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Port Blair; Andamans

Port Blair; Andamans
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Copyright: Subhash Ranjan (sranjan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 489 W: 63 N: 1877] (5784)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-12-10
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Olympus Sp 510uz
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-07-18 11:09
Viewed: 3276
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I had shot this piece of seascape at Port Blair during my landing approach. Far away towards horizon you may get a glimpse of Cinque Island (means 5 islands together; attached with sand bar); refer Sand Bar . I did visit that area in 2001 (before Tsunami) & found them to be the best constellations of Andaman archipelago. This particular aerial photograph shows East coast of Port Blair (facing Thailand) down below the Marina. The area is rich in marine life & has unique symbiosis with humans (fortunately who understand the marines).


Port Blair, the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar islands, that comprises of 350 odd islands. Out of these huge number of islands only few of them are Inhabited. These are islands are yet to be touched by the amenities of the modern life, these islands are truly provides a perfect tropical paradise. The history of this island is not a very happy one as this was used as a torture cell for the Indians who were caught by the Britisher's while trying to fight against the British raj in India. The prisoners brought to this place were sent here never to be seen again by there families. Earlier feared and dreaded by the people this tropical haven was named 'Kala Pani' or the 'Place of Black Waters'.

These islands are a true paradise for ecologists and ornithologists with more than 242 species of birds, 46 species of mammals and 78 species of reptiles, some of them almost extinct still walk these islands.

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I see perhaps some pollution in the air. Is that possible at thsi location. With high temps and conversion of atmosphere...it is common in Los Angeles and Asian countries as China...Would haze filter have done anything here? I used to use one but it was mostly to protect my main lens....

hello Subhash

another of your excellent aerial photos, with fine POV,
i love the way you are framed in one side the ground
and in the other side the sea/ocean, TFS


Hi Mr. Subhash,
A nice captured aerial view of Port Blair. Very good composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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