Alone (but not for long) — Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Alone

This is our entry in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Alone.

We saw this Crested Hawk Eagle at Yala National Park in Sri Lanka.  He is alone but appears to be looking for a meal companion.

 

This photo was taken on February 11, 2018. Specs are:

Canon SL1, ISO 320, f/8, 1/320 sec, 250 mm

Muddy Water Buffalo — Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Words with double letters

This is our entry in Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Words with double letters.

This water buffalo was enjoying a muddy water hole in Yala National Park  in southern Sri Lanka. He was only mildly interested in us as we observed him from our elevated seats in a safari jeep.

This photo was taken on February 11, 2018. The sepia tones are the actual colors. Specs are:

Canon 100D, ISO 500, f/11, 1/200 sec, 135 mm.

Dancing Peacock — Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Birds

This is our entry in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Birds.

This fine peacock in Yala National Park near Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka, is dancing to impress a  peahen nearby. We may have enjoyed his five-foot tall plumage more than she did. According to a  study at Perdue University, which outfitted peahens with sophisticated eye-tracking equipment, peahens are more concerned with safety and food than with peacocks. The peahens in the study did pay attention to dancing legs and rattling tails, but not to the plumage above head-height. (As engineers, we would question whether the test headgear affected peahen behavior. How could peahens possibly ignore that splendid display?)

 

 

This photo was taken on February 13, 2018.