Fun For All Ages
Shooting the most common is the most challenging thing. Langurs are very common but waiting for a right movement is very challenging and needs lots of patience. It was an afternoon and a group of black-footed grey langurs were sitting on a tree. But this playful infant was enjoying the family time and was playing with his parents by swinging on their tails and falling down and then immediately climbing back and starting all over again. His mother was taking little notice of the activity and other adolescents were tolerating the attention- seeking acrobatics.
Langurs are very social and youngsters play as often as they can. Acrobatic play is probably a way of practising tree-living and eventually helps them to develop strong bones and muscles. Playing also helps them to develop social bond and communication skills.
In 2014 I had made 15 trips to India in search of a perfect frame out of these trips, in one of the trip I could only get this frame and I am more than happy with this picture - A playful monkey with its family is a special frame for me. Moreover photography to me is not about quantity it is more of a quality and a story telling frame which can put a smile on someone’s heart.
Author: My name is Thomas Vijayan, I am basically an Architect hailing from Kerala, India also known as God’s Own Country, was brought up in Bangalore and later moved to Canada, where I am now settled with my family. I have travelled all round the world for photography which is my passion but not my profession.
The big cats have always been my favorite. To me there is nothing called "perfection" in any photography, every click to me is an experience and the more I click I feel I have learned something new from it, and I give more importance to quality pictures than quantity. I love nature and I can never be bored by staying in nature for long, photography to me is a combination of my love for nature, travel, practice, patience, passion, care, friends and gear; more than anything else, its a blessings of the creator to be able to witness the special moments in nature. My love for photography has made me a Brand Ambassador of the most renounced brand Nikon from 2015 until now for Middle East & Africa.
With my little experience I can say we can learn a lot, when we spend time with the nature and start seeing the life cycle of the tangible living things which belongs to this beautiful world, it can also help us become a better person, who would then understand the necessity of respecting nature and maintaining the stability of our eco-system. For the same realization I would like to use this passion to bring the beauty of nature to the common man so that they can start loving and respecting the Mother Nature and stop exploiting it.