Wild Weekly Photo Challenge: People in Nature
It is almost three years since I got my first digital SLR and got really into my photography. In November I went to India to explore some of the Dune Group hotels that specialise in building bridges between people and nature. All three locations I visited are in Tamil Nadu and are true eco-resorts. So many tourist locations claim to care about nature. climate change and the environment but this group of hotels clearly demonstrated their passion for the world around us. This week’s Wild Weekly Photo Challenge provides me a great opportunity to show off some the work they do and some of the amazing experiences I got to have as a photographer:
An Indian fisherman looking for flat-fish in the sand on the beach beside the Dune Eco Resort and Spa in Puducherry. Dune works with the local people to find ways to co-exist harmoniously.
Milking a a cow at Dune Eco Resort and Spa. The milk is used in the restaurant along with vegetables and fruit grown on site.
The Dune site is a big one so people are provided with bicycles to get around in an eco-friendly way.
At Elephant Valley resort in the Panil Hills area of Tamil Nadu getting about by horse is one of the best ways to soak up the beautiful scenery.
Elephant Valley coffee pickers walk to work. The coffee, which is consumed on-site and sold elsewhere, is grown in the shade of indigenous trees and fruit trees. The land is treasured by staff and tourists alike and provides some wonderful woodland strolls.
I’m participating in the online adventure travel and photography magazine http://www.LetsBeWild.com