Praying Mantis

Moments with a Praying Mantis

Praying mantis is a ruthless and powerful predator of the natural world. It has the aptitude, the attitude and all the implements needed to be very successful at that. For a highly driven Praying mantis, no prey is out of bounds. It is quite capable of bringing down prey much bigger in size than itself. Mantises have been known to hunt reptiles like lizards, geckos and also some small birds. I have so much admiration for this creature....

November 19, 2021 · 3 min · Santhosh Krishnamoorthy

VIDEO - Natural History Moment - Green Vine Snake - The Hunt

My videos, thus far, under the title of ‘Natural World’, were delving into one particular species. I do intend to continue those.In parallel, am starting a series titled ‘Natural History Moments’ which will be about many interesting wildlife encounters that I have had. Green Vine Snakes are amazingly camouflaged against the lush green outgrowth of the forests of Western Ghats. They are all about stealth when it comes to hunting. Here’s an encounter of mine with an individual in the forests of Agumbe....

July 11, 2020 · 1 min · Santhosh Krishnamoorthy

VIDEO - Natural world - Jumping spiders - Part I

Here’s the Part I of a two-part episode on the highly animated and inimitable Jumping spiders. Learn more about their powerful vision, amazing jumping abilities and much more.

June 2, 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

Macro in monochrome

Monochrome in photography, by definition, is when something is depicted in varying tones of one single colour OR in just black and white. For this post, I will reference to it as the latter. I strongly believe that monochrome ( black&white ) is one of the very purest forms of image making and quite a tough one too. Being devoid of the distractions from a motley of colours, communicating the idea, the story or the thought process behind an image becomes challenging indeed....

June 27, 2019 · 4 min · Santhosh Krishnamoorthy