Summer in the Nilgiris – an escapee’s photo-diary

Long-tailed Shrike in the Nilgiris

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While the glens and vales of the Nilgiris cope with a torrent of tourists, the resident and endemic birds have the hills to themselves. There’s no better time to observe them nesting and bringing up their families. Without moving a muscle, just to prove that lazy birding does have its rewards.

Seychelles Diaries – Morning in the mangroves


Among the diversity of habitats in the Seychelles, the mangroves are intriguing for the life forms they shelter. One such habitat, made accessible and enjoyable for the curious visitor by means of a wooden walkway, is close to the Avani Seychelles Barbarons Resort and Spa. The Vacoa Nature Trail takes you into the heart of the mangrove swamp beside the sea, urging you to watch crabs, fish, insects and birds that inhabit this unique ecosystem