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1 week ago
PRIMATES OF KALIMANTAN
Still in Australia, but taking a break from photography (from carrying the camera in particular!). In the meantime, here are a few shots from yesteryear taken in Kalimantan, Indonesia.
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These are fabulous photos!!💜 What beautiful and amazing wildlife!💜
Being deep in the jungle of Kalimantan has been my very favourite adventure to date. Great shots!!
You’re a very talented man, Rick - beautiful shots
Amazing shots, as ALWAYS Rick 😮!!
Rick...just been to see Orangutans and Probiscus in Kota Kanabalu...not ideal in wild life park..in fact very depressing...would love to see in the wild💖😊
Awesome as always thanx so much Rick!!😇🐒🙉
As always beautiful images. Orangutan baby is stunning.
amazing to see that animal keep in touch brother
Thank you for sharing, beautiful pictures!!!
Astonishing shots Rick!
Thank you! Love all your photos!!!
And welcome to Australia!!
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3 weeks ago
ON THE ROAD AGAIN
Leaving for Australia this evening. Sri Lanka is a great place for a holiday/wildlife adventure, and I'll definitely be back.
In the meantime, here are a few more birds from Yala National Park and the neighboring wetlands.
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Waiting to hear from you 🐔🐤🐣🐥🦆
There's a room here if you're up this way. Love to catch up Rick, and there's lots to photo in this area.
Looks like this is a wonderful place to rest and photograph. Have fun in Australia!!
PM me your dates if you are in Brisbane.
Where are you going to in Oz Rick ?
Nice Pics Rick :)
Beautiful images Rick. Please post few images of Australia when you have the time. Cheers
Wonderful place, Australia! Close is New Zealand. Both are wonderful! Beautiful images!
Keep it up brother coz other we are learning through you
Beautiful! Thank you for sharing
Yay!! Can’t wait to see you❤️😘
OVERCAST, BUT OH SO FINE!
Another hill station and the first rainy day in Sri Lanka. Vacillating between another guilt-free nap and reading on the balcony overlooking this magnificent view. Or both.
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We're looking forward to both in Tanzania. And photographic lessons and laughs from the maestro!
Sit down Rick chill with glass of beer
Wow so enriching.
Fabulous! Sounds wonderful
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4 weeks ago
A few bee-eaters from Yala National Park......
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Beautiful pictures Rick.
MALABAR PIED HORNBILL
Here's a pair of cartoon characters if ever there were! Spent the last two days in the Wetlands and Yala National Park at the southern tip of Sri Lanka. Great bird life with this pair for starters. The female hornbill lays four eggs in a tree hole, and during incubation, the male plasters the hole shut with a mix of mud, droppings and fruit pulp, leaving a small hole just big enough for him to pass food through to the mum and chicks.
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How very interesting! Perfect image!
Never laid eyes on these kingly looking birds and I grew up in the tropics and have seen some good lookers. Thanks!
Saw them this morning Rick but your picture is a little better than mine!😳
I remember that cartoon !!
That's so amazing! !!
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1 month ago
Went whale watching this morning. We saw five blue whales and a few pods of porpoises. Weighing up to 173 tonnes and measuring up to 98 feet in length, blue whales are the largest animals known to exist. Each whale can eat up to 40 million krill (small fish) per day.
I found whale watching boat etiquette on a par with safari vehicles. There were 21 boats on one whale, corralling it until it dove to avoid the pesky tourists. I don't know why humans feel they have to be on top of an animal to enjoy it. Keeping a respectful distance, the whales would've stayed on the surface a lot longer and the watchers would've enjoyed the experience more. There should be a distance and numbers requirement strictly enforced out of respect for the animals.
Mirissa | SRI LANKA ... See MoreSee Less
Those boats are too full. Remembering the Leviathan accident out of Tofino British Columbia. This is another tragedy waiting to happen. And back away from the whales. Give them room to be whales without interference
Hi Rick, we’re in a tea plantation area for a couple of nights, then heading to Yala... let me know if there’s any overlap... xx
In Australia we have very strict enforceable laws about how close you can get.
They should be fined, there is a law on this!!
Those boats look to be exceeding their load capacity😲
Have you photograph any species as dumb as ours?
those boats sure look overloaded
National Geographic has a great documentary on this - and I didn’t spill any of my wine watching it from my lounger!
Those boats look top heavy and to close to the whales
Not USA boats. They don't have rules.
There is. I don't know where this is but our boat had to stay 100 yards from the whales . And 100 yard from other boats. Wow ruff ocean. Loaded boats. Ruff water and top heavy. Bad. Sad there that close.
I agree Rick, when you change animals behavior, it’s time to leave.
The problem is, they all have their mobile phones to take photos - and need to go closer to get a picture!! It's the same everywhere, e.g. also in Yellowstone with bison and other wildlife!
There are similar concerns with tourist boats in Puget Sound, Washington state. The resident Orcas are harassed.
