Thursday, September 30, 2010

Our Images Published in a book about Nature Education

We feel fortunate to have our photographs (5 images inside and back cover image) featured in "Glimpses from India's natural world"
A book for nature education - By Shri AK Sahay.
The book has been Edited by Shri JC Daniel and Foreword by George B Schallar
It is an excellent book with beautiful images and thought provoking text.

sharing a few pages, with permission of shri Sahay

cover (Image - Shri Vivek Sinha)
Cover "Glimpses from India's natural world" A book for nature education - By Shri AK Sahay. (cover image - Shri Vivek Sinha)
Back cover
Back cover of "Glimpses from India's natural world" A book for nature education - By Shri AK Sahay. (with our flamingo image)
View the images published in the book here and
All our published images here
To know more about where our images have appeared click here

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Did you know? - Little Grebe

Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis) feeding chick (with a shrimp?)
Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis) in non-breeding plumage (at dawn)
The little grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis), also known as the Dabchick,
is the smallest member of the grebe family.
All grebes are accomplished divers and to assist them in swimming under water
the bird’s lobed feet are placed well back at the rear of their bodies.
In fact, a grebe cannot move well on land and rarely comes ashore,
mostly to breed.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Beauty of Grasslands

Forget about species extinction, Homo sapiens are responsible for destroying
huge chunks of entire ecosystems.
surely we need to be wiser, if we want to survive on this planet.
we have been like parasites and its high time we develop a symbiotic relationship
with our planet instead of spending billions on searching other planets for life.
We have already lost 50% of our Grassland Habitats
and continue to do so even today.
The beauty of Grassland is just breathtaking,
and supports a lot of endangered species.
here we share some of our favourite grassland images.

Velavadar landscape
blackbuck leaping at velavadar national park
nilgai at velavadar national park
Leucistic Blackbuck
Male Nilgai (Boselaphus tragocamelus)
Houbara Bustard (Chlamydotis undulata) camouflage
The Striped Hyena with nilgai feeding in background
Drongos mobbing Nilgai (Boselaphus tragocamelus)
Male Blackbuck (Antilope cervicapra)
Male Blackbuck (Antilope cervicapra)

eia report about illegal wildlife trade

eia Report about illegal wildlife trade (tiger and leopard skins and parts)

Monday, September 6, 2010

Peregrine Preening

On our last trip to the Little rann of kutch,
we had missed the opportunity to see
this beautiful raptor, as our car had got stuck
in the wet desert mud.
This time we kept our distance from the lake 

to avoid getting stuck.
This time we got lucky. Raptors (like most birds)
spend a considerable time preening their feathers,
we spent almost 90 minutes watching the Peregrine Falcon
scratching and preening its feathers, before taking off.

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) scratching

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) preening

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) preening

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) preening

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) stretching wing

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) stretching wings

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) shaking off loose feathers and dust

peregrine falcon flying

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Juvenile Hanuman langur playing
We have photographed the Hanuman langur before, 
But never seemed to like any of the shots.
On this particular day the light was softened by the clouds
and the juveniles were in a playful mood.
The only problem was the low light and 
to add to that the playful mood of the juveniles,
who were always on the move. 
Shooting lots of frames was the only way to get a few usable frames.
It is one of our all time favorites, as we feel that it captures
the playful character of the Langurs

Nikon D80 with Sigma 170-500mm DG lens at 460mm, 1/160 @ f7.1, EV -0.3, ISO 400.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Ethics in wildlife Photography
(An interesting article in BBC Wildlife magazine)

Recently published

We feel fortunate to have the following images published in 
"Glimpses From India's Natural World"
a book about conservation by Shri Akhilesh Sahay who also Authored 

"Green Tops in Goa".
We are sure that "Glimpses From India's Natural World" will help to ignite a spark of wonder and awaken a sense of responsibility in the hearts and minds of its readers.
The flamingo image is on the backcover and inside,
while the others are inside.

Greater Flamingos (Phoenicopterus roseus) feeding

Hoopoe (Upupa epops)

Indian courser low angle

sarus crane in field

Spiny tailed lizard

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