Roadsnottaken Photos & Videos

12 days ago

Bangalore birds from Karwil Bird Index = 20 Bird Name = cormorant Scientific Name = Phalacrocorax fuscicollis Description =  Bird sitting near the water body just like a crow will be non other than Cormorant , length of 63cm and its weighs in between 600-790g. 3 - 5 eggs are laid which incubates in 31 days max Food = Mainly fish, awesome diver , pursuit diver Habitat =  water bodies Photography = Gear used was nikon D750 and Nikon 200-500 mm. Subject was big enough to lock the focus, but need a concentration on the exposure, since it was a against the light #earthanalyst #natgeo #bbcearth #wanderlust #indianwildlifeofficial #indian_wildlifes #wildlife_india #wildlifekarnataka #indianbirds #roadsnottaken #earthcapture #sanctuaryasia #karnatakawildlife #birdphotography #birdsofinstagram #nuts_about_birds #bird_brilliance #your_best_birds #kings_birds #bestbirdshots #indianphotographyclub #naturethroughcamera_ntc #blr_photography_hub #NKPOfficial #YourShotPhotographer #planetuntamed #karnatakapravasi

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16 days ago

Mission 💯 My idea of this Mission 💯 is to identify and understand behavior of 100 species of birds found in India. 55: Indian silverbill SN: Euodice malabarica The Indian silverbill is a common resident breeding bird in the drier regions of the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent. The adult Indian silverbill is 11–11.5cm long and has a conical silver-grey bill, buff-brown upperparts, white underparts, buffy flanks and dark wings. The tail is black and the wings are dark contrasting with a white rump. The sexes are similar, but immatures have buff underparts and a shorter tail. The tail appears pointed as the length of the feathers reduces from the centre outwards. It feeds mainly on seeds, but also takes insects and has been known to visit nectar bearing flowers. It frequents dry open scrub, fallow land and cultivation, sometimes near water. Although mainly found on the plains, they can be found up to about 1200 m in some sub-Himalayan regions. These birds are gregarious and are found in flocks of as many as 60 birds. They feed on the ground or on low shrubs and grass stalks. They constantly utter a low cheeping or chirping contact call as they forage. They visit water and drink with a rapid sip and swallow action. They nest, an untidy ball of grasses with an opening on the side, is placed in low shrubs, often on thorny Acacia and are known to make use of the old nests of baya weaver.The clutch varies from 4 to 8 white eggs and these are incubated by both parents for about 11 days. #nikon #nikonindia #prajwal_gowda #mission💯 #natgeo #bbcearth #silverbill #wanderlust #indianwildlifeofficial #indian_wildlifes #wildlife_india #wildlifekarnataka #indianbirds #roadsnottaken #earthcapture #sanctuaryasia #karnatakawildlife #birdphotography #birdsofinstagram #nuts_about_birds #bird_brilliance #your_best_birds #kings_birds #bestbirdshots #indianphotographyclub #naturethroughcamera_ntc #kannadanadu #NKPOfficial #planetuntamed #wildlifeandnaturefocus at The Valley School

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24 days ago

Mission 💯 My idea of this Mission 💯 is to identify and understand behavior of 100 species of birds found in India. 54: Indian cormorant SN: Phalacrocorax fuscicollis The Indian cormorant or Indian shag is a member of the cormorant family. It is found mainly along the inland waters of the Indian Subcontinent.It is a gregarious species that can be easily distinguished from the similar sized little cormorant by its blue eye, small head with a sloping forehead and a long narrow bill ending in a hooked tip. Sexes are similar, but non-breeding adults and juveniles are browner. This cormorant fishes gregariously in inland rivers or large wetlands of peninsular India. It also occurs in estuaries and mangroves but not on the open coast. They breed very locally in mixed species breeding colonies.The breeding season is July to February but depends on rainfall and water conditions. The nest is a platform of twigs placed in the forks of partially submerged trees or those growing on islands. The nests are placed in close proximity to those of other Indian cormorants, storks or waterbirds in dense colonies, often with several tiers of nests. The usual clutch is three to five eggs which are bluish green and with a chalky surface. #nikon #nikonindia #prajwal_gowda #mission💯 #natgeo #bbcearth #cormorant #wanderlust #indianwildlifeofficial #indian_wildlifes #wildlife_india #wildlifekarnataka #indianbirds #roadsnottaken #earthcapture #sanctuaryasia #karnatakawildlife #birdphotography #birdsofinstagram #nuts_about_birds #bird_brilliance #your_best_birds #kings_birds #bestbirdshots #indianphotographyclub #naturethroughcamera_ntc #kannadanadu #NKPOfficial #planetuntamed #wildlifeandnaturefocus at Komaghatta Lake