So many people are stupid. Looks too close to the whale for comfort! It makes me so angry.
yep, human beings can be pretty gross and unconscious.
👌👏I agree with you a hundred percent.
Boats look like there Practising to be People Smuglers😲
As in Africa it is all about the money! Bring on those tourists! Beautiful photos!
Crazy human behaviour
What amazing photos!
THE STILT FISHERMEN OF SRI LANKA
A different take on fishing. These stilts are permanent structures and the positions are handed down generationally.
Weligama | Sri Lanka ... See MoreSee Less
Hey Rick! JP and I are jealous! We adored Sri Lanka! How long are you there for?
Great capture, and how very interesting, Rick. Are they truly balancing on a little stick? What is it made of?
Great pics. Always educational.
Looks like a hard job. Thank you, Rick.
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1 month ago
A FAREWELL TO INDIA
Arrived in Sri Lanka yesterday and feel a bit guilty I didn't post more photos from India, my favorite place in the world to photograph. This trip I spent in the hill stations of Tamil Nadu and, quite honestly, it was so hazy I just decided to enjoy it in a non-photographic sort of way. But these photos from previous trips show the variety and diversity of subject matter this country has to offer. And I can't wait to return! ... See MoreSee Less
Hi Rick, I arrive in Sri Lanka on Wednesday! I’ll keep a look out for you. Have a wonderful time & maybe see you there! Xx
Did U go to Yercaud Rick, it I'd a Hill Station in Tamil Nada. My mother & grand parents lived there B4 ww2. My Grand Father was Sargent Major in the Police force in Yercaud. B4 that he was a General in the British Army, think he was based in Trickonopoly
Fabulous photos Rick! What Hill stations were you at?
Wow that sounds fabulous, we are going on a circular route starting with Colombo then heading inland, kandi, tea plantations, temples etc then Yala then Galle so I have a feeling we’re sort of doing the opposite to you! I’ll keep in touch though as maybe there’ll be a crossover point along the way... would be so lovely to see you if it works out Have a great time though in the meantime xxx
Beautiful photos, Rick!
So stunning Rick they brought a tear to my eye.
Hello traveler 😃good day it’s good to know you are enjoying life. The pictures are great 👌👏😍
Awesome photography! I’ve been a longtime follower/fan of yours :)
Sometimes you just need to kick back and take it all in! Beautiful pictures from before!!!
Rick , These are amazing !
Hi Rick u came to India n didn’t met not fair Might
I love those pictures! Very interesting!
Beautiful collection of images !
Amazing place captured perfectly in this series. Thank you for sharing!
Once again, Great Pictures!
stunning !! thank you for having such a great eye :D
Loved them all.
THE WESTERN GHATS
During the British Raj, the English built their summer homes in the lush, cool Western Ghats which range from north of Mumbai to Tamil Nadu, the southern tip of the Indian subcontinent.
The retreat pictured here is a typical English house in the hill station of Kodaikanal - the locale best known for the wild kurinji shrub that blossoms once every 12 years and home to Scottish author, Helen Bannerman, who penned THE STORY OF LITTLE BLACK SAMBO from here in 1899. For those of us who grew up with this children's book, its history of revisions from the 1950's when it was deemed 'racist' to the present day is an engaging story of its own (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Story_of_Little_Black_Sambo).
My room was the bay window at the left, and the second picture is of the view.
Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu | INDIA ... See MoreSee Less
Fascinating. It is a totally different view of India than I've ever seen. And, of course, I remember the Little Black Sambo story from childhood. Thanks, Rick.
Beautiful place and so inviting!!
Beautiful - how did you end up in such a luxurious locale? Photo shoot?
Thank you for this interesting story. Of course I remember Little Black Sambo!
I could sit and look at that view for days. How very interesting. Thank you for sharing!
Love the view and still have my copy of the book .
Beautiful places you go. Lucky guy so enjoy.
2 months ago
MONKEY IN THE MIDDLE
Back in India again on the slow road home to Alaska until the end of April. I haven't been to India in 4-5 years, and it's like greeting an old friend. Still my favorite place to photograph - the colors are overwhelming, the people beyond friendly. The layered food with its spicy sauces and pungent raitas create Pop Rock explosions in every bite.
Presently in the hill stations in the Western Ghats of Tamil Nadu in southern India. Wonderfully warm in the day, cool in the evenings. Great weather to explore the many temples and numerous mountain walks in the area. Beautiful valley views but often shrouded in haze. Time for one of those walks now.
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I'll be in India in 2 weeks!
Looks amazing!! Pete says, don’t bring any scabbies with you😂😹
It is so fun to see all your pictures.
You probably remember me as Sandy Wisler. Our families had great times together. Since then you have had a great career in pictures. I keep in touch with Kay and saw her at the reunion. Good luck in your future.
To me, THIS photo epitomizes India. Thank you for making my heart sing while scrolling my news feed this morning, Rick Collins Photography Online.
Love India, the people were so nice. Enjoy your picture! Thanks for sharing your photos.
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