Canon 30D, Canon 500mm
Location: Anamalais, Tamil Nadu
Date: December 2007
This is one of
my favorite birds and I love shooting them irrespective of how many
times I have shot them before. Shooting them in their 'helicopter-like'
flight was always a dream and I finally got them at the crack of dawn in
a remote valley in the high ranges of the Anamalais.
At 130 cms this
immense bird is the largest of India's hornbills. Found in mature
undisturbed forests of India and elsewhere in the east, this
rare species is the symbol of the BNHS. The image captures a female - told by
her white iris and lack of black edges to the casque.
Birds of India presentation
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