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
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

A tryst with the Indian Chameleon

Chameleons are those beautiful reptiles which, as all know, have the ability to change their skin colour. Their independently moving eyes are truly a marvel of nature and captivating too. Their slow, bobbing movement is very characteristic as well. It has always been a wish of mine to see one in the wild. It had been eluding me for all this while. Early this December, I was leading a bird photography tour to the fabulous place of Hampi....

December 31, 2019 · 3 min · Santhosh Krishnamoorthy

Hampi - Birding on the rocks

Hampi, in Karnataka, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is very well known for the unearthed ruins which serve as a testament to the exemplary skill, exceptional planning and amazing grandeur of the erstwhile Vijayanagar empire. A place that was very prosperous, wealthy and a major trading hub, attracting people from far and beyond. The many hillocks around Hampi also offer a grand view of the sunset and sunrise. A visit to one is always on the itinerary of every traveler to the place....

October 26, 2019 · 4 min · Santhosh Krishnamoorthy

Meghalaya - Clouds, rain and fog - II

Meghalaya is a little jewel tucked away in the North-eastern part of India. As one can infer from its name, this place is indeed the ‘Abode of Clouds’. You can read the first instalment of the post here - ‘Meghalaya – Land of the clouds, rain and fog - I’ Arrival of the monsoon brings in an amazing transformation to Meghalaya. The low mountain range formation along the Shillong plateau known more commonly as the Khasi hills, truly comes to life....

September 6, 2019 · 5 min · Santhosh Krishnamoorthy