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Through The Lens: Using Photography To Tell Science Stories

A behind-the-scenes look at a first-of-its-kind workshop on science photography.

The Other Elephants Under Threat

While many rightly voice concern over the plight of African elephants that are undergoing a precipitous decline in number, Asian elephants are facing a catastrophic, yet less well documented decline of their own.

Frozen!

What does it take to survive, even thrive, in tough, icy mountainous terrain?

Equally tough and unique evolutionary adaptations. An unforgiving climate, hypoxia-inducing thin air, limited food and difficult terrain, par for the course in alpine ecological niches, may…

Spectacular Symbiosis!

A variety of intelligent associations exist among the millions of organisms that live on planet Earth. One such spectacular relationship is called symbiosis in which two different species form a mutually-benefitting and sometimes not-so-mutually benefitting relationship to survive. Here…

Patterned Chaos

Andaman redwood seedSimplicity piled upon simplicity creates complexity, reads a line in Matt Ridley’s book Genome. This complexity is often mistaken as chaos in wild nature, but a closer look, however, reveals repeating geometric…

Caught In Mid-Air!

Eadweard Muybridge’s photography of moving animals in the 1880s captured movement in a way that had never been done before. The images you see here wouldn’t be possible without his pioneering work that is used by scientists and artists even today.

Nature's Colourful Canvas!

ImpatiensColours! They are the first thing about any of nature’s creations to catch our eye. And they are very important too. In nature, colours speak a language of their own. While in some organisms, colours help to camouflage, in some,…

Going Cuckoo

If the purpose of every species is to successfully propagate then, without question, good parenting is a hallowed task. For humans, the thought of abandoning their young in the care of another is a preposterous notion, but for some birds, insects and even fish it’s an…

Masters Of Disguise

All animals in the wild, within the course of evolution, have developed ways to survive against most odds. Some of them have mastered the beautiful and complex art of camouflage – where they disguise themselves in different ways to blend with their surroundings and leave their predators…

Postcards From Kurdistan

Sabr DriThe spectacular Zagros mountain range harbours the geo-cultural region of Kurdistan that straddles the borders of Syria to the west, Iran to the east, and Turkey to the north, with a major part of the region lying in north Iraq. Sabr Dri, captures…

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