Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Common Four Ring

Common Four Ring (Ypthima huebneri) butterfly @ SACON Campus, Anaikkatty, Coimbatore.

Common Cerulean

Common Cerulean butterfly (Jamides celeno) near my residence at Chevayur, Kozhikode, Kerala.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Osbeckia Flower

Osbeckia sps add colour to the hill side, especially in areas like Rajamalai in Munnar where this flower was photographed.

Sunday, September 7, 2008


WWW (Wonderful Water Web!) photographed at Marayoor.

Blue-tailed Marsh Hawk

Blue-tailed Marsh Hawk, Orthetrum triangulare at Mannavanchola, Perumala near Munnar.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Stork in the Sky

Painted Stork in her full glory.


Little Cormorant in Flight.

Little Cormorant

Little Cormorant (Phalacrocorax niger) taking off.

Man in the Mist

Man in the Mist was shot at Masinagudi, one of my favourite destinations.

Pond Heron

Do not disturb!! The Indian Pond Heron (Ardeola grayii) is a common bird of wetlands throughout the Indian subcontinent.

On the Park Bench

The Oriental Magpie Robin Copsychus saularis was just a pretext for taking this picture of a lovely park bench at Ranganathittoo.

Median Egret

'Some thing has got into my ears', so says the Intermediate Egret or Median or Yellow-billed Egret, (Ardea intermedia). Taken at Ranganathittoo.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Stepping stone

A small step for River Tern, but a giant leap for Bird-kind!

House Crow

The most common bird of the Indian landscape, but also the least photographed. This Grey-neck (House Crow, Corvus splendens) was photographed at Ranganathittoo.

River Tern

This bird is called Indian River Tern or just River Tern (Sterna aurantia). Here it is seen guarding its eggs against intruders in this picture taken at Ranganathittoo.

Stone Plover

The Great Thick-knee (Esacus recurvirostris) is also called as Great Stone Plover. It was photographed at Ranganathittoo Bird Sanctuary, Mysore with a Nikon D40.

Night Heron

A Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) caught in broad daylight! Captured with a Nikon D40.

Painted Stork

A Painted Stork (Mycteria leucocephala), photographed at the Ranganathittoo Bird Sanctuary, Mysore, Karnataka.

Yellow Tree Frog

False Hour-glass Tree Frog or Yellow Tree Frog (Polypedates pseudocruciger) is a common species in Kerala part of the Western Ghats. This guy was photographed at my residence in Chevayur, Kozhikode, Kerala. Taken with a Sony Cybershot DSC W50.