Wednesday, November 9, 2011

old badiya masjidh at UAE .

History
It is not sure when the mosque was constructed and because the mud and stone built structure uses no wood, its exact date of construction is unknown as radiocarbon dating is not possible for structures like this. It is estimated to date to the 15th century, however some estimates place the building's age a thousand years before the arrival of Islam in UAE. The site was investigated by the archaeological center of Fujairah in co-operation with the Australian, University of Sydney from 1997-98.and Fujairah Archaeology and Heritage Department came up with the conclusion that the mosque was believed to be built in 1446 AD, along with the two watch towers overlooking the mosque and the village.

Friday, September 9, 2011

falcon

Falconry is the upkeep of falcons. It is a very valued tradition in the UAE. Falconry is a sport that came to UAE many years ago. Poor people and rich people enjoyed it. It was a big part of their life in the desert. People think that it came by the muslim Arabs who went to Byzantine and Persia. The falcon is known as the Saqer. It is very loved by the people because of its beauty and lovely eyes. H.H. Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan loves falcons. Falconry is his favourite sport. He says “ falconry is a port that teaches endurance, strength, and patience.” The two main species used for hunting in the UAE are the Saqr falcons (Falco Cherruq) which are brought from other Middle Eastern countries and the Peregrine (Falco Peregrinus) The Saqr is the most popular because it is good for desert hawking. The female Saqr (Al Hurr), which is larger and more powerful is the one which is used more than the male (Garmoush). The female Peregrine (Shahin or Bahri Shahin) is also thought to be better than the male (Shahin Tiba) for hunting purposes.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

elaphant

The Indian Elephant (Elephas maximus indicus) is one of three recognized subspecies of the Asian elephant, and native to mainland Asia. Since 1986, Elephas maximus has been listed as endangered by IUCN as the population has declined by at least 50% over the last three generations, estimated to be 60–75 years. The species is pre-eminently threatened by habitat loss, degradation and fragmentation,captured from muthumala(mysore road)karnadaka and thamilnadu border.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

myna

The Common Myna or Indian Myna (Acridotheres tristis) also sometimes spelled Mynah, is a member of family Sturnidae (starlings and mynas) native to Asia. An omnivorous open woodland bird with a strong territorial instinct, the Myna has adapted extremely well to urban environments. The myna has been introduced in many other parts of the world and its distribution range is on the increase.[2] It is a serious threat to the ecosystems of Australia. The Common Myna is an important motif in Indian culture and appears both in Sanskrit and Prakrit literature.captured from uae (bada-zaid)on eid day

Friday, August 19, 2011

mountain of hafeeth


Jebel Hafeet (Arabic: جبل حفيت‎) (variously translated Jabal, Jabel and Jebal) is a mountain primarily in the United Arab Emirates on the outskirts of Al Ain in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.[1] The mountain actually straddles part of the border with Oman. The mountain rises 1249 meters and offers an impressive view over the city. Jebel Hafeet was a well-known landmark throughout the area's history and is a contemporary tourist attraction. An extensive natural cave system winds through Jebel Hafeet.captured on (19,08,2011 at 2.00 am)

Saturday, July 2, 2011

dorcas gazellie

this shot i captured while they collided in  UAE al-ain wild park on 16,06,2011 at 5.00 pm,The Dorcas Gazelle (Gazella dorcas), also known as the Ariel Gazelle, is a small and common gazelle. The Dorcas Gazelle stands approximately 55-65 cm (1.8-2.1 ft). Dorcas gazelle have a head and body length of 90-110 cm (3-3.6 ft) and a weight of 15-20 kg (33-44 lb). The numerous subspecies of the Dorcas Gazelle survive on vegetation in grassland, steppe, wadis, mountain desert and in semi-desert climates of Africa and Arabia. About 35,000 - 40,000 exist in the wild.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

ചീങ്കണ്ണി (crocodile)

i captured this shot from al-ain wild park at UAE on 2011 friday (june-10),Member species of the family Crocodylidae are large aquatic reptiles that live throughout the tropics in Africa, Asia, the Americas and Australia. Crocodiles tend to congregate in freshwater habitats like rivers, lakes, wetlands and sometimes in brackish water. They feed mostly on vertebrates like fish, reptiles, and mammals, sometimes on invertebrates like molluscs and crustaceans, depending on species. They first appeared during the Eocene epoch, about 55 million years ago

Thursday, June 23, 2011

തുടര്‍ യാത്രകള്‍...

വിരഹവും,വിഷാദവും,സഹനവും പേറി  മറുകരതേടിയുള്ള അനന്തമായ  യാത്രകള്‍....കാറ്റും,കോളും,മഞ്ഞും,മഴയും,ഇരുളും,വെളിച്ചവും...സഹിച്ചു ജീവിതത്തിന്റെ രണ്ടു അറ്റവും കൂടിമുട്ടിക്കാന്‍ ..അന്നവും..അഭയവും  തേടിയുള്ള പുറപ്പാടുകള്‍.....

Thursday, June 16, 2011

lunar eclips

i captured this shots from abudhabi(uae)A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes behind the earth so that the earth blocks the sun's rays from striking the moon. This can occur only when the Sun, Earth, and Moon are aligned exactly, or very closely so, with the Earth in the middle. Hence, a lunar eclipse can only occur the night of a full moon. The type and length of an eclipse depend upon the Moon's location relative to its orbital nodes. The most recent total lunar eclipse occurred on June 15, 2011; it was a central eclipse, visible over Europe and south America after sunset, over Africa and most of Asia, and Australia before sunrise. The previous total lunar eclipse occurred on December 21, 2010, at 08:17

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

crow at uae(umm al qawin)

i captured this shot while crow trying to drink water from the leaking pipe on friday 02,06,2011 at 4.30 pm

Sunday, April 24, 2011

mother and child

my art......
നീല നിലാവിനെ കാട്ടി തന്റെ പോന്നോമാനയോടു കഥ പറയുന്ന മാതാവ്‌...

Friday, April 22, 2011

tiger spider

Tiger spider
I captured this shot from kerala forest on 15,12,2010 (kulathupuzha range)
The common name of this beautiful spider is Wasp Spider(tiger spider). This spider is, like all orb-weavers, not poisonous for us. The adult female has a shining silvery cephalothorax (head) and a yellowish abdomen with black and white bars across it.
The adult female is much larger than the male. The male measures between 4 and 6 mm while the female has a full grown size between 14 - 17 mm. When the female is loaded with eggs she can become enormous in size..

Thursday, March 24, 2011

grass snake

Grass snake(pullanji moorkhan)

I captured this shot from kollam sangili dark jungle at kerala on 15,12,2010 at 1:50 pm

details:-Grass snakes are non-venomous and are extremely timid, moving off quickly when disturbed. If cornered they can feign death, and if handled frequently, produce a foul-smelling excretion.
Grass snakes are usually 2½ – 3 feet long, although longer ones have been recorded. They are usually olive brown in color, with gray or green along the back with two rows of small black spots arranged alternately. Black vertical bars run along the flanks. The most obvious feature by which the snake can be recognized is the yellowish patch either side of the neck forming an incomplete collar or ring.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

ഞാനെടുത്ത ചിത്രങ്ങള്‍

ഒരു മകര മാസത്തിലുള്ള പുലര്‍ച്ചയില്‍ എന്റെ വീട്ടുമുറ്റത്ത് നിന്നും കാമറയില്‍ ഞാന്‍ പകര്‍ത്തിയ  വിരിയാന്‍ വെമ്പുന്ന ഒരു പുഷ്പം