Diana Australis' photos
The road at 4200 meters
Sela. Arunachal Pradesh. The pass to Tawang. Himalayas, North East India. A typical Indian mountain road. We travelled up and over this pass twice!
Asian one-horned rhino (wild)
Endangered animal with limited range. taken from elephant back at dawn in Kaziranga National Park, Assam. India
Arunachal Pradesh. North East India. This cultural practise of nose plugs and tattoos is now only found among older women in the Ziro area of this remote and difficult to access province. It has been banned and will be gone in a generation.
Brown winged kingfisher in the wild
Sundarbans biosphere. West Bengal, India. With this rare little fellow I would like to wish all my friends a merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous 2015.
The tea maker....(no editing)
Or chai wallah. Kolkata...and he still uses small disposable clay cups. The tea was wonderful! He sits here all day from early morning til late evening! The clay cups, single use, have been used in India for hundreds of years. They are hygienic, degrade to mere soil, and provide jobs to manufacture. Many other places in India now use plastic or waxed paper...which is an environmental night mare, as they are just thrown all over the ground.
Sparrow at the flower market, Kolkata
On the banks of the Hooghly near the Howrah bridge, thousands of tonnes of fresh flowers are sold every day. Many are threaded into garlands, like these and sold in metres. It is a scene of dazzling and vibrant colour
Callistemon in my garden. Tomorrow I leave for India for 5 weeks. I will keep in touch as I can.