• August 5, 2015

    Eyes Wide Open

    Why was the jackal staring with its eyes wide open? Curiosity? Fear? Read on...

  • June 30, 2015

    Face-off – Snake vs Snail

    What happens when a snail comes face-to-face with a Malabar Pit Viper?

  • July 30, 2015

    The World’s Smallest Eagle!

    The few endemic birds of the Nicobar islands are very charismatic. And they were the biggest motivation for me to make the journey to the remote island of Great Nicobar in March this year. The world’s smallest eagle made the trip special!

  • January 22, 2015

    An afternoon with Ravens

    I was looking forward to a nice siesta after a good lunch. With the sun glaring down at 14500+ feet (the setting, incidentally, was Pangong Tso in Ladakh), that seemed to be a wise choice too. As I opened my tent flap, something flew into the campsite accompanied by loud, deep and gruff cawing. I’d been spooked by that call once before a few years ago and I knew I had to bring my camera out. The Northern Raven is the largest species of crow in the world. The bird is huge in size compared to the House Crow. It […]

  • April 21, 2015

    Another leaf?

    At first glance, it seemed like a dry leaf. A bird had just landed in that area of the bush and had seemingly vanished. Searching for it had become a puzzle. A thorough search through the camera lens and – again – nothing. I thought to myself “There’s something clearly wrong. Let’s look at that bush again.” And there it was. In fact, the bird was the “dry leaf”! As I went around the path to get a better view, the Yellow Bittern (Ixobrychus sinensis) stood almost motionless, orienting itself to face me all the time with its beak pointing upwards. Imitating a reed or […]

  • October 17, 2013

    The leaping Blackbucks of Tal Chapar

    A collection of photographs of Blackbucks in action and how to capture them,

  • October 21, 2013

    Photographing Jumping Blackbucks – Ethics

    Field ethics that I follow while photographing Blackbucks in action.