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The Sentinel...

Posted by
Pavan Kaul (Mumbai, India) on 5 October 2011 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

The woods were made for the hunters of dreams,
The brooks for the fishers of song;
To the hunters who hunt for the gun-less game
The streams and the woods belong.

~Sam Walter Foss

NIKON D5000 1/400 second F/11.0 ISO 200 35 mm

A film maker from India who has recently rediscovered his passion for photography.

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Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Wow, what an absolutely incredible shot! Unbelievable, Pavan! Fantastic!

5 Oct 2011 5:23am

A. from France

Superb ! It seems like a dream

5 Oct 2011 5:48am

fabrizio from Rome, Italy

simply spectacular, my compliments

5 Oct 2011 6:13am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Fantastical ! What an amazing image this makes !!

5 Oct 2011 6:19am

Ralf Kesper from Attendorn, Germany

Excellent catch !

5 Oct 2011 6:48am

Elsaxelle from France

Surveiller son territoire...

5 Oct 2011 6:54am

Goddess ☼ Ƹl¡ from Tehran, Iran

wow ! what an amazing moment for capturing , well done it truly wonderful :)

5 Oct 2011 6:58am

Ginnie from Netherlands

Lucky, lucky you, Pavan. What a catch. :)

5 Oct 2011 7:00am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

well done

5 Oct 2011 7:06am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Great capture ! This is a very nice sentinel ...

5 Oct 2011 7:12am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Really, really wonderful

5 Oct 2011 7:21am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

The golden light gives a beautiful color to this monkey sentinel who overhangs the valley of the marvels

5 Oct 2011 7:33am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

I guess this kind of opportunity not happening very often.
This makes a superlative picture, with this mavellous view !
Bravo, bravo !

5 Oct 2011 8:07am

Antoine from France

Superb photo with a excellent framing. Have a great day Pavan.

5 Oct 2011 8:35am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Top of the world....beautiful backdrop....great catch.

5 Oct 2011 8:51am

k@ from Paris, France

What a wonderful unexpected compo, i love it whole, Pavan, so poetic with this Thinker of the origins !

5 Oct 2011 9:15am

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

I like this very much Pavan, well seen

5 Oct 2011 9:46am

Phil David Morris 2011 from Saskatoon, New York, Canada

Your sentinel lends a great feeling of height and depth to this incredible landscape.
Brilliant capture, in a great and distant land. 5*****'s !!~

5 Oct 2011 10:35am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

What a glorious shot. Cinematic and superb. *****

5 Oct 2011 11:32am

Marcie from Newton, United States

This is just great! No other words needed. Love it!

5 Oct 2011 11:56am

dr pankaj shukla from panaji, India

feeling on top of the world ...? lovely capture ..great timing .[.these long tailed ones r rather shifty with their postures ..]

5 Oct 2011 11:57am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

A lovely frame

5 Oct 2011 12:22pm

ideapad from Persia, Iran

Different image! Different from all pics I have seen on web in these weeks. Dept of field is great. You capture this professionally indeed.

5 Oct 2011 12:40pm

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

What a superb shot, really different, really good

5 Oct 2011 2:09pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Oh Pavan, what an amazing find, capture and beautiful composition!!! Another fantastic scene from a movie?!:-) How I'm captivated and refreshed! Have a great day!

5 Oct 2011 3:28pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

ganz Hervorragend.

5 Oct 2011 3:57pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

The guardian of the dream land. You must pass him before entering.

5 Oct 2011 4:03pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Fantasic. Amazing image. Love it, Pavan. :)

5 Oct 2011 5:26pm

Sandy Weston from Maine, United States

Just "sitting on top of the world!" What a view!! Amazing capture and composition Pavan!!

5 Oct 2011 7:47pm

crash from Weehawken,NJ and NYC, United States

looks like someone is showing off his climbing skills!

