King of the Mangroves

Video - The Mystical Sundarbans

Sundarbans - A place that elicits a variety of emotions in people who have heard many stories about the place and haven’t yet had a chance to visit. Stories that evoke fear, mystery, shock, surprise, amazement and magnificence among others. My tour to the place in November of 2019 was unbelievable to say the least. The things that I and my group experienced are very hard to come by in the natural world....

January 11, 2021 · 1 min · Santhosh Krishnamoorthy

The raider and the myna

While ambling along the backwaters, winding through the magical mangroves of Sundarbans, we moved past a dry stump of a tree. Something caught our eyes. There was something, like a tail, dangling down from the top of it. There also seemed to be a lot of commotion among a flock of jungle mynas close by. They were vigorously calling and flying around the same tree stump. We were sure that something was up and turned our boat towards it....

September 7, 2017 · 3 min · Santhosh Krishnamoorthy

Sundarbans - buzzing with activity at low tide

The vast mangrove forests of Sundarbans have an awe inspiring appeal to them. I somehow like to use the words mystic, mythical and mysterious to describe these forests. While ambling along the backwaters in a boat, one can hardly ignore that strange, lingering feeling which seems to remind us of the fact that these forests probably hold much more than they actually show. The thick and the dense growth give very little chances of sighting much of the wildlife there....

November 2, 2016 · 4 min · Santhosh Krishnamoorthy