September 12, 2013

Jal Mahal, India

Photograph by Mahesh Balasubramanian, Your Shot

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At Jal Mahal in Jaipur, India, a flock of pigeons burst into the sky just as Mahesh Balasubramanian was contemplating the landscape's misty backdrop. "It was an early morning, and I was roaming around Jal Mahal," says the Your Shot contributor. "I was in the right position to [capture] those floating structures' reflections, with one nearby and another a bit far, balancing the frame. The water was very still."

The pigeons coming out of Jal Mahal surprised Balasubramanian, but "that is what made this shot for me."

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74 comments
mohsen abazar
mohsen abazar

this is very very nice place iwant go there....

Tanya Shree
Tanya Shree

so Nice . I am share on facebook wall.

Anvita Shukla
Anvita Shukla

the photograph truly portrays the tranquility nature offers to mankind all the tym.. its just that we discover it occasionally..

Gisele Rainho
Gisele Rainho

paisagem deslumbrante...mas, o olhar apurado do fotógrafo que espera o momento certo pro clic que captura para nós toda a magia desse instante...simplesmente belo, tranquilo e arrebatador, adorei!

Bhavani Madhan
Bhavani Madhan

Predecessor Indians lived a much luxurious life than the current ones as we are getting happiness within the four walls which is actually not a real happiness, smash the walls come see the nature and feel the real delight, cheers to you for happily clicking this shot.

Kelly Guerra
Kelly Guerra

This photo is incredible.  I love the colors and the contrast, and the composition is so peaceful and yet so striking.  Great job!  Wish I could put this as my desktop wallpaper at work...it's so calming, lol!

Amit Singh
Amit Singh

Is this really Jal Mahal!! However the serenity is just wonderful in this.

Sandy Gordon
Sandy Gordon

magnificent pic Mahesh..really beautiful!

Wang Siqi
Wang Siqi

India, really a beautiful country!

Abi Siva
Abi Siva

Congrats @Mahesh Balasubramanian

Shannon T
Shannon T

Great timing Mahesh. Love it.

pawan kumar
pawan kumar

misty atmosphere , contrast illuminated building  over bright sky background making superb picture

Chris Butler
Chris Butler

What a beautiful shot, the reflection of the buildings and the birds in flight in what looks like quite and still place. It makes you think just fantastic thank you.


Antonio Falivene
Antonio Falivene

Many congratulations to the photographer who shoot this wonderful picture. And to National Geographic which as always does an excellent job.

i would like to get more information on the place. The description is too skimpy.. what is Jal  Mahal, and where is Jaipur?

Andrés Ortiz
Andrés Ortiz

why can't we donwload the photos anymore? :(

pala lechat
pala lechat

This photo makes you happy to be alive

Davis Gunn
Davis Gunn

Really nice image, serene despite the rush of the pigeons.

Sugirtha Nagesu
Sugirtha Nagesu

Incredible! So beautiful, makes me want to be there to appreciate the natural beauty of nature.

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