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2012 (Part 2)

Kia Ora Fellow Gallopers,

Another year’s come and gone – a year that was packed with events ranging from the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee to the London Olympics to the US Presidential election. The aftershocks of the economic crisis continued to rock the world economies and the world was to have ended this year.

While being a silent spectator to the atrocities that one fellow human inflicts on another, this beautiful planet that we call Home sent out very clear signals to us, by way of storms and super storms,  that we will have to bear the consequences of our bad and reckless stewardship of her.

Following on from yesterday’s post – 2012 (Part 1) – here are the rest of our most highly rated* images from the past 12 months. Hope you enjoy these images as much as I enjoyed making them:

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August 2012:

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September 2012:

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October 2012:

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November 2012:

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December 2012:

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As we all ‘Gangnam Style’ our way into the Year of the Snake, here’s hoping that it’ll be a good one…

Thank You so much for your support in 2012. We’ve loved having you around in Black Stallion Country.

See you all in 2013.

Gallop Free.

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* – All the images in this post were showcased on our Facebook Page as part of our ‘Picture of the Day’ feature and were highly rated by the most important and valued viewer of all – You.

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… and Creepy Crawlies!!

Warning: This entry contains extremely close up shots of snakes, reptiles and insects. So, if any of these freak you out, please view with caution 😉

Hello Fellow Gallopers,

As I mentioned in my previous post, I had the opportunity of spending some time at the Butterfly World in Edinburgh. In addition to butterflies, it also houses a variety of snakes (mainly Pythons), reptiles and other insects.

Pythons are non-venomous snakes that are found in Africa, Asia and Australia and 17 species have been identified so far. In addition to snakes, one gets an opportunity to get up-close to tarantulas, locusts, lizards and leaf cutter ants.

Spending time there offered me a unique opportunity to capture these marvelous creatures in a way I might not have been able to in the wild. Or maybe I might not have been too comfortable getting this close to them in the wild 🙂

To view all the images* in this set, please click the link below:

http://koshy.smugmug.com/Animals/Snakes-and-Reptiles/12067278_Yivxk#856987550_kNu5R

Till next time, take care and gallop free.

* – images taken with the Canon 50D.

PS: Please do visit my website www.blackstallionphotography.co.uk and please do spread the word. Thanks.

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Fluttering Wings…

Hello Fellow Gallopers,

Hope you all had a great weekend.

It’s been a while since I’ve written to you guys and that’s because I have been busy with a few Corporate projects and I also took some time out to contemplate 🙂

But in the midst of all that has been going on, I did manage to take some time out and visit the Butterfly and Insect World in Edinburgh. The first thing that hits you when you enter Butterfly World is the heat – the temperature is maintained to simulate the Tropics so the species of butterflies, insects, reptiles and plants feel at home. Coming from close to the Tropics myself, I should have felt quite at home but it did get a bit stuffy at times.

A large variety of butterflies are housed at Butterfly World in addition to a large number of reptiles (more on the reptiles in my next blog!!). One gets a unique opportunity to see butterflies at every stage of their natural life cycle – egg, larva, pupa and adult – while in their natural habitat. I have tried to capture the beauty of these colourful butterflies as they go about their normal daily routine.

To see all the images* in this set, please click the link below:

http://koshy.smugmug.com/Nature/Butterflies-and-Flowers/12066093_H8NWN#856883220_Vw6vF

Till next time, take care and gallop free.

* – images taken with the Canon 50D.

PS: Please do visit my website www.blackstallionphotography.co.uk and please do spread the word. Thanks.

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