so nice blue
Congrats, a pleasure to comment and watch