That’s no crow. That’s a Crow-billed Drongo. Notice the thick, slightly down-curved bill, very like a crow’s. In every other aspect of behaviour, it’s one hundred percent drongo
Oman does not have a lot of large charismatic wildlife but some of the small creatures, almost trampled underfoot, are spectacular. Like this stunning Sinai Agama
In Aussie slang, its name means ‘loveable fool’. Meet the Galah, a common but nonetheless striking cockatoo found in Australia
Hailing from a family known as the ‘beautiful squirrels’, the Hoary-bellied Squirrel is handsome enough despite the plainness of its coat. To see this mammal in the wild, head for the forests of northeast India
May is here. How about killing time with this wallpaper of an Assassin Fly or Robber Fly?
This gorgeous lady in red is all set to make April shine on your desktop, laptop and iPad screens. Go ahead, pick a size.
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The George C Page Museum of Tar Pit Discoveries in Rancho La Brea, Los Angeles, California features some stunningly well-preserved mammal fossils from the Pleistocene. It’s a journey back in time but — shudder! — those Sabertooth canines are unnerving!
Meeting Anna’s Hummingbird, with its startling metallic pink head and dazzling green plumage, is nothing short of birding epiphany
As a race, we have doubtless lived with sparrows for aeons. We crave the companionship of these cosmopolitan birds, etching them into canvas and verse, song and rime. And we ache for them when they are gone.
In the fog oases of Salalah, a wolf-whistle bids you turn and look. Just a Tristram’s Starling crying wolf. Similar to a redstart but garrulous and raucous like a starling, this bird is all over the wadis, following the waves of human tourists that throng southeastern Oman during the rainy season
Back to Kullu — and woeful civilization — after a half-done but nonetheless fulfilling trek in the Great Himalayan National Park. And, with that, we conclude this series by Sandeep Somasekharan.
On Day 6 of our Great Himalayan National Park Trek we detour to Lapa from Dhel Thatch, making a slippery and treacherous descent