A swamp inside a dense jungle. The jungle canopy is punctured at few places to let some sunbeams in. And drenched in those beams is none other than this majestic beast.
This is an oil painting done from a reference image captured in Dandeli forest. We traveled to Dandeli forest in Karnataka state several years ago. While trekking through the jungle, we came across this serene swamp.
The rotting mass of an island of the right, and the fallen trees provided a perfect frame, while the misty background and the soft light filtering through it served to heighten the mysterious mood of the place.
Oil on canvas20″x 16″