When photographers make their presence felt, can photography awards be far behind? ‘Iconic Images’ shines the spotlight on award-winning and rare photographs that have stories to tell. Photographers also share the thoughts and challenges behind their images, serving as an inspiration for others.

The Great Escape

April 15, 2021

A bold leopard was tracking and stalking a group of spotted deer for a while. We were following him in our safari vehicle, maintaining a distance. Then after a turn, […]


February 15, 2021

Every time I step out in the wilderness, my eyes are always on the lookout for little critters, birds, and all that the natural world offers. One day, while out exploring […]


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 […]


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 […]

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