The Wild Side
Licence to Click!
- The tiger seems to be endowed with a divine halo of fire, fury, and fantasy that it carries elegantly like a thunderball of atomic explosion...when you see one, it sets off a chain reaction of emotions and ecstasy instantly!
Diamonds are Forever -
Wealth comes in many forms; some draw narcissistic pleasure by showing it off, while some seem to further enjoy making others feel envious of it, like this peacock who is apparently saying to a dejected fellow denizen... Oh Deer! You keep the spots, but my diamonds are forever!!
A View to a Kill -
While most mortals are obsessed with making a killing in the concrete jungle and having a corner office that has a window with a view, some dare to step out of the grind to explore the wilderness and get rewarded with...a view to a kill!
For Your Eyes Only -
Spotting a prey a few centimetres in size moving in the dry grass, popping its head once in a while from between dried leaves fallen on the ground, and then swooping down a couple of hundred metres at lightning speed, keeping the target locked all the time is a mission possible... for your eyes only.
Quantum of Solace -
A tigress in a pensive mood – sombre, subdued, and smarting – after a territorial scuffle with a larger male. All she needs for now is...a quantum of solace.
Die Another Day -
The tiger was resting on the edge of the lake when a wild boar came over the embankment. Sensing an opportunity, the tiger swiftly moved in for the kill, but the boar dashed away...only to die another day.
The World is not Enough -
A young tiger on the threshold of adulthood looking to establish a territory of his own, lets his displeasure be known to the sight of humans. In need of more privacy, it seems the world is not enough for this youngster.
The Spy who Loved Me -
Camouflage seems to be a magical gift of nature, as this wise old owl spies over every move in the jungle, while the self-indulgent on the ground below remain oblivious of its presence.
On Her Majesty's Secret Service -
While predators stealthily follow their prey, the prey in turn have a secret service of their own aimed at giving away the presence of the predator. Hidden safely behind some scrub in the dying moments of twilight, a sambur stamps its feet hard on sighting a tiger, only to let out a huge alarm call moments later, spoiling the tiger’s party.
License to kill -
A young leopard, motionless as if frozen in time, sits at the base of a tree trunk contemplating an attack even as two deer graze unperturbed in the undergrowth in front of him, unaware of his presence. The lesser cousin of the striped ruler too has a ‘Double O’ status in the jungle, which grants him... the license to kill!
Golden Eye -
One of nature’s finest killing machines sits over its prey; the victim’s blood smeared across his face an apt reflection of the underlying bruteness. It is impossible to escape this Golden Eye of death in the jungle, that is programmed to seek, strike, suffocate, and savour its prey with precision.
Standing tall on a dilapidated black stone wall of an ancient fort that has endured the test of time and the brunt of many a cannon balls, the lady dressed in white is a spectre reminiscent of old jungle lore of haunted castles and paranormal happenstances in the remote wilderness.
As the marauding summer plundered her soft green habiliments exposing her attenuated body to the merciless winds, she skyfalled the elements to survive another day and slipped silently into the night, waiting for the rains to caress her again...
Live and Let Die -
Agent Smith, the programme in the Matrix, says to Morpheus, "Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment; but you humans do not. You move to an area and you multiply, and multiply, until every natural resource is consumed and the only way you can survive is to spread to another area. There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. Do you know what it is? A virus. Human beings are a disease, a cancer on this planet, you are a plague..."
Our apathy towards nature and our blatant disregard for the basic right to existence of our co-habitants is but a manifestation of our egotistical mantra...live and let die.
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