Since I’m including Homo sapiens as “wildlife” now (we are a species on the planet), I will accept good photos of human beings in this feature. After seeing the excellent people photos of Joe Routon, Joe Dickinson submitted his own collection. Joe D.’s captions are indented:
This and several following photos are from a trip to India about seven years ago, guided by my sister-in-law who had spent a year there as a youngster when my father-in-law was setting up the first computer center in India. (My wife and I “house sat” for their home in Berkeley for the first year of our marriage.) She (my sister-in-law) returned to India for at least a year on two occasions, teaching at a well-known school for international students. I visited her there when attending an International Congress of Genetics (1972?) in Delhi . [JAC: I was at that Congress too, but I think it was after 1972.]
Here is the happy couple from a wedding taking place at the hotel we were staying in.
Some young Muslim women in a market.
Now we jump back to Africa, near Lake Victoria.
Some ladies demonstrating spinning and weaving methods in the Chilean Andes.
And me, back in the boat after some snorkeling in French Polynesia.
17 thoughts on “Readers’ wildlife photos”
According to Wikipedia (I know…!) the XVth International Congress of Genetics took place in (New) Delhi in 1983: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Congress_of_Genetics#Meeting_history
Oops, as usual I forgot to add my main point, which was “Beautiful photos!”
Wonderful photos, Joe! There aren’t many countries that provide such great opportunities for people photos as India does. My compliments! I look forward to seeing more of your excellent pictures.
These are astonishing!
Actually- breathtaking is a more accurate word.
The photo of the boy with the fish takes me back to when I was 16 years old. My family moved to Kampala and one of the more vivid memories I have is of tilapia from Lake Victoria being brought to our home by guys on bicycles with baskets. I remember it being pan fried and extremely good.
almost all of my photos are landscapes, but here are a few portraits. let me know if there are quality issues
i lived in beijing for several years, did a project on the three gorges dam. went to iran in 2005 to photograph for a project on ‘rituals’, some of the tibet photos were for that
most of these photos were taken with a 4×5 field camera. i did the processing, printing
a boy at a tibetan buddhist festival
this is a statue of a person; some ’siddhartha’ guy, does that count?
this is a living buddha, kan da in qinghai, china. he’s standing where 400 years ago, a monk sat for 60 days, taking no food, no water, then turned into a crow and flew away. apparently this has fallen out of favor, no recent instances to report.
monks in a tibetan monestary lighting yak butter lamps.
buddhist monk with prayer beads
young monks, prayer drums
tibetan cowgirl. yakgirl, i suppose
mid-day nap, mosque, yazd, iran
woman, shiraz mosque
girls, nasial mosque, iran
woman in alley, yazd iran
meat cart, china
mother and child, wu gorge, china
workers, qutang gorge, china
reading in fengjie china
“the people of fengjie welcome you’ (on the bag); fengjie was demolished for the three gorges dam project
old man, peisha
boatman, madu river, china
xu jie, qutang gorge china
yeye (grandmother) and baby, peisha village
intrepid photographer trying to figure out what these buttons do
Sorry, but you need to email me these photos. There is nothing I can see in the comments.
” … … happy couple ? ” Likely as not, n o t.
Arranged mawwiages in to which the woman of it
has very, very little input.
Many such couplings seem, for years and years afterward,
” to work out ” because, as I have not only been told
( specifically by three men of Kerala,
a state nearly full up of atheists )
but also witnessed, because … …. she
simply gives up and complies. For all
of those so – called working out – years.
( Per, to me, at least a dozen University women’s accounts … … once they find themselves
” able ” to get here to the USA’s laboratories. )
Flipped / Reversed ? Gender – wise ?
I simply doubt that the working out
‘ld be … … so much. So ” happy ” –
We know one couple in an arranged marriage. He was studying for his Ph.D at Berkeley and went back to India to meet her for the first time and get married, then brought her back to the US. We are still good friends and every indication is that it iS a happy marriage.
I have a similar situation. Man finishing up his degree is told by relatives that a woman has been chosen for him. It has not worked out very well. There is a lot of tension.
ps, the china and iran photos are from bill zorn
Super pictures, thanks.
The fish the child is holding is a Nile Perch Lates niloticus. The introduction of this species to Lake Victoria is one of the worst examples of ecological damage due to deliberate introduction by man. Several hundreds species of fish endemic to Lake Victoria have gone forever.
The disappearance of the native fish had knock on effects on the local people and their environment.
It’s the subject of the film – Darwin’s Nightmare.
I feel like I’ve been on a trip to India. Thanks.
Wonderful photos. I lived in India for three years, and have very fond memories. Brings me back.
Fascinating! I wish I was even partly as well traveled.