VIDEO - Natural world - Black-necked cranes

Black-necked cranes are graceful birds that come down to lovely, little valley in Bhutan every year to spend the winter. These birds enjoy a sort of a celebrity status in the country. Learn more about them in this episode

June 13, 2020 · 1 min · Santhosh Krishnamoorthy

Sunlight streaks add dynamism to your nature images

As a nature photographer, I always love to work with the natural light as much as possible. There are a few exceptional situations, yes, like, when there is sheer lack of enough light ( working with macro subjects, more so, in the darkness of the night ) or when there is a need to creatively add in more light. Other than these, I always prefer working with natural light, that definitely, is the light from the sun....

December 21, 2018 · 5 min · Santhosh Krishnamoorthy

Birding in Bhutan - Part III - Black necked cranes

Back with the third and final instalment of my ‘Birding in Bhutan’ series with the beautiful Black necked cranes in topic. You can read the previous two parts here and here Black necked cranes are highly revered in Buddhist traditions. They sort of have a mythical legacy in Bhutan and are very well protected, both legally and culturally. These birds breed in the high plateaus of Tibet during summer and come down to parts of India and Bhutan for the winter....

April 11, 2016 · 4 min · Santhosh Krishnamoorthy

Birding in Bhutan - Part II

Continuing with the ‘Birding in Bhutan’ series. You can read the Part-I here After a pretty good haul on our pit stop at the Dochula Pass we headed towards the Phobjika Valley, the winter home of the beautiful and revered Black-necked Cranes. The route was tough and bumpy to say the least. Roads were pretty much non-existent. All through the way we saw a lot of road laying work going on in full vigour....

March 24, 2016 · 3 min · Santhosh Krishnamoorthy

Birding in Bhutan - Part I

Bhutan, the kingdom of the dragon was my destination early this year, with my friends Kesava and Arun. Beautiful place and such lovely people. It was winter and it was very cold, no surprises there :-) This was to be kind of a touristy outing. Wildlife wasn’t the main agenda. We did have a few specific targets in mind with respect to birds. However, our itinerary was more about visiting many of the tourist hotspots in western Bhutan....

February 29, 2016 · 4 min · Santhosh Krishnamoorthy