The expressions

One thing that gets connected to us easily is “The Expressions”. Nature is full of expressions, it is just that the photographer needs to identify them. Sometimes they are in the form of physical actions made by the creatures and sometimes it is just their eyes that communicate a particular feeling.

The look that says a lot, Asian Leopard, Tadoba, 2014

The look that says a lot, Asian Leopard, Tadoba, 2014

There is a common saying that any image that is capable of bringing out a particular feeling (surprise, anger, joy, shock, curiosity, etc) in the viewer’s mind is a successful one. And this task becomes easier whenever I include the expression factor in the image. My viewer’s get connected to images instantaneously.

Two Indian Grey Langurs involved in a soft moment, Bandipur, 2014

Two Indian Grey Langurs involved in a soft moment, Bandipur, 2014

For me it is comparatively easier to bring out the expressions when two of them are together, but the task becomes difficult when there is only one. The best way to capture these expressions is by spending as much time as possible with the subject. The more I spend time with them, the more I will be able to describe about them in my images.

A Spotted Owlet looking to the skies with a natural spot light effect, Bangalore, 2013.

A Spotted Owlet looking to the skies with a natural spot light effect, Bangalore, 2013.

The simple creatures that one can find in their backyards also provide powerful image making opportunities.

A curious look on Indian Palm Squirrel's face, 2014.

A curious look on Indian Palm Squirrel’s face, 2014.

 

Asian Elephant calf in a cheerful mood, Bandipur, 2014.

Asian Elephant calf in a cheerful mood, Bandipur, 2014.