Video - Natural History Moment - When Elephants crossed paths with the Lions

This episode is about another amazing Natural History Moment that unfolded in the vast grasslands of the Serengeti, when a herd of elephants crossed paths with a big pride of lions. As always your feedback is much appreciated. If you like the video, do Like, Comment and SHARE. Also, do not forget to subscribe to my channel here -

July 18, 2020 · 1 min · Santhosh Krishnamoorthy

Long-tailed widowbird

Ornamentation among birds is a very common occurrence. Males of many species develop some beautiful physical traits at the onset of their breeding season. The main drive behind this being to attract the female of the species. One of the more beautiful ornamentations I have come across is in a bird known as the Long-tailed widowbird. Long-tailed widowbirds (Euplectes progne) are passerine birds of the weaver family, ‘Ploceidae’. They belong to the genus ‘Euplectes’ which includes widowbirds and bishops....

August 24, 2019 · 3 min · Santhosh Krishnamoorthy

Sunrise with the gentle giants

Many places hold the title of the ‘Land of dreams’ from a perspective of offering good business opportunities, a wonderful career and a monetary standpoint. For me, Africa signifies the ‘Land of wildlife dreams’. Each time I embark on a journey to the varied wildlife destinations of the continent, I dream and try to visualise the kind of sightings and image making opportunities that I would love to encounter. With wildlife and the weather being as unpredictable as they are, most of them stay as dreams....

August 12, 2019 · 3 min · Santhosh Krishnamoorthy

Birding in Africa - Part II

Here is the second instalment of the ‘Birding in Africa’ series. If you missed the first one, you can read it here - Birding in Africa - Part I As mentioned in the previous instalment, Africa is an amazingly diverse continent, very rich in its flora and fauna. It is home to more than 2300 species of bird life. In these posts, I try to focus on the Eastern part of Africa which is constituted of these countries – “Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Zambia, Mozambique, Malawi”....

April 6, 2019 · 3 min · Santhosh Krishnamoorthy

Birding in Africa - Part I

Birding in Africa, now that is something not many people would have given a thought to. Apart from the rustic brilliance of Africa, the yearning to see the Big 5 (the Elephant, Cape buffalo, Lion, Rhino and the Leopard ) is what pulls most people to the wildlife parks and reserves of the continent. Very rightly so, these animals hold a charm and attraction of their own. However Africa is an amazingly diverse continent and rich in its bird life too....

March 3, 2019 · 3 min · Santhosh Krishnamoorthy