Arabian Sea Sunset


Last night I was going back through all the amazing photographs I took while in India last year and wondering…what should I do with them?

This one stood out.

At least tonight it did, when I’m having that very strong urge to travel again.

I was camped up under a huge mass of reeds just beyond the beach on the Kagal Peninsula in Karnataka, right up against the Arabian Sea. At dusk, a mass of bats flew from a cave just above my tent. By the time I woke up in the morning, they were home.  One morning there was a sea snake on the beach. One evening a pod of dolphins came close.  Every day there were Brahmin eagles all over the place.

Almost every single evening the sun set like this. I love the way the sun seems to be melting and dripping into the sea.

More posts from my time in India are here, here, here and here.  Also, take a look at this post, ships of the Arabian Sea.  Wow.  I’ll never forget that night.


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19 Responses to Arabian Sea Sunset

  1. Sandra Harris April 23, 2013 at 12:34 pm #

    Absolutely beautiful! I miss the days when I could appreciate your work daily with the daily picture! I must make time to do so, need more Around…in my life :)

    • Jim O'Donnell April 23, 2013 at 12:35 pm #

      well my dear, are you subscribed?

    • Sandra Harris April 23, 2013 at 12:37 pm #

      OF COURSE! Just no time to stop and smell too many roses these days, it seems. Sigh.

    • Jim O'Donnell April 23, 2013 at 12:58 pm #

      I hear that. No worries. Its all there when you have some time.

  2. CheyAnne Sexton April 23, 2013 at 8:26 am #

    Oh yeah, the travel bug seems to be biting us as well. Amazing sunset here, that’s for sure

  3. Simo April 23, 2013 at 6:30 pm #

    Awesome pic mate…. theres nothing like a beautiful sunset/rise

    • Jim O'Donnell April 24, 2013 at 10:17 am #

      Thanks Simo! Especially when the temperature is hot and perfect.

  4. Kiva Duckworth-Moulton April 24, 2013 at 2:39 am #

    ah, yes, the travel day dreaming…your post about Australia lead me to pull out the photo album (yes, print photos) of my trip. sigh, nuthin' like going somewhere ELSE!

    • Jim O'Donnell April 24, 2013 at 10:05 am #

      I know Kiva. I’m ready to go.

    • Jim O'Donnell April 24, 2013 at 4:08 pm #

      Print photos?!?! OMG. I know…Im so very ready to hit the road.

  5. fotoeins | Henry April 24, 2013 at 6:43 am #

    I love the universality of sunset, especially, like yours, with a globe of orange fire hovering over a rippling mirror of sea. And yet, for every individual who takes a photograph, their sunset marks a specific memory at a marked place and time.

    • Jim O'Donnell April 24, 2013 at 10:04 am #

      Very true Henry. We all experience these sunsets but they are so meaningful in a wide variety of ways. I just love the way the sun, setting on the Arabian Sea, looked like it was just melting into the sea.

  6. Taos Rag April 24, 2013 at 3:03 pm #


    • Jim O'Donnell April 24, 2013 at 4:09 pm #

      Thanks Ron! Amazing…it was like that every single night….and I was stunned every single time.

  7. Bethaney - Flashpacker Family April 24, 2013 at 7:54 pm #

    That is an amazing sunset!

    • Jim O'Donnell April 25, 2013 at 8:52 am #

      Thank you Bethaney! It really makes you want WARM doesnt it?!

  8. Destination Infinity May 29, 2013 at 5:15 am #

    Super shot… Since I live in the other side of India, I have always wanted to take a photo of the sun-rise in Bay of Bengal. Due to sheer laziness, I have not done it yet! This photo inspires me to do it :) Now I need to wake up early in the morning, take my bike and ride 10 KM and click. That waking up part is the toughest, because I am a night owl and I sleep in the mornings!

    Destination Infinity

    • Jim O'Donnell May 30, 2013 at 2:03 pm #

      Hey! Thank you for coming by and thank you for the kind words. Where are you located? I think it is worth the effort. Go get that shot! And share it when you got it! Please!

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