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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...

Heat, or the warmth, is an imperative element for any living being's survival on this planet. It is what drives the motors in an animal's body, aiding it to go on about its worldly agenda, be it feeding, mating, defending oneself or just plain, moving around. Warm...

Made a visit to Amboli, in the last week of July, when what looked like the monsoon was at its peak. It was literally pouring cats and dogs. I had heard about the heavy rains that Amboli receives during the monsoon, but it was beyond...

In nature, the predator-prey dynamics is always wonderful to witness, be it a tiger bringing down a sambar or a gaur, a pack of wild dogs chasing down their prey, on a smaller scale, a jumping spider stealthily stalking its prey, or a snake, snapping...

Southern Flying Lizard, more commonly known as the Draco, are amazing reptiles found across the Western Ghats and other hill forests of southern India. They have this unique ability to glide from tree to tree , something akin to flying, thus getting their name. They...

Earlier posts here and here. During the camp, we stayed at the Rainforest Ecology - Kaalinga camp site, in tents pitched right inside the rain forest. The site is being run by the famed herpetologist Gowri Shankar and his team. The place has all the basic...