As much as I loved my trip to Agra for the city's remarkable architecture, my camera was even more thrilled by the assortment of animal species you run into in and around the place. As it happens, the primary inhabitants of the majestic Mughal monuments today are simians and avians. On top of that, the city streets offer ample alternative modes of transport, including camel rides and horse carts. The rustic outskirts were even more spectacular with an occasional wild peacock or peahen strutting around in the plantations. So here's a brief post dedicated to the critters of Agra, those that my camera could capture as well as those that it couldn't.
|A parrot couple perches on a red sandstone wall near Jodha Bai's palace in Fatehpur Sikri|
|It's dusk and the flock heads home from this outbuilding of the Taj Mahal.|
|Four parrots on a wall|
|A white storks struts about in the Fatehpur Sikri gardens.|
|A pigeon atop one of the turrets in Itimad-ud-Daulah|
|This parrot was playfully swinging from a tree branch in Fatehpur Sikri. How I wish this were I had a video clip for this!|