Life in a Cage, by Anjan Patra

On my wife’s birthday we planned a trip to Manali, a hill station which is located in Himachal Pradesh – North India. While moving towards our hotel we discovered a Bird Park on the road side. At one shot she asked driver to stop and got down from car and moved towards the park. Once we entered we saw small cute amazing colorful different shades of birds kept in cage. In each cage there were 2 birds. Only in one cage there were 4 birds. One bird was inside her shelter and other were seeing her. All were talking to each other but were not happy. They were stretching their hands to fly but were unable. This moved me, how such small beautiful creatures are able to express their feeling to each other by ignoring who ever was watching them. This touched me a lot and thought to capture this feeling of their no FREEDOM.

Life in a Cage, by Anjan Patra

Canon EOS 60D with 18-135mm | Exposure 1/180sec @ f/5.6 | ISO 200 | Focal Length 135mm
Life in a Cage, by Anjan Patra

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | March 22
Award Score: 62 (Value 11, Clarity 11, Composition 17, Style 12, Skill 11)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Wildlife Photography
Photograph Location: Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India

Photographer: Anjan Patra Registered
Anjan Patra started his career as an Architect in a leading Architecture Company in New Delhi, India. His passion for traveling enables him to document people, cultures and traditions, unveiling rare glimpse at humanity’s hidden stories. He has been practicing photography with creativity for past 7 years. Now he is in wedding photography sector of India, successfully working with a creative team.

Current Location: New Delhi, India
Online Gallery: http://yourshot.nationalgeographic.com/profile/489670/#/photos/

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