Saturday, August 28, 2010

Frames of Freedom

This was taken at Mysore Zoo located at Mysore (State: Karnataka).

Am I really free?

Actually all of us are free like this only. What do you think?

40 comments:

Bangchik said...

We are all free within the boundary of freedom. ~ bangchik

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Wow Ra.
fantastici felini.

RNSANE said...

I don't know that any of us are completely free. There are encumberances that keep us from that total ability to do anything we want and, rightly, so. I am happy with my place in the world and the freedoms I have. So many are less fortunate.

joo said...

You're right,but still it's something sad in the view of those proud animals kept in Zoo!
Greetings:)

Nalini Hebbar said...

We will never be free, as free as we would like to be!

Ratty said...

We all only have limited freedom. That can be both good and bad at times.

Indrani said...

Very debatable Rajesh.
Great shot.

magiceye said...

well depicted!

Devika said...

ha! nice photo to ask that question -- Am I really free? :)

freedom is something we humans carry in our head...in our thoughts, expressions,...And as part of our development we placed the once majestic animals inside bars! ridiculous, isn't it?

wishes,
devika

BraCom (Bram) said...

It looks they can jump over this fence, nice shot

Bram

Cezar and Léia said...

Such a beautiful critter!
Wonderful shot!
Léia - Bonjour Luxembourg

George said...

I think if we were all perfectly free the result would be anarchy.

Anya said...

Wonderful shot
but they are not walking
free around :(

Its a fantastic idea to enjoy
that photo contest maybe you will win that contest !!

(I think we are all free ...
(or not ;)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I think perhaps the difference is that, in many cases, people make their own cages.

Paulie said...

Your photo demonstrates freedom but it also has restrictions, like all of us have. My freedom is restricted by the ocean because I don't have the financial means to travel across the seas. Yet, I am free. . .

Thanks for visiting my blog a couple days ago. I forgot to return the visit then.

John Maslowski said...

We are governed and restricted by the laws of society but we can always be free in our own minds. Excellent shot of these powerful animals.

S.R.Ayyangar said...

Looking to the height of fencing, it looks it can jump out to be free!

Hilary said...

It depends on which side of the fence you're on..

Glennis said...

We all have ties and obligations that stop us from being completely free.
Nice Lions.

Jeevan said...

Nice punch! where did u take this shot?

Rajesh said...

Thank to all for your wonderful responses for the question.

There is a ditch beyond the railings. This shot was taken at Mysore Zoo.

Sylvia K said...

Terrific post, Rajesh! The lions are so beautiful! As to your question, I feel that we all have limited freedom and, yes, that can be both bad and good. I also feel that a lot of our freedom is within our own minds and how we deal our lives. And, perhaps, we create our own cages! Have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

Ralph said...

I suppose these lions have the luxury of not having to catch their dinner. But then they aren't in control of their survival, and as such, will be dependent only. The question of whether or not they are truly free is a tough one. As it is said, freedom is not free...humans want to be free

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Freedom of humanity is very limited as well as to these animals.

I wish lions (Leo is my zodia sign) have more freedom as I am. Love them- Happy week-end!

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Nice green grass. Looks like ample room to roam. Plenty of food. A mate to have fun with. Looks pretty good to me...Not sure if it's freedom, but it could be worse. In the wild there are poachers and drought and who knows what else.

wanderlust said...

Love the words with the photo, so true.

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YOSEE said...

Sometimes we make our own cages !

cat said...

Grand looking felines :)

ladyfi said...

Freedom is an illusion. Without freedom, we wouldn't have the bonds of love towards others and the responsibility that brings.

Carletta said...

They look to have all they need to be comfortable; but I wouldn't say they were free to live as they were intended.
Thanks for sharing your photo of these majestic animals and for your thoughts as well.

Thanks too, for your visit. :)

Poetic Shutterbug said...

While I admit it does bother me to see animals caged and not allowed to roam free, for my selfish reasons I do so enjoy visiting them at the zoo. Otherwise, when would we see these gorgeous creatures.

Manz said...

thought provoking question...
We do build up our own walls and have others throw them up through conditioning - shame. Posts like this may serve to break that down.

Vernz said...

freedom is a social trap ... cages are made to let others enjoy freedom too...

Camera Critters here

Kay L. Davies said...

Hi Rajesh -
I agree with Indrani. It's debatable.
And Yosee is right, sometimes we do make our own cages.
That said, the lions are beautiful.

Kay
Alberta, Canada

Rajesh said...

Thank to all for your wonderful responses for the question.

Pratibha The Talent said...

nice brown lions.

Bikramjit said...

the king of the jungle behind bars

and we say HUMAN beings are the best species and have such a good heart and are so tolerable...

ARE WE ....

Bikram's

Madhav said...

Jungle King in Jail !

Madhav
www.iharshad.wordpress.com

Rajesh said...

Thank to all for your wonderful responses for the question.