Diana Australis' photos


  • Valparaiso, Chile.

    Let me in?

  • Jain Rock Temples, 400 AD. Gwalior. India

    Jain faith diverged from Buddhism around 2000 years ago. Jains eat no living thing; the do not even eat root vegetables, as insects may be harmed when harvesting them. They wear masks so as not to kill insects, and brush the ground in front of them with a…

  • Jain Rock Temples, 400 AD.Gwalior. India

    Jain faith diverged from Buddhism around 2000 years ago. Jains eat no living thing; the do not even eat root vegetables, as insects may be harmed when harvesting them. They wear masks so as not to kill insects, and brush the ground in front of them with a…


  • Khajuraho erotic temple carvings

    Madhya Pradesh India. 12th century Hindu temple complex and World Heritage Site. There are around 20 temples, and many are covered with highly erotic carvings. I have chosen a fairly mild one to show here, but there are some very interesting couplings an…

  • Jain rock temple, Gwalior

    400AD. Madhya Pradesh India

  • Jain rock temple Gwalior

    400AD. Madhya Pradesh India. The figures are around 6 meters tall.


  • Ladakh: Public inconvenience

    Sign at high altitude indicating a rock behind which one is able to pee.

  • Chile. Puerto Montt

    Foreshore art

  • Chile, Chiloe: A boat by any other name

    Titanic by name, but not by nature


  • Autumn in Patagonia

    Chile, Torres del Paine park.

  • Black tiger snake in the wild.

    Highly venomous, deadly. 2 meters long. But beautiful!

  • Currawong

    Native Australian bird


  • Galah. Native Australian parrot


  • Sati (suttee) wall, Bikaner Fort

    Handprints of widowed ranis (queens) who passed through the gate on their journey to immolate themselves on their husbands' blazing funeral pyres.

  • Khur. Indian Wild Ass

    Only 3800 still exist (equus hemionus khur) of this ancient breed, in the Little Rann of Kutch desert in Gujarat, India.They are endangered, and this is the only gene pool left .


  • Sati hand Bikaner Fort gate

    Historically, after a maharaja died in Indiia, his widows would throw themselves alive on his funeral pyre. This was known as "sati". On their way to die, they left their handprint at the gates of the palace..

  • Nawalgarh shop, Rajasthan


  • Nawalgarh India...running the bulls.

    This huge brute came behind me and head butted me aggressively out of its way as I was photographing this wonderful painted building(haveli). Such animals are common wandering the streets of towns in India.