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    Volume 39 | Issue 2 | February 2019

    On the Cover

    One evening, on safari in ethereal Kabini, photographer Shaaz Jung saw two mighty tusks glistening against the ever-changing summer skies at a distance. He spent the last hours of daylight with this tusker, which is revered and protected, as it carries the largest set of tusks in the area. The Nagarahole National Park in south India is known to have one of the highest densities of Asian elephants in the world. “This isn’t just the most enigmatic forest, it is home. A place where the world’s most elusive animals wander and I’m fortunate to share their lands, for these are the lands of giants. I can’t think of any other place that offers such a wide variety of wildife sightings,” says Jung.

    Photographer

    Shaaz Jung

Cover Story

Wildlife Photography In Transition

Kalyan VarmaInvolved in fostering a community of photographers and wildlife conservationists, Kalyan Varma is a recipient of numerous awards including the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013 in the plants category, best in Animal Behaviour in Poral el Planeta and Sanctuary’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2005.
Feature

Rushikulya – Where The Olive Future Begins

An awestruck Arghya Adhikary takes us along his dramatic journey to Rushikulya, Odisha, where he witnessed one of the most amazing mysteries unfold – the mass nesting and hatching of the olive Ridley turtles.

Conservation

Our Mother

Nikhil Devasar and Sheila Chhabra recall times when it was possible to see flamingos foraging by the Yamuna river in Delhi. Now the birds are long gone, and the once pristine river flowing through the capital city has been poisoned. But a resurrection is still possible, they say.

Commentary

Last And Final Call

First a disclosure... I adore frogs. All frogs, not just this exquisite Western Ghats Rhacophorus photographed by Sunil Sachi in a Chikmagalur coffee plantation.

Scaly Tales

Giri’s Bronzeback Tree Snake

Rahul Alvares describes the Giri’s bronzeback snake and explains why it has been classified as a separate species.

Talkin' Tigers

In The Garden

Jennifer Scarlott on all of the ways that the beauty of the world we live in makes itself seen and heard, touched and smelled, in the smallest, most ordinary and often fleeting moments.

Did You Know?

Elephant Beetles

Elephant beetles are one of the largest-known group of beetles on Earth!