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Posted by
Devi (Chennai, India) on 18 February 2013 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

This is the river Thunga at Shringeri, a holy Temple Town in Karnataka, South India . No one fishes here and the river teems with huge black fish. People feed them puffed rice.

CASIO EX-Z60 1/200 second F/3.1 38 mm (35mm equiv.)

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Delightful to see these big fish protected in the Temple Town!

18 Feb 2013 5:24am

@Stephen: It's lovely out here Stephen and people here consider this fish sacred.

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Fine and clear water river. Fish feeding is an interesting way. It is nice to know such things.

18 Feb 2013 5:28am

@Jypyä Pop: You can see those white specks floating...puffed rice:-)

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle vue de ces poisson superbe compo et image grandiose.

18 Feb 2013 5:46am

@Nicou: Merci Nicou:-)))

Mooie from Vancouver, Canada

The water is alive!

18 Feb 2013 6:11am

@Mooie: Yes it is have put it beautifully !!!

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Lovely image Devi, they do look really well fed !

18 Feb 2013 6:48am

@Doug: Yes Doug !! They are chubby despite their eternal swimming schedule :))))))

Sam from Chennai, India

Amazing to see this picture of clear river water with lot of fish.
Love the beautiful glittering light. Wonderful shot, Devi. Excellent. :)

18 Feb 2013 7:00am

@Sam: Thank you Sam :) it was morning and the sun was really up in the sky !!

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Très belle photo!! il y en a tout plein de ces gros poissons!!!

18 Feb 2013 9:57am

@Martine: Merci Martine :-)

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

beautiful crystal clear waters with the fish swimming below and the sun dancing on the surface

18 Feb 2013 10:05am

@Jules: The water here is never murky:-)))

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Crikey! That's a huge shoal of fish!

18 Feb 2013 10:14am

@CElliottUK: Ah ! Yes !!! Chris...Black Beauties:-)))

Gheorghe from Bucuresti, Romania

Lovely crystal water! Excelent shot again, Devi !

18 Feb 2013 10:46am

@Gheorghe: Thank you Georghe :-)))

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Lots of fish.. lovely shot. Just went through the last few days of photos that I missed :)

18 Feb 2013 11:08am

@Sarito: Thank you Sarito...for watching all the photos :-))))))

Oiva from Turku, Finland

Fine-looking black fish! Are they protected by closures! rare fish is good to protect! Beautiful photo!:-))Haleja.

Happy new week,my friend!

18 Feb 2013 11:33am

@Oiva: No Oiva. This is a long river flowing by the Temple town through valleys No enclosures here .People are conscious enough not to catch these black fish :-)

thami from Fès, Morocco

Magnifique jeu de lumière dans cette eau limpide animée par les poissons!
Bon début de semaine lumineuse et chal-heureuse!

18 Feb 2013 11:42am

@thami: Merci Thami :-)

helys from Paris, France

So great lighting, clarity, move and details of the fishes in the water

18 Feb 2013 11:44am

@helys: Thank you helys ;-))))

tataray from france, France

Woooo quelle eau limpide, c'est magnifique de voir les poissons ainsi.)

18 Feb 2013 12:32pm

@tataray: Merci tataray :-)))

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Nice shot! Il love it!

18 Feb 2013 1:41pm

@Adela Fonts: Thank you Adela :-)))

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

So many fishes ...!! Great composition .

18 Feb 2013 2:19pm

@Mhelene: Thank you Mhelene :-)))

Mandar from Kudal, India

wow...loved to watch this.....have you feed them.....

18 Feb 2013 4:06pm

@Mandar: The white specks you see are the puffed rice floating :-)) I love feeding these

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Strange that no-one eats fish...

18 Feb 2013 4:58pm

@Marilla: Not the ones here from this stream Marilla, because they are considered holy here.

swarnendu from habra,west bengal, India

fantastic shot devi.

18 Feb 2013 5:23pm

@swarnendu: Thank you Swarnendu...Coming from a photographer like you, I feel good :-)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Superbes ces poissons, magnifique shot. Bonne journée.

18 Feb 2013 5:48pm

@Tede: Merci Tede :)))

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

That's a lot of fish! A bet they get excited when people feed them.

18 Feb 2013 7:07pm

@Steve Rice: They do Steve. Once you throw a handful of puffed rice, all of them surge hear an keep gobbling them up !!! Lovely to see:-)

Anna O. from Lublin, Poland

Fantastic, I like sunny reflection on the water and those happy fishes that will not be caught :))

18 Feb 2013 8:32pm

@Anna O.: Near the banks the river is shallow and only knee deep and the floor with sands and stones gleam !!!

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & so beautiful!

18 Feb 2013 8:55pm

@omid: Thank you Omid:-)))

gerard1948 from Somewhere on earth, Spain

Beautiful view of the river and the fish. The framing and the colors are superb.
Have a good evening.

18 Feb 2013 10:31pm

@gerard1948: Thank you Gerard...Have a great day :))))

Kate from EXETER, United Kingdom

Thank you for sharing these special fish with us Devi, its a fantastic shot the water is so very clear.

18 Feb 2013 10:48pm

@Kate: The water here near the bank is very very clear and sweet !! The little white things are the grains of puffed rice :-)))

mohkum from Cochin (Kochi), India

Superb shot bringing ou the real beauty! Congrats.

19 Feb 2013 4:25pm

yalda from Chaloos, Iran

beautiful colors and frame

20 Feb 2013 5:28pm

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