Andaman Barn Owl

A Morning with the Andaman Barn Owls

Owls are a magnificent species of birds that have always caught my attention. Something about them seems so intriguing. They do not shy away from eye contact. When they stare at me with their characteristic, huge eyes, I seem to get drawn into them. With so many ill-founded myths that we humans associate with the species, looking into the owls' eyes, makes me wonder as to what might be running in its mind, apart from the expected displeasure of encountering a human....

November 19, 2020 · 4 min · Santhosh Krishnamoorthy
Saraus cranes dance

ViDEO - Natural History Moment - Dance of the Cranes

Sarus cranes are large non-migratory cranes found in parts of the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia and Australia. They are the tallest of flying birds, growing to a height of around 5ft 11″ (1.8m). These cranes usually forage around open wetlands, marshes and agricultural lands. Their beautiful, bright red head and necks are a standout feature distinguishing them from other cranes. Sarus cranes forage on marshes and shallow wetlands for roots, tubers, insects, crustaceans, and small vertebrate prey....

September 7, 2020 · 1 min · Santhosh Krishnamoorthy
Beach thick-knee

VIDEO - Natural History Moment - Beach Thick-knee and a Crab

The Beach thick-knee, also known as the Beach stone-curlew is a large, ground dwelling bird found in the islands of South-east Asia and Australia. They are primarily seen along the beaches, reefs and estuaries and rarely venture even a few meters inland from these habitats. Heavy human activity on beaches in certain areas confine these birds to small offshore islands. From just a faint hope of seeing a beautiful rarity it turned into a wonderful evening spent observing the Beach thick knee and its behaviour....

August 25, 2020 · 1 min · Santhosh Krishnamoorthy
Elephant swimming across

VIDEO - Natural History Moment - The Amphibious Gentle Giant

Elephants, the majestic mammals, not only enjoy spending time in water, but they are also excellent swimmers too. Watching one first hand is an amazing moment indeed! As always, your feedback is much appreciated. Please feel free to COMMENT, LIKE AND SHARE :-) Do subscribe to my channel here - to keep updated on future videos.

August 4, 2020 · 1 min · Santhosh Krishnamoorthy
Rivertern with fish

VIDEO - Natural World - River terns - Tale of a fish

River terns - Tale of a fish. The wonderful way a little freshwater fish partakes in the life cycle of these beautiful, highly animated birds. A tale of a fish indeed. .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; } As always your feedback is much appreciated. Do drop in a comment to let me know what you think....

July 25, 2020 · 1 min · Santhosh Krishnamoorthy