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One of the largest and most ecologically significant groups of organisms, diatoms are exquisite micro fossils found abundantly across the earth, and blessed with innumerable distinct characteristics, some of which scientists are still trying to unravel. If you find yourself in

The Coppersmith Barbet (Psilopogonhae macephalus) owes it’s nomenclature to its metronomic call, similar to the sound of a coppersmith striking metal with hammer. Sometime in 2019, a chef from the cooking department at the Marine Institute in Nhava Sheva, had rescued

A team of scientists from Wildlife Institute of India ponder on the green initiatives taken by various state governments, their actual efficacy and potential ways to mitigate the adverse effects of climate change through forest restoration. Climate change is making the

Traveling to nature reserves and wildlife not only inspires many to be photographers, naturalists, bloggers but also brings out poetic skills in some. Asani Bhaduri, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Molecular and Computational Biology, takes to poetry to share his jungle

Endemic and rarely seen, Brown palm civets are nocturnal, arboreal, small carnivores that thrive in the high altitude tropical rain forests of the Western Ghats in India. We present a report from the northernmost part of their range. Growing up in

Shy and elusive, the Assamese macaques are rare to be spotted, nestled in the canopies of the NorthEast. Suhas Paranjpe recounts his rare photo opportunity offered by this animal during his visit to Latpanchor. On our trip to Latpanchor, Darjeeling district,

Strange noises in the dark? Strange lights moving in the forest? It might not be the sinister phenomenon that you think it is! In folklore, a forest is sometimes described as a den where ghosts dwell. And though these are mere

Armed with an artist's intuition and a photographer's technical finesse, Baiju Patil's photo journeys are resplendent with colors and moods that are inspired by nature itself. Bee hovering on a flower Location: Kaas Plateau Camera details: NIKON D700 S/N: 2137132 Lens: 105.0 mm f/2.8

The Houbara Bustard (Chlamydotis undulate), a winter migrant to India, fights declining numbers with conservation management,reintroduced populations and a will to survive. For hundreds of years, falconry and the hunting of the Houbara Bustard are deeply embedded in Arabian culture and

Tracking the elusive tiger in Pench Wildlife Sanctuary, the famed ‘collarwali’ tigress and her litter is a tale worth sharing. The word ‘tiger’ excites and enthuses most people with the images it conjures up of India’s national animal striding gracefully and