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Purva Variyar delved into the world of biological photography to showcase nature’s marvels up-close.

Rush Hour At Khichan

Using both a regular and fish-eye lens, Yashpal Rathore captures the bustling arrival and departure of thousands of migrating Demoiselle Cranes as they pit-stop at Khichan to refuel for their gruelling journey ahead.

Seas Of Life

Digant DesaiINTO THE LIGHT: Hundreds of glistening saltwater forage fish known as anchovies, or Ikanpuri by locals in Indonesia, come together in perfect synchrony against a piercing sunburst in a phenomenon known as a ‘bait ball’.

When Art Takes Wing

With delicate strokes and bold splashes of colour, professional artist and amateur naturalist Sangeetha Kadur captures the exquisiteness of birds.

Nine Wildlife Photographers To Follow

Tasneem Khan

This selection of splendid wildlife frames confirms that women are shaking India’s conservation photography world.

Wild Pench!

Gaurav ShirodkarIndia’s wildlife is unparalleled. Especially in Mowgli’s land! The wilderness jewel featured on these pages lies only a couple of hours from Nagpur. Known as the Pench Tiger Reserve, it rightfully boasts of a wide diversity of flora…

Armed And Dangerous... Naturally

Bishan MonnappaVenom. Poison. Toxin. Words often interchanged, used inconsistently and with much ambiguity. Though the underlying structure and disposition of poisons and venoms is common, they differ in the manner they are delivered. An animal or…

Baby Animals!

A.G. GangadharNature has designed beautiful systems to keep the life on this planet ever evolving. Plant or animal, a new life miraculously emerges from an existing one! While mammals give birth to live young, most reptiles, birds and arthropods lay eggs…

The Anatomy Of A Second Chance

Rathin BarmanAs 2014 drew to a close, the Kaziranga and Manas National Parks in Northeast India were witness to some holiday season excitement of a different kind: a translocation project, unprecedented in India, involving the capture, transport and release of 19…

Wild Sex

Digant DesaiThere are two dominant urges that determine the survival of life on Earth… hunger and sex. An amalgamation of these two powerful compulsions influences natural selection and, therefore, the evolution of both external and internal…

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