Moodabidri Kambala 2017

Moodabidri Kambala 2017

My hometown Moodabidri hosted its 15th annual Buffalo race, Kambala at Kadalakere Nisargadhama on Saturday 11th November 2017. The Kambala or the buffalo race is unique to Udupi & Mangalore districts. Last year due to the order of the Supreme Court of India, Kambala races were cancelled and this is the first Kambala race of … Read more

Male Fulvous Forest Skimmer Dragonfly

Male Fulvous Forest Skimmer Dragonfly

I found this male Fulvous Forest Skimmer (Neurothemis fulvia) dragonfly perched on a dry twig in our kitchen garden. I captured this skimmer with Canon EOS 5DS R fitted with Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM. For the illumination I used Godox Ving V860C II E-TTL Li-ion Camera Flash fitted with LumiQuest SoftBox III. … Read more

Juvenile Carrhotus Spider

Juvenile Carrhotus Spider

I captured this Juvenile Carrhotus Spider on a vine using Canon EOS 80D fitted with Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM and Canon MT-24EX macro twin light flash. Carrhotus species tend to be found in silken cells in low vegetation in the open. They are not very colourful and are sturdy, solid-looking spiders. Carrhotus … Read more

Long Legged Marsh Glider

Long Legged Marsh Glider

I came upon this dainty Long Legged Marsh Glider (Trithemis pallidinervis), precariously perched on a reed stump at Mallyadi, Kundapura. Long-legged Marsh Gliders are usually encountered around ponds, lakes and rivers, being at home in wetlands and are fascinating, graceful insects. While at rest during the hotter parts of the day, they tend to raise … Read more

Learning Zone

Weaver ants on Indian almond leaf

We’ve all have heard of the comfort zone, but did you know there are two other zones? Tom Senninger explained a helpful model of two other zones. According to him, there are three zones. Comfort, Learning & Panic zone. In order to learn we have to explore and venture out into the unknown. We already … Read more

White Footed Ant with Aphids

White Footed Ant with Aphids

The relationship between aphids and ants is symbiotic in that both receive some benefit from the arrangement. Animals and plants in a mutually symbiotic arrangement with ants are called Myrmecophiles. I saw this group of White Footed Ants Technomyrmex albipes, on the plant tending aphids. Here I have used Canon EOS 5DS R coupled with … Read more

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