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1 month ago

Mission 💯 My idea of this Mission 💯 is to identify and understand behavior of 100 species of birds found in India. 53: Plumbeous water redstart SN: Phoenicurus fuliginosus Image 1: Male Image 2: Female Plumbeous water redstart is a passerine bird in the Old World flycatcher family Muscicapidae. The bird's common name refers to its colour which resembles lead. They tend to live near fast-moving streams and rivers. It is typically 14cm long with an average weight of 22 grams for males and 18.8 grams for females.The male birds are slate blue in colour with a tail that is rusty red. On the other hand, female birds are pale grey and feature a white rump. They are typically found at relatively high elevations, with the ones living in the Himalayas seen between 2,000m and 4,100m. However, they tend to descend to lower altitudes during the winter. It is very protective of its habitat and will be extremely confrontational to any trespasser on its territory. They feed primarily on numerous insects and their eggs,In order to catch flies in rivers, it flies vertically until it is at least 20 feet above the water, before gliding down in a spiral back to the same place. They may occasionally consume berries, seeds and leaves. The breeding season varies according to the range, but mainly occurs between March and July. This species usually produces two broods. The nest is a neat cup placed in cavity or hole in rock or bridge, or on side branch in tree-stump, on ledge covered with vegetation but almost always near water. The female lays 3-5 pale greenish or stone-coloured eggs, with dense small darker markings. Incubation is by female but chicks are fed by both parents. #nikon #nikonindia #prajwal_gowda #mission💯 #natgeo #bbcearth #redstart #wanderlust #indianwildlifeofficial #indian_wildlifes #wildlife_india #wildlifekarnataka #indianbirds #roadsnottaken #earthcapture #sanctuaryasia #karnatakawildlife #birdphotography #birdsofinstagram #nuts_about_birds #bird_brilliance #your_best_birds #kings_birds #bestbirdshots #indianphotographyclub #naturethroughcamera_ntc #kannadanadu #NKPOfficial #planetuntamed #wildlifeandnaturefocus at Kasol, Himachal Pradesh, India

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1 month ago

मेरी बुल्ट + सुबह की चाय + खाली रोड़ = सुहाना सफर अब हाथ आयी है तो दूर तक सफर होगा शाम को एक तरफ से जाएंगे दूसरी तरफ पहुंचेंगे तो सहर होगा . . आ गयी जी.. आ गयी ... अपनी वाली भी आ गयी . . साथ घूमने के लिए आगया हाथी मेरा साथ . @royalenfield . #couplegoals #firstlove #mybikemyway #mybike #bulletraja #dugdug #gharkipehlibullet #morningtea #royalenfield #royalenfieldbullet #royalenfieldlovers #royalenfieldclassic #Classic350metalgun #classic350cc #subahkichai #roadsnottaken #bulletbae

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2 months ago

Mission 💯 My idea of this Mission 💯 is to identify and understand behavior of 100 species of birds found in India. 52: Eurasian coot SN: Fulica atra The Eurasian coot also known as the common coot is a member of the rail and crake bird family, the Rallidae. It is found in Europe, Asia, Australia and parts of Africa. It is 32–42 cm long and weighs 585–1,100g and is largely black except for the white frontal shield (which gave rise to the phrase "as bald as a coot"). As a swimming species, the coot has partial webbing on its long strong toes. The juvenile is paler than the adult, has a whitish breast, and lacks the facial shield; the adult black plumage develops when about 3–4 months old, but the white shield is only fully developed at about one year old. This is a noisy bird with a wide repertoire of crackling, explosive, or trumpeting calls, often given at night. It is reluctant to fly and when taking off runs across the water surface with much splashing. It does the same, but without actually flying, when travelling a short distance at speed in territorial disputes. As with many rails, its weak flight does not inspire confidence, but on migration, usually at night, it can cover surprisingly large distances. It bobs its head as it swims, and makes short dives from a little jump. The coot is an omnivore, and will take a variety of small live prey including the eggs of other water birds, as well as algae, vegetation, seeds and fruit. This species builds a nest of dead reeds or grasses, but also pieces of paper or plastic near the water's edge or on underwater obstacles protruding from the water, laying up to 10 eggs, sometimes 2 or 3 times per season. Usually only a few young survive. #nikon #nikonindia #prajwal_gowda #mission💯 #natgeo #bbcearth #Eurasiancoot #wanderlust #indianwildlifeofficial #indian_wildlifes #wildlife_india #wildlifekarnataka #indianbirds #roadsnottaken #earthcapture #sanctuaryasia #karnatakawildlife #birdphotography #birdsofinstagram #nuts_about_birds #bird_brilliance #your_best_birds #kings_birds #bestbirdshots #indianphotographyclub #naturethroughcamera_ntc #kannadanadu #NKPOfficial #planetuntamed at Kaikondrahalli Lake, Bangalore

