Chilka lake

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© Saroj Swain
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UploadedAugust 11, 2012
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I took this shot early in the morning at about 6.00 AM while traveling by the side of Chilka lake by Train.... It was amazing to take snaps during morning hours.... Now its your turn to see this image and give your comments honestly.....

Chilka Lake - Asia's largest brackish water lagoon with water spread ranging from 1165 sq km m the rainy season to 906 sq km in the dry season is nestled in the heart of the coastal Odisha (Orissa). It extends from Bhusandpur in Puri district in the North to Rambha-Malud in Ganjan district in the South, separated from the Bay of Bengal by a 60 km long narrow strip of marshy islands and sand-flats.

Some of the prominent islands like Nalabana, Kalijal, Somolo, Honeymoon, Break-fast, Birds and Rajahansa inhabited by small subsistence fishermen families, are popular destinations for daily boat trips. Because of its rich bio-diversity and socio-economic importance, Chilika was designated as a Ramsar site in 1981 to afford better protection.

Chilika is recognized as one of the most important wetlands in the world because it is home to a phenomenal variety of birds. Chilika Lake offers visitors a spectacular display of its colorful avian charms in a thousand different hues presented by over 160 species in the peak season between November and February. The lake and its reed islands teem with nesting birds-white bellied sea eagles, ospreys, golden plovers, sand pipers, flamingos, pelicans, shovellers, gulls, include migratory ones flying great distances from Iran, Central Asia and Siberia.

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24 responses

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (11 Aug 2012):

    Saroj, really stunning !!!!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (11 Aug 2012):

    Thanks Davide!!!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (11 Aug 2012):

    So beautifully calm!

  • Raymond Fausel

    Raymond Fausel gave props (11 Aug 2012):


  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (11 Aug 2012):

    Saroj, this is a marvelous photograph! Should be framed.

  • Iztok Urh

    Iztok Urh gave props (11 Aug 2012):

    Very nice!!

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (11 Aug 2012):

    The soft tones in this wonderful photo are magnificant, Saroj!! Very lovely, peaceful scene. I loved reading your narrative too......could you possibly snap a photo of a white bellied sea eagle? I've never seen one.

  • Nancy Richard

    Nancy Richard gave props (11 Aug 2012):

    The photo and description are OUTSTANDING! Make sure you frame this beautiful shot.

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (12 Aug 2012):

    Thank you every one once again!!!

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (12 Aug 2012):

    Wonderful! I love this place!

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (12 Aug 2012):

    Very beautifully done, Saroj! I also enjoyed your wonderful essay! It is such an amazing ecosystem. I love the silhouettes and the beautiful lighting of this wonderful capture!

  • P. Michael Bodigor

    P. Michael Bodigor gave props (12 Aug 2012):

    A very soothing and tranquil photograph, well done.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (13 Aug 2012):

    Sublime silhouette.

  • Gabriela Velazquez

    Gabriela Velazquez said (13 Aug 2012):

    Saroj this is a marvelous shot!!!


    ROCIO GUILLEN gave props (13 Aug 2012):

    Great shot Saroj!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (13 Aug 2012):

    Stunning photo! I love the lighting and your composition!

  • Leslie Hunziker

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  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (15 Aug 2012):

    My membership in JPG gives me access to such wonderful art. Magnificent work, my dear friend, Saroj, and an interesting narrative, too.

  • Robert R. Gaines

    Robert R. Gaines gave props (18 Aug 2012):

    Outstanding work Saroj! Great composition, lighting and color.

  • Randy Turoff

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  • Merike Mäll

    Merike Mäll gave props (26 Sep 2012):

    ilus koht ja tabamus

  • Felicia

    Felicia gave props (4 Oct 2012):

    another beautiful shot! So serene and I love the color

  • D. Smetana

    D. Smetana gave props (7 Oct 2012):

    Stunning. Love the lighting and composition. Makes me think I need to start getting up earlier in the morning.

  • Gabriela Velazquez

    Gabriela Velazquez said (20 Nov 2012):

    Marvelous Shot!!! Loved it in B&W!!

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