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Postcards from our June 2016 issue

LADAKH, JAMMU & KASHMIR: Goat wool? I was trying to get a close-up shot of some beautiful pashmina goats, with the looming mountains forming the backdrop. That’s when this curious one started peering into the camera, and, at one point, even tried head-butting it! Thankfully, I managed to pull back at the right moment.
Photographer: Shreeram MV


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MYSORE, KARNATAKA: Angry birds: We were tracking some blue-tailed bee-eaters near the Cauvery River in Mysore during mating season. The male hunts for food and passes it on to the female, signalling the start of the courtship. Sometimes, you'll find them bullying each other. One such moment has been captured in this picture.
Photographer: Mahendra Jain
LAKE BLED, SLOVENIA: On the rise: This picture was taken while my wife and I were on a month-long trip in our camper van. On the way from Bristol to Croatia, we decided to take a detour to Slovenia without much prior knowledge of the country. The first day, we experienced torrential rain, but, by the next day, it had cleared. We woke early and headed to Lake Bled. The hot-air balloon rising up the mountainside was a bonus. It would have been magical to be inside that basket.
Photographer: Bob Brewer