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Role Reversal

This is one of my favorite shots from the Mela, even though its not technically or aesthetically brilliant. The moment I spotted this man carrying this life size replica of a leopard, a bell rang in my head. I have been reading and watching a lot about man-eaters and man animal conflicts in different parts of India.

The Man-eating Leopard of Rudraprayag by Jim Corbett mentions how cunning the leopard is while killing. Even though not as powerful as the Tiger, there have been instances of people being carried off by leopards.

And now, here I saw a complete role reversal, a leopard being carried by a man :-) I couldn't miss this shot and I ran at full pace to get ahead of this guy and managed to get a shot and story for all of you :-)

Role Reversal

This is one of my favorite shots from the Mela, even though its not technically or aesthetically brilliant. The moment I spotted this man carrying this life size replica of a leopard, a bell rang in my head. I have been reading and watching a lot about man-eaters and man animal conflicts in different parts of India.

The Man-eating Leopard of Rudraprayag by Jim Corbett mentions how cunning the leopard is while killing. Even though not as powerful as the Tiger, there have been instances of people being carried off by leopards.

And now, here I saw a complete role reversal, a leopard being carried by a man :-) I couldn't miss this shot and I ran at full pace to get ahead of this guy and managed to get a shot and story for all of you :-)

comments (6)

Great shot, interesting title. Made me smile!!
Thomas Mathew: Thanx Ash. Keep the smile on smile
  • Vidya
  • Bangalore
  • 8 Mar 2007, 05:15
Nice shot ! I agree with Ash ,made me smile too
Thomas Mathew: Thax a lot Vidya, you keep the smile on too smile
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 8 Mar 2007, 07:33
What a fabulous shot, Thomas. The man isn't quite sure what to do with you but surely he knows he's a sight! smile
Thomas Mathew: Thanx Ginnie, its funny to catch people off-guard specially when they can't avoid getting clicked smile
  • mal
  • 8 Mar 2007, 22:12
its the eye contact that is spot on! And the neutral nature of his expression. Nice shot. Mal
Thomas Mathew: Thanx Mal smile
  • Ellie
  • 8 Mar 2007, 23:54
Clever title, and one that's so very appropriate now I've read your commentary. I agree with Mal's point about the eye contact. Good shot.
Thomas Mathew: Thanx Ellie smile
A funny one really !!

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