When the Dog Swallowed the Sky




When the Dog Swallowed the Sky
Surrounded by knee-high guano, cockroaches, centipedes that have been known to catch bats, crabs and all kinds of other creatures, i looked up for some relief from my fears. And what i saw there, captivated me. through openings in the cave ceiling, there were at least five types of raptors, bats and swiftlets milling about, framed only by foliage that threatened to smother the opening. One opening looked distinctly canine in appearance! This is one image from up there.

Gomantong Caves | Sabah | Malaysian Borneo
Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:46 am
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Commentby Nevil Zaveri on Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:19 am

... along with those birds?! :o
fantastic seeing 'n relating, arti. wish the sky was little blue, but i know we have to take from what is available.


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Commentby AratiRao on Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:32 am

hahaha, thanks nevil. yes, there is no blue here. as shot, it has that glow from sunset -and the angle where the blue goes pale. not sure in post processing if i could have deepened the hue. suggestions welcome.

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Commentby dinesh.ramarao on Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:32 am

wonderful seeing here. A bit smaller "dog" in the frame would have been an interesting chioce? Thanks for sharing,

Commentby Prithvi K on Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:17 pm

I actually see two dogs in the frame Arati, the large obvious one and then a smaller one facing the big one with it tail up.
very well seen.