A day in the National Zoological Park….Photolog…

28 Aug 2011

Just after coming back from the Yamunotri trip in July i bought a new camera and since then it took me 6 weeks to get it out, experiment and use. Since getting out from Delhi was not possible thanks to the work schedule, i thought of visiting National Zoological Park in Delhi. I discussed the same with Adhiraaj but he was not keen on visiting the Zoo. So, since mid July every weekend i would plan for an outing  and every time i would sleep through the day. It was enough and this time i was determined to go. So, irrespective of what time i slept the previous night, or the weather outside, i woke up at 8:00 a.m, got ready and covered the 15 km distance from my place to the National Zoological Park in 30 mins flat.

A Big One….

I parked the bike and went straight to the ticket counter which was mostly crowded by the young couples and waited for my turn to get the ticket. As i approached the ticket counter, i noticed a spectacled man sitting behind the glass window and here goes the conversation that followed –

TC: How many? (Monotonous Voice)

Me: One and handed him a 100 rupee note

TC: Give me the change (Ticket Cost – Rs. 20/-)

Me: Sorry! No change…

TC: Get the change then (Threw the 100 rupee note right back at me)

Anyways i went to the shops outside and bought water and stuff and got the change. Then i went back to the counter again and

TC: How many? (Monotonous Voice)

Me: One and this time handed him exactly 20 rupees and i noticed some brochures lying there as well

Me: Can i get the brochure as well, i’ll pay extra for that.

TC: Not for you.

Me: Why? I am ready to pay extra for that…

TC: Just pointed his finger towards me and signaled me to leave.

It was rather disappointing and i was miffed. What the hell? No manners. When will they get some lessons on the customer service?

Respite n Ripples…

Well, there was no point thinking about that and moreover once i got my camera out i forgot everything and got busy clicking…..

Reflection

 

Pattern Formation

 

Lush Green Surroundings….

Glimpse of Old Fort from the Zoo…

 

Tangled

 

Painted Stork…

 

The Flight…

 

Stork and the surroundings…

 

500 years for the decomposition now…

 

Kingfisher

 

The Flock…

Just like that…

 

Survival of the Quickest…

 

One eating and the other one searching….

The White Tiger….

 

Asiatic Lion

In Action…

 

The Royal Bengal Tiger…

 

That Look…

 

Emu…

 

 

Symphony of Colors… The Evening Sky…

 

An attempt at the Star Trail that night…

 

The End….

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