Bottle nosed dolphin

A tete-a-tete with the Bottlenose dolphins

Dolphins, are NOT FISH, a common misconception. They are highly intelligent and charismatic marine mammals. Bottlenose dolphins, the ones you see in the images here, belong to the genus Tursiops and are the most common members of the family Delphinidae, the family of Oceanic dolphins. They are widespread, inhabiting the warm and temperate waters worldwide. There are 3 distinct species of Bottlenose dolphins found across the world. The Common bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus), the Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops aduncus) and the Burrunan dolphin (Tursiops australis)....

March 27, 2021 · 5 min · Santhosh Krishnamoorthy
Indian Eagle Owl

Moody tones with an indian Eagle Owl

Indian Eagle Owl (Bubo bengalensis), also known as the Rock Eagle Owl or the Bengal Eagle Owl is a large, horned owl found across the hilly, rocky scrub-forests of the Indian Subcontinent. The cat-like long ear tufts, those big glowing eyes and the majestic size are unmistakable. Quite widely distributed across India, this species is found all over. However, the place I most love to see them in, is the amazing capital town of the erstwhile Vijayanagar empire, Hampi....

December 24, 2020 · 3 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

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

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