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Bioluminescence

December 15, 2020

In September 2018, when my colleague Sohan M was on a late evening beach walk in Mangalore, beachgoers observed the phenomenon of bioluminescence. Excited by this news from him, I […]

The Dark Knight

October 15, 2020

  This image was adjudged ‘Photograph of the Year’ at the recently concluded Nature inFocus Awards – 2020.   A Greater Short-nosed Fruit Bat Cynopterus sphinx drops out of a […]

Pseudoscorpion

September 01, 2020

Pseudoscorpions, also known as false scorpions or book scorpions, lead secretive lives under tree barks. It is very rare to see them out in the open. Eight-legged creatures like spiders and […]

The Fan Killer

June 01, 2020

In Hubli, Karnataka, in May 2018, the mercury was rising and agricultural fields were dry. This is the season in which fan-throated lizards display their dewlap—which looks like a colourful […]

An All-natural Diet

February 15, 2020

Karnataka has many unexplored areas and new species of flora and fauna are still being discovered; the Western Ghats region of Karnataka is especially a biodiversity hotspot. Here, the weather […]

An Elephantine Issue

December 01, 2019

This photograph was shot in Hadia village, Karnataka, close to Nagarahole National Park. A herd of elephants walked into agricultural fields while local villagers tried to coerce them to walk […]

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