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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…

White Out

Vishwatej PawarThe oddities of the natural world have always sparked the human imagination. While melanistic animals have been the talk of the town for the past few years, no doubt due to the frequent sightings of black panthers…

The Mobulid Fishery In India

Since 2012, Mohanraj Theivasigamani has been focusing on the study of mobulids, the family that comprises manta and devil rays, in India. The data he collects sheds light on the size structure and diversity of mobulid rays in the country, as well as the size of the fishery industry. Unfortunately, the…

Young Shutterbugs!

Four young wildlife enthusiasts put their photographic talents on display.

Manav, 7 and Devansh Mishra, 11: Manav and Devansh Mishra’s introduction to photography came through their father’s wildlife images that they saw on his laptop. Now they are frequent visitors to the…

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