Sunday, July 13, 2008

Painted Stork - India

Painted Stork, originally uploaded by Michael A. Nelson.

Well I think its time to cover some photographs from my India trip. This picture was taken in Ranganthittu Bird Sanctuary near Mysore in Southern India. We were on a small raft with many kinds of birds all around us on small Islands nesting. I will post more from this incredible area over the next few weeks.

This photograph is of the Painted Stork. It is a tropical species which breeds in Asia from India and Sri Lanka to southeast Asia. This is one of my favorites. It was a very hot and humid day and catching the stork drinking water was very lucky.

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