Posts tagged “desert

The forgotten pyramids of Sudan

Bagrawiyah, Sudan – More than 200km from the Sudanese capital Khartoum, the remains of an ancient city rise from the arid and inhospitable terrain like a science-fiction film set. Nestled between sand dunes, the secluded pyramids seem to have been forgotten by the modern world, with no nearby restaurants or hotels to cater to tourists.


Crazy Little Bird !

I spent almost two hours trying to get a good shot of this little bird…and she wouldn’t let me. Is like she knew ! She just wouldn’t come out in the open …not even for a second or two. Jumping around from branch to branch in the thick foliage of an acacia tree; she wouldn’t even stay still for a bit. Guess the windy day out there in the desert didn’t help with that either. I managed two decent shots…but not as good as I wanted them !



Pitted Darkling Beetle (Adesmia cancellata)

“If all mankind were to disappear, the world would regenerate back to the rich state of equilibrium that existed ten thousand years ago. If insects were to vanish, the environment would collapse into chaos.” (E. O. Wilson)
This guy is a warrior…one leg and one antenna missing and his still kicking !

“Two-legged creatures we are supposed to love as we love ourselves. The four-legged, also, can come to seem pretty important. But six legs are too many from the human standpoint.” (Joseph W. Krutch)

Unexpected Beauty !!!

It is all about what we want to see or how profound is our view. And so often we forget about the detail, the essence and we label everything based on the superficial.

This seemingly ugly small desert plant, when looked at in detail and from a different point of view it becomes stunningly beautiful.