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A month-long project by the author turned into an amazing opportunity of watching the cross-species interaction of some feathered friends under a single fig tree Fruiting of a Ficus tree is a time of celebration in the forest. Birds from all

Being bedazzled by the larger, more obvious forms of life out there, we often overlook, or worse still, forget to acknowledge the lesser forms. Whether it is the back-breaking hardworking ant or the not-so-colourful corals of the sea world, it

In 2001, I saw photos of these beautiful and unique flowers in Common Indian Wild Flowers book. It was so fascinating; I started looking out for this species of flower in the wild. It is challenging to spot and identify

Have you ever been to a studio with open skies and cameras positioned on tree barks and gravels? Yes, nature’s own photo studio. I am talking about one of the most tranquil birding sites of India - Sattal, Uttrakhand. Nature’s

The family Scorpaenidae (Scorpionfish) is one most divers get acquainted with quite early in their diving. Instructors repeatedly remind students to look out for the venomous and very conspicuous lionfish. Dive buddies exchange excited underwater gesticulations when a well-camouflaged scorpionfish

The state of Uttarakhand is one of the richest in India in bio-diversity. The state capital, Dehradun district comes under the Shivalik hills at the base of the Himalayas and for the most part, is covered by forest (except the

I entered the Dhikala zone from the Dhangadi gate and lost mobile network, which I desperately needed to check the climate conditions for the upcoming dates of my safaris… The sky was clear, but I feared it could rain in

Many a wildlife lover have been caught up in the allure of the stripes. It would not be an overstatement to assign the tagline “No one can see just one”, we often see those who have spotted a tiger in

  This year I have seen the same wave of feathers, rather a larger wave of black & white feathers, circling the blue sky. Last year in August, I visited the sanctuary and witnessed the largest migration of Asian Openbill Storks

Did you know that certain plants too can accurately forecast weather?  Unlike us, they do it without computers and other instruments. One such plant is the Silver Oak tree.  When a storm is about to approach, they flip over their leaves,