Walk on the Wild Side

You never know what you’ll discover on a walk. And, as you inch closer towards carpets of green and towering structures painted in brown, lurking in the shadows or behind a successful camouflage — are gems waiting to be found. It’s hard to ignore the anticipation in the air. It’s ripe with a myriad questions. Would the hunters outrun the hunted? Or, would the chase end without victory?

The odds can turn either way. And as you continue walking, your senses will slowly take over, as light plays games with your sight, and sounds question your listening. You will stop being an observer and that’s when, you’ll believe — you’re a part of a surreal world. Your appearance will set you apart from the rest of your friends. In the world of four legs, you’d question the need for only two. Without claws or horns or sharp canines; you’ll begin to realise how weak you really are. You’ve always been on top of the food chain and now, you realise, what it feels to fall a few spots below. Fear quickly takes over and you hopelessly search for allies.

You want to stay longer and keep walking in this magical world. But, you don’t know the rules. You had left a long time back and the only way, to be a part of this world again, would be to preserve it. So, the next time you’re back, you’d not have to be an observer.

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Outskirts of Kaziranga National Park, India.

“I believe that if children fall in love with wildlife they will grow up wanting to protect it.”
― Imogen Taylor

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Bandhavgarh National Park, India.

“Wild animals are less wild and more human than many humans of this world”
― Munia Khan

3

Suwon, South Korea.

“The smaller the creature, the bolder its spirit.”
― Suzy Kassem

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Halla Arboretum, Jeju, South Korea.

“That’s what people do when they find a special place that wild and full of life, they trample it to death.”
― Carl Hiaasen

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Bandhavgarh National Park, India.

“Crocodiles are easy. They try to kill and eat you. People are harder. Sometimes they pretend to be your friend first.”
― Steve Irwin

36 responses to “Walk on the Wild Side

  1. Pingback: Anticipation: Digital | What's (in) the picture?·

      • Good to hear! Ever since we’ve shifted to Seoul, all holidays are spent either watching Netflix or outside Seoul. Haha! It’s really gloomy and cold — past two days. Hoping for the sun to show up. Heard Canada is plunging pretty low in temperatures?

      • Netflix is definitely a savior!
        Well, the temperatures are dipping but I’m teaching myself to embrace the season. For me, the real problem lies elsewhere…the food cravings winter brings along are terribly hard to resist 😉
        I hope you have a cosy winter & a Merry Christmas:)

  2. Excellent set of pictures to convey the message…
    Yes, the human race is wilder than the wild animals. The animals in the jungle have some rules and code, in contrast the humans are devoid of such things. It’s no surprise that the planet has lost several species and it continues to witness decline in many others. Sad reality!

    • Thanks so much, Helen! I wish people who meet me share the opinions as I do. I’ve been wearing the mask these days. Writing is my only way out. It definitely feels good to be appreciated. These days I don’t get a lot of spam! Haha!

    • Hey Iriz! I’ve been following you for a while now. Strangely, I saw your post after a really long time on Reader. Thanks for stopping by and for the follow too! 🙂 Love your work.

    • Lol! Ajummas are sweethearts, Shelley. They’re floored by my abysmal Korean. It’s ajusshis I’m wary about. I keep ‘bumping’ in to them! And you know what happens next! lol!

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