VIDEO - Howto create animated GIF using Photoshop

Here is a quick video tutorial on how to create an animated GIF using Adobe Photoshop. Recently, I used this to represent a very interesting behavior of a jumping spider. It was the Two-striped jumping spider (Telamonia dimidiata). The GIF is what you see in the featured image of this post above. Find out more about this interesting behavior and how I went about creating this GIF, here : Hope this was useful....

May 10, 2020 · 1 min · Santhosh Krishnamoorthy
Beach Thick-knee

Beach thick-knee - A crabby tale

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. Even though it is seen over a widespread area, the bird is considered as a near-threatened species and is quite uncommon across most of its range. It is very vulnerable to human interference, predation and loss of undisturbed coastlines. On my visit to Andaman in Feb last year, this bird was very high on the list to see and photograph....

January 11, 2019 · 4 min · Santhosh Krishnamoorthy

Dance of the cranes

Sarus cranes are beautiful, majestic birds found in parts of the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia and Australia. They are one of the tallest of flying birds, growing to a height of around 5ft 11" (1.8m). Usually found foraging around open wetlands, marshes and agricultural lands, these birds are considered as ‘Vulnerable’ species owing to the rapid urbanisation and vast depletion of its habitat. Sarus cranes are known to form long-lasting pair-bonds and maintain territories....

November 30, 2018 · 3 min · Santhosh Krishnamoorthy

Hard working dads of the natural world

A few weeks back was Father’s day. When my daughters wished me with a lovely card they had made, it got me thinking. There are so many hard at work dads in the natural world as well whose efforts go quite unnoticed. They carry on with their paternal duties without expecting any appreciation in return. These highly motivated and dedicated fathers deserve every bit of praise and it was time to hail them too....

July 11, 2018 · 3 min · Santhosh Krishnamoorthy

Great Hornbills - Courtship

Great Hornbills are majestic, large sized birds of the high canopied rainforests, across the South and Southeast Asia. It is one of the larger species of hornbills, growing to be anywhere between 3 & 4 ft in length, weighing between 2.5 to 3.5 kgs and a wingspan of around 5 ft. They are mostly seen moving along the canopies, foraging on various kinds of fruits, which is their primary diet. Fig trees are their most favourite, with they attributing to around 73% of their source of food....

June 3, 2018 · 3 min · Santhosh Krishnamoorthy