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Great Hornbills are majestic, large sized birds of the high canopied rainforests, across the South and Southeast Asia. It is one of the larger species of hornbills, growing to be anywhere between 3 & 4 ft in length, weighing between 2.5 to 3.5 kgs and...

The amazing wetlands of Bharatpur support a wide variety of wildlife. Birds, among them, being the most numerous. Come winter and the migration season, scores of birds throng to this place to enjoy the abundance of food, water and locations to breed. This place, then,...

Flock generally refers to a group of individuals that gather together with some purpose. Flocking is the behaviour of forming such flocks. In the animal kingdom, it is very common to find such groups. Many individuals get together to enjoy the advantages of feeding together, moving...

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...

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...

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...

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...

My previous post was on the amazing sunrise and sunset one gets to experience in Hampi. Here is a quick glimpse at a highly rewarding nature activity one can and should do, while there - taking a short drive on a narrow road that runs alongside the canal. The canal, fed by the...

Focal length of 500mm, is like a sweet spot for most wildlife, more specifically, bird photographers. With APS-C sensor cameras ( DX in Nikon, EF-S in Canon ), considering the cropping/magnification factor ( 1.5 in Nikon and 1.6 in Canon ), one has a few options....