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A foray into the Bandipur Tiger Reserve yields unforeseen sightings – the big striped cat, as well as the elusive Chousingha. It was a cold morning, and the forest was shrouded in silence in the early morning hours. I was accompanied

What makes a snake leave its common habitat and move to areas which are not a part of its range? Follow the account of a Saw-scaled viper, found in southern West Bengal. It was the 23rd of July, 2018. We were

Tales fresh from the field -  news of the rediscovery of Gomphidia leonorae Mitra, 1994, a large dragonfly in Burdwan has the odonatologists in a tizzy. It was 30th of May, 2017, when I and my co-discoverer Subhajit Roy, were roaming

Tales from the South American seas of snouts, whiskers and flippers. An in-depth account of the Patagonian Sea lion, their behaviour, mating cycles and population, with special reference to threats they face, both human and natural. The South American Sea lion,

Here is a recap of the best of the best from the year gone by. 2018 has been a wonderful journey for us, and we invite you to glance again with fondness for the news, views and pictographic memories of

Driving down the rural roads near the blackbuck sanctuary provides the author with a photo-oportunity of a lifetime – the chance to capture the great migration. Driving through the highway near Velavadar Blackbuck sanctuary, I had to suddenly stop the car.

When centuries old rainforests give way to tea plantations and human settlements, a troupe of wholly arboreal monkeys set aside their natural behaviour to adapt to this changing landscape. Our team of Trailblazers brings you the story of the endangered

The state of Tamil Nadu has a wide and varied range and variety of vegetation. From mountainous rain, backwoods to dry deciduous forests, and thistle bush woodlands to tropical dry broadleaf timberlands, along with salt-swamps and mangroves, the state has

Awareness and knowledge of the importance of conservation of wildlife and nature are still absent in a major portion of India’s backward class. Here is the sorry tale of an untimely demise of a  Common Flame-back woodpecker. As per my usual

These algae-eating flamboyant genderfluid fish abound in the shallow waters across the world. Welcome to the world of the parrotfish, with about 95 species of parrotfishes found in the Indo-pacific coral reefs and shallow sea-grass beds. Take the beak of a