18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Children play amidst blooming grass. Nikon D750, 24-120 Lens, f/8, ISO-640, s-1/1250s, f- 48mm

Autumn Calling -Native to the Indian Subcontinent is a type of grass scientifically called Saccharum spontaneum or in common parlance (Kans or Kash grass). These grass blooms during autumn season and is a sight to behold. This species is widely found in West Bengal, India and the blooming of this grass indicates the oncoming of a festive season, the largest and most important festival of West Bengal that is Durga Puja. Two girls who have got hold of a mask of Goddess Durga try out by holding it in front of their faces. Goddess Durga is a symbol of woman power who had slain Asura the demon.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Purulia Town, India
Camera: NIKON D750
Copyright: © DEBRAJ DAS