Fun with Fur
Do I sound like one of those “Carry off the elite evening with this excellent sable coat” fashion types? Sorry, because the fun that I have with fur is in capturing it, not for putting it on, but on the original mammal!
We walked around in a small village called Buranskhand, where we took a nice chai break on our drive to Dhanaulti.
Buranskhand…the name itself carries a story, I realized, when I saw a notice saying, “Fresh rhododendron juice available here” (the shop was shut, alas, I couldn’t try it) and the Hindi version said, “yehAn tAzA burAns kA ras milthA hai”. So I realized that “burans” is the Hindi word for Rhododendron, and “Buranskhand” means, “Area of the Rhododendrons”.
Well, anyway….I looked up the slope and found this beautiful
The fur of the Gray Langur (indeed, of any Langur) seems tailor-made for photography. Whether back-lit or side-lit, the texture of the fur is a delight to capture! So…that was the “fun with the fur” that I had….here’s the last shot of this sage-looking animal, which seemed to quite like the idea of having a portfolio done!
It says a lot for how human it is, that when I uploaded the pictures to Facebook, I got the usual “tag your friends” on all the photos, asking, “Who is this?” :)))))