14th August 2012. Independence Day.
Happy 65th Pakistan.
What I didn’t get to see up close in the wild in a reserve called Mikumi in Tanzania…..
It helps though, that I now have a much better zoom lens. 🙂
You know, you can touch a stick of dynamite, but if you touch a venomous snake it’ll turn around and bite you and kill you so fast it’s not even funny.
(Seen in the Reptile Room of the Karachi Zoo, summer 2012)
…it would be this one.
I just have to slow down, or stop altogether and stare, if I chance upon an Amaltas on my jaunts around the city.
If this isn’t magic…what is?
In a garden named after Gandhi, in the heart of the city….a remnant of a colonial past.