5 Oct 2011 8:12pm

franz from Baden, Austria

superb capture, a beautiful poem and a very interesting landscape! is this a reservoir or the natural course of the river?!?

5 Oct 2011 8:32pm

myky from Ontario, Canada

What a superb image filled with emotion and a powerful message.

6 Oct 2011 2:23am

Kala from United States

Wonderfully seen and captured Pavan . It does appear that he's far above his natural habitat.

6 Oct 2011 5:38am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Fantastic image, really great !!!!!! 5 *. Good day.

6 Oct 2011 8:42am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Yes !! Wonderful composition ! Well seen ! Phil

6 Oct 2011 9:27am

rian from vestavia hills, United States

took me a moment to figure out what that was.. :) he sure seems to be enjoying the view.. nice capture..

6 Oct 2011 3:30pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

As always your words are really beautiful ... A pleasure to behold our sentinel cousin and admiring a beautiful landscape ... a life lesson and humility. Best regards, Adela

6 Oct 2011 5:25pm

AMH from Buenos Aires, Argentina

beautiful photo. the monkey seems to be the continuation (or part of the trunk) but has come to life. a big kiss. Alejandra

6 Oct 2011 5:50pm

impression sur toile from France

Franchement, si ce n'est pas un montage, je n'ai qu'un seul mot : cette photo tue !
C'est super original, on se croirait presque dans une scène de Kung Fu Panda ;-)
Très beau paysage en arrière plan.
Ca aurait presque été plus sympa d'avoir le signe en effet miroir, au premier plan, pour qu'il regarde du côté gauche plutôt qu'à droite.

6 Oct 2011 7:14pm

Furax from France

Fantastic landscape + Monkey = Great !!!!!!!

6 Oct 2011 7:21pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

The monkey on the post makes a stunning foreground to the wonderful point of view... great shot !

6 Oct 2011 7:38pm

Pomme from France

Il veille fièrement sur ce magnifique paysage :)

6 Oct 2011 7:54pm

Joelaindien from France

génial !!

6 Oct 2011 8:28pm

Jani from Sweden

wonderful! :)

6 Oct 2011 9:03pm

Christine Walsh from Astoria, NY, United States

The background looks like a perfect postcard shot. The monkey is just spectacular - the little bit of light on her give a bit of a halo effect - the guardian angel of her brood maybe.

7 Oct 2011 12:58am

Céline from New York City, United States

Nice composition !

7 Oct 2011 4:00am

jeanne from près de marseille, France

il domine le monde !!!!!

7 Oct 2011 5:05am

Annierita & Annisabelle from New Delhi & Belle Ile, India

Or a totem ! very nice. Annierita

7 Oct 2011 8:01am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

il a la plus belle vue du monde!!!!lol

7 Oct 2011 3:05pm

Jean-Louis from France

Un observatoire superbement trouvé pour admirer ce superbe panorama !!

7 Oct 2011 6:14pm

mohkum from Cochin (Kochi), India

Wonderful landscape presented so nicely! Superb shot

8 Oct 2011 5:03pm

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

A breathtaking! As if protecting the world! Vertigieuse impression! what a wonderful image Pavan!

10 Oct 2011 5:35am

Krista from Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Whoa! This is incredible!

10 Oct 2011 10:19pm

Sarah from Sydney, Australia

Oh how gorgeous! The best view in the neighbourhood :)

14 Oct 2011 11:49pm

taolechat from potenza, Italy

amusant et superbe, bravo !

15 Oct 2011 8:02pm

tce76 from Saint Laurent de Brèvedent, France

On croirait à un montage!

21 Oct 2011 8:01pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Waouh i didn't see it !! Great one !!

24 Oct 2011 4:35pm

pedro alexandre from loures, Portugal

lol, his realy paing atention.

30 Oct 2011 8:11pm

Truels from Denmark

Great composition with the monkey in fron of this breathtaking landscape!

1 Nov 2011 10:08pm

1/400 second
ISO 200
35 mm