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.


February 01, 2019

Grey-headed Swamphen (Porphyrio poliocephalus) is one of the most common birds that can be seen near lake beds or shallow wetlands. One can find them walking awkwardly with their long legs, […]

Praying Mantis Learns to Fish

December 15, 2018

Mantids are generalist predators and are known to feed mostly on other insects, especially on fly-like insects. There aren’t enough records of mantids feeding on vertebrates in a natural environment, […]


September 15, 2018

I was inspired by backlit macro photographs that some of my photographer friends had made and wanted to try them out myself. On a photography outing to one of my […]

The Ghost and the Darkness

August 01, 2018

It was an evening safari in Kabini – we drove along that famous road where every visitor hopes to sight one of the forest’s rarest denizens. We spotted a vehicle […]

Farmers of the Forest

June 15, 2018

On a winter morning, our guests from River Tern Lodge and I went on a jeep safari into the Bhadra Tiger Reserve. Once we entered the reserve, we saw peacocks, […]

River Life

May 01, 2018

A half-in half-out photograph lends a peek into the complexity and diversity of riverine spaces. This image was taken in a calm section of a river in the Bhimgad area of […]

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