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.
Photo: Manish Vaidya.
A desert fox pup pretends to pounce on its prey during a mock hunt routine in the Rann of Kutchh.
Photo: Diinesh Kumble.
Tadoba’s resident queen Maya charges at a herd of unsuspecting chital.
Western Marsh Harrier
Photo: Hemant Kumar.
A Western Marsh Harrier looks on in dismay as it drops its lunch – a checkered keelback – in the water below, in Hyderabad.
Gee’s golden langur
Photo: K. Chandrashekar.
A Gee’s golden langur, one of India’s most endangered primates, takes off from the branch of a tree in Guwahati.
Photo: Naveen Srikantachari.
A skittering frog leaves surface ripples as it skips across a waterbody at Kolar.
Photo: Karthik Ramamurthy.
Droplets of water trail a dhole framed in mid-leap at the Anamalai Tiger Reserve.
Photo: Mendis Wickramasinghe.
In Anuradhapura district of Sri Lanka, a mongoose and a cobra engage in mortal combat.
Photo: Gurutej K.
A female blackbuck bounds away in sheer abandon at the Jayamangali Blackbuck Reserve.
First appeared in: Sanctuary Asia, Vol. XXXVII, NO. 1, January 2017.