Among the vibrant flowers dotting the surface of the Chitrakulam, Nandkishore Kotipalli spotted this egret. His parents live in Mandavelli, a few blocks away from the Chitrakulam. During this routine walk around the area, he saw the bird and immediately captured it on his camera.
While there was rubbish and beer bottles strewn all around the temple tank, the tank itself is virtually untouched, forming a great habitat for this egret, and other such birds.
Photo by Nandkishore Kotipalli .