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2 months ago

6 WEEKS LATER Yesterday I happily completed my physio sessions and it felt great! Today I celebrated with a morning urban run ☝🏼. I’m grateful to Adam from the @jointdynamics_hk team for putting me back on track and patiently handling my French swearing while skipping or other agility works. There are lots of benefits in seeking professional help after injury and for me the most meaningful one was to regain self-confidence. Without an external eye I would not have noticed that my body gesture says I feel ready to jump in the unknown again! Throughout this process I have discovered a growing interest for the body functions and it made me want to work on new projects. Besides preparing for my next ultra, I have something else in mind so stay tuned! . #merci #worldrunners at 譚公廟

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2 months ago

Every time I go outside, I take pictures of the same place in different angles. Depending on the perspective, the scenery changes the narrative. This shot speaks of roads ahead to be discovered, a sense of adventure, and turning points. . . . #canon #eostrebel5 #canontrebel5 #canonphotography #canonimages #amateurphotography #amateurphoto #amateurphotographer #nature #naturephotography #canonphotographer #fallseason🍁 #afrosoulphotography #efs1855mm #igimages #lightroom #lightroommobile #lightroompresets #bridge #bridgephotography #bridgepic #roadsnottaken at Sunbury, Pennsylvania

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3 months ago

This time my mum complained that my playlists have changed from simple melodious love songs to complicated harsh classic compositions.. Made me think..really? Is it me? Is it the time? Today I found my childhood favourite Boyzone’s and my now favourite Imagine Dragons’ new albums. Each have a song called Love. Boyzone says : “if it don’t change your life , then it’s not love..” Imagine Dragons says : “Love, love, love, love, Where did we all go wrong?” Maybe it’s like Road Turns making us go back and forth but not ahead .. though love remains constant in weird forms in weird ways.. that should do. ;-) #journey #roadsnottaken #travel #mountains #journeythroughtime #growingup #snow #landscape #snowymountains #kanchenjunga #loveformountains #heavenonearth #feeltheuniverse #instamountains #instamountainlovers #india #godliveshere #instagram #instastory #instatravel #instagood #instanature #loveiseverywhere #sikkim #sikkimtourism #ilovesikkim #love

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3 months ago

Mission 💯 My idea of this Mission 💯 is to identify and understand behavior of 100 species of birds found in India. 51: Himalayan bulbul SN: Pycnonotus leucogenys The Himalayan bulbul or white-cheeked bulbul, is a species of songbird in the bulbul family found in central Asia. It is about 18 cm in length, with a wingspan of 25.5–28 cm and an average weight of 30 g. Its head, throat, and crest are black and white. The back, side, and lengthy tail are brown, the underside is pale yellow. Sexes have similar plumage. The song is a beautiful 4-piece whistle, which resembles an accelerated oriole whistle. The species occurs in the northern regions of the Indian subcontinent and some adjoining areas. It is found in and near the Himalayas.It frequents forests and shrubland and also comes into gardens and parks. The Himalayan bulbul feeds on insects and other small invertebrates, as well as berries, fruits, seeds, buds and nectar. Nests are usually built in bushes or low branches, are cup-shaped, and made of stems, roots and twigs. The female usually lays three eggs, which are incubated for 12 days. The chicks leave the nest when they are 9–11 days old. There may be up to three broods raised per year. During breeding, adults become very territorial. #nikon #nikonindia #prajwal_gowda #mission💯 #natgeo #bbcearth #himalayanbulbul #wanderlust #indianwildlifeofficial #indian_wildlifes #wildlife_india #wildlifekarnataka #indianbirds #roadsnottaken #earthcapture #sanctuaryasia #karnatakawildlife #birdphotography #birdsofinstagram #nuts_about_birds #bird_brilliance #your_best_birds #kings_birds #bestbirdshots #indianphotographyclub #naturethroughcamera_ntc #kannadanadu #NKPOfficial #travelkarnataka #planetuntamed_elite at Kasol, Himachal Pradesh, India

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3 months ago

Got leh’ed! From snow-capped mountains, to frozen lakes, to calm monasteries to ever changing topography! #leh how much I love you! And the best way around is on two wheels! #himandi #travelscape #travelgram #instagood #ontwowheels #royalenfield #himalayan #incredible_india #lehladakh #lehdiaries #exploreindia #snowcapped #himalayas #roadsnottaken #travelholic #cloudlover #bikerides #yourpillion #forever #friendslikefamily #enroutepangong #pangonglake #exploreleh #gopro #goproworld at Leh, India

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3 months ago

Living Your Unlived Life - Review _ As one grows older and life's choices seem to diminish, it's easy to regret the roads not taken, which then lead to an inability to embrace your life as it is now. A remedy can be found in Johnson and Ruhl's wonderfully insightful, possibly even life-changing book. Jungian psychologists and the co-authors of  Contentment , Johnson and Ruhl believe the roads-not-taken needn't be cast aside; they can—and must—be integrated into present-day life and used to find new opportunities for fulfillment and wholeness. How? By engaging in what the authors refer to as “active imagination”—a disciplined, spiritual form of inner dialogue. _ The book is intelligent, refreshingly free of psychobabble and best of all heralds the power of the imagination to transform and possibly keep you out of trouble.

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3 months ago

Mission 💯 My idea of this Mission 💯 is to identify and understand behavior of 100 species of birds found in India. 50: Yellow-billed blue magpie SN: Urocissa flavirostris The yellow-billed blue magpie or gold-billed magpie is a passerine bird in the crow and jay family, Corvidae.The species ranges across the northern parts of the Indian Subcontinent including the lower Himalayas. Length 66 cm, including tail of about 46 cm. Sexes alike. Head, neck, and breast black, with a white patch on the nape; remainder of lower plumage white, faintly tinged with lilac; whole upper plumage purplish-blue, brighter on the wings and tail; flight-feathers tipped with white, the outermost edged with the same; tail long and graduated, the feathers blue, broadly tipped with white. The blue magpies are, as may be judged from their handsome tails, essentially arboreal birds; though, while they are most usually to be met with in heavy jungle areas, they also venture out into the trees amongst cultivation, and at times on to bare mountain sides at high elevations. They frequently feed on the ground and then adopt a curious hopping gait, with the tail held high to prevent it coming into contact with the ground. The food consists of small mammals, the eggs and young of other birds, insects, and wild fruits and berries of various kinds. This bird is very noisy; the ordinary call is harsh and grating, but it has a wide variety of notes, some of which are melodious enough. The nest is built in a fork of a tree, usually of moderate size but with dense foliage, and is difficult to find. It is a rather large and roughly constructed cup of sticks with a lining of fine grass, roots and fibres. The clutch consists of three or four eggs. #nikon #nikonindia #prajwal_gowda #mission💯 #natgeo #bbcearth #magpie #wanderlust #indianwildlifeofficial #indian_wildlifes #wildlife_india #wildlifekarnataka #indianbirds #roadsnottaken #earthcapture #sanctuaryasia #karnatakawildlife #birdphotography #birdsofinstagram #nuts_about_birds #bird_brilliance #your_best_birds #kings_birds #bestbirdshots #indianphotographyclub #naturethroughcamera_ntc #kannadanadu #NKPOfficial #travelkarnataka #planetuntamed_elite at Kasol, Himachal Pradesh, India

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3 months ago

Mission 💯 My idea of this Mission 💯 is to identify and understand behavior of 100 species of birds found in India. 49: Common Myna (ಗೊರವಂಕ) SN: Acridotheres tristis The common myna or Indian myna sometimes spelled mynah is a member of the family Sturnidae (starlings and mynas) native to Asia.They are omnivorous open woodland birds with a strong territorial instinct, myna has adapted extremely well to urban environments. It is readily identified by the brown body, black hooded head and the bare yellow patch behind the eye. The bill and legs are bright yellow. There is a white patch on the outer primaries and the wing lining on the underside is white. The sexes are similar and birds are usually seen in pairs. The calls includes croaks, squawks, chirps, clicks, whistles and 'growls', and the bird often fluffs its feathers and bobs its head in singing. The common myna screeches warnings to its mate or other birds in cases of predators in proximity or when it is about to take off flying. Like most starlings, the common myna is omnivorous. It feeds on insects, arachnids, crustaceans, reptiles, small mammals, seeds, grain and fruits and discarded waste from human habitation. It forages on the ground among grass for insects, and especially for grasshoppers. Common mynas are believed to pair for life. They breed through much of the year depending on the location, building their nest in a hole in a tree or wall. They breed from sea-level to 3000 m in the Himalayas. Nesting material used by mynas include twigs, roots, tow and rubbish.The normal clutch size is 4–6 eggs. #nikon #nikonindia #prajwal_gowda #mission💯 #natgeo #bbcearth #myna #wanderlust #indianwildlifeofficial #indian_wildlifes #wildlife_india #wildlifekarnataka #indianbirds #roadsnottaken #earthcapture #sanctuaryasia #karnatakawildlife #birdphotography #birdsofinstagram #nuts_about_birds #bird_brilliance #your_best_birds #kings_birds #bestbirdshots #indianphotographyclub #naturethroughcamera_ntc #kannadanadu #NKPOfficial #travelkarnataka #planetuntamed_elite at Kasol, Himachal Pradesh, India

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3 months ago

Mission 💯 My idea of this Mission 💯 is to identify and understand behavior of 100 species of birds found in India. 48: Grey Bushchat (ಕಂದು ಬೇಲಿಚಟಕ) SN: Saxicola ferreus Image 1: Male bushchat Image 2: Female with nesting material The grey bushchat is a species of passerine bird in the family Muscicapidae found in the Himalayas, southern China, Taiwan, and mainland Southeast Asia. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and subtropical or tropical moist montane forest. Males are dark grey above, streaked black; black mask; white supercilium, wing-patch and outer tail; white throat and belly; dull grey breast. Females are rufous-brown, streaked; rusty rump and outer tail; white throat; yellow-brown below. They are usually found solitary or in pairs. Like other bushchats keeps to open country and edge of forest; perches on bush tops and poles, flirts tail often regularly seen in an area flies to ground on spotting insect. They are widely distributed over Himalayas range from 1400–3500m, descends into foothills and adjoining plains including Gangetic plains in winter. They feed chiefly insects including beetles and grasshoppers, also spiders and small molluscs; occasionally seeds. Breeding is from March to July probably double-brooded. Nest a modest compact cup made of grasses, moss and fine roots, lined with fibrous material. #nikon #nikonindia #prajwal_gowda #mission💯 #natgeo #bbcearth #bushchat #wanderlust #indianwildlifeofficial #indian_wildlifes #wildlife_india #wildlifekarnataka #indianbirds #roadsnottaken #earthcapture #sanctuaryasia #karnatakawildlife #birdphotography #birdsofinstagram #nuts_about_birds #bird_brilliance #your_best_birds #kings_birds #bestbirdshots #indianphotographyclub #naturethroughcamera_ntc #kannadanadu #NKPOfficial #travelkarnataka #planetuntamed_elite at Kasol, Himachal Pradesh, India

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4 months ago

🚧 Not every ROAD we come across in our daily life is one we have to take. Sometimes just standing still and being, can BE the best move we ever make. 〰️Angie Karan ➰ ✨ This was me last week, torn between paths. Eventually standing still which lead me to choosing ME! ➰ #choicepoints #lifesajourney #roadsnottaken #curls #curlygirl #curlyhair #rizos #curlspirations #lifetips #curlyhaircommunity #curlynaturalhair #naturallycurly #naturalcurlyhair #naturalhaircare #naturalhaircommunity

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4 months ago

How concrete everything becomes in the world of the spirit when an object, a mere door, can give images of hesitation, temptation, desire, security, welcome and respect. If one were to give an account of all the doors one has closed and opened, of all the doors one would like to re-open, one would have to tell the story of one's entire life. #followforfollowback #followme #likeforlikes #likeforfollow #instagood #instalike #door #doors #love #doorphotography #roadsnottaken #life #bestoftheday #srinagar #kashmir #indianphotography #streetphotographers #streetphotography #bestfriendgoals #bestfriend #popular #followme

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