Most visitors to Bangalore’s Kaikondrahalli and Kasavanahalli lakes celebrate their avian life, but Vedant Sapra takes a closer peek at the biodiversity that often goes unnoticed Continue reading Small World – A macro photographer zooms in on the big picture
Sunlight and butterflies are a potent combination to chase away the blues Continue reading Bewitched by butterflies on a Sunday morning in Bangalore
In Rishi Valley, where trees and rocks are teachers, watching butterflies is a highly enjoyable part of the education. Here are field notes from wandering around the school grounds spotting butterflies on the last morning of 2017. Continue reading Watching Butterflies – Field Lessons from Rishi Valley
Gayatri Hazarika wrote this ode to the monsoon during the peak of the rains, but we lazybones are sharing it with you now so that you cherish the last gasp of the season, the final raindrops before winter desiccates the subcontinent. Enjoy this photo essay Continue reading Monsoon, gone so soon
What is Onam without its leitmotif — the Onathumbi or Picture Wing Dragonfly? Continue reading Onathumbi: Onam with the Picture Wing Dragonfly!
As a child they were the stuff of nightmares. My spider sense still tingles, but no longer in fear I remember having always kept my distance from Arachnids as a child. Quite often have tarantulas turned up in the toilet, … Continue reading Arachnography: A photo essay from Dandeli
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov might have feted the Bumblebee in music but it is the domestic life of the Carpenter Bee that inspires a fitting paean. How about one by the Carpenters? My wife and I had seen the Carpenter Bee buzz past us as we stole a furtive smoke on the balcony, but we never imagined that it lived there. Until, with a menacing hum of blurry wings, the walnut-sized insect drove our little daughter back into the house in a frenzy of sheer terror. Of our two balconies, the one adjoining the bedroom is narrower and shaded most of the … Continue reading Balcony Bugwatch – Love song of the Carpenter Bee
Not the cuddliest tiger around but certainly the safest to introduce your kids to, this one is best chased with a camera on a sunny spring morning. If your intentions are evil, back off or you’ll be left with a … Continue reading No teeth, no claws, but very much a Tiger!
The two faces of a forest stream are so unlike each other Continue reading Meeting Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde in the rainforest
Anand Yegnaswami witnesses a bizarre encounter between a spider and a wasp and stumbles into a freakish discovery of manipulation in animals Mind manipulation is not new to many of us, considering we have watched Jedi Mind Tricks, read about … Continue reading We don’t need no thought control!
For the dung beetle, crap doesn’t just happen. It’s very happening! Continue reading Encounter: The Dung Beetle’s Crappy Life
Monsoon in top gear is a season for an unabashed green orgy, and we voyeuristic Green Ogres clicked away shamelessly. So much for the birds and bees… Continue reading Monsoon Mating Mania