* A thread on lessons I learnt from #wildlife & #nature *

Took to #photography a while ago & have learnt so much along the way.
Wish to share a few lessons via this thread . Hope you all like it ! :))

"Normal is an illusion .
What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly".

Thereby meaning Context is everything . It is context that influences our thoughts & thereby the decision making. Hence one cannot generalise things for it is all subjective to many factors.

This photo juxtaposes the beautiful transition from a caterpillar to the butterfly.
We all need to go through periods of isolation & emerge from our cocoon with our own strength in order to become something in life.
Too much of help & we shall crumble

"Be like water.
Don't get into one form . Adapt,build and go with the flow .
Be shapeless and take the form as needed. "

This realisation changed me for good in life. Go with the flow. To survive and thrive , one must adapt and adjust often .
Be like a Tiger .
Graceful, yet when needed unleash the strength within. Never announce your arrival . Stealthily work towards your target.
Possess the eye of a tiger.

For " If you wish to be strong , learn to fight alone" .
"If you want to fly, give up everything that weighs you down "

One of the most profound quotes that I am still working upon . We over burden ourselves often & cause unnecessary strife.

Let's try to have a simple living and high thinking .
Let's soar high :))
Observed the bird trying to catch its breakfast for a while . This Egret taught me one simple but essential life lesson .

"There are no shortcuts in life.
Work hard , be patient, consistent and persistent."
This tiny plant growing out of nowhere caught my attention.
As I keenly observed it , I realised we must learn to "Break free" .

Breakfree from the norms that society binds us down with . Let us stand out, be unique.....

Be yourself and be proud of it !!
9/ 11
Always be prepared.

As a photographer one always has to be ready for clicking wildlife. Also one develops immense patience along the way along with accepting luck as a part of one's sighting.
These traits are applicable to living a successful life as well.

Embrace your imperfections ,for it is our imperfections that make us beautiful !

All of us are unique . Let's accept that & live life happily instead of constant comparison . Our uniqueness makes us beautiful .
Period !

Lastly #sunrises & #sunsets taught me that
Each morning we are born again .
For what we do today ,matters the most...

Sunsets are proof that no matter what happens , every day can end beautifully ...
Thank you @Vivek_Investor for suggesting to write a thread on this topic ! :))

@position_trader since you like nature photography.

@SandeepMall Hope u like this one .You obviously are an expert !! 🀷 Still :